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Commodity Leader - Powertrain Modules

Apply now Job no: 503367
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Powertrain

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:

Lead delivery of all departmental commodities achieving key business targets of Quality, Cost & Timing (QCT) for all AML future/current programmes.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Principal point of contact for all operational activities relating to commodity progression & delivery. You provide leadership, guidance & expertise to the relevant commodity teams
  • Manage delivery of compatible solutions for all commodities & all aspects of business (L&C, R&D, New Model Quality, Procurement, Finance/PCE, M,P&L , Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Design)
    • Cost Responsibility: Collation, delivery to target. & cost reduction activities
    • Delivery Responsibility: Estimate, plan & manage delivery of commodities to expected timescales
  • Develop cross platform system/commodity strategies
  • Chair cross functional reviews to enable timely commodity team decision making
  • Provide status information for Gateway events
  • Creation of master commodity plans, critical path planning & alignment to programme timing
  • ETRS & ERN management & maintenance
  • Concern coordination & resolution in relation to commodity delivery
  • Support definition of DVP requirements & commodity DVP tracking
  • Prototype Build/Launch/SoP support coordination via commodity team
  • Maintain/cascade information between platform programme & commodity teams
  • Coordinate TDC activities
  • Develop, implement, manage & report team KPI’s for area of responsibility

Qualification & Experience:

Previous experience essential to undertake this role.

  • Solid recent experience required of OEM project management
  • Technical understanding of commodities within Cooling, Heat Protection & Thermal Management, Exhaust, Fuel & Battery Systems
  • Proven leadership skills managing cross functional teams
  • Proven leadership of complex concern/issue resolution
  • Broad knowledge of Powertrain Base Engine, Driveline & ePowertrain functionality
  • Broad knowledge of Powertrain quality, design & validation methods
  • Mechanical engineering degree or equivalent qualification / experience

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