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Project Manager

The Lighting Consultants
Closing date
1 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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The Lighting Consultants is a specialist automotive lighting company in Redditch specialising in luxury brands and vehicles. We are looking to expand our team and take on an experienced Project Manager to help us in these exciting times. The role requires a fresh thinking, dynamic individual who can combine experience and enthusiasm to help us execute flawless delivery.

We are in a continuous growth program and entering a new chapter in the development of the business. This is an excellent opportunity to shape your career.

This position requires the ability to both work from home & when necessary, from the TLC manufacturing facility.

Key Responsibilities:
  • To lead cross functional project teams, to deliver the objectives for new product introduction projects, ensuring use of best practice project management techniques
  • Ownership/reporting project status, budget, and milestones to company directors
  • Ensure that all projects are managed in accordance with company policies and procedures
  • Clearly communicate issues to the project team and plan resources accordingly
  • To develop and maintain a good working relationship with the TLC team, customer, and suppliers
  • To lead meetings and organise visits with TLC team, customers and suppliers as required
  • Control and delivery of budgets for prototypes, development, tooling, and production expenditure
  • Create and maintain timing plans, highlighting concern areas
  • Organise, chair and minute project meetings with the project team as appropriate
  • Responsible for preparation of commercial aspects, especially engineering changes and traceability of these through the project
  • Delivering and managing customer expectations
  • Review, understand and convert functional requirements into valid technical specifications & documents
  • Critical path analysis and roadblock management - handle multiple priorities in fast paced environment
  • Identifying business development opportunities and supporting quoting activities

Required Experience:
  • Educated to degree or equivalent level in technically biassed subject
  • 5+ years of relevant project management experience
  • Experience of operating in an ISO 9001:2015 & IATF 16949 environment and leading audit activities for project responsible elements
  • Experience of delivering projects from initial concept product development through to production via APQP process and ability to lead DFMEA, PFMEA and PPAP activities
  • Good understanding of mechanical, electronic, harness component design, assembly, and processes
  • Full appreciation of the plastic injection moulding process
  • Travel will be required on occasions to support customer and supplier meetings

Desirable Experience:
  • Experience in automotive lighting would be preferable
  • An understanding of ECE & SAE lighting regulations
  • DVP testing, photometry, and homologation process experience
  • CAD Literacy: ability to manipulate and interrogate CAD data and use associated visualisation tools
  • PRINCE 2 or similar Project Management Qualification
  • Support the business/directors to maintain/develop new company policies and procedures
  • Lean or Six Sigma Green/Black belt qualification
  • Launch experience and/or manufacturing experience is desired

Required Skills:
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent presentation skills - comfortable with preparing and presenting to varied audience
  • Demonstrate initiative and ability to offer new ideas/solve problems
  • Ability to plan, multitask and manage time effectively
  • Be able to work effectively both independently and ability to motivate/lead a team
  • Computer literate in Microsoft office programmes including MS Project - ERP system use beneficial
  • Full clean UK driving licence and valid passport

Sounds interesting? Please click APPLY for immediate consideration.

Candidates with previous experience in and job titles including; Engineering Project Manager, Lighting Project Manager, Lighting Project Controller, Automotive Project Manager, Business Project Manager and Automotive Executive Project Manager may be considered.
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