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Interior Trim Planner job in Chichester

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Job Ref:  EMP363589
Employer:  Matchtech Group plc.
Industry:  Manufacturing
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Chichester
Salary:  £32 - £38/hour
03/10/2016 21:34
To realise the design and engineering requirements of Interior Trim Parts into a production process, delivering the optimum performance in terms of quality, cost, legal requirements and volume whilst safeguarding the health and safety of the employees with fully owned Product and Process responsibility.

Process Planning

The Job
Evaluate new products, bespoke features and change requests. Calculate Hkprop Product Invest, Structure Invest, headcount, launch costs and fixed costs, space requirements for Planning Assumptions – volume, timing, design sketches providing manufacturing input into the business case analysis. Calculate manpower requirement, evaluate efficiency savings for process times in order to minimise costs.
Ability to assess Bespoke and Engineering New Product concepts regarding manufacture feasibility with focus to reduce costs, zero defect, throughput, machine capacities and high quality demand with full responsibility of calculated and submitted figures into business case calculations
Plan the process, detail planning costs and implementation timing for released CAD drawings to ensure detailed understanding of how a part will be manufactured, jigs and tooling defined, costs detailed, implementation plan available.
Keep all necessary paperwork and legal requirements are up-to-date and proven for SAP and planning documentation, ensuring all legal requirements are met and recorded.
Detail equipment specifications, raise purchase orders, manage the suppliers, co-ordinate installation and commissioning of new machines and tooling, co-ordinate pre-series builds as per the Process Plan to bring new features/new models into series production. Project Manage Installation of high scope projects and ensure H&S regulations are followed.
Manage continuous improvement of the manufacturing process to deliver KPI’s such as challenging Quality targets, yearly tM savings to reduce costs and support problem solving in all Production areas
Purpose and subject of interaction with internal / external customers and key contacts:
Providing manufacturing feasibility to design and engineering proposals
Process, equipment, facility and layout design to achieve best fit economic and quality
Headcount Planning - Change management or parts/processes in production areas
Stock Management and parts ordering in Pre Production launch Projects and schedule production volume planning to met POF in launch Projects
Bill of Material responsible to calculate accurate part consumption to ensure POF will be met
Challenges with regard to innovation and change:
Providing cost evaluations based on very little design / engineering information.
Giving feasibility to design / engineering before trial parts have been made
To ensure all parties (engineering, suppliers and production) deliver their commitments on time.
Introduction of new materials and equipment innovations with new process specifications. Met extravagant material and design challenges within the Bespoke business
No Central Planning Department (TP) within OEM Group to dictate or support with Best Practise and Benchmark new materials or process specifications
Education / Qualifications:
3 years process planning role with the following skills
Technical expertise in one or more of following specialisms:
Leather: trim cutting, sewing and covering, and assembly processes
Wood: pressing, machining, woodworking and assembly technology
Ability to interpret engineering CAD data and tolerances
Excellent organisational , presentation and problem solving skills
Good IT skills
Fluent English is essential and basic German is desirable
Knowledge of SAP
The candidate must work effectively with internal production, development and planning functions as well as external suppliers. Liaison with colleagues in Germany required.
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