NPI Project Manager

11 Aug 2017
06 Sep 2017
Job Type
Contract Type
We are working on behalf of our client, an International Group Manufacturing within Tier 1 Automotive who are looking for an experienced Project Manager to join their NPI team at their site in the West Midlands.

Reporting in to the Engineering Manager the aim will be to support New Product / Engineering Change Requests including identifying new and innovative productive solutions for new product lines. Manage the Project from Business award through to SOP + 90 days.

The role

• Prod / Process Dev't Accountable:- Managing product design (where applicable), process design & development (inc. feasibility) and introduction in line with QCD deliverables.
• Providing quotation support for pressing / assembly processes to include concepts, layouts and cycle times as required.
• Customer Interface Accountable:- Providing accurate cost and timing feedback for products and changes during the enquiry and program phase.
• Preparing and maintaining detail project timing plans across all projects under the scope of their responsibility.
• Ensure timing plans are made available from all supply routes and support functions.
• Preparation of pressing / assembly and special purpose equipment SOR's to enable purchasing to obtaining quotations.
• Supporting the nomination and kick-off process for Pressing / assembly and special purpose equipment.
• Charing weekly Plant based weekly review meeting.
• Lead and co-ordinate internal process and process buy off.
• Supporting the follow up of Pressing / assembly / special purpose / tooling equipment suppliers as required and ensuring adherence to agreed planning.
• Co-ordinating the preparation of DFMEA / PFMEA and process planning documentation via plant project , project quality and new tool engineering.
• Chairing DFMEA / PFMEA meeting with support functions
• Chairing DFMEA / PFMEA meeting with support functions
• Reporting project status to program management in accordance with scheduled project and program reviews and reporting formats
• Following and maintaining project processes and documentation (E.g. Project Gateway using GPCS system).
• Attending customer PMST meetings using prescribed action / timing log.
• Support project to 90 days post SOP.


• Manage complex and long term projects to reach pre-determined objectives in quality, cost and delivery.
• A thorough knowledge and understanding of high volume automotive manufacturing with specific attention to engineering processes.
• Manage and motivate the individuals within the project team.
• Able to work away from home on occasions - UK and Europe.
• 5 years' experience in a similar role within an automotive high volume environment.
• Good computer skills specifically Microsoft Office and potentially SAP and PDM applications.
• Knowledge of project financial requirements and constraints and be able to demonstrate the ability to manage and control those budgets within agreed target levels.
• Previous experience working with OEM's such as JLR, Nissan, Toyota & BMW advantageous
• Qualified to Degree or equivalent level in an engineering or manufacturing related subject.
• Second language is desirable