Electrical and mechanical fields of vehicle engineering are my areas of expertise. This includes the design, development and test of electrical systems and engine/powertrain development. Powertrain development is an industry niche in which I specialise.
Global Senior Manager - Automotive Displays
Global Senior Manager - Automotive Displays
A global opportunity for an automotive professional with a background in head-up displays (HUD) to develop the capabilities within the clients global strategy. As HUD's become less analogue and more digital it is a very exciting time to be in the industry! Read on...
Job DescriptionGlobal Senior Manager - Automotive Displays
Location(s); US, Germany, Essex, UK, China, Japan.
Salary from; £78,000 - £88,000 + Car + Bonus
A global manufacturer of automotive electronics systems are looking to appoint a senior person to help deliver their strategy of delivering rich, connected cockpit experiences to most of the automotive OEM's across the globe. Going on the seniority of the role, the ideal candidate can be based in either the USA, Germany, Essex in the UK, China or Japan.
The Advanced Sourcing Engineering position will report to the Commodity Procurement organization and will be responsible for harvesting industry leading technology for integration into their cockpit electronics products. You will be responsible for generating and expanding executive level partnerships with their strategic suppliers to maximizing design collaboration & access to key technologies that deliver optimal system cost/performance for the core engineering architects.
The role is vital in providing strategic development and leadership across the global display commodity to optimize alignment with the company's strategy and is fundamental to the success of customer new business pursuit objectives. The position will drive a stronger, deeper involvement and engagement within their need for display category appreciation to provide the enterprise with insight across the displays global industry, automotive & consumer electronics and to make the company an industry leading name as an electronics company within the automotive arena.
Role responsibilities (and not limited to);
o Develop and disseminate category strategy based on product needs and secure implementation. Including updates on latest supply market information/developments and having interface with factory R&D projects.
o Ensure the alignment with market available technology with customer future technology development
o Develop and manage supplier footprint based to support divisional needs. Including new supplier request and owner of category preferred supplier list
o Build and sustain competitive and capable global supplier portfolio based on business technology requirements
o Deep engagement supplier technology roadmap to drive alignment of future product offering.
o Ownership of strategic executive supplier meetings (incl. alignment on technology roadmaps overall performance, company strategy, market influences and trends, manufacturing and technical capabilities)
o Leveraging pricing performance from across market technology trends.
o Lead high level negotiations and delivery supply agreements to attain world class cost, quality and timing
o Structure optimal terms, contracts, and long term agreements with the supply base
o Lead sourcing searches/benchmarking of new technology offerings for advanced products
o Extensive experience in leading project teams in an internal complex environment
" A proven track record working with increasing responsibility in an engineering and program management.
" Demonstrated experience in the head up display (HUD) environment through original manufacturer across consumer and automotive new technologies and clear ability to understand and leverage synergies.
" Proven track record in sourcing and negotiating display components in an automotive and consumer environment using strategic techniques to achieve results.
" Strategic thinker with proven track record for development and execution of cross functional category strategies
" Ability to clearly present Display commodity strategy and performance results to executives and drive to closure key actions.
" A degree is strongly preferred: Masters degree in an engineering discipline and/or MBA
You will be expected to travel globally as and when needed too.
Keywords; Senior Manager, Strategy, Head-up Displays, HUD, Automotive, Supplier Management, Programme Management, Engineering Management, Road mapping, Electronics.
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