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Vehicle Line Manager – Body Exteriors

Apply now Job no: 510981
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Vehicle Engineering

For over 110 years Aston Martin has made the most exquisitely addictive performance sports cars.


But no one builds an Aston Martin on their own. Behind these legends and landmarks are hundreds of dreamers, darers and doers who make extraordinary happen, every single day. That’s why the name of everyone who has ever worn our famous wings is inscribed on the wall of our factory.


As we embark on an exciting new era for the business, we need the very best people to write their own chapter on our journey to become the world’s most desirable ultra-luxury British performance brand.


Join us.


Job Purpose:

Achieve all the specific targets related to engineering, timing, costs and quality for body exteriors. Plan and manage the activities of the car line that are required for body exteriors throughout the entire product lifecycle.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting the Team Leader in the definition of the technical and product development requirements and respective achievement
  • Responsible for leading external engineering Team fostering analysis and facilitating decision making
  • Accountable for reaching targets on material costs, investments and supplier development costs, supported by the PL of Finance
  • Responsible for tracking and managing overall components timing
  • Responsible for tracking and managing overall components sign off

Qualification & Experience:

  • Extensive experience in Project Management and Product Delivery
  • Proven leadership experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of cross functional targets and constraints
  • Working knowledge of AMPCS / MISSION or similar Product Creation Process.
  • Familiar with Body Exterior components (Exterior trim, lighting, sealing, glazing + mechanisms) including their manufacturing technologies.
  • Experience of directly or indirectly leading purchasing, quality or manufacturing engineering teams.
  • Degree educated


  • Comfortable working to deadlines and holding others to account
  • Able to influence others – even when direct reporting lines are not present
  • Creative and courageous to enable achievement of company targets

Belong at Aston Martin

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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