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AQP Program Manager

Location: Multimatic EU-Matic, Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Posted: October 4th, 2022

Position Overview:

Multimatic EU-Matic is a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Coventry, United Kingdom. It is Multimatic’s European base for mechanisms production, supplying automotive customers with competitive, high-quality hinges and door checks.

The Program manager is responsible for managing all aspects of a successful program from development to launch, including timing, engineering, testing, quality and profitability. Lead & Coordinate the program activities.

Plant Address:

Multimatic EU-Matic
Herald Avenue
Coventry Business Park, Coventry
United Kingdom CV5 6UB

Key Responsibilities:

  • Champion the quoting process for prototype and production quotes & timing.
  • Completes the Team Feasibility Commitment / Risk
  • Develop and maintain program budgets.
  • Collects /reviews and understands program information from customers and MPS.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining a program time line.
  • Champion of ‘design for manufacturing’ & Provides on going design input for conducting manufacturing feasibility and Customer requirements.
  • Coordinates all aspects of prototype related activities.
  • Manages and follows up on all new program testing, both internally & externally
  • Provide information for input into the preliminary bill of materials
  • Coordinates purchased components kick off and approval
  • Oversee kick off and approval of new/modified tooling / gauges check fixtures. (Must be present for all die trials.)
  • Must participate in the specification, sourcing and negotiations of assembly and tooling contracts for program along with Process Engineering.
  • Coordinate the approval of tooling/line equipment for payment. (Must be present for Assembly equipment in house trials.)
  • Arrange & authorize packaging development with process engineering.
  • Conducts program milestone reviews, tracks open issues and reports the status along with corrective actions to the GM and VP on a monthly basis through Launch Readiness Reviews.
  • Review and approve International Material Data System – IMDS submissions
  • Coordinates and reviews all Process sign-off.
  • Interface with Quality Department and oversees the preparation of PPAP documentation and review submissions.
  • Initiates and coordinates all new program release and engineering changes per the production ECN system.
  • Must ensure the containment of new processes and parts until production is stabilized and there are no customer issues
  • Complete production Layer Process Audits – LPA’s.
  • Must be involved in DFMEA, PMFEA, DVP&R, FEA, Product drawings, Identification of key characteristics, control plan and design review processes.
  • Communicate APQP information to customers, suppliers, sales and plant personnel.
  • Customer interface for Project Engineering, Design Engineering, and Purchasing).
  • Track and control development costs (FSS)
  • Track and control product costs, tooling costs and capital costs.
  • Actively drive Value Added / Value Engineering (VA/VE) activities and savings.
  • Responsible for all deliverables. Track status of “Program Deliverables” and reconcile with cost during the life of the Program.

Basic requirements:

  • Must have Engineering and or Tool & Die Maker degree, diploma or equivalent experience / background.
  • Minimum 3 years related experience preferred.
  • Must be able to read and fully interpret Engineering Drawings and Standards (Applicable GD&T knowledge preferred).
  • Intermediate computer skills in Spreadsheets, Word Processing, Microsoft Project, Internet, Flowcharts, and an understanding of Databases, MRP and CAD, software.
  • High level of organizational skills required.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to effectively interact with outside customers, suppliers, and all levels of employees internally, within a multicultural environment.
  • Understanding of IATF16949 requirements and procedures would be an asset
  • Must have UK right to work

Closing date for applications is November 30th 2022

If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.
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