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Verification Build Group Leader

Employer
Jaguar Land Rover
Location
Gaydon
Salary
£50000 to £70000 per year
Closing date
13 Oct 2022
Reference
104221
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Job Details

Job description:

WHAT TO EXPECT

In this role you will be leading the team responsible for, delivering Verification Build panel manufacture for Body Complete Commodities. You will ensure parts are delivered on time to the correct quality standard. You will support the development of the BIW low volume strategy for all major panels and be first level of escalation for VB readiness/delivery reviews liaising with Manufacturing Engineering, Stamping Engineering Team and Dimensional Teams (DMBI). It is planned that the team will transition to a recognised On-Cycle Transverse Squad, responsible for multiple programs at any given time.

You will lead driving the Bill of Materials generation, report part quality, delivery status and establish low volume budget costs, work closely with programmes, purchasing and external suppliers on commercial aspects. You will also lead the delivery of Low Volume Tooled Parts post-VB build when production parts are not available.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

Supplier & cross-functional team support

* Ensure VB engineering freezes are deliverable, feasible, within budget, deliver system function and are compatible with bill of process.
* Ensure project/part trackers are comprehensively created/maintained with part revisions and quality tracked through frequent cross-functional/supplier reviews. Lead delivery with JIRA
* BoM alignment and change management

Pro-active support of Working Level Process Chain & Triage meetings
* First level of escalation for Process Chain. Ensure Program Leads are supported in challenging business reviews

Technical Project management and supplier liaison
* Lead the delivery of BIW prototype sourcing in line with strategy. Liaising with Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Pressed Parts Group, Supplier Tooling Team and Dimensional Teams (DMBI) as necessary ensuring optimum alignment and maximising VB learning opportunities.
* Supplier visits ensuring quality/timely supply of parts and technical point of contact between JLR / Supplier(s).

● As the upcoming program spike is delivered, it is expected that the successful applicant will take on additional responsibility with the Vehicle Structures Team


WHAT YOU NEED

Knowledge and experience

Essential:
● Knowledge of low volume part(s) requisition, manufacturing methods & pressed parts tooling.
● Previous experience of managing resolution of business, technical and process issues within a Project Team environment.
● A good working knowledge of product creation & delivery, change control, product definition and change management processes.
● Degree qualified or equivalent experience preferred.

Desirable:
● Previous experience within engineering or programme planning departments.
● Excellent communication and people skills, with strong influencing and engagement skills.
● An individual with the ability to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style.

Company

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.

Find Us
Location
Coventry
Warwickshire
CV3 4LF
GB
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