Lead a team to create commodity strategy plans, deliver R&D and innovation projects to improve the design of those commodities, create new design archetypes, deliver vehicle application projects.
Key Responsibilities and Tasks
Lead a small team of engineers to achieve:
•Manage 5 year commodity strategy & get relevant new technologies to implementation ready within agreed Function budget, resource & timing.
•Create engineering guideline documents and archetypes for platform and non-platform engineered components.
•Work with application engineer & Product Cost Estimating to set platform commodity programme Financial targets based on improved archetypes & strategic suppliers.
•Define to application engineer resource requirements (internal & external) for platform commodities.
•Ensure platform commodities achieve the programme’s cascaded system level targets, supporting Concept reviews as required.
•Deliver the programme QCWFT (quality, cost, weight, function and timing) requirements to the application engineer. TDC
•Ensure that the commodity meets the Function plan (with the component suppliers), creating & managing recovery plans as required. Includes releasing platform components (BoM, tooling launch).
•Monitor internal & external resource utilisation to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.
•Create & manage the platform commodity’s virtual & physical DV plan.
•Ensures effective report writing to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.
•Ensure that all platform concerns are robustly resolved & provide technical support for application concerns.
•Complete FESO documentation for platform commodities.
Qualifications and Experience
•Engineering Degree or equivalent
•Preferably Chartered Engineering status or equivalent
•Proven record of delivering Electrical or Electronics commodities, including quality, cost, function, weight and timing. Experience of vehicle level system integration in terms of hardware and Software). Experience of software development processes and managing sw delivery.
•Experience of delivering to production: Connected Car systems, including modem / telematics control unit, E-call, Glonass; mobile data provision; IT platform including data analytics, connected service provision & identity management; mobile applications.
•Extensive knowledge of automotive development systems e.g. releasing, concerns, containments, gateways and sign off documentation.
•Experience of leading a cross functional team, including complex issue resolution.
•Experience of leading a small engineering team of direct reports.
•Supplier management experience
•Complete knowledge of Product Development cycle from concept to launch completion
•Excellent technical engineering background and a comprehensive knowledge of using calculation and analysis to drive design.
•Excellent knowledge of automotive quality tools and processes.
•Extensive knowledge of the manufacturing processes to create the components or systems.
•Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels
•Microsoft project experience is desirable
•Excellent financial management skills
•Strategic thinking and decision making skills
•Ability to lead and inspire a team
•Resilient and driven to succeed, goal orientated
•Must be able to project manage and work collaboratively with a cross-functional team.
•Knowledge of Can and CAN based tools,
•Clean driving license
•Travel may be required, UK & overseas.