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Programme Manager

  • Location: Solihull
  • Salary: Competitive Salary - Bonus + benefits per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 2 months ago

Programme Manager (NPI / NPPD) - West Midlands


Supporting an existing, established manufacturing company with a globally recognised brand for the design, manufacture and supply of commercial vehicle tankers and jetting equipment, this new position of Programme Manager (known as NPI / NPPD Manager) is to develop and manage the processes around New Product Introduction and New Product & Process Development in further support of new vehicle product offerings.


This role is not as a traditional Programme Manager but is to hold NPI and NPPD responsibility for all products manufactured. You will be responsible for:

  • Developing the processes / department to support accurate project delivery for current and future technologies as well as customer product variations.
  • The effective project management of any NPPD (New Product Process Development) qualifying project to ensure they are delivered on time, in budget and achieve programme scope.
  • Project management from initial project assessment through to start of production and on into the product 'infant care' phases.
  • From conception, leading the product development strategy (including creation and maintenance of multi-generation product processes)
  • Managing the launch across product lines/product variations as required.
  • Effective simultaneous management of multiple programme budgets
  • Maintaining timing to ensure smooth transition of product phase out/in to meet legislative requirements and avoid marketplace gaps.
  • Liaising, co-ordinating and management of both internal team members and key supplier representatives.
  • Maintaining monthly corporate NPPD status reports, supporting the technical development phases ahead of and into NPI.
  • Preparing and presenting key programme gate reviews at both local and corporate review levels.
  • Steering cross-functional teams to support accurate and repeatable gated processes for NPI / NPPD
  • Working with the commercial teams and in house engineering team to identify product developments which enhance the products value proposition and support customer/market requirements.


Working within this complex and varied large vehicle product solutions environment which has an important level of focus on product conformance and supplying the customer with modern on-board and complex vehicle systems, this role is seeking an experienced individual to establish robust and repeatable processes/activities.


Working with high complexity products and high level BOM's, this large site operation in the West Midlands has a full order book and is strategically focused on continued growth. Reporting to the senior management team, this is a new position and is strategically placed to support the organisations' ongoing UK and international success.


To support this role, you must have/be:

  • Suitably qualified to degree level and above.
  • Proven team leadership experience working within a complex product environment.
  • Strong programme and project management NPI type exposure working alongside new process development and introduction.
  • Have a suitable technical awareness and be proficient in MRP/ERP systems.
  • Able to work closely with all levels of the organisation and ensure an open and un-siloed approach.
  • A natural ability to positively influence people.
  • Travel as required in support of operational, procurement and customer needs.

This is an exceptionally interesting role and is very much to support the continuing positive journey for this organisation. If you feel you have the skills and experience to support this position, then please apply directly or contact Matthew Heath (

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.