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Job titleVehicle Programme Manager – Light Commercial Vehicle
Job typeAuto Innovation
Salary45,000 - 50,000 GBP
LocationUK North
Bonus Package
Job description

Do you have experience in a new product programme management function? This is a fantastic opportunity to join our client who are creating the future of sustainable travel. Our client is currently looking for a Vehicle Programme Manager – Light Commercial Vehicle to join their team. 


The company 

Our client design, manufacture and sell advanced single and double deck buses within the automotive market. They have developed a range of low-carbon buses with optimised drive systems, setting the benchmark for fuel economy and CO2 reduction. Their lightweight engineering, premium service and low running costs all contribute to these advanced passenger vehicles designed for a global market. 


The role 

As Vehicle Programme Manager, you’ll steer the vehicle line programme team to define, plan, control and report vehicle programmes from concept through to series production, including the cost, quality and timing objectives. The role guides and develops the programme team to fulfil the function, whilst influencing the programme and wider business. 
Responsibilities include: 

  • Managing the programme team to operate the engineering concerns system 

  • Defining cost targets, cost estimates, and support cost reviews  

  • Planning readiness and delivery of all programme events  

  • Maintaining the product definition book in conjunction with CVE and planning 

  • Steering the programme team to plan and track the engineering release timing schedule 

  • Ensuring that sufficient process control is deployed to guide, enable, and measure the attribute engineering functions  

  • Owning the programme risk register 

  • Collaborating with the relevant stakeholders to fulfil role requirements 


The requirements 

You’ll have a minimum of 5 years recent experience in a new product programme management function. Other requirements include: 

  • Degree-level education in an engineering field (ideally Automotive, Mechanical or Electrical) 

  • Fundamental knowledge of product development process 

  • Proven acumen in programme financial and resource planning 

  • Able to multi-task and manage own delivery  

  • Experience managing a function team in a programme, product, or engineering environment 

  • Vehicle electrification product experience 

  • Familiar with PLM and ERP systems as a provider, user, or customer 

  • Proficient at presenting technical material to suit different audiences 

  • Excellent computer literacy skills (Microsoft Office)  

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 

  • Familiarity with a start-up environment desirable 


Important information 

FMC contact for this role: Steph Allen (

Reference number: 10044 

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    Updated on 2017-08-07T17:04:38+00:00, by Matthew Graham.