Module Leader

Alliance Recruitment
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Due to their progressive growth, our client, a global leader in powertrain design, test and manufacture, has an opportunity for a Module Leader (Air Inlet Systems) to join their Northampton site. You will be working with tier 1 clients such as Bentley, Audi, JLR and BMW, in an organisation that will support you in pushing your career to the next level, whilst not compromising the work life balance, which is reflected in their unrivalled benefits package.

The main focus of this position will be to:

  • Coordinate the activities and processes including other departments such as Design, Development, Purchasing, Quality & Commercial / Project management
  • Monitor and report the status of the new system and highlight issues appropriately
  • Vehicle air inlet system specification
  • To arrange and supervise component or system testing and verification
  • Support the company capability development and growth
  • To act as a focus for programs with vehicle air inlet system content
  • To liaise with clients, suppliers and other internal teams

The ideal candidate will come from an Automotive background and have experience in a similar role. To be considered for this role you will need some of the following skills and experience:

  • Experience of air inlet systems and other interacting systems, preferably in a vehicle OEM environment
  • Setting of attribute targets (Eg. Piece cost, investment cost, weight, performance, package, assembly, legislation etc) and monitoring performance
  • Cascading of targets into sub-system and component specifications
  • Knowledge of vehicle, sub-system and component level design, development and validation (CAE & testing)
  • Manage suppliers using APQP
  • Knowledge of automotive Product Development Processes (lead DFMEA’s, input into PFMEA’s, coordinate DVP, coordinate robustness studies etc.) is essential
  • Define deliverables and supply input for Vehicle Gateways in Vehicle PDP
  • Knowledge of general engineering & manufacturing fundamentals and problem solving techniques
  • Knowledge of engine & vehicle assembly & logistics processes
  • Good commercial experience including supplier management
  • Good communication skills
  • Self-motivated and possess the drive to complete tasks in a timely manner and with appropriate attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to strict time constraints
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel to customer and supplier sites for both long and short durations
  • German language skills, advantageous but not essential
  • Experience working in an engineering consultancy environment advantageous but not essential

The successful candidate will receive a salary of up to £52,000 depending on experience and background.