Project Manager – Automotive

  • £50000 - £55000 per annum
  • Telford
  • Posted: 08/11/2021
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 025420417

Job Details

Part of a major international group, this organisation has recently won several significant new automotive business and is seeking to strengthen their management team with an addtional Project Manager.
Project Manager – Automotive tier 1 manufacturer
Salary:  c£55000 + benefits
Location: West Midlands (commutable from Wolverhampton, Bridgnorth, Stafford, Walsall, Telford, Shrewsbury areas)
Reporting to the Plant Manager, you will be responsible for managing large high end customer projects from intake of process design, operation, implementation and integration of products delivering on-time.
o Lead the management of designated projects, delivering agreed objectives including revenue, timing and deliverables, taking a project from conception to completion and escalate issues as they arise
o Support initial feasibility reviews, validation of quotations and development of project budgets and timing for plant based activities.
o Involved in the initial specification of project related equipment (e.g. Tooling, Assembly Equipment, Shop floor layouts etc.)
o Establish, maintain and manage strong working relationships with customers at appropriate levels
o Act as primary point of contact to the customer related to the project
o Achieving programme deliverables Project cost and timing Progress reporting (internal & external)
o Follow the business process to realise programme delivery and identify areas of improvement Identify areas of change to work scope and control via change management
You will already be working in a Project Management capacity within the automotive supply chain with the following knowledge and experience:
o Proven ability to conduct high level and complex negotiations with automotive OEMs
o Setting up full development plans from concept to production, and the associated gateways and kpi trackers. Maintenance of timing and cost plans
o Knowledge of the Automotive Manufacturing Industry, OEM and large tier 1 preferred.
o Knowledge of complex manufacturing processes such as casting, metal stamping, injection moulding or similar process incorporating material and tooling costs
o Analytical with good judgement, commercial business sense and problem solving skills
o Relation builder with good communications  skills with both internal and external stakeholders
o Structured worker with good time management and project management abilit
The opportunity:
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Project Managers, Programme Manager or Senior Project Engineers to join a global automotive supplier who are both winning and quoting for significant new business, particularly with emerging new EV automotive companies.
In return our client is offering an excellent salary and benefits package including contributary pension scheme, life assurance, onsite car parking, 25 days holiday,  canteen facilities, excellent training and development opportunities. Above all this is an opportunity to make a real contribution to the success and growth of the modern organisation who are continuing to invest in modern machinery and infrastructure.
Apply on-line or call Robert Wigley for a confidential discussion
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