Design Programme Manager


Competitive Rates Outside IR35


Sector: Automotive
Function: Product Design & Development
Contact: Mark Bignell
Phone: 01384 446167
Job Ref: 66569

Job details

Design Programme Manager  


Competitive contract rates outside IR35

We are currently working with a Warwick based OEM who require a Design Programme Manager to work at their Design Centre in the Midlands. The main responsibilities of this role will be to lead the delivery of all project deliverables, timing plans, gateways and design requirements with New Vehicle Innovation from concept stage.



What's in it for you?

An opportunity to work on the development of niche EV Vehicles, from initial concept stage within a highly innovative Design Team, being able to influence design changes and requirements at the front end on innovation and creativity.

A competitive contract rate, long term contract, hybrid working & flexible working hrs

Working within the R&D of a niche vehicle manufacturer supplying global product


 As Design Programme Manager you will be required to:

Lead all project management activities at the UK Studio

Manage design meetings to ensure the Design project team are aware of project timing and deliverables.

Encourage team spirit amongst programme contributors, detailing all resource, materials, and outsource spend requirements

Support Design budget and invoicing status to Senior Management

Project manage all design deliverables in accordance with NPI product development system

Co-ordinate and report out all gateway related Design deliverables, APEX Project Status Metrics and Milestone Success criteria

Generate and communicate Timing Plans, Design proposals, Project Spend and Programme Health reports to Senior Management Team


As Design Programme Manager you will have:

A relevant engineering qualification or experience in a similar role

Good understanding of the automotive Creative Design process

Project management experience in an Advance Design or Production Design Studio delivery

Ability to co-ordination and leadership of multiple cross-functional engineering teams and creative designers to resolve issues

To manage the individual project Design issues registers, ensuring that all issues are effectively communicated to their owners and tracked through to resolution

Ability to create and manage key strategic partners to support project and programme delivery, create and document Design Project Management procedures and processes


Suitably qualified and experienced Design Programme Managers should apply directly or by contacting Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or via



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Mark Bignell

Associate Director – Energy

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