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Duties / Responsibilities (Including Objectives of the role):
 This role is responsible for the delivery of all vehicle programmes associated with their vehicle line. This role provides direct management of the programme management team associated with those programmes and leads the wider x-functional team to ensure the delivery framework is in place and all targets are balanced across different functions to deliver the vehicles. The main duties of the role includes:
  • Ensure the Vehicle Programme Plan is in place adhering to the company Product Delivery process and business requirements with deliverables and timing clearly cascaded to all x-functional team members, departmental activity plans reviewed to ensure compatibility and mitigation actions put in place where any issues are identified.
  • Develop, balance, approve and cascade the high level vehicle targets to the x-functional team and lead review forums to ensure these are delivered, putting in place mitigation actions where any issues are identity.
  • Lead the change management activity within the vehicle programmes to ensure issues are resolved in a timely fashion to encourage right first time principles and ultimately deliver the product quality requirements. 
  • Ensure that the Lotus Product Development System is adhered to and all milestones are executed effectively and in line with the expected activities and deliverables. 
  • Ensure that the Executive Board is regularly updated with programme status information through the primary governance meetings and status reports. Prepare and propose the status of the business Gateways to the forum. 
  • Interface with other Group business units and external companies as required to deliver the vehicle line objectives.
  • Provide mentoring and development support to direct reports.
Qualifications and Experience (Essential & Desirable criteria)
 Essential Criteria:
  • Degree qualified in a scientific discipline or equivalent exceptional experience. 
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in a whole vehicle programme delivery environment.
  • Commercial knowledge of running a vehicle programme.
  • Presentation skills.
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 of delivering whole vehicle programmes and is looking for the next step in their career. Similarly it would suit an experienced Head of Vehicle Line looking for a new challenge or to broaden their experience into a different sector.