Benchmarking Engineer

Cattrell Hudson Partners Limited
£35000 - £50000/annum From £35,000 to £50,000 per year
09 Mar 2018
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently looking for a Benchmarking Engineer to work for a major automotive organisation based in Warwickshire

Reference No: J0011985
Job Title: Benchmarking Engineer
Experience: Broad engineering and manufacturing awareness
Location: Warwickshire
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per year + Package

The Role:
*Engineering benchmarking and innovation sits within Value Engineering & Teardown (VE&T) and falls under the Purchasing organisation.
*Our purpose is to provide sophisticated benchmarking services that:
-determine how competitors engineer their cars to deliver their customer & brand experience
-pro-actively shares the learning across the business.
*We do this by competitor vehicle benchmarking; value engineering, idea generation & innovation and programme application.
*Your opportunity is to join the team and take ownership of a product group (Body Interior; Body Exterior; Chassis or Powertrain).
*As an investigator, analyst, facilitator & coach you will enable your product group Technical Specialists to compile high value engineering system strategies.

Key Performance Indicators
*Completion of engineering explanations to explain how competitor vehicles are engineered to deliver brand, attribute and performance
*£ average vehicle cost reduction idea generation to support margin improvement against targets for current and future vehicle programmes

Key responsibilities:
*Work with the rest of the VE&T team and cross-functional teams to build a comprehensive understanding of competitor vehicles.
*Develop a schedule of interactions and workshops with your product group Technical Specialists to identify opportunities for improvement – engineering, technology process, systems etc.
*Application of value engineering and systematic innovation tools.
*Continual improvement of our tools & techniques to increase engagement; improve the conversion of idea to implementation and build the reputation of the department.

Required Qualifications and Experience:
*Broad engineering and manufacturing awareness
*Consultative sales/ coaching ability and experience
*Experienced and comfortable facilitating large groups
*Open minded idea generator – value engineering; systematic innovation
*Experience of engaging and then working across multiple projects and multi-functional teams
*Results driven, demonstrating tenacity, drive and perseverance, an individual who is able to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment
*A sophisticated communicator who is able to challenge constructively and communicate complex ideas in business language
*An individual who enables speed in decision making through establishing alignment, clarity, appropriate resources and sense of urgency whilst bringing others along.
*Brings passion, drives closure and overcomes obstacles in an empathetic and thoughtful way
*Strategic and operational, an individual who support strategic direction, but who can also work in the detail
*Resilient, energetic and enthusiastic, able to deliver results under pressure, whilst responding constructively to challenging new ideas and inputs.
*Able to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style.

Additional Information:
*Recruitment Consultant: Greg Auburn
*Tel: (Apply online only)

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