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Job Ref:  204664780
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Contract
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Cranfield
Post Code:  MK43
Salary:  £26/hour £26 ph + £39 ph for o/time
11/10/2016 08:59
Mission and Main Objectives:
Wiring Harness cost management for current and development models to ensure that vehicles are launched to market within budget and yearly cost reduction targets are achieved.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities:
Daily management of current model cost reduction activities for three Wiring Harness Teams.
Organisation of cost reduction idea generation events.
Generation of Technical files for part sourcing.
Current model Cost Status reporting to management.
Support of budget setting for future models.
Development model cost tracking and reporting.

Background & Experience:
Have Wiring Harness Development Cost Management experience.
Have Wiring Harness Serial life Cost Reduction generation experience.
Benchmarking Experience.
Knowledge of wiring harness, plastic part & metal bracket manufacture.
Have relevant experience in automotive electrical and electronic development, completing a minimum of one vehicle development, or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience, e.g. in aerospace.
Understand electrical theory and the operation of vehicle electrical systems.
Strong project management skills.
Have good communication skills.
Be able to travel abroad, typically a few days to 2 weeks, but on rare occasions could be longer.
Competent with PC applications. MS office etc.
Self motivating and self managing. Pro-active. Positive. Energetic personality and flexible regarding working practice and working hours.

Additionally the following may be an advantage:
Knowledge of 3D CAD tools
Familiarity with Nissan electrical architecture or other similar automotive architecture
Electrical system circuit design experience.
Harness layout experience.

Minimum Education Required:

Language; English -Fluent
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