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Design for Service Project Leader

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Salary: Market related

Location: Coventry, West Midlands

Job Type: Contract

Date Listed: 05 Jun 2018

Reference: 1815

Our client is the ultimate destination for anyone wanting a career in the automotive industry, or simply for anyone wishing to work for a progressive and globally regarded organisation with a rich and enviable heritage, renowned engineering excellence and innovative design.

An opportunity has arisen for an Engineer to work within the Service Attribute team focusing on design for service projects and future project planning.   

Position Description:

As a Service attribute leader, you’ll be responsible for delivery of a vehicle from project kick off to vehicle launch.  This includes:

  • Management and delivery of design for service for a number of vehicles from conception through to launch.
  • Management of service strategies and implementation of service standards.
  • Liaising with technical specialists across the entire company to resolve problems and gain information.
  • Maintenance of program status and cascading of requirements through project database.
  • Panel Chart creation and maintenance of key ownership costs.
  • Communicating and presenting project milestones and status to senior managers within Service, program teams and the wider business.
  • Planning and coordinating service assessments with a dedicated resource to supervise.

Skills Required:

  • Self-motivated confident team player.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Thrives in a fast moving and constantly changing environment.
  • Understanding of product development process.
  • Must excel at confident and pro-active cross-functional working at all levels.
  • Must be able to negotiate and influence to drive positive outcomes with a focus on design for service and customer first.
  • Whole vehicle knowledge.

Skills Preferred:

  • Understanding of CAD packages.
  • Experience of working with / around vehicles
  • Preparation of costs, budgets and timings.

Experience Required:

  • Previous Project planning/Management experience
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines
  • Experience of reporting out at all business levels

Experience Preferred:

  • Experience within an automotive OEM environment
  • Experience of Data Analysis

Education Required:

  • Degree preferred, but significant relevant experience would be considered.