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Duties / Responsibilities (Including Objectives of the role):
 This role is responsible for the creation and execution of an efficient delivery strategy across all Lotus brand vehicles encompassing platform and commodity strategies together with x-carline pre-programming planning. This role provides direct management of the Platform and Commodity Planning team and leads the wider x-functional team to ensure targets are balanced across functions and aligned with the business requirements.
  • Leading the creation of a portfolio of programme plans that deliver the requirements of the business plan and are aligned with the market and customer expectation and constraints of the business balancing all areas of cost and revenue, cascading clear targets and identifying opportunities to enhance delivery efficiency.
  • Develop a x-carline commodity strategy in collaboration with the purchasing, engineering, design and manufacturing teams to ensure delivery of a high level of carry-over content while delivering the required differentiation between the products. 
  • Ensure this commodity strategy is adhered to within the delivery programmes and maintain the strategy as priorities shift to continually balance the constraints. 
  • Interface with other Geely group and external companies to support strategic alignment on platform and commodity usage. 
  • Develop a platform strategy in collaboration with all stakeholders to maximise re-use and reduce investment, piece cost and complexity across out global product range. 
  • Ensure that the Executive Board is updated with status information as required through governance meetings and status reports.
Qualifications and Experience (Essential & Desirable criteria)
Essential Criteria: 
  • Degree qualified in a scientific discipline or equivalent exceptional experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in a x-functional strategic environment. 
  • Strong commercial understanding within an automotive environment.
  • Team management and mentoring.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Pre-programme  or advanced concept experience.
Other information
  This is a high profile role within a growing, global business. It is an exceptional opportunity for a candidate who has a strong track record within a programme management and/or process development environment and is looking for the next step in their career.