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Senior Project Manager
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Senior Project Manager
This is your opportunity to lead projects and manage the portfolio of projects for an innovative, industry leading automotive powertrain company. You will ensure that desired targets and deliverables are met.
Job DescriptionSenior Project Manager
£40,000-£45,000 depending on suitability
Purpose of Job
To lead projects and manage the portfolio of projects in order to achieve desired targets and deliverables including timing, budgetary, technical and customer related aspects.
To follow the defined product development (PPP) process and report at the regional and global review meetings. Responsibility for a team of project leaders. Close cooperation with Head of Product Technology required to assist with the development of roadmaps and contribution to portfolio content development.
•Define project portfolio content and ensure adherence to PPP process requirements for the whole portfolio as well as own projects.
•Participate in technology committee meetings to develop key priorities based upon market and customer needs
•Track deliverables including number of new products released, budget indicators, gate status and time to market.
•Deploy new products in the market by working with the Product Expert (PEX) group, Voice of Customer portfolio and Sales & Applications Engineers to identify and exploit opportunities.
•Ensure strong cross functional team working throughout the product development portfolios
•Plan cost centre budget and report progress together with controlling activities. Identify possible capex requirements to support project development.
•Manage sample priorities and internal laboratory priorities for the project portfolios
•Develop strong external partner network in both the commercial and academic world
•Present projects at customer development partners as required and coordinate interaction for engine testing and other supported activities.
•Ensure strong interaction with and support to the global process technology team for process development activity and PDP team for new customer projects.
•Number of employees responsible for 4
•Department budget £500k
•A relevant engineering degree i.e. materials science or automotive
Skills and Experience
•Experience of managing projects including portfolio of multiple projects with varying levels of complexity and urgency.
•Ability to monitor time and budget elements with a keen eye on establishing early warning signs
•Knowledge of automotive industry
•Experience of materials science, tribology or automotive engineering based projects
•Aware of market considerations and drivers
•Understanding of internal combustion engines
•Ability to communicate at all levels and present complex data and projects in short summary formats
•Ability to motivate own team and wider project teams
•Ensure strong follow up of actions with effective meeting techniques
•Knowledge of APQP and FMEA processes
•Six sigma and statistical techniques
Excellent leadership skills
Strong credibility in review meetings
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