01582 401900
Development Engineer
21st October 2016

Rate 16.30 pounds per hour.
Duration 26 weeks with potential to extend.

Location LandRover – Gaydon.

Ebild Ltd require a Development Engineer to work in Jaguar Land Rover’s Gaydon plant. Applicants must have ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with colleagues and key stakeholders at Director level. They should have extensive experience of data manipulation, analysis and interpretation as well as proven project support skills, including interaction with product development and purchasing projects.
Successful applicants will have practical experience of project administration and be used to performing a high level of data analysis and interpretation. They will have good business acumen and be used to developing presentations to a high standard. Applicants will have a good general knowledge of vehicle / component design and / or manufacture and knowledge of cost reduction initiatives, tools and techniques. They will also have advanced Excel knowledge, a valid UK driving licence and a HND or Degree
Preferred experience will see applicants possessing practical experience of project management support. They will facilitate Design and Non Design idea generation events and be able to generate specific commodity cost gap analysis. They will also be able to manage purchasing databases to support the update of purchase performance systems. More experienced applicants will also be able to develop engineering solutions with the specific aim of reducing the cost of the component / assembly. Finally, they will be able to develop project business cases with P.D. / Purchase / Programme / Finance and manage through to funding approval and have ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with colleagues and key stakeholders

The role and responsibilities include :-

Commodity business engineers work within teams that own the delivery of strategic business plans for every purchased commodity within their CoC. In addition they are involved in supporting significant cost reduction workstreams such as Mega-Projects / other value management activities, managing the commercial cost Gap closure process (GCP) and developing and championing the use of cost data within the CoC . The team also take responsibility for alignment of the CoC management on cost performance, using commercial data to help inform and structure key decisions for the business. Specific area power train.

*Facilitating the commercial Gap Closure Process.
*Facilitating use of cost knowledge data to drive improved supplier performance
*Managing the power train material cost reduction tracker & prepare and lead weekly idea generation meetings with senior management
*Project manage commodity teams within Purchase, Engineering and Cost Estimating functions, to help manage existing projects and generate new opportunities through the organisation and promotion of various value management activities.
*Lead and project manage cross functional teams to develop and deliver Commodity Business Plans (CBPs) and Strategic Commodity Dossiers (SCDs) , ensuring all areas of the business are fully integrated with the plan.
*Manage delivery of the CBP/SCD annual process in line with business requirements
*Compile data & presentation material for CBP / CoC Reviews / Product Design Reviews.
*Facilitate supplier based workshops, benchmarking and internal consultation to generate cost and revenue opportunities.
* Represent the department / their CoC within reviews focused on commodity costs.


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