Manufacturing Project Manager

Mammoth Recruitment & HR Services
12 Mar 2018
10 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job title: Manufacturing Project Manager
Salary: £43,000 to £47,000 plus benefits
Location: Sunderland
Commutable from: Sunderland, Middlesborough, Hartlepool, Durham, Washington, Garteshead, Newcastle upon Tyne

My client is a leading 1st tier Automotive manufacturing business. Due to expansion they are now recruiting a Manufacturing Project Manager. Candidates with experience of Manufacturing Project Management from within the Automotive industry will be ideally suited to this position. If you have a background in plastics that would also be highly desirable.

Overview of the Role:

Managing the manufacturing engineering scope in a project, s/he’s in charge of providing smart, simple and creative solutions in order to make the project profitable.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Defines the industrial scheme to produce parts in several project phases. This takes into account production process (paint, assembly), packaging means, the information system and parts flow.
Participation in the choice of sequencing location and supply chain organization for the project.
Industrialization phase in the production plant and sequencing centre.
Managing additional project aspects such as cycle time, number of operators, investments, supply chain costs (transport, sequencing) etc
Accountable for the use of Manufacturing standards and application of Quality system procedures.
Ensures the coordination of specialists and experts within the extended team.
Manages manufacturing project review, reporting and action plans.
Manages the project perimeter including development budget (hours, hourly rate, travel cost) and project planning tools.
Determines at the beginning of the project provisional budget (hours and cost).
Can be involved in upstream phases of the project (expertise phase, acquisition phase).
Depending on project size, will either take in account activities of his/her extended team.
According to the project deliverable steps, defines global industrial scenario. This takes in account production process (paint, assembly) and supply chain (packaging means, physical & information flows).
Is accountable for the use of Manufacturing standards in a lean manufacturing way.
Gives design for manufacturing requirements for product design and ensures the product meet them.
Makes sure with the plant that its capacity is in line with project volumes.
Is responsible for industrialization phase in production plant and SILs. For that purpose he/she takes the lead on the different manufacturing means after the transfer in plant done by the different metier technicians (PPx).
Manages project Manufacturing economical perimeter (cycle time, number of operators, investments, and supply chain costs (transport, SILS)…). Tracks perimeter changes due to customer and reports to the PM.
Makes sure the ind. Perf. are the best in class (non added value activities are eliminated).

Project Management:

Defines initial Statement of Work of manufacturing perimeter including extended team, regarding project perimeter, development budget (hours, hourly rate, travel cost) and Optimap Work Packages.
Defines and sets up the project planning.
Manages the manufacturing project reviews, consolidates actions and provides reporting and action plans.
Participates to design reviews and QUAD reviews.

Budget management:

Determines the project provisional budget (hours and cost).
Determines internal and external perimeter regarding SOW.
Tracks perimeter changes due to customer or internal ones and reports to the PM. Proposes adjustments and modifications linked to perimeter evolution during project life time.
Insures the follow up of project budget and releases warnings to PM and other managers in case of gaps.

Continuous Improvements:

Participates to continuous improvements for job, organizations and methodology.
Participates to capitalization and to productivity actions.
Participates to definition and realization of progress plan.
At the end of the project, participates to the closure of project and gives feedback regarding best practices and difficulties.
Proposes solutions during technical and service meetings in order to improve performances of the function.

Characteristics and Requirements:

Excellent Communication skills
Project management experience
Budget management experience
Continuous Improvement experience


To apply for this position please send your CV and one of our team will be in touch

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