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Portfolio Project Leader

Location: Coventry, GB

POSTED DATE: 23/09/2017

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POSTING END DATE: 06/10/2017
ADVERTISED SALARY: £40,000 - £45,000
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.
 

LOCATION: Gaydon, Warwickshire

WHAT TO EXPECT

Mergers and Acquisitions. Joint venture projects. Technology sharing. External sales of components and systems. These are the sorts of business opportunities that our Corporate Strategy team identifies and develops.

Here, Global Product Strategy is responsible for the Jaguar Land Rover’s global cycle plan, legislation and compliance planning, whole life planning, pre-programme start milestone delivery, and powertrain strategy. We’re central to business planning, product creation and delivery system processes. We initiate the product creation process and therefore drive the priorities of the business. Focusing on the delivery of architecture nameplate whole life planning activities, and working in the pre-programme start phase of the product creation process, our primary objective is to provide impartial definition of the product concept. As you’d expect, balancing innovative creative thought with exceptional competitive knowledge is critical, along with good financial acumen and strong programme management techniques.

As our Strategy Phase Project Leader, you’ll lead pre-programme delivery for new vehicles, model year upgrades or powertrain implementation, from concept through to pre-programme start. You will also be responsible for cycle plan projects and you’ll develop papers to support board level approval. Plus, you’ll lead the definition and alignment of product concepts and vehicle programmes. You will also support the creation of a competitive cycle plan that maintains positioning, compliance and global emissions requirements. What’s more, you’ll develop responses to regulatory issues and other factors impacting vehicle lines.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

You’ll have a background in engineering and programme management, as well as experience of leading projects. With commercial exposure and excellent written and verbal communication capabilities, you’ll be able to collaborate with a wide set of stakeholders. Plus, you’ll be an excellent network and relationship builder.

With a track record in driving great results through teamwork, you’ll bring knowledge of the broader industry, including brands, products and customer needs. You’ll have strong negotiation and influencing skills, as well as an interest in and breadth of knowledge of the automotive industry.

Additionally, you’ll feel comfortable working in a matrix organisation and influencing key personnel who are not direct reports. You’ll thrive on change and be committed to transforming and growing our business. Highly enthusiastic and confident, you'll achieve goals with minimal supervision.

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 and performance related bonus scheme. 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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