Project Manager (Launch)

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    Banbury, Oxfordshire

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    Mark Bignell

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    8 months ago

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Project Manager (Launch)

Automotive, launch, manufacturing, design, DFMEA, PFMEA, project management, cost, timing

A Project Manager is required with knowledge of product launch from design into manufacturing within a high-volume manufacturing environment. Candidates with experience of the Automotive industry would be well received.

Due to introduction of new products and new vehicle build programs this company, a world class manufacturing of automotive parts and systems based Banbury requires a high calibre, well organised and proactive Project Manager with previous experience in launching products into manufacturing from design concept stage for a new permanent role. As a Project Manager you will lead a team driving a project from concept phase through design, tooling development and into production ensuring that the project is on time, within budget and to set quality targets. The position will require you to:

  • Manage and successful delivery automotive projects following the IATF16949 APQP process
  • Plan, organise, set goals, and make decisions to safeguard and manage project specifics
  • Ensure all required production facilities are on time and within planned cost
  • Be the key point of contact for the customer for a specific project
  • Lead, motivate and delegate to a cross-functional team
  • Assess manufacturing requirements for a new project by liaising with all relevant personnel then create Human Resource requirement models
  • Contribute as a team member to DFMEAs and PFMEAs for a specific project
  • Customer liaison and reporting of project technical issues and potential resolutions.
  • Assist the engineering department in developing new systems and procedures
  • Ensure proper communication of issues and project development status to team members, senior management and other stakeholders

The Project manager should have the following skills or experience:

  • Experience of managing project development within the automotive industry
  • Knowledge of injection moulding, painting, welding, bonding and assembly (desirable)
  • Experience of working with major OEM's a must
  • Ability to work on own initiative and manage a team
  • Strong commercial and business acumen with budget management experience
  • Knowledge of one or more foreign languages is desirable (German preferred)

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of launching products from concept through to production within a 1st tier automotive organisation or OEM seeking to develop and your career within a forward thinking organisation. In return for your experience, this Banbury-based Automotive company will offer you:

  • £Competitive Salary
  • Benefits package
  • Career development within the upfront development and launch of some exciting new vehicle programs

Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of managing product launch within the automotive arena and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Project Managers role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email

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