Infotainment Manager

45000.00 - 50000.00 GBP Annual + GBP45000 - GBP50000/annum negotiable
13 Sep 2017
11 Oct 2017
Job Type
Contract Type
Job Title: Infotainment Manager

Job Location: Warwick University, Coventry, West Midlands, UK

Job Salary: GBP45k-GBP50k per annum (dependent upon experience)

Job Purpose as the Infotainment Manager

The purpose of this role is to lead a team to create commodity strategy plans, deliver R&D and innovation projects to improve the design of those commodities. To create new design archetypes and deliver vehicle application projects.

Key responsibilities & tasks as the Infotainment Manager

Business Planning:

* Manage 5 year commodity strategy & get relevant new technologies to implementation ready within agreed Function budget, resource & timing.
* Create engineering guideline documents and archetypes for platform and non-platform engineered components.
* Work with application engineer & Product Cost Estimating to set platform commodity programme Financial targets based on improved archetypes & strategic suppliers.
* Define to application engineer resource requirements (internal & external) for platform commodities.


* Ensure platform commodities achieve the programme's cascaded system level targets, supporting Concept reviews as required.


* Deliver the programme QCWFT (quality, cost, weight, function and timing) requirements to the application engineer. TDC
* Ensure that the commodity meets the Function plan (with the component suppliers), creating & managing recovery plans as required. Includes releasing platform components (BoM, tooling launch).
* Monitor internal & external resource utilisation to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.


* Create & manage the platform commodity's virtual & physical DV plan.
* Ensures effective report writing to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.
* Ensure that all platform concerns are robustly resolved & provide technical support for application concerns.
* Complete FESO documentation for platform commodities.

Qualifications & experience

* Engineering degree or equivalent. Preferably Chartered Engineering status or equivalent.
* Proven record of delivering Electrical or Electronics Commodities, including quality, cost, function, weight and timing.
* Experience of delivering one of the following commodities: infotainment, audio, cluster & displays, tracker & e-call, antennas, switchgear, lighting, camera & PDC's, body electronics, power management, EDS.
* Extensive knowledge of automotive development systems e.g. releasing, concerns, containments, gateways and sign off documentation.
* Experience of leading a cross functional team, including complex issue resolution.
* Experience of leading a small engineering team of direct reports - desirable not essential.
* Supplier management experience
* Complete knowledge of Product Development cycle from concept to launch completion
* Excellent technical engineering background and a comprehensive knowledge of using calculation and analysis to drive design.
* Excellent knowledge of automotive quality tools and processes.
* Extensive knowledge of the manufacturing processes to create the components or systems.
* Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels
* Confident presenter
* Analytical
* Microsoft project experience is desirable
* Excellent financial management skills
* Strategic thinking
* Must be able to project manage and work collaboratively with a cross-functional team.

How to Apply

If you are interested in progressing your career as the Infotainment Manager, apply now for immediate consideration.

PLEASE NOTE: If you require visa sponsorship to work in the UK you CANNOT be considered for this role