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AQP Program Manager

  • Job added:   30 July 2022
  • Job Type :   Other
  • Reference :   InAutomotive-388516
  • Company :   Multi Matic

Position Overview:

Multimatic EU-Matic is a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Coventry, United Kingdom. It is Multimatic’s European base for mechanisms production, supplying automotive customers with competitive, high-quality hinges and door checks.

The Program manager is responsible for managing all aspects of a successful program from development to launch, including timing, engineering, testing, quality and profitability. Lead & Coordinate the program activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Champion the quoting process for prototype and production quotes & timing.
  • Completes the Team Feasibility Commitment / Risk
  • Develop and maintain program budgets.
  • Collects /reviews and understands program information from customers and MPS.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining a program time line.
  • Champion of ‘design for manufacturing’ & Provides on going design input for conducting manufacturing feasibility and Customer requirements.
  • Coordinates all aspects of prototype related activities.
  • Manages and follows up on all new program testing, both internally & externally
  • Provide information for input into the preliminary bill of materials
  • Coordinates purchased components kick off and approval
  • Oversee kick off and approval of new/modified tooling / gauges check fixtures. (Must be present for all die trials.)
  • Must participate in the specification, sourcing and negotiations of assembly and tooling contracts for program along with Process Engineering.
  • Coordinate the approval of tooling/line equipment for payment. (Must be present for Assembly equipment in house trials.)
  • Arrange & authorize packaging development with process engineering.
  • Conducts program milestone reviews, tracks open issues and reports the status along with corrective actions to the GM and VP on a monthly basis through Launch Readiness Reviews.
  • Review and approve International Material Data System – IMDS submissions
  • Coordinates and reviews all Process sign-off.
  • Interface with Quality Department and oversees the preparation of PPAP documentation and review submissions.
  • Initiates and coordinates all new program release and engineering changes per the production ECN system.
  • Must ensure the containment of new processes and parts until production is stabilized and there are no customer issues
  • Complete production Layer Process Audits – LPA’s.
  • Must be involved in DFMEA, PMFEA, DVP&R, FEA, Product drawings, Identification of key characteristics, control plan and design review processes.
  • Communicate APQP information to customers, suppliers, sales and plant personnel.
  • Customer interface for Project Engineering, Design Engineering, and Purchasing).
  • Track and control development costs (FSS)
  • Track and control product costs, tooling costs and capital costs.
  • Actively drive Value Added / Value Engineering (VA/VE) activities and savings.
  • Responsible for all deliverables. Track status of “Program Deliverables” and reconcile with cost during the life of the Program.

Basic requirements:

  • Must have Engineering and or Tool & Die Maker degree, diploma or equivalent experience / background.
  • Minimum 3 years related experience preferred.
  • Must be able to read and fully interpret Engineering Drawings and Standards (Applicable GD&T knowledge preferred).
  • Intermediate computer skills in Spreadsheets, Word Processing, Microsoft Project, Internet, Flowcharts, and an understanding of Databases, MRP and CAD, software.
  • High level of organizational skills required.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to effectively interact with outside customers, suppliers, and all levels of employees internally, within a multicultural environment.
  • Understanding of IATF16949 requirements and procedures would be an asset

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