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Powertrain Program Manager (Vehicle Line Manager)

Apply now Job no: 509502
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:

To be the figurehead of your given PT Program, leading the 150 strong team to the deliver of all PT Attributes, Commodities and systems to the Vehicle and ultimately our customers.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Be the figurehead of your PT Program, ensuring on-cost, on-time and on-budget delivery of all PT Attributes, Systems and Commodities, leading interaction with PT seniors and the Vehicle team
  • Early PT Program Strategy input, proposing the powertrain configuration and attributes to be deployed into vehicle
  • Define and agree PT content of the program, including commodity carryover v’s new planning
  • Cascade of program rationale and targets into the wider PT organisation
  • Ensure Lessons learned from previous projects are being appropriately applied
  • Track commodity development (including definition, design, test and release) ensuring robust delivery from the respective teams
  • Lead the PT Programme meeting cadence and reporting for you program both internal to PT and outwardly to Vehicle team customers
  • Run Powertrain delivery Gateways, reporting to Head of PT Programmes & Director of PT Hardware
  • Support vehicle gateways with required information, ensuring timely and robust delivery and supporting vehicle timing plans
  • Track Purchasing activity to ensure support of PT delivery both in terms of timing and costs
  • Build and Manage the PT Program budget (alongside finance team) covering tooling, material costs, engineering and manufacturing, ensuring that financial status is always clear and on track
  • Issue resolution and arbitration between PT teams and across wider vehicle application

Qualification & Experience:

  • Previous experience of delivering technical programs comprising of several interconnected commodities/systems
  • Experience of leading a cross functional team, including complex issue resolution ability, risk evaluation and decision making
  • Knowledge of Product Development Processes including scoping, requirements, sourcing, design verification, system integration, tooling, releasing and production part approval
  • Good Engineering background and solid knowledge engineering principles, ideally with a good background in Automotive
  • Knowledge of automotive quality processes (as a minimum 8D, and ideally APQP or similar)


  • Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels
  • Ability to take large amounts of information/data and clarify down to a clear and simple message
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills, self-motivated, eager to take responsibility and deliver results in autonomy
  • Strong sense of ownership and responsibility with an ability to see bigger picture
  • Highly organized person who is process driven and can work autonomously
  • Able to arbitrate conflicts and facilitate the decision making
  • Ability to bring people together and generate aligned solutions

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We understand that the incredible beauty, craft and art that defines an Aston Martin comes from the inclusion of our amazing people.

We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.  We celebrate diversity and are seeking applicants who can bring something different.  Please speak to us if there is anything you need to support making an application with us.

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