Automotive Program Specialist

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South East
Salary Description:
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RLE International is a leading automotive design and engineering consultancy.

Our recruitment division is currently recruiting for the following key role at a local OEM:

Job Title: Program Champion
Division: Marketing & Sales Operations
Location: Dunton

Position Description:
Project Specialist Acting as a main point of contact between the business customers both locally and globally; internal IT project and Quality assurance teams; and the other major project managers, the business Project Specialist Engineer will coordinate and facilitate the business team engagement, funding, reporting and training, business process design and technical process design, delivery, maintenance and enhancement of: Small, medium and major scale local and globalization projects for ETIS / ETIS IDS/ GFDRS / Mobile FDRS and linked systems to ensure the new capability and benefits are delivered to time and on cost and to enhance diagnosis and repair functionality for Authorized Repairers and Independent Operators to global and European legislative compliance requirements for vehicle program support.
Authoring and test validation environments for the global diagnostic team to use, removing duplication of effort and enabling Authorised Repairers to benefit from reduced complexity.

Skills Required:
Structured development methodologies (RUP, Agile)/full project life cycle experience.
Software packaging and release management, planning, testing and deployment (E.g. knowledge of or experience with NEXUS) ¿Drive for Results mentality. Works well within a team.
Strong planning skills and experience in the use of Microsoft Project.
Strong organisational skills.
Strong communication skill - both verbal and written. As will be attending senior meetings.
Self-motivated requiring minimal supervision.
Willingness to interface to all levels of organisation.
Is required to work with both Ford personnel and external suppliers as appropriate.
Skills Preferred:
Understanding of Multi-tier web solutions including application server and web server technologies (JBOSS and Apache) and data persistence including database technologies (ORACLE).
Web delivered technologies including XML, XSL, JAVA, OTX, content management systems and all related standards for publishing.

Experience Required:
Content management systems experience: including workflow, data management and linguistic systems and graphical manipulation of data.
Software release development, migration, management, planning, and testing and deployment 5+ years project management experience from a technical background with the ability to direct and manage globally positioned XYZ and multi supplier teams.
Experience with managing technical projects with a high level of technology exposure.
Experience in delivering a range of complex projects along with software defect resolution.
Knowledge and proficient use of Microsoft Office desktop applications including Microsoft Project.

Experience Preferred:
Knowledge and experience of European legislation impacting Diagnosis and repair (E.g. Euro 5, CEN legislation and the J2534 standard)
Automotive experience, specifically dealership service tools and systems preferable.
Education Required:
Degree qualified Electrical - Mechanical - IT or (systems engineering also acceptable)

Additional Information:
JC Notes please send CVs with evidence of: Strong Analytical experience.
Experience of co-ordinating multiple projects at any one time Commercial business planning experience Excellent communicator at all levels Candidates from PD or experience of working within Ford PD would be welcomed Must have industry background Proficient EXCEL, ACCESS and SharePoint The Manager is looking to interview as soon as possible.

*Please note due to high amounts of volume, our client can take some weeks to come back to us with feedback. We would appreciate if you could update us should your situation change.

Please only apply if you are eligible to work in the UK and you can demonstrate your experience relating to the above

All candidates must have a Full UK driving license

Applicants MUST have proof of immediate, on-going and valid eligibility to work full time in the UK without the need for Sponsorship and travel within the EU. Unfortunately Tier 2 visa holders will not be considered for these roles

Contact Details:
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Contact: Kris Clare

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