Industrial Program Leader

Job Reference: WM – 2496

Location: Staffordshire

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Industrial Program Leader


  • Prototype: check know-how availability in plant according to requirements
  • Analyse industrial and technical tasks during prototype build (involving operators from production plant) as part of the MVP (Manufacturing Validation Plan)
  • Implement all changes related to production system and/or related to the product (as of Engineering Change Management)
  • Study, develop in detail, validate, release and set-up the complete Production System of the program using group standard lean Capex methodologies: process flow charts, work combination Table, PFA (Process Functional Analysis), layout (SWC), equipment and tool definition and interfaces, material, and information flow diagram in accordance with the Group standards and program objectives
  • Participate in the achievement of Process, Equipment and Facility FMEA
  • Coordinate installation and launch of all production equipment and tooling
  • Manage the Production Part Approval Process (including Run @ Rate: Production Trial, Mass Production Trial and Extended Mass Production Trial)
  • Manage the production launch in the plant
  • Support the Production Ramp-up
  • Coordinate the activities of the cross-functional plant launch team
  • Achieve all manufacturing program objectives in his/her plant (Quality, Costs, Delivery, Performance) such as Process and Machine Capabilities, MPM, PPM and Scrap rate, CAPEX, Amortized costs, Added value, Material Cost, Logistics costs, Gross Margin, Start-up costs
  • Apply PMS/Engineering Change Management/Manufacturing tools and standards
  • Ensure that manufacturing milestones (as part of the TVRs) are passed successfully and on time
  • Report on a monthly base the progress of his activity (3PR level 2, PLR)

About You:

Minimum education level:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in engineering


  • Proven technical skills on product and process
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in production area

Skills and competencies:

  • Ability to manage functional industrial programs
  • Knowledge of the Customer Portal
  • Problem Solving
  • Familiar with Program finance issues (costing, P&L, investments)

Job Application:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to send a copy of your full CV – or call us now.

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