Programme Leader, Body

Jaguar Land Rover
Closing date
31 Aug 2022

Job Details

Job description:


The advertised role is to join the Jaguar Product Team and offers the successful candidate the opportunity to join a multi-skilled and Agile team charged with creating and delivering the new Jaguar platform and the vehicle portfolio. The Jaguar Product team is responsible for Product Strategy, Product Engineering, Programme Delivery and Product Lifecycle.

The Body Programme Leader will lead a transformational shift in performance of the Vehicle Programme Delivery Process Chain and play a key interface between the Body Head of Process Chain, Programme Management, Product Engineering, Body Product Managers, Purchasing and Manufacturing functions who are critical supply partners to create and deliver the final completed product.

The specialist focus of the role will be to guide, coordinate and influence critical Commodity delivery using the Agile Mindset and tools. They will prioritise the Body system backlog, determine individual sprint goals and validate the quality of event of sprint outcomes. They will also help develop the new Jaguar delivery system reducing the time to market for all new products. The role holder will have a systems view of the entire delivery and will work closely with the Body Head of Process Chain to ensure these support delivery of the overall Body system and vehicle.


You will need to have leadership skills to lead and drive a cross-functional team to deliver vehicle programme objectives on-time, to quality and cost targets through influence and managing to programme deadlines, as well as the ability to coach individuals and teams to deliver excellence while looking for efficiencies. Jaguar Land Rover are looking for an individual with a ‘customer first' mindset who is easy to do business with and makes people feel special, driven to deliver experiences that are personalised, transparent and dependable.
A determined individual, highly driven, committed and results-orientated who works with pace, energy and confidence.

You will be required to show that you have the ability to apply analytical rigour to develop and drive well thought out operational plans, collaborate across functions and combine a short term, pragmatic focus with strategic vision. Jaguar Land Rover is an individual who is resilient, energetic and enthusiastic, responds constructively to new ideas and input in a changing business environment - someone who is also to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style.

Key Responsibilities contain, but are not limited to:

* Driving the Engineering Team in line with agreed plan, and resolving internal delivery issues where necessary
* Integrating system delivery plan into overall vehicle delivery plan resolving incompatibilities with Programme Manager
* Establishing required internal Process Chains necessary to support engineering delivery i.e. Design, Purchasing, Testing, Releasing etc
* Responsible for establishing and managing key system performance indicators (Q-C-T) to ensure overall system health and delivery of targets including any within system target balancing.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Sophisticated communication - someone able to communicate directly, clearly and openly and can engage with stakeholders at all levelsAn individual who can demonstrate good capability in leadership and management skills, who can motivate, develop and lead functional and cross-functional teams * Able to hold external and internal people accountable for delivery and within the boundaries of a clearly defined contract whilst also able to resolve contractual disputes
* A good Business Acumen
* Technical Excellence
* 360 functional skills
* Good Stakeholder Engagement
* Experience of Project Management
* Knowledge of an external Customer
* Problem solving skills
* Agile methods and behaviour
* A good level of Digital Skills


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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