Launch Leader

  • Job Reference: 431558466-2
  • Date Posted: 26 November 2021
  • Employer: ARM Defence
  • Location: Warwick, Warwickshire
  • Salary: £45,000 to £50,000
  • Sector: Engineering and Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Are you looking for a new role within the Automotive Industry? We are supporting a permanent role based in Warwick.

Job Purpose:

  • To co-ordinate robust planning and delivery of New Model Launch programmes through close co-operation with the NML Manager and Programme teams.

What You'll Be Doing

Programme Management

  • To create and follow the New Model Launch Master Plan for new vehicle programmes
  • Represent Launch in Gateways and feedback status from Programme kick off through the development phases, pre-production stages, Job#1 and on to handover.
  • Lead concern wash-ups and support PST for new model programmes
  • Present the programme launch status at start-ups, PST's, Gateways and Launch Control meetings
  • Maintain the programme visual controls, 12 panel charts etc to visualise programme status

Build planning and facilitation

  • Create and maintain Launch day-by-day build and overview plan for associated programmes ensuring consistency and agreement with PD, Programme, Quality, L&C, Marketing, Production etc
  • Support the NML Manager, working with Programme Office, Quality, Production, PD, Man Eng etc in planning pre-production build phases for programmes ensuring that build phases, resource requirements and launch ramp-up profiles are achievable and meet the defined launch targets.
  • Lead associated programme pre-production builds using Launch Processes, including parts layout and sign off.
  • Facilitate remaining deliverables to ensure the pre-production phases are successful (BOM activity, equipment & tooling, logistics methods etc) for both line and pilot builds.
  • Drive and support Job#1 timing.
  • Support other Launch activities as required

Concern Management

  • Drive the identification, containment and resolution of concerns found during build phases.
  • Manage the containments through the pre-production builds and into Job#1, using containment trackers, concern board etc to promote and protect vehicle quality
  • Responsible for non-PD eCMS concern status, driving to completion by next build phase and at Job 1 handover
  • Lead cross functional teams to resolve issues through the pre-launch build phases.
  • Set-up, monitor and where appropriate lead sub system cross functional teams.

Launch development and standardisation

  • Support the Launch Manager in the development and standardisation of the Launch process through the creation and implementation of WIS
  • Work towards meeting the standard scorecard metrics and drive departmental improvement through best practice.

Your Experience

  • Engineering degree or equivalent qualification
  • Programme or project management experience
  • Automotive experience
  • Launch experience
  • Broad Engineering and manufacturing knowledge
  • Finance awareness
  • Understanding of systems and controls

Benefits Package

  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Medical Cover
  • 26 Days Holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Mercedes Lease Scheme