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Project Leader - NMO - NMQ008

Apply now Job no: 492451
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Quality

Aston Martin’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire is built upon the passion, skill and creativity of the people who dedicate their working lives to the most iconic brand in the world. Every intricate stitch, beautifully expressed line, and the stirring noise of our engines, is a manifestation of the desire and collective spirit to create the most beautiful cars: the soul of Aston Martin made real.

The purpose of the role is to be responsible for developing and delivering quality disciplines relating to vehicle design, development and launch for all future vehicles within Aston Martin. Taking leadership of the quality activities on new vehicles to set and achieve programme targets. Maintain a full understanding of all aspects of the programme, not just quality. Ensure clarity of situation, direction & issues at all levels of company through regular reports


Key Responsibilities

• Manage the introduction of new models from a quality aspect; from concept through to launch.
• Work within Programme Steering Team structure for achieving technical, process and timing deliverables during product development and launch.
• Develop and implement plans and activities in order to deliver a continued improvement in product and delivery from a quality perspective.
• Drive lessons learned reviews with Design from initial concept through to engineering on finished vehicles to ensure no repeat issues from previous models and robustness of new designs.
• Co-ordinate activities of Quality and Supplier Preparation engineers to ensure programme targets are met.
• Set and ensure project Quality Key Point Indicators and Programme targets are met by working closely with all departments to drive down defects particularly during Production Trials.
• Own design and sourcing of any master fixtures required liaising with other departments to ensure all requirements are accounted for, coordinate and lead fixture build activities and report out results.
• Work with Inspection Engineering and Audit Operations to ensure inspection preparation and trial build requirements are met.
• Maintain reports to be communicated both up and down, from engineers to Vice President, of programme direction, requirements and any open issues. To be done weekly locally and the confidence to present in programme gateways.
• Work with the other project leaders to ensure NMO engineers focus is on the right projects at the right time.


Qualification and Experience

• Technical education to degree level or equivalent.
• Experience of project management and the ability to influence engineers and management in order to progress plans and activities.
• Able to apply problem solving techniques to improve process capability, repeatability and reliability both internally and externally.
• Able to make presentations to Director level.
• Knowledge of Quality Tools and techniques for built in quality in design advantageous.
• High degree of numeracy and knowledge of statistical techniques is also an advantage
• Due to the nature of the role, flexibility on working hours required to ensure completion of activities.
• Positive and proactive approach, with ability to work well in a team to engage others in problem solving.
• Able to work autonomously and as part of a team in a dynamic and changing environment.
• Good interpersonal skills essential.


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


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