senior manager - chassis components in gaydon

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Randstad Engineering are currently looking to source a Senior Manager to work for a leading car manufacturer based in the West Midlands.

Job Purpose

Vehicle Chassis Systems contributes to the overall success of the Chassis Department carrying out vehicle & system design and engineering specification activities.

Manage the functional and technical delivery of all of the Chassis systems to the vehicle platforms.

Manage the generation and maintenance of Chassis costs, timing plans, reporting documents and presentation material.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

* Facilitate the creation and detailing of our technical supplier partnerships as they pertain to Vehicle Chassis Systems in all forms & types.
* Creation of Strategic Component development plan and vision within his/her functional responsibility.
* Internal and external communication with regard to all aspects of engineering activities including technical presentation of engineering activities to Type Approving bodies and agencies.
* Definition of the all Chassis related activities associated to product definition/ specification, taking into account legal and internal targets, authoring final documentation and implementing requirements into design validation programs.
* Ensure that all statutory requirements of the organization and product are met
* Manage the team responsible for all areas of chassis design and product creation including:

* Overall vehicle chassis systems engineer specification.
* Coordinate within the team the creation and management of all data in support of the engineering and validation of all vehicle chassis systems.
* All 2D, 3D data associated to components, systems and supporting products.
* All Specifications and systems documentation
* FMEA & FESO documentation.
* Complete Engineering reports required to support product release.
* Bill of Material and Product Lifecycle Management data for all components and systems.

* Cost Responsibilities: Together with Finance, Program & Chassis Chief Engineer establish budgetary and forecast information for vehicle material costs and investment costs, maintaining its accuracy within company systems to allow other functions to disseminate and analyse implications.
* Act with the rest of the senior management team to create a motivated, empowered workforce that meets the highest standards of openness and honesty.
* Work with the HR function to plan and develop the skills and capabilities of the team to deliver all core functions both now and in the future.
* Stay abreast of all technologies and developments in the fields of automotive and aerospace and disseminate such data frequently to the rest of the business allowing timely reaction to new opportunities and risks

Qualifications and Experience

* Mechanical Engineering Degree preferred. Degree in another appropriate discipline will be considered
* Extensive experience gained within Chassis commodities and Component Engineering
* Project management experience.
* Confidence with presenting to seniors and taking away actions.
* Excellent understanding of Chassis technologies and their function.
* Able to manage and grow team
* Confident to interface with many departments such as Finance, Programme Management, Attributes and Purchase

If this role is of interest to yourself, and matches your skills sets and experience then please click apply below to submit your CV. Please ensure your up to date contact details are on your CV before applying.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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