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Project Manager Automotive

KHR Recruitment Specialists



£40000/annum + 10% Bonus + Benefits


Posted: 16/03/2023

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We are currently working with a leading National automotive business based in Gravesend. Due to ongoing growth, they are currently seeking a Project Manager to join their team on a full time permanent basis.

The Project Manager will support the Technical Team Manager by tightly controlling the schedule of work and activities across the department. They will oversee the development cycle of new products through to handover to Marketing. Manage the departmental workload, schedule the automotive projects and control the other key obligations in the team in a highly organised way, communicating effectively across the business.

Responsibilities will include:

* Identify and distribute tasks to colleagues - update colleagues with their key priorities
and tasks, and help motivate the team to complete activities to deadline.
* Communicate project progress - update the department manager with news of progress,
any projects ahead of schedule and issues, such as those falling behind. Work agilely to
reschedule and reorder work to ensure the team meets its goals.
* Project Manage Product Development - using their 'Product Tracker' or your preferred
solution, manage every stage of the product life cycle from the initial idea through to
completed prototype and handover to Marketing.
* Track booked-in vehicles to their innovation centre workshop, and ensure that they have staff available for the initial design and prototyping processes. Ensure there is sufficient space and capacity when vehicles arrive.
* Oversee the concerns log - the concerns log tracks issues found across the business, in all departments. Take responsibility for those pertaining to the Technical Team (e.g. possible product failure / warranty issues). Keep these recorded, under review, and ensure actions arising are followed up appropriately by colleagues.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

* Super-organised day to day scheduling ability is key, as well as longer term project
management skills.
* A skilled and friendly communicator, able to take the team perspective and work towards
win-win outcomes.
* Adaptable, flexible and able to reschedule and think creatively in response to shifting
* SAP, PDM, Project Management systems experience all desirable, generally very strong
software competency is essential.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing business that can offer ongoing development and career progression. A competitive salary and benefits package is on offer including:

10% annual bonus
25 days holiday
Death in service benefit

Hours for the role are Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm with the opportunity to work from home 1-2 days per week.

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