Project Manager - New Product Introduction (Engineering)

Recruiter
Brigade Electronics
Location
Dartford, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Jun 2019
Closes
26 Jun 2019
Ref
1185852384
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: Project Manager (Engineering team)

Location: Dartford

Salary: Competitive + bonus up to 10%

Position: Full Time, Permanent

The Company was established in 1976, is a global market leader in reversing safety and all-round visibility for commercial vehicles. They are based in the UK, have subsidiary companies in the USA, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, France and The Netherlands, and are in partnership with over 50 specialist distributors worldwide.

Key Responsibilities:

* Working in the engineering department

* Work with the Programme Manager to develop a standard project management methodology to primarily support the delivery of NPI projects

* Develop project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant internal and external stakeholders

* Facilitate project delivery against agreed scope

* Create and maintain relevant project plans and documentation to ensure project progress is understood and team members are aware of project delivery requirements and responsibilities

* Assess resource requirements to support successful project delivery

* Use appropriate techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule & costs

* Report and escalate project status concerns as needed

* At all times represent company's best interests when performing the duties of the role

* Making sure quality standards are met

* As required support and attend exhibitions, seminars workshops etc.

Education, Experience and Skills:

Essential:

* BTEC, HNC /City & Guilds or equivalent in an engineering or science discipline

* At least 5 GCSE's (equivalent) at Grade C or above and including Maths & English

* Prince 2 or formal Project Management training

* High level of numeracy and literacy

* Experienced in the use of Microsoft Office applications

* 2 to 3 years of working as Project Manager within a technical or engineering environment or leading engineering teams within such environments

* Understanding and knowledge of working with and supporting OEM & Tier 1 customers

* Experience of managing multi-disciplinary teams in a project delivery (life cycle management) environment

* Experience of working within a fast-paced environment with changing priorities

* Relationship developer with both internal and external stakeholders

* Self-motivated and able to work independently

* Ability to multi-task and plan priorities within a fast-moving environment

* Commercial awareness & business acumen

* Willingness to learn and to adapt to new challenges and opportunities

* Solid technical background, with a clear understanding of working within an NPI environment.

* Natural respect for company and colleagues

* Confident communicator, comfortable presenting and reporting to all levels of the business

* Very clear spoken English is critical

* 2 to 3 years people management experience and able to demonstrate strong self-management and coordination skills

* Helpful and approachable

* Results driven with a right first-time focus

* Flexible approach, willingness to travel both within the UK and overseas and when required work beyond normal hours

* As required a willingness to undertake other reasonable tasks & duties to support the needs of the business

* Support the engineering team in the development of its working practices and processes to achieve better efficiency

Desirable:

* Business, Engineering or Science Degree Membership of APM or similar body

* Preferably electronics products within the automotive supply chain

* Second language

To apply for this role please click APPLY to submit your CV and Cover Letter.

Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Project Coordinator, Project Management, Project Lead, Project Team Leader, New Products Project, Programme Manager, Project Supervisor, Project Management, PRINCE 2, Senior Project Officer, Senior Project Coordinator, Junior Project Manager, Trainee Project Manager will be considered for this role

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