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Duties / Responsibilities (Including Objectives of the role):

Operationally the SPM for PBO will Manage and Lead the local team to deliver the migration from the old systems & processes including legacy data to the current and new systems whilst owning their maintenance & development. He or She will manage the delivery of the new LPDS and its optimum digital facilitation including rollout & training. He/She will be the Governance guru for the LPDS process and its implementation. He / She will specifically deliver the strategic integration of the Geely processes co-coordinating with China and our internal customers managing tasks & activities across the business with their agreement.

The suitable candidate  will manage the critical daily work-streams within the team and facilitate the smooth operation of the business office. The SPM will also be required to work with the HoD to create the strategic and departmental vision as well as the necessary skill acquisition and personal development of the teams.
  • Project development strategy / plan & policy- establish the Development strategy and approach, resources strategy, cost management etc.
  • Change management / critical documentation / Board & Product packs / LPDS development and delivery / weekly task meetings / Process and planning adherence / Milestone management.
  • Manage the VCC and Project forum/studio
  • 3rd Party projects - develop project proposals for 3rd party projects including presenting, as necessary to the client
  • Master timing schedules- plan and establish the project scheduling, action plan and tracking.
  • Project Investment/budget - Establish Project budget plan and control
  • Project Quality Management - Ensuring the LPDS gateways/milestones or 3rd party requested processes are followed and deliverable requirements are met.
  • Project Operational planning and cross functional team deployment - Establish and manage the project team, scope of works and resources planning. support development of PBO group through; establishing individual training needs, coaching/mentoring junior staff.
  • Project Management reporting - Establish and conduct risk assessment plan, tracking and control / mitigation planning etc including KPI's.
Project status reporting to the management/customer and follow up / follow through of the action plan during the project.
Qualifications and Experience (Essential & Desirable criteria)
  • Engineering degree or relevant qualification/experience
  • Whole vehicle OEM experience or significant experience from automotive tier 1
  • Proven leadership skills. Outgoing, confident and articulate. Strong work ethic, self motivating, ability to lead and work as part of a team
  • Masters degree
  • Financial, purchasing and/or product marketing exposure
  • Strong engineering background in mechanical or electrical systems.  Knowledge of purchasing and financial control is desirable
Other information
  • Private healthcare
  • Bonus scheme 
  • Friday half day