Project Manager

Recruit 12
Birmingham, West Midlands
£55000/annum + Benefits
20 May 2017
19 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A Project Manager is required to work within a long established tier 1 automotive organisation on a permanent basis. This would suit an experienced Project Manager who has experience working within a fast paced environment across all aspects of automotive Tier 1 project management.

As a Project Manager you will be the individual to create a climate within the project team where responsibility is clearly defined and accepted. The Project Management activity requires time and effort (through continuous planning, execution of duties and reacting to change) in order to support the safe launch activity of projects within the business. It has its own discipline, gateway processes and body of knowledge requirements. The Project Manager is also responsible for ensuring that the project has or has access to people with the right level of experience or specialised skill base.

As a Project Manager your key responsibilities will include:

Project Start Up

* Assurance that the Product Design Specification (PDS) And Project Initiation Document (PID) complies with relevant customer standards and policies, plus any associated contract with the supplier.
* Confirmation with Business Management of project tolerances.
* Clear Roles & Responsibility definition to internal team and expectations.
* Specification of external constraints on the project – i.e. Quality Assurance (method specific to Customer).
* Approval of an accurate and satisfactory Business Plan (output PID).

* Selection of Core Team with Manager.
* Maintaining close-working/good communication relationship with Manager.
* Selecting the project managers of projects in the programme.
* Defining the programme and securing stakeholder approval.
* Planning the programme and securing stakeholder approval.

Project Running

* Leadership of Functional Managers, and supporting personnel on Programme content, organisation and methodologies

* Monitoring performance of process and programme progress
* Issue and tracking of Work Packages for stakeholders
* Management of project risks, including development of contingency plans
* Take responsibility for overall progress and use of resources, initiating corrective actions where necessary
* Programme Quality Assurance supported by Programme Quality Manager
* Programme Financial Control supported by Programme Financial Controller (if different)
* Report to the PST (Programme Steering Team) through Report/Gateway Stage Assessments
* Review of each completed stage and approval of progress to the next Phase
* Review and approval of Gateway Stage Plans and mitigation of any exceptions
* Approval of changes – Project changes, engineering change management
* Realisation of required documentation, release process and submission of programme results to the business

* Representation of the programme team in internal & external committees as required
* Control and management of Supplier Base
* Monitoring & Tracking of Payments / Cash-Flow supported by the Finance Controller
* Managing and influencing stakeholders until programme completion achieved
* Informing stakeholders of progress
* Delivering the programme deliverables and benefits on time
* Managing the performance of everyone involved
* Be responsible for Project administration

Project Closure

* Assurance that all products have been delivered satisfactorily
* Assurance that all acceptance criteria have been met
* Approval of the End Project Report
* Approval of Lessons Learned Report

* Project Closure notification

To be successful in the role of Project Manager you will possess the following skills and attributes:

* Have a strong Automotive Tier1 Project Manager background
* Must be educated to HND or HNC level
* Experience working within audit accreditation for TS16949 and ISO14001.
* PPMP reporting system – Phase execution/Gateway Milestone (Programme Management Process)
* Execution of duties to meet customer milestones and deliverables on time and to the required cost and quality requirements.
* Background in product design specification (PDS) and project initiation documentation (PID)
* Project success for the Customer
* Meeting cost and results targets (Programme and Product)
* Project Administration and Master Programme Record.
* Customer Satisfaction
* Adept at working with suppliers and customers

This location is accessible from Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Kings Norton, Walsall, West Bromwich, Stourbridge, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Redditch and Kidderminster etc

If you are an experienced Project Manager with a background in automotive engineering, please apply immediately.

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