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Automotive Account Manager

Automotive Account Manager

Job Title: Automotive Account Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Midlands
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JW4936
Contact Name: Jonathan Webb
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 15, 2019 15:14

Job Description

Automotive Account Manager / Business Manager
Location: Midlands

Main Function / Purpose of Job:
Supports the Programme Development Team (PDT) through the programme introduction life-cycle for all financial requirements of the programme(s).
Supports the Programme Development Team (PDT) & Plant for all running changes / introduction life-cycle for all financial requirements of the programme(s).
Manages the scope of all financials of new programmes to the companies’ commercial business unit (CBU) product portfolio.
Manages the scope of all financials of running changes (customer or driven) to existing programmes with in the CBU / Plant product portfolio.
Generation of a QMS for all changes post the business award level QMS.
Supports the commercial aspects of development and implementation of VA/VE ideas to support  requirements.
Supports the sales / programme management on the response to new business acquisition RFQ’s and programme related RFQ packages.
Engenders a philosophy of ‘managed’ change control through all aspects of the organisation associated with (project and) programme management.
Establish and report on a regular basis an overview of the programme(s) financial status to management.

Principle Accountabilities:
Is directly accountable to the Commercial Lead  for the related customer(s) at a core functional level for the successful financial status of all relevant programmes ensuring all agreed / company standard metrics are achieved.
Is directly accountable to the programme manager for the related customer(s), at a programme level for the successful financial status of a programme ensuring all agreed  / company standard metrics are achieved.
Defining and managing the scope and requirements of the programme(s) financials.
Define, maintain and adapt, via controlled change, programme financials for all areas to meet the key metrics.
Financial development, sign off and reporting for programmes sales pricing & cost, tool investment, capital investment, engineering development and design cost, 
Ensure all aspects of the programme are maintained and developed to meet the minimum financial objective requirements of the programme.
Utilising standard company formats and costing data, responsible for coordinating the development of pricing estimates which include direct cost, fixed overhead, capital required, startup costs, and tooling for engineering change quotations.  Presentation and support of this data to senior management and/or customer representatives will be routine. 
Utilising the QMS, manage changes to programme financials - impacting price, cost, tooling and CAPEX and drive their resolution either directly or with the use of other disciplines.
Primary cross-functional interface for the customer(s) and the PDT(s) for financial negotiations in order to define the full scope of the programme(s) supporting the programme manager.
Liaise with and support the reporting of accurate forecast and actual programme financials in conjunction with the project controller through the programme manager.
Supports all necessary regular cross-functional meetings to ensure a sufficiently detailed level of cost communication is maintained.
Manage, maintain and adapt overall programme financial budgets and actuals in conjunction with the key department stakeholders & customer(s) in order to maintain metrics.
Development, reporting and monitoring of the programmes sales pricing & cost, tool investment (TAR & Cash Flow), capital investment (CAR), engineering development and design (PDP) cost status against the standard company metrics or as established at business case sign off & programme award, supported and guided by the responsible programme manager and project controller.
Manages, maintains and communicates the programme(s) financial status reporting and sign off requirements to support the required programme financials, including:
Attendance of the regular programme status PDT meetings 
Monthly Programme reviews with the appropriate management teams
GDLS Phase Management Gateway Review Fresh Eyes reviews
GDLS Phase Management Gateway Review Sign Off
Monthly Operating Report (MOR)
Ensure correct escalation and reporting of programme financial issues in a timely manner to the relevant management level in order to engender successful resolution through the programme manager.

Preferred Education & Experiences to fulfil role (essential & desirable):
Bachelors degree in Programme Management, and /or Engineering and/or Business Administration or equivalent job related experience.
Minimum 5 years experience in the automotive industry, ideally in programme management with in a suitably / substantially sized regional or global organisation. 
Good working knowledge / understanding industry standards & related procedures 
Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the customer and within 
Adaptability in the location of work including business travel
Flexibility to change priorities in response to changing programme demands

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