NPI Program Manager
Our client in Staffordshire is looking for an experienced and dynamic individual to join their NPI team to work on new engine projects going into the new year for 12-18 month duration. Hours are 37/week as standard but extra hours may be required to suit the demands of the role.
Lead the execution of Business Unit focused NPI projects; establish project management plan and use plan to manage service and product delivery; plan and manage resources for implementing changes; assist in evaluating requests.
Job related statistics:
Annual Sales Volume, assigned product, incl. parts: Less than $50M to $250M
Annual Capital Expenditures Influenced: Less than $10M to $25M
Annual Research & Development Budget: $10M to 25M
Direct Reports 2-5 Management
Manages large NPI projects to ensure they are on time, within budget, and aligned with the product strategy.
Assists in prioritizing NPI projects based on enterprise impact and objectives.
Assembles the business case for project requests.
Identifies training needs for NPI team members and initiates NPI-related development opportunities. Provides mentoring for the team.
Builds relationships with other departments, industry associations and outside organizations. Assists in marketing the NPI process to customers.
Identifies cost containment opportunities. Identifies trends and areas of focus for continuous improvement.
The position supervises or manages a work unit of primarily management and/or salaried employees where planning, scheduling, monitoring and reviewing work of subordinates is required. The position is responsible for all personnel issues and performance evaluation of subordinates.
Typical internal customers include employees from two or more work groups in a Division. The position's primary customers are internal. The position is challenged to quickly and correctly identify problems, which may not be obvious. The incumbent solves problems by determining the best course of action, within departmental guidelines, from many existing solutions. The incumbent is free to determine the best way to complete job assignments in order to achieve desired results. Except for the most complex or high impact situations, work is reviewed after completion. Impacts key quality goals including Customer Satisfaction, Continuous Improvement, Timeliness, Accuracy, Efficiency, Cost Savings, process Quality, etc. The position monitors and reports on key quality measures for the measure(s) stated.
Moderate travel required (5% - 15% of working time).
The position requires thorough knowledge of company products, product applications or merchandising programs.
The position typically requires a college or university degree or equivalent experience. In addition, six to nine years of job-related experience are typically required. The ability to demonstrate initiative and work with diverse groups to reach consensus is required. Communication skills are critical as incumbent initiates communication with others outside immediate work group to work on new ideas or to counsel others, etc. The ability to listen to others is important to the job. Strong analytical and problem solving skills are essential as well as project management efficiency.
*please note that this role will not support sponsorship or relocation