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Section Leader, Interior Development

Section Leader, Interior Development

Job Title: Section Leader, Interior Development
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Bedfordshire
Salary: £57,000 - £62,000 + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: NG-5927-1
Contact Name: Nick Green
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 27, 2021 11:43

Job Description

Our Automotive Tier 1 client are currently seeking a Section Leader, Interior to join their Interior Product Development Team. 
The key objective of the role is to lead product development activities of Interior parts within Cockpit Module and Console.
Key duties; 
To own QCT KPIs for the allocated projects development activities.
To work in accordance with company procedures, work and operating instructions; which comply with the requirements of TS 16949.
To lead life cycle project development activities within cockpit module and console systems that include quality improvement and cost reduction activities.
To manage the team of Senior Engineers and Engineers.
To use engineering tools and techniques to ensure design quality assurance is achieved. Using DFMEA, FTA, etc.
Interface between R&D and internal/external customers and be the primary contact for any technical reviews and communications.
To mentor and guide the team to make technical decisions based supporting data and analysis.
To lead continuous improvement activities from a development perspective.
Produce regular reports for Management reviews.
Skills & experience required; 
Ideally hold a minimum HND in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent related engineering discipline.
English fluent, additional language is preferred
Demonstrated experience in leading Automotive Interior development projects with sound knowledge of Interior parts manufacturing processes like Injection moulding, in mould film, sheet metal parts. 
With a demonstrated previous experience of a supervisory/leadership role.
Project management to meet Q,C,T milestone(s) of R&D activities,
Demonstrated experience to lead the Interior Development Engineering team,
Sound knowledge of Performance and Quality requirements for Interior components,
Sound knowledge of manufacturing processes for Interior Products,
Be proficient in conducting engineering studies like tolerance stack up and hand calculations for desired effect to make Proof Of Concept (POC),
Ability to complete detailed design for manufacture activities,
Lead design reviews with Customer and Cross-function/Regional teams.
This is an initial 6 month fixed term contract offering a competitive salary and the following benefits;  
Company Contribution up to 8% for Pension
Company Sick Pay Scheme
Hours – 39 per week Monday to Friday
25 days’ annual leave plus statutory bank holidays
Free Car Parking
Life Assurance