J20555

EDS Launch Leader

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Permanent

Competitive

Cologne

Matthew Gilbert

01268 582900

Position Title: EDS Launch Leader

Duration: Permanent

Location: Germany

General Purpose of Role
• Key interface to customer to provide on-site support during prototype and launch phases of the project
• Ensure smooth launch of new products into production, identify, track and resolve build issues"

Launch Preparation
• Analyse vehicle specification, generate, and maintain the “harness by vehicle build matrix”. Input into Customer BOM Validation tool if required
• Distribute “harness by vehicle build matrix” to engineering and logistics team
• Plan engineering, quality, rework support for build phase, issue and maintain build support plan
• Ensure adequate material is available at build site for reworks
• Request required facilities at build site to customer (desks, phones, computers, network connection, Wi-Fi, rework area and tables, etc.)
• Attend customer launch kick off meetings and cascade information to team
• Arrange and run regular meeting with the Clients’ engineering, logistics, quality and manufacturing teams to ensure good communication and alignment before and during launch phase
• Attend product design reviews in harness manufacturing plant
• Analyse vehicle specification, generate, and maintain the “harness by vehicle build matrix”. Input into Customer BOM Validation tool if required
• Distribute “harness by vehicle build matrix” to engineering and logistics team
• Plan engineering, quality, rework support for build phase, issue and maintain build support plan
• Ensure adequate material is available at build site for reworks
• Request required facilities at build site to customer (desks, phones, computers, network connection, Wi-Fi, rework area and tables, etc.)
• Attend customer launch kick off meetings and cascade information to team
• Arrange and run regular meeting with the Clients’ engineering, logistics, quality and manufacturing teams to ensure good communication and alignment before and during launch phase
• Attend product design reviews in harness manufacturing plant

Launch Support
• Represent the Clients’ in the front line of the customer at launch site
• Manage all aspects of launch for the Clients’ at launch site and supervise the Clients’ personnel
• Ensure excellent support is provided to customer during launch phase
• Support “bread board” process where required and diagnostics of electrical function issues.
• Support vehicle builds and advise on EDS package design and systems function issues
• Support prototype and pre-production vehicle diagnostics and then sign off at launch site
• Interface with Logistics team to ensure delivery of parts meets customer requirements

Issues management
• Liaise with customer manufacturing team for resolution of vehicle manufacturing issues
• Provide initial containment action for job stopper issues where possible/required
• Attend “white board” issues meetings, cascade output for actions and follow up – communicate issues back to design team
• Support AIMS process at customer and communicate with design team for timely resolution
• Feedback to customer with design issue resolution (PR numbers, concern numbers, rework numbers, launch management (AIMS) decks).
• Interface to quality team and EDS manufacturing plants for resolution of quality issues
• Investigate and create EDS design proposals for resolution of vehicle level build issues
• Follow the Clients’ Quality Management System (QMS) as defined in the Quality Management Handbook

Additional information
• Legally able to work in the UK
• Full Driving Licence
• Valid Passport
• Able to undertake Domestic and International travel with overnight stays away from home, sometimes at short notice "

Position requirements

Formal education level completed:
• Professional Diploma

Additional specifications
• BTEC or City & Guilds

Specify field of apprenticeship or studies:
• Automotive Engineering/Electrics

Professional knowledge and skills
• Experience of working with, or design of, vehicle electrical systems
• Experience of vehicle prototype build processes
• Experience of vehicle pre-production and serial production processes
• Ability to read and understand vehicle wiring harness drawings and schematics
• Knowledge of vehicle electrical/electronic system function and diagnostics
• Understanding of EDS design and development process
• Experienced at reworking and producing vehicle wiring harnesses
• Analytical approach to problem solving
• Excellent communication skills
• Flexible and proactive
• Strong analytical skills
• High attention to detail
• Self-motivation and prioritisation
• Ability to work in a team as well as alone

Language Skills
• English

Competences
• Personal competence Professional competence
• Integrity & Trust Continuous Improvement
• Creativity & Innovation Functional knowledge & skills
• Learning Agility

Leadership and Team Competence
• Cooperation & Networking
• Change Agility

Entrepreneurial competence
• Ownership & Independence of Mind
• Focus on Results

J20555

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

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