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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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