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Timing Leader

Apply now Job no: 508798
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Programme Management

Aston Martin 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.

Job Purpose:

The core aim is to concentrate on delivering and developing programme timing activities to improve our product development execution to deliver our vehicles to meet quality, cost, weight and functional targets on time

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop overall vehicle programme plans, detail and overview that support company, corporate, customer & certification requirements
  • Work in close cooperation with Programme Manager, providing programme timing information to support programme decision making, forecast and highlight issues to programme team & facilitate resolution through cross-functional meetings
  • Provide timing support & advice to each area within company
  • Continuous improvement and development of the timing function within AML from lessons learned, benchmarking of other best practice
  • Be the owner for the programme critical path timing by integrating key timing information from the Product Development stakeholders – use this information to ensure the Programme team are driving the delivery appropriately and flagging up-coming and realised timing risks
  • Weekly Chair for T-PATs for your carline programmes – a forum to gain alignment on status and validate assumptions
  • Benchmark and recommend a common timing tool to best suit the needs of Aston Martin’s Product Creation Team
  • Continuous improvement and development of the timing function within AML from lessons learned, benchmarking of other best practice

Qualification & Experience:

  • Automotive Engineering experience essential, either OEM or supplier
  • Broad engineering knowledge including product development, prototype build, manufacturing/production, service
  • Experience of complex timing analysis – using multiple methodologies / systems
  • Good understanding of supply/purchasing, finance and marketing
  • Demonstrated ownership of large Vehicle Programme timing from KO to Launch
  • Engineering Degree or similar


  • Ability to communicate at all levels and all areas of the company, including non-engineering areas
  • Methodical approach to solving problems
  • Ability to analyse the detail without losing the company-wide perspective

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