Program Management Analyst

Location Basildon
Job type: Contract
Salary: £29.52PH Umbrella (after 13 weeks the rate will increase to £35.65 in line with AWR)
Contact name: Vicki Martinson

Contact email:
Contact phone: 01245403560
Job ref: 56084
Published: 21 days ago
Duration: 7 Months
Expiry date: 31 Dec 2024 23:59
Startdate: ASAP

​Position Description:

  • Provide program management leadership across functions to execute timely development and launch of Special Vehicle Options to Commercial Vehicles.

  • Guide the Special Vehicles Team through the enquiry (Equivalent to GPDS) and business processes to deliver to options to plan. - Build operational excellence and program management capabilities across the Special Vehicle Team to deliver the best solutions to our customers in a flexible and agile manner.

  • Support cross-functional development of project timing, deliverables, budget and product definition.

  • Monitor execution to plan using Data and Tools to identify and then support risk/issue management throughout the program cycle from inception to manufacturing launch.

  • Facilitate the cross functional business issue investigation, containment, root cause evaluation and prevent recurrence in the delivery of Special Vehicle Options.

  • Provide a central point of communication across all functions for the Special Vehicles Team.

  • Lead the change management processes that controls product definition and engineering change management.

Skills Required:

  • Good communication skills.

  • Good personal organisation and ability to prioritise multiple tasks.

  • Experienced in MS Project

  • Ability to command meetings with leadership across the team whilst maintaining focus on results and next steps.

  • Ability to challenge the norms and drive the business forwards to meet objectives.

  • Process-oriented mindset with emphasis on implementation.

  • A self-starter with the ability to take responsibility for key assignments with minimal supervision.

  • Highly numerical with strong analytical skills.

  • Experienced and competent with MS Excel in managing large documents/datasets with complex formula and VBA.

  • Business Acumen and the ability to manage costs and risks.

  • Negotiation skills.

  • Proven ability to solve problems creatively.

  • Critical thinking whilst staying objective.

  • Focus on Quality.

Skills Preferred:

  • Flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguity and shifting priorities.

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.

  • Ability to collaboratively work in a diverse, cross-functional, European environment.

  • Agile project management.

  • Knowledge of Lean manufacturing best practices [incl. Six Sigma, Kaizen etc.]

Experience Required:

  • 5-7 years' experience of working in an Automotive / operations environment with experience of: Experience in setting up and tracking realistic schedules.

  • Tracking of operating metrics and KPIs

  • Use of agile methodologies to accelerate program delivery

Experience Preferred:

  • Experience of the Commercial vehicle conversion market and international automotive industry

  • Previous Program Management Experience or Functional Integration.

  • Knowledge of Ford structure and processes, with experience in PDL, Product Development, Manufacturing and/or Program Management.

  • A good understanding of GPDS tools and processes.

  • Experience of building out and optimisation of new processes.

Education Required:

  • University degree or equivalent in Engineering, Business or Data

Education Preferred:

  • Higher degree