Product launch manager

LOCATION: Nitra District
CLOSING DATE: 29/06/2018
SALARY: Base salary from 2183 per month, depending on your experience and skills, yearly bonus 0-15% (paid yearly)

Job Description

The Purpose of the Job:
Reporting to the LL5 PVT Manager this LL6 PVT Launch Manager role will be responsible for leading the coordination of the new vehicle launches coming to the Nitra Plant. The scope includes extensive involvement with the Sister Plant PVT and the Launch Team for the new models, assisting in the resolution of engineering issues (in conjunction with the Launch and Core CoC engineering teams), the monitoring of Launch quality metrics to ensure all systems requirements are being achieved or worked on in a timely manner. Attending the Launch cadence meetings to represent the PVT department and ensure all the key issues are identified correctly, are suitably allocated to the correct area and the root cause/s are being identified and robustly fixed with the aim of achieving all aspects of the vehicles targets. Ultimately, the role will drive activities to assist the delivery of the vehicle Launch Quality targets irrespective of area owner. The role will lead a small team of platform engineers to ensure clarity, drive and commitment for flawless launch in all areas. The role regularly involves guiding cross functional teams, lead by the line Manager or Lead Engineers, in resolving engineering issues through data analysis and working with Manufacturing, CoC Engineering & Suppliers.

Must be able to spend an extended period commuting to the UK in the early days to meet and work with the Sister Plant PVT team and the CoC teams working in a “live” Plant learning the systems and procedures that need to be embedded in the new Plant. This training will be up to 6 months duration. Will also be required to travel during the Launch periods as needs demand to visit the Sister Plant or CoC Engineering centre in the UK.

Main Responsibilities: (Outline at a high level the key outcomes of responsibilities for the Role. These should give the reader a clear view of the what the role will do e.g. what is done; to what area; with what outcomes, typically 6 to 10)
1. The primary responsibility of the PVT Launch Manager is to provide strong leadership to a number of cross functional departments in order to assist the drive to achieve a flawless launch by achieving product quality in order to meet or exceed the vehicle launch quality targets.
2. In the early days of Launch the PVT Launch Managers role will include the responsibility to ensure the Bill of Material (BoM) for the 2 Plants stay identical and all PACN’s, Concerns and Alerts are routed to both Plants teams and all modifications are incorporated on the localised components.
3. Work closely with the New Model Programme (NMP) team, the Plant Quality team and the CoC Launch managers to ensure the Areas of Significant concern on the vehicle get the appropriate focus from all areas and the Customer Driven Vehicle Requirements (CDVR) have the entitlement to achieve their target Gap & Flush tolerances.
4. Assist the PVT Manager with the recruitment and training of a new team in a new Plant, working with the Sister Plant team to ensure Corporate processes are followed and the 2 teams have a detailed understanding of each other’s work and the full portfolio or related products.
5. Ensure all launch issues have a balanced focus with a Customer First mind set (Warranty data, AA Roadside Assistance, FTT, PCPA etc.) with particular focus on the resolution of issues that might lead to key customer concerns. (e.g. Quick Service Fix's and Fields Service Actions)
6. Stand in for the PVT Manager and report vehicle line progress to regular senior reviews. (Launch Management Meetings (LMM’s), New Model Launch Reviews (NMLR’s) as required.
7. In conjunction with NMP, ensure seamless programme transitions from the Launch phase into the PVT.
8. Ensure lessons learned are fed back into the upstream business for inclusion in new standards and to be incorporated in new models already in process.


 Degree qualified in an appropriate discipline
 Expert practitioner of 8D, DMAICR or similar problem solving processes
 Good cross functional coordination capability
 Strong, clear communicator in English and Slovakian
 Capable of managing in a dynamic environment
 Valid full driving licence and 3 years’ experience
 Past experience of systems engineering.


- Permanent working contract, working directly for JLR.
- Meal card with €4 voucher per working day .Employee pays 1 Euro, Employer pays 3 Euro.
- Job Car
- Jaguar Land Rover Benefits-Benefit up to 300 € yearly non cash equivalent deposited to Employee Flex account.
- Pension - Company Contribution 3% of gross base salary
- Life Insurance and Accident Insurance
- Profesional training and career oportunities
- You will receive more information about the role during your interview
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ID: 3159449   Dátum zverejnenia: 22.5.2018   Základná zložka mzdy (brutto) a ďalšie odmeny:   Base salary from 2183 per month, depending on your experience and skills, yearly bonus 0-15% (paid yearly)