To manage and introduce new chassis products through use of a cross functional team principles.
Manage New Product/s Introduction utilising full cross-functional team where applicable (Customer Engineering, Resident Eng, R&D, Process Planning, Quality, Manufacturing Ops – Global and Sales).
Lead / Support quotation activities [Global] during the customer enquiry stage.
Manage Chassis program/s Q.C.D from Concept stage to Divisional launch, including all prototype phases and support Div. Global Product implementation Teams to SOP.
Define program timing and milestone targets to fulfil customer and GPCP Product Creation Process] requirements.
Lead / Support regular reviews to establish progress against program plans and where necessary implement corrective action as required to ensure Q.C.D is met.
Lead / Support / Develop complex 2nd Tier suppliers to meet program Engineering objectives.
Manage / communicate program budgetary control.
Communicate program status to internal and external customers.
Communicate objectives to the Chassis BU Office and team members.
Lead / motivate all staff within the program team and ensure individual performance is reviewed, in line with company and program objectives.
Develop a culture of continuous improvement and strong customer relationships.
Skills, Qualifications and Experience necessary
Strong people management skills to lead manage and motivate a team including Global location teams.
Proven experience of delivering a major Engineering / Capital programs, on time and to budget.
An ability to translate customer requirements and specification into a concise work plan by all internal functional areas.
Commercial awareness and financial acumen.
Experienced in providing fully integrated service to the customer within in a Vehicle Development environment.
Self-motivated and the drive to succeed.
Qualified to Degree or equivalent level in Engineering or related subject, ideally experienced in Chassis Engineering.
Good computer literacy specifically in Microsoft Office.
Skills, Behaviours and Attributes desirable
Demonstrate a disciplined approach to program management, with a working knowledge of customer systems.
Available to travel and work at Customer / Division sites as required for varying time periods.
Second language is desirable.