Project Engineer / Manager (Automotive)

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    Exeter, Devon

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    Sarah Lane

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    30 days ago

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Would you like to work in beautiful Devon within the automotive sector, fully utilising your experience as a Project Manager or Project Engineer within a pro-active business environment? Then this could be your dream job: working across OEM customers, predominantly within the Automotive field. You will manage multiple projects from initial enquiry through to Job 1 plus 90 days.

Like the sound of it? Then please act now and apply for this exciting opportunity in a top UK manufacturer.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maximise the opportunity, turnover and profitability of new and existing OEM customer accounts.
  • Project Management - Instigate, manage and co-ordinate the planning, development and completion of OE projects from initial supply of prototype parts through to production (Job 1 plus 90 days).
  • Commercial Management - Identify, convert and successfully manage new and existing business opportunities/ customer accounts, from receipt of initial enquiry (RFQ) through to successful conversion (nomination).
  • Act as an initial 'customer facing' contact to identify, interpret, and communicate the customers technical and New Product Introduction requirements successfully within the business and Project Teams.
  • Ensure changing OE customer requirements/ expectations are recorded and administered correctly, via formal sales and project management 'tools' and processes (i.e. in accordance with IATF, APQP, Risk Management).
  • Provide and support the preparation of accurate sales forecasts for monthly, quarterly and annual analysis by business stakeholders.
  • Identify, lead and participate in continuous improvement activities to improve efficiencies and effectiveness within the business.

Preferred Skills:

  • Minimum 3 years experience within a similar role within a manufacturing company (ideally automotive sector, or similar)
  • Experience of Microsoft Project and use of Project Management tools, templates and processes (APQP etc)
  • Excellent standards of communication, initiative and ability to build relationships
  • Commercial and financial awareness
  • Ability to read and interpret technical data and translate to others
  • Extensive knowledge of project management techniques
  • Results oriented and organised with the ability to understand and carry out plans and meet objectives as agreed.
  • Good level education in Maths and English
  • Ideally educated to Degree level or with equivalent working experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • This role is full-time and may require some travel.

Working Hours: 8am-5pm Mon-Thurs 8am-3pm Friday

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Please note that due to a high level of applications, we can only respond immediately to applicants whose skills & qualifications are suitable for this position.

Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.