Project and Quality Theme Lead

Wellesbourne, United Kingdom


  • Tracking status of the project against the deliverables to achieve each milestone (e.g., nomination, tooling GO release, maturation status, quality, and volume verification).
  • Create project status reports for gateway evaluations, readiness for pre-production build events, and concern closure.
  • Progress quality themes with engineering and quality to ensure P3 targets are achieved.
  • Provide a communication link between the project team, engineering, and quality to the supplier engineers.
  • Confirmation for the impact timing and cost of design changes.
  • Provide support to the supplier engineers teams with their activities, including activities at suppliers.
  • Training and development of the supplier engineers.
  • and other tasks as assigned by a line manager.


Decision-making authorities

  • Judgement for supplier capability to supply parts (quality and delivery).
  • Agree root cause analysis and countermeasure proposals.
  • Implementation and improvement of process to meet the needs of P3.
  • Make judgement at gateways for the progress of the project.
  • Agree quality theme strategies to achieve quality deliverables.

Managerial authorities       

  • Arrange project reviews with the supplier engineer teams.
  • Ensure tasks and deadlines for the project are cascaded to the team.
  • Summarize and report the status of the project for supplier engineering.
  • Quality themes are progressing to plan with the stakeholders


  • Continual tracking of the project status and escalate and resolve issues to meet the requirement of P3.
  • Identification of quality themes and key methods to ensure quality P3 quality requirements are achieved at product launch
  • Identify project risks and ensure appropriate actions in place to minimize occurrence of risk.
  • Take a supporting role with the development and maturation of the complex commodities.
  • Confirm supplier capability and feed into the supplier nomination process.
  • Development of suppliers where gaps exist against P3 requirements.
  • Reporting project status to internal stakeholders at the required gateways.
  • Development and maintenance of the PLM system to enable efficient project tracking, documentation approval and storage.



  • Design for Manufacture, Significant Characteristics, DFMEA, PFMEA, Control Plans, Process Capability, and Measurement System Analysis.
  • OEE and Run at Rates.
  • Read engineering drawings and understand measurement method and production validation requirements.
  • Appreciation of manufacturing processes and key controls used in the automotive industry supply base.
  • Demonstrate good project management skills (Prince 2 or Agile qualification desirable).
  • Qualified engineer (ideally to degree level).
  • Excellent leadership skills and cast a positive shadow.
  • Build and foster relationships with internal stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Have integrity when making decisions.
  • Enjoy problem solving and have a logical approach to understand root cause and apply appropriate countermeasures.
  • Effective communication skills in both written and verbal.
  • Be able to negotiate to overcome and resolve obstacles.
  • Achieve deadlines, work under pressure and remain resilient when faced with challenges.
  • Willingness to learn, adopt new ideas and challenge existing methods.
  • Take ownership of the project and provide solutions to problems.
  • Act in a timely manner to prevent risks from the project impacting P3 milestones

  • SENIORITY LEVEL: Medium (5 years+)


    • The opportunity to develop world-class solutions with cutting-edge technology
    • Family-like, transparent, and very open business culture
    • Courageous, curious, and entrepreneurial team members to work with
    • Dog-friendly office
    • Free coffee and healthy snacks in the office
    • Team lunch once a week
    • Flexible working hours and work from home

  • START DATE: December 1st 2022

Project and Quality Theme Lead

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Project and Quality Theme Lead

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