Project Manager Automotive
Milton Keynes Area
MDE are looking for an experienced project manager with experience of managing projects during APQP and PPAP phases.
Responsible for all Project Management aspects relating to the successful delivery of projects that have been assigned.
Work with multi-disciplined teams and demonstrate full accountability for on time delivery of the agreed scope and adherence to Project Lifecycle Phase Exit Process, using best practice project management techniques.
Achieve and report on agreed KPI's using the Project Dashboard.
Lead customer project meetings and visits & be the customer point of contact to successfully manage customer relationship during the project phases.
Chair and minute internal project meetings with the project team as appropriate.
Ensure that all Projects are managed in accordance with Company Policies and Procedures.
Ability to identify, report and escalate project risks in line with approved business processes.
Ability to ensure that Project and Series Engineering Changes are managed in accordance with Company Policies and Procedures.
Effective project scope and change management in line with approved business processes including preparation of commercial aspects of project related changes.
Project budget management including regular cost to go and financial forecast planning for prototypes, development, tooling, revenue, expenditure & margins.
Manage pre-production build phases & process equipment development in line with project requirements.
Manage project timing, liaising with suppliers and internal resources to ensure good visibility of project status and highlight concern.
Provide support and mentoring to Project Engineers to ensure successful project delivery.
Support the Program Manager with development of Project Management tools and processes.
Report project status to the Senior Management team at monthly project reviews.
Experience and Qualifications
Previous experience working within an automotive company who design and manufacture automotive components for OEM customers
Educated to degree or equivalent level in a technically based subject.
Relevant Project management experience, ideally with some qualification e.g., PRINCE 2
Excellent presentation skills.
Interpersonal skills that enable you to work with people at all levels and develop good working relationships.
Problem solving and negotiation skills.
Initiative and the ability to offer new ideas.
Ability to plan, multi-task and manage time effectively.
Ability to motivate and lead a team.
Computer literate in Microsoft office programs including Project.
German speaking preferred but not essential.
All Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK