The Project Planning / organization Project Scope (R&D Scope) Project Risk Assessment (R&D Risk List) Product Quality Project Schedule and Supplier Status (R&D Level 2 plan ties to Project Level 1 plan and customer milestones) Ability to define appropriate measures for themselves and the team to achieve project goals;
Prioritization and co-ordination of those measures Drives and manages project progress. Result driven Ability to forecast issues / delays - constant updating managing of the Project Plan Work effectively in tight deadlines regardless of possible setbacks / roadblocks.
Ability to circumvent roadblocks / find solutions Identifying cross-project issues in the next generation project pipeline and working with R&D management to identify and implement solutions
End customer orientation Strong relationship with customer, being able to build / repair relationships, defuses escalations.
Manage the customer and their timelines ensuring dates / deliveries are respected. Ability to develop the customer view.
Understanding customer plans before formalization.
Analytical skills / problem solving.
Leadership Ability to motivate a team (cross functional & diverse), have them working together to achieve a common goal Ability to delegate Lead by example (attitude) Expected to coach and train R&D team members (e.
g. Sw Leader, HW Leader, other Product Technical leads)
Sensitivity - recognizes each persons strengths, interests, problem and improves their weaknesses
Manage budget Cost driven to improve project financials Ability to motivate team in generating improvement activity Ability to forecast changes Estimation of resource needs and development workload within R&D;
Ensuring the monthly balancing of resources against needs
Manage communication / reporting with Customers on Project development progress Keep customers / stakeholders updated on Project progress.
Prepare / validate reports on Project development progress to DR / PVC / TSC and to all Governance stages when required Manage customer relationship (internal and external) and coordinate communication within their team for any R&D / Technical issues.
Manage Technical relations with external resources participating in Project Activity Support Product Marketing and Business Development activities as required Ensure management of Escalation if any
Promote Valeo Values, Culture and Standards (Product, Methodology, Tools) within the System / Project teams and control their application Respect Valeo Code of ethics Respect health, safety and environment charts and requirements Ensure Project development in compliance with Valeo standards
Education / Training
An Engineering Degree in a relevant area e.g. Electronics
Minimum 8 years experience in an Project / Product Management role
Experience in the automotive Industry will be an advantage
Manage Communication / reporting with customers
Proven ability to deliver projects on time and within budget
Experience in the automotive industry will be an advantage
Good team player with proven leadership ability
Excellent people management skills
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Confident, articulate, self motivated, determined, energetic
The company reserves the right to request an employee to be flexible in his / her duties