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Program Manager

Location: Multimatic Technical Centre Europe, Thetford, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Posted: April 25th, 2019

Position Overview:

Multimatic is a global automotive supply company providing hardware and engineering services to OEMs around the world. Its UK-based engineering division, Multimatic Technical Centre Europe (MTCE), is a leading supplier of engineering and vehicle development services to major automotive OEMs and a growing number of niche vehicle manufacturers. Specialties include suspension systems, vehicle dynamics, carbon fibre structural components, mechanisms and mechatronics.

MTCE is seeking a Program Manager to undertake management of a standalone mid-sized project or a subsidiary element of a main vehicle engineering and development program. General project management responsibility for the planning of the project activities, management of the manpower & facilities resources and achievement of deliverables to quality, timing and cost.

Facility Address:

Wyatt House
Wyatt Way
Thetford, Norfolk
IP24 1HB
England

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  1. Lead and deliver project plans for new proposals and existing projects through liaison with functional departments leaders.
  2. Manpower and facilities planning, ensure resources are available to support project activities, liaise with functional areas to ensure replacements are provided if necessary.
  3. Risk planning and management throughout project.
  4. Manage project timing within overall program plan; track progress changes and develop recovery plans when necessary.
  5. Control project spend within allocated budget using forecasting tools.
  6. Ensure quality of deliverables from functional departments, manage achievement of project deliverables at program milestones, and facilitate customer sign-off at gateway stages.
  7. Collate and deliver monthly management status report.
  8. External customer liaison and reporting for stand-alone projects.
  9. Maintain project file directory database, ensure configuration control for project documents and reports.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

MANAGERIAL / SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

No direct supervisory responsibilities, but carries out appropriate leadership / project management responsibilities. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and reviewing work amongst the procurement team.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  1. Minimum HNC/HND third level qualifications.
  2. Preference will be given to candidates with Degree level in Mechanical Automotive Engineering
  3. At least 5 years experience of working within automotive design and development programs
  4. Knowledge and experience of automotive product development process and activities
  5. Good communication and professional presentation skills for customer and supplier interfacing
  6. Leadership, man management and conflict resolution skills
  7. Capable of organising and managing priorities, utilise problem solving techniques
  8. Commercial analysis and budgeting skills, experience of working to customer contract terms

Computer literate, with advanced MS Word, Powerpoint & Excel skills/abilities, MS Project expertise preferred

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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