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Trim and Final Process Planning Manager

Location: Birmingham, GB

POSTED DATE: 14/11/2017

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POSTING END DATE: 27/11/2017
ADVERTISED SALARY: £45,000 - £67,500
An ever-evolving heritage. A truly exciting future. Two of the world’s most iconic brands. Jaguar Land Rover is revered across the globe. Continually pushing the boundaries of innovation and redefining the benchmark for excellence, we set the standards others want to follow.

LOCATION: Gaydon, Warwickshire

An ever-evolving heritage. A truly exciting future. Two of the world’s most iconic brands. Jaguar Land Rover is revered across the globe. Continually pushing the boundaries of innovation and redefining the benchmark for excellence, we set the standards others want to follow. We want to keep it that way too. Which is where you join the journey.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

When it comes to the future, our Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME) team is planning it today. Regularly working up to three years ahead of production, they help translate, plan and implement Product Development outputs into vehicle manufacture, transforming our ambitious plans into tangible and exhilarating realities. 

From the luxuriously agile Jaguar F-TYPE to the innovative CX-17, our vehicles – famed for the revolutionary technologies they employ – are amongst some of the most desired and revered in the world today. Your constant challenge, working as part of our diverse and multi-skilled AME team, will be to ensure our iconic brands continue to captivate the world tomorrow.

 

As a Trim and Final Process Planning Manager you’ll be leading a team of engineers to ensure that process requirements are met at the earliest stages of new model introductions and model year changes. Your team must be capable of developing, planning, and managing deliverables, and you will ensure they are compliant with programme milestones, including the development and manufacturer of all tooling, jigs, and fixtures.

 

You’ll generate build process strategies for manufacturing, co-ordinate the support of physical builds at Assembly Plant locations, and ensure the team support and lead Virtual Build events.  A key focus will be on Lean manufacturing and design principles and driving the application of these techniques.

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

 

You’ll have a manufacturing background with previous leadership involvement in Process Planning and New Model Launches. Having worked in Product Development phase, your experience includes virtual toolsets and an understanding of the Product Creation and Delivery System (PCDS) and the Define Measure Analyse Implement Control (DMAIC) process.  Furthermore you’ll bring to this role your project management and budget experience and it would be desirable that you are educated to a minimum of degree level in a relevant engineering discipline. 

A strong leader with experience of managing large cross-functional teams of engineers, you’ll understand how to get the best out of people. Your confidence shows in your ability to build relationships and communicate complex ideas with senior stakeholders.

You’ll be used to working under pressure and to tight deadlines and will be resilient and self-motivated.  These skills make you determined to achieve results whilst working in an environment of competing objectives and timescales.

Working across multiple sites, you’ll need a flexible approach to working hours and location and will be required to hold a full UK/European driving licence.

 

BENEFITS 

Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan, private medical cover and performance related bonus scheme. As a manager, you’ll also be able to select one of our luxury premium vehicles to lease at a fraction of the cost. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

 

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.


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