General Manager Design Projects and Operations

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    Automotive, Motorsport

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    Attractive salary & benefits package

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General Manager Design Projects + Operations (Permanent) – India


Based in Pune, India the General Manager will take responsibility for the formal handling of all passenger, commercial and electric vehicle design programmes from the Indian studio, consolidating and controlling all operations, including physical model making and budgeting.  The successful candidate will have experience of and will be responsible for:

Design Programs

  • Overall handling of all PV/CV/EV Design Programs via leadership of the DPM team
  • Design Resource and Budget Control
  • Timeline Management
  • Interface with UK/Italy Counterparts

India Studio Operations

  • Responsible for all facilities and equipment
  • CAPEX and Revenue requirement predictions and management
  • Safety and Security
  • BSC Administration and Reporting

Physical Modelling

  • Management of all Clay and physical modelmaking
  • Interface with Creative Design, CAS, PLs, Engineering and Marketing

We are looking for a talented and experienced manager with:

  • Postgraduate level qualification in Design (preferably Automotive Design) from a reputed institution with a world-class curriculum
  • Strong and proven program leadership skills
  • Ability to accurately forecast and consolidate resourcing and budgets
  • Strong sensitivity to Design, strategic trends, and market expectations
  • Clear understanding of and experience in complete Design processes, including Physical Model realisation
  • Ability to mentor and administer Program Management teams, Clay Modelling, and interface with lateral functions in Design
  • Ability to retain and promote Design values in interactions with Senior Management, Marketing, Product Lines and Engineering
  • Significant management experience in a Global Automotive OEM

Tata Motors Design, comprising three global design centres including state of the art studio at the NAIC at the University of Warwick (UK), Pune (India) and Turin (Italy), is pivotal in the creation and delivery of the future of Tata Motors passenger and commercial vehicles. With the recent success of the Nexon, Altroz and Tiago, it is strengthening its global team with highly creative and driven design professionals to shape the future of Indian motoring.

Jonathan Lee is working exclusively with Tata to find the very best talent to support their future. To apply click the link above or alternatively, send your CV and your portfolio (where relevant), along with an introduction email to Jonathan Lee at Please include the reference number for the position in the subject line of your email application.

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