launch manager in halewood

25 September 2017
chris fine, randstad cpe
job type
£ 55,000 - £ 65,000 per year
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halewood, north west
sub specialism
job type
£ 55,000 - £ 65,000 per year
reference number
chris fine, randstad cpe
01489 560 124
apply now

job description

Launch Manager required on a fixed term contract basis to join an industry leading automotive manufacturing business.

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity at the forefront of manufacturing technology? Do you have a background strategically controlling and coordinating the launch and manufacture of components? Have you got a experience of working in a fast paced automotive JIT environment? If you are seeking an exciting technical challenge then this is the role for you!

You will play a key role in leading planning and launch activities along side the engineering teams and reporting into senior management to ensure.projects are delivered on time, to cost and quality. You will develop relationships with the key team members in order to motivate and drive the projects forward.

You will be part of a dedicated, motivated and successful team which offers a dynamic working environment supporting major customer projects.

Key responsibilities:

* Lead cross functional on time, on cost product launches
* Successful co-ordination of running changes
* Implementation and team adherence to Project Management Systems
* Manage plant interface in support of Program targets
* Demonstrate an understanding of JIT/Lean Manufacturing System, general manufacturing, and application of the PFMEA/DFMEA/FMEA
* Write and follow up detailed and effective timing and action plans
* Foster an effective personal working relationship with all departments
* Direct cross functional team to ensure prompt responses to program needs
* Maintain company and personal credibility with the customer and balance of customer relationship and company profitability
* Interface and co-ordinate responses with Commercial team
* Ensure Launch Readiness Reviews are complete and updated every month
* Launch Readiness Documents - identify and lead to resolution of key issues
* Ensure Phase Reviews are held on time, regardless of whether or not exit can be achieved
* Exit exceptions are documented and progress to completion is monitored
* Clearly identify and follow up issues requiring management intervention
* Maintain launch timing plans
* Continually update progress and incorporate contingency plans and risk mitigation strategies into master timeline
* Apply, execute and maintain function related Project Milestones/Timing Plans
* Any other tasks, activities and responsibilities that may be individually defined

Experience required:

* BSc / HND in an Engineering or Business discipline or previous proven experience in a similar role.
* Proven experience in automotive manufacturing Tier 1 supplier
* Proven experience of managing multiple projects from development to launch
* Proven experience of managing cross functional project teams
* Evidence of achieving results through focussed leadership and mentoring
* Evidence of effective budget management
* Excellent customer and Supplier relationship management
* Working knowledge of costing/quoting process
* Program management knowledge
* Knowledge of automotive development, drawings, production & logistics
* Business, commercial and financial understanding
* MS Project, MS Office, Lotus Notes
* Excellent organisational and communicational skills as well as a strong sense of urgency and an ability to work under pressure.
* Confident decision makers and proactive problem solvers, with a hands-on approach.
* Strong leadership capabilities and proven management experience with the ability to work as an individual or as part of a team.

This is an awesome opportunity to be part of a leading manufacturing business which offers an interesting, varied and exciting workload coupled with a motivated and passionate culture. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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