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Project Manager

  • Location: Halesowen
  • Salary: Competitive Plus Benefits per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 11 days ago

Project Manager

£Highly Competitive Plus Benefits 

Location: West Midlands – Some Homebased Working  

Project, Manager, Delivery, Gateways, Development, Launch, APQP, PPAP, DFM, Planning

Do you want to work for one of the markets leading 1st Tier Suppliers who are seeking an experienced Project Manager to help support the launch of new products into the manufacturing arena for new vehicle programmes for major OEM’s.

Reporting to the Head of Programmes, you will be responsible for providing the bridge between the customer and internal engineering departments, managing product launch dealing with all problems quickly and effectively to ensure the successful delivery of new products into production. As a Project Manager you will be charged with the following:

Managerial Responsibilities/Authorities (in accordance with local rules)

  • Decides the setting of projects meetings as well as stakeholder reviews
  • Takes technical decisions in meetings with the Customer
  • Entitled to negotiate the deadlines with the Customer
  • Accepts or refuses the sending of any part to the Customer
  • Leads and steers the project/project team

During the Product Development phases (according to the RACI matrix)

  • Defines necessary resources/organisation to meet the targets
  • Defines detailed planning and ensures that the activities are carried out in due time.
  • Defines detailed development costings
  • Coordinates internal and customer project reviews/activities
  • Is responsible for the maintenance and improvement of the profitability at the initial target settings (part cost tracking, information to Sales for any deviation)
  • Is responsible for the tooling, investment and development expenses according to the approved program budget
  • Ensures the fulfilment of all the customer specifications (milestones, quality, logistics, packaging, environment)
  • Performs risk analysis assessment and suggests action plan for solving or escalation

Quality – Safety – Environment

  • Ensures the Continuous Improvement Management System within Program Management
  • Ensures the Program Management meets the requirements of TS16949 and ISO14001

This is a challenging and exciting role for a forward thinking and hands on Project Manager who has led and delivered projects within the automotive arena who can demonstrate the following characteristics and experience:

  • Good general education (Automotive engineer or similar). A number of years experience developing the required skills and knowledge
  • Practical knowledge of project management tools eg. Program planning, Resource planning, Quality planning, Target setting
  • Experience in the Automotive industry, familiarity with UK-based OEMs would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of PC applications such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint

Applications will be welcomed from Project Professionals with a practical approach to leading projects/programmes in the automotive, motorsport, EV and/or product development arena. Interest in the Project Manager position is expected to be high so if you have a proven track record of delivering new products into manufacturing to support new vehicle programmes, please contact Mark Bignell on 01384 446167 to discuss further or email . 

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.