Automotive Program Champion

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

Our recruitment division is currently recruiting for the following role:

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

Position Description:
Program Champion Work with: Upstream Engineering to ensure the DSP Europe Program delivery requirements are understood and tracked at the correct level. PD to ensure that requirements are met in all future programs (e.g. GPDS gateways) ¿ Global partners to jointly develop diagnostics plans for global vehicles. (E.g. DSP- North America) Research program cycle plans and future changes to ensure key deliverables for DSP-E/NA are identified and met for each program launch. Assess and communicate requirements for diagnostic work to the team.
Compile and submit FIR data at appropriate gateways.
Liaise with TSO to align program plans Attend relevant program meetings (PMTs, UCS readiness, Global P&T etc)
Investigate and develop Global process improvements to support DSP-E product deliverables Determine prototype vehicle specification and timing requirements.
Liaise with vehicle coordinator as required. Order modules to support each functional area and ongoing test requirements.
Maintain a program status for each program taking input from global core tools teams, hardware teams, IT and Etis IDS diagnostics team ¿ Support Global Program review meetings and report status of diagnostics for programs in various forums, particularly in response to UCS requests.
Coordinate new program support for ETIS/ GFDRS/Etis IDS/ IDS Standard development through liaison with the diagnostics data and content teams and Suppliers /XYZ IT team as required.
Support the Planning, development, creation, qualification and maintenance of the Diagnostic content structures (for both Core tools and Symptom Based content) within Odyssey.
Global Translation coordination support progressing program set up for translation, translation delivery of resources, monthly invoice tracking and report generation, issues resolution and process Improvement.

Skills Required:
Self-motivated and action oriented to proactively provide research and data, to discuss strategic issues around key deliverables and ensure action plans are in place for the team.
Advanced MS Excel, Access ability to further develop tools which manipulate and collate data for DSP reporting.
Advanced SharePoint creation and administration skills. Maintain a strong process discipline at all times.
Outstanding communications skills that facilitate a professional interface with all DSP-E/NA customers and suppliers globally. Strong drive and determination to deliver results and overcome obstacles.

Experience Required:
Automotive and Electronic control system design and development experience. Experience with Ford product planning and programs.
Working knowledge of Ford Dealer Diagnostics tools - IDS Standard / FDRS/ ETIS IDS/ GFDRS Familiarity with the Odyssey content development and translation system.

Education Required:
Degree qualified Degree qualified, Electrical, and Mechanical. IT or (Systems Engineering acceptable)
Education Preferred:

Additional Information:
Training will be provided by the DSP Europe Program Planning team in the use of the current diagnostic team program tracking tools and the Odyssey system JC Notes please send CVs with evidence of Industry background Understanding of Agile development. Ford products and systems EXCEL, SharePoint and Access experience Will be attending senior level meetings on program delivery Excellent communication skills as will be interfacing and reporting on different teams Minimal travel as mainly Webex based meetings Will be able to take very technical complex data and distil / translate the wordings into layman terms/easy understanding Delivery planning and timings Manager wants 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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