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Launch Controller (AM800) - SUP224

Apply now Job no: 492232
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: St. Athan, South Wales
Categories: Manufacturing

Job Purpose:

To supervise within Material Planning and Logistics / Supply Chain the successful introduction of all St Athan based new model programmes and engineering changes whilst ensuring there is no disruption to the business.


Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

·   Supply Chain Launch lead for St Athan / AM800 Programme

·   Role to be based at Gaydon for period of 1 year approx. and then St Athan in mid-2018 and beyond

·   Ensure Supply Chain are ready for new model launch dates for AM800 Programme + all follow on St Athan Programmes, including build phases, Mission gateway reviews and other milestones.

·   Ensure the smooth transition of engineering changes into the business.

·   Accountable for projecting future model obsolescent material risk and then putting actions in place to minimise this.

·   Accountable for managing a team of 2+ direct reports.

·   Represent Supply Chain in all AM800 launch related meetings, ensuring all relevant parties are informed of any concerns raised and action is taken.  Work with the New Model Launch Team to track build status and ensuring the correct parts are available to support the build programme.

·   Develop and report out on metrics to show the progress of launch parts into the business. 

·   Co-ordinate the running of regular Open to Go meetings to identify issues and remove roadblocks to pre-production parts supply and Engineering changes.

·   To co-ordinate production parts issues between Supply Chain Material Planners and Purchasing/Procurement to ensure the correct parts are supplied for the correct build phase.

Key Performance Indicators

·   New model and model revision projects delivered on time and to budget – no impact on operational metrics such as line stops and misfits.

·   Engineering changes delivered – no impact on operational metrics such as line stops and misfits

·   Obsolescent material costs below budget.


Qualifications and Experience:

·   Experience in new model launch introductions and engineering change is highly desirable.

·   Experience of supervision and people processes is highly desirable.

·   An awareness of Aston Martin Product Creation System / Mission would be an advantage.

·   Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy, together with the ability to work accurately and efficiently, taking resourceful action during periods of considerable pressure.

·   Must be comfortable engaging at all levels of the organisation.

·   Computer Literate essential, Microsoft Excel essential.

·   Degree or Higher diploma qualified or equivalent preferable.


To Apply:

A career at Aston Martin means joining one of the world's most respected luxury automotive brands. You have the chance to join us in a truly special working environment - fast-paced, rewarding and dynamic 

Please click on the 'apply online' button to submit your application.

PLEASE NOTE:  the closing date for this vacancy is Monday 15th January 2018.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy to applications earlier should we receive sufficient applications.



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