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Technical Expert - Project Management

Date Posted: 22-Apr-2021

Location: Crewe, GB

Company: Bentley Motors Ltd

About the Role

We are seeking a Technical Expert - Project Management to join our Manufacturing Team on a permanent basis, at our Crewe site.  Working alongside the Head of Department and the Product Line teams, the successful applicant will provide in depth Manufacturing and Product technical knowledge and guidance, to support and ensure delivery of new vehicle programs on time and to target.

 

Manufacturing is undergoing a step change. We’re looking for new thinkers, capable of helping us deliver an extraordinary journey for our customers, and to achieve our ambitions for the future to become the benchmark for luxury car production. To support our goals a 5 year strategic programme named ‘WINGS’ has launched providing 4 key topics to focus on, Operational Excellence, Customer Enthusiasm, Extraordinary People and the Dream Factory.

 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Accountable for developing and influencing the strategic technical and Manufacturing direction.
  • Lead development of new processes and methodologies to enhance business capability and competence.
  • Influence products from the start of their development to align to the Manufacturing strategy.
  • Managing product change into the Manufacturing processes
  • Responsibility to ensure factual and effective communication is provided at all levels, including within all cross-functional working teams
  • Ability to demonstrate deliverables status at any time with Key Performance Indicators.
  • Advising and reporting to the Senior Leadership team on opportunities, progress and ROI.

 
About the Person
The successful applicant will be a subject matter expert or management level, with experience working at a senior level. Automotive or similar engineering industry experience would be advantageous. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
 

  • Excellent communication skills combined with the ability to collaborate and influence with others and deliver results through a broad range of stakeholders.
  • A strong attention to detail combined with the ability to problem solve and deliver tangible improvements within a deadline and to budget
  • An understanding of manufacturing department’s deliverables and the supporting functions interdependencies.
  • Project management skills with the ability to effectively plan, organise, prioritise and manage multiple projects in parallel through the product lifecycle.
  • You will have excellent organisational skills and a pragmatic and flexible approach to the role.
  • Experience of leading cross-functional teams of people, with the ability to connect internal resources to work collaboratively on projects.
  • You will be proactive, resilient in the face of adversity and act as a role model at all times.
  • Experience of lean manufacturing principles and methodologies.

 
About the Brand
Bentley Motors has an extraordinary history and an exciting journey ahead in becoming the creators of the world’s most luxurious performance motor vehicles.
 

We are a global organisation operating in 59 countries with over 125,000 customers worldwide. Bentley is a unique place to work, with people who are all driven by the same ideal: being the most successful luxury car brand in the world.

About the Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary, you will have access to the following benefits:

  • A brand new car (VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda) every 6 months
  • 35 days’ holiday inclusive of bank holidays.
  • 10% pension contribution.
  • Discretionary annual bonus scheme, based on your contribution and the performance of the company and trade union agreement.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • Starbucks & Costa onsite.
  • Free onsite parking.

 
If you’re seeking a challenging and rewarding career as part of an extraordinary business with ambitious plans for the future, then what are you waiting for? Apply now
 
Closing date is 9th May or until 3 candidates have been shortlisted for assessment.