SVO Programme Planner / Programme Lead

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Automotive, Engineering
West Midlands
£25 to £25 per hour
Salary Description:
£25 per hour
Premea Limited
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Job Description:
Our premium brand Automotive client is currently recruiting for the following role:

Special Vehicle Operations

Position Description:
- (SVO) Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) Division operates as a 'business within the business', set up with a nimble/commercially minded outlook to leverage the increasing desire of our client's customers to personalise their vehicles.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
- Have demonstrable ability to lead the resolution of multiple complex technical issues within a team environment.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, self-confidence, and a passion for the product.
- Lead a cross functional team of peers, chair weekly programme steering team (PST) meetings and present in senior forums when required.
- Gateway & Deliverables management.
- Programme Direction Letter Authorship.
- Future Model Year Timing Plan Creation & Management.
- Identify long lead commodities to identify potential risks with the plan and identify sourcing priorities.
- Work with Lead Engineers and Suppliers to understand commodity lead times to ensure that parts and associated software are delivered in time to support project timescales.
- Develop and maintain vehicle specific BoM, Facilitate SVO Change through Core FCIM team participation.
- Work with Design & MS&S in development of robust product proposals and associated business cases
- Work within the project management framework to enable functions to deliver on time and to budget.
- Manage prototype and pre-production planning / scheduling meetings.
- Must be able to deliver with minimal supervision and take a methodical approach to managing own workload.
- Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested from time to time

Key strategy elements include :-
- Push the boundaries of the Brands to create high premium Niche 'Halo' Performance & Luxury vehicles.
- Develop a range of Option Packs to enhance the Sporting and Lifestyle attributes of our vehicle range
- Enhance premium customer experience through vehicle personalisation and exclusivity
- Design and develop profitable range of vehicle accessories

3 Key Skills:
1) Good level of Project / Programme Management Experience
2) Educated to degree level
3) Full UK Driving Licence

Experience Required:
- Educated to degree level with a high level of computer literacy and have excellent knowledge of the product life cycle, product design and delivery processes.
- 2 years project / programme management experience.
- Hold a full UK driving license
- willingness to travel when required is essential.

Experience Preferred:
- Project management
- Qualifications (APMP or Prince2)
- Previous Automotive programme management experience
- Engineering related degree
- Knowledge of AIMs/WERS/WIPS systems
- Understanding of PDCS gateway framework
- Demonstrable knowledge of - and previous experience of working with - Product Development, Design, Marketing Sales & Service, Manufacturing Engineering, Production Operations and Supply / STA would be highly beneficial.

Additional Information :
Job Role will be based at Fen End site and may require travel between other client sites in the West Midlands.

Please note to apply for this position, you MUST have either a UK or EU passport or a Visa that does not require sponsorship of any kind.

The services advertised by Premea Limited for this vacancy are those of an Employment business.

Premea is a specialist recruitment consultancy representing clients in the UK and internationally within the Automotive, Motorsport and Aerospace sectors.

Contact Details:
Premea Limited
Tel: +44(0)1926 298890
Fax: +44(0)1926 298908
Contact: Chris Wright

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