Complexity Management Specialist

17.00 - 21.00 GBP Hourly + GBP17.00 - GBP21.00/hour
12 Sep 2017
10 Oct 2017
Contract Type
We have had a fantastic opportunity become available for a Complexity Management Specialist based in Gaydon on an initial 53 weeks. A description of the role follows-

The newly created Complexity Management (CM) team sits within Product and Architecture Strategy and has the responsibility to develop and set the variant and commonality agenda for the company going forward. This new team has the opportunity to have a significant impact on the overall business performance of the company in the future by simplifying engineering and reducing complexity. This is to ensure that the company can improve quality, reduced investment, resource and variable costs. We also have to be able to develop the customer offer strategy for the customer to maximize the profit from utilising complexity management tool sets. The role will deliver processes that ensure that the CM strategy can be deployed into the business and vehicle programmes.

You will also be tasked with supporting the delivery of Minimum Viable Product working tools and metrics to enable monitoring and governance of product commonality, complexity and variety, and you will support the upgrade of working tools into Enterprise systems as well as developing an appetite for change in the business by demonstrating benefits of the CM process to stakeholder groups. You will support the development of lean CM process at the business, programme, and commodity or system level in addition to guiding the development of targets and deliverables for CM. You will collaborate with IT, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), etc. to develop corporate tools based on the working versions, and you will engage with Data Supply and customer groups to ensure input data is trustworthy and consistent.

Key Performance Indicators

* Establishing a process landscape for Complexity Management within the business.
* Development and testing of strategic metrics, process and toolsets both for the CM team and ready for wide-scale deployment across the business and programmes
* Establishing and implementing lean agile working practices within the CM team
* Creating and maintaining positive stakeholder network to support the CM agenda
* Ensuring departmental alignment with the company corporate standards of excellence

The candidate must have the relevant skills to be successful in the role ;

* Results driven, demonstrating tenacity, drive and perseverance, an individual who is able to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment.
* Flexible with the ability to successfully adapt to different tasks and stages of in-flight projects
* Ability to disseminate complex issues into strategic processes and assets and a strong communicator with the ability to work with cross-functional teams.
* Working knowledge of engineering, business processes and methods, with successful translation of these into strategic change needs, practical tools and processes.
* Experience in the development and application of concurrent engineering approaches.
* You will have strong process development and deployment capability, as well as theoretical understanding of CM.
* Understanding of the hierarchy of Architectures, Systems, Sub systems and Components
* Possess experience of enterprise toolset design and delivery, including data management and reporting.
* PCDS Strategy phase development or delivery experience
* Strong track record of delivery and being results orientated

The client is ideally looking for ;

* Strong project management experience with vehicle, industrial or process improvement projects
* Experience with Commodity Business plans or System Strategies
* Understanding of programme cost structures including tooling and D+D investment, variable cost or TVM activities
* Working knowledge of WERS, iPLM, PADB and other relevant systems
* Relevant engineering degree or equivalent experience preferred

Must be an EU Citizen to apply