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Design & Development Coordinator

Jaguar Land Rover
£41000 to £47000 per year
Closing date
29 Jun 2022
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The successful candidate will work as part of a team, led by the Transmissions programme manager. The employee will lead the planning & control of design & development expenditure for automatic transmissions, working closely with the development teams and suppliers to agree the budgetary requirements and spend profiles.

The employee will work with programme finance and business planning to ensure the budget is deliverable and that all orders are raised, approved and invoiced on time to meet the programme requirements.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities:

* Work with Powertrain Strategy to align programme line up content, creating roll out reports for planning purposes.
* Brief suppliers on project scope and any programme content changes, analysing for any cost impact.
* Support the negotiation of programme delivery costs with main Transmission suppliers, obtaining input from relevant stakeholders , where required.
* Work alongside Business Planning and associated Delivery Buyers to agree and plan for department spend.
* Raise programme attribute change notifications (PACNs) for any additional spend requests/spend alignments.
* Ensuring accurate shopping carts are raised by Business Planning in SAP.
* Monitoring the overall department budget.
* Chair weekly spend decision meeting with Senior Management.
* Plan and prepare documentation to support accurate departmental spend with Finance teams at each FY quarter.
* Review content of Programme Direction Letters (PDLs) and feed into initial Programme Agreement Sheet (PAS) responses for TFLE (Tooling, Facilities, Launch, Engineering) requests at the beginning of a Programme - specifically for Design & Development (D&D) costs.
* Assist Business Planning to provide yearly spend forecast information for Senior Management.
* Awareness of potential design change requests being raised by Engineering that will incur additional costs - working closely with Transmission Software & Calibration teams.
* Monitor SAP shopping cart status and ensure carts are being confirmed by the relevant Engineers to ensure Suppliers can invoice on time.


Essential :
* A good financial planning & control background.
* Proficient in Excel.
* Attention to detail and organised, with the ability to work collaboratively as well as largely independently.
* Strong project coordination capabilities with the ability to multitask.
* A positive constructive attitude and willingness to learn.
* Good communication and presentation skills.

* Knowledge and experience of using RADS & SAP.
* Familiar with Redbook and how to operate it.
* Knowledge of automatic transmissions and automotive industry.
* Liaison with internal departments & external suppliers.


Innovative. Trusted. Pioneering. These three qualities have always summed up Jaguar Land Rover. They have been encapsulated within the performance, luxury and excellence of all our products. They are what every person working for us lives and breathes.

We have been automotive industry pioneers for more than six decades. Jaguar debuted in 1935. Land Rover made its celebrated entrance in 1948.

From then until now, we have been at the forefront of technical innovation in all areas of vehicle development. Through our revolutionary technologies, performance and craftsmanship, we have pushed the boundaries of what the industry considers possible over and over again. Our efforts have led to some of the most iconic nameplates ever to grace the road.

With an ever-evolving history and exhilarating future, this is the place to drive your pursuit for success. This is where you'll push the boundaries of your potential. This is where you'll put excellence in motion.

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