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Job Ref:  EMP375308
Employer:  Matchtech Group plc.
Industry:  Automotive
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Cannock
Post Code:  WS11
Salary:  £40,000 - £45,000/year
13/10/2016 21:37
To support New Product / Engineering Change Requests including identifying new and innovative productive solutions for new product lines. Manage pre-volume builds and support customer activity to 90 days SOP.


The Job
Key Tasks/Responsibilities
 Product / Process Development Accountable:- Managing the product design (where applicable), process design & development (inc. feasibility) and introduction in line with QCD deliverables for each allocated project working in-line with the Gestamp GPCS system
 Providing quotation support for Pressing / assembly processes to include concepts, layouts and cycle times as required
 Customer Interface Accountable:- Providing commercial teams / program manager with accurate cost and timing feedback for products and changes during the enquiry and program phase
 Preparing and maintaining detail project timing plans across all projects under the scope of their responsibility
 Ensure accurate and up-to-date timing plans are made available from all supply routes and support functions
 Preparation of Pressing / assembly and special purpose equipment SOR’s to enable purchasing to obtaining quotations
 Supporting the nomination and kick-off process for Pressing / assembly and special purpose equipment
 Supporting the follow up of Pressing / assembly / special purpose / tooling equipment suppliers as required and ensuring adherence to agreed planning
 Co-ordinating the preparation of DFMEA / PFMEA and process planning documentation via plant project , project quality and new tool engineering
 Chairing DFMEA / PFMEA meeting with support functions
 Escalating risks / issues to program management in a timely manner
 Reporting project status to program management in accordance with scheduled project and program reviews and reporting formats
 Following and maintaining project processes and documentation (E.g. Project Gateway using GPCS system)
 Attending customer PMST meetings using prescribed action / timing log
 Charing weekly Plant based weekly review meeting
 Lead and co-ordinate internal process run @ rate and process buy off
 Support project to 90 days post SOP
Skills, Qualifications and Experience necessary
 Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain credibility with internal and external supplier & customers at all levels.
 Be able to conduct and conclude negotiations with customers in a structured and constructive manner.
 Manage and motivate the individuals within the project team.
 Manage complex and long term projects to reach pre-determined objectives in quality, cost and delivery.
 Knowledge of project financial requirements and constraints and be able to demonstrate the ability to manage and control those budgets within agreed target levels.
 A thorough knowledge and understanding of high volume automotive manufacturing with specific attention to engineering processes.
 Qualified to Degree or equivalent level in an engineering or manufacturing related subject.
 5 years’ experience in a similar role within an automotive high volume environment.
 Good computer skills specifically Microsoft Office and potentially SAP and PDM applications.
 Second language is desirable.
 Previous experience working with OEM’s such as JLR, Nissan, Toyota & BMW advantageous
Skills, Behaviours and Attributes desirable
 Effective communicator of information both verbally and in written form
 An enthusiastic individual who is driven and motivated
 Able to plan/prioritise own and others work
 Thorough and logical problem solving
 Ability to effectively lead and influence a team
 Foresee problems and proactively instigate corrective actions
 Able to work away from home on occasions - UK and Europe
 Professionally presentable to the Customer
39 hours basic. Monday – Friday. A flexible approach to working hours is essential due to the nature of the role.
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