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Date:  06-Aug-2022
Country/Region:  ZA
Contract Type:  Trainee
Requisition ID:  34377

Job title

Industrial Program Leader (IPL)





BG / Division / Site

FCM / EMD / Cape Town





Hierarchically reporting to

Launch Manager / Industrial Program Manager





Main purpose of the role


The IPL is a member of the Program Core Team, and responsible for the launch of the Program in his/her plant.


Essential responsibilities and duties


The main responsibilities of the Industrial Program Leader are:

  • As a Program Core Team member, acting as the interface between the Program and the Plant, representing the Plant by participating to core team meetings and Program Reviews.

  • Coordinating industrial work packages and ensuring their accomplishment through a strong functional leadership of an extended team (Capacity planner, industrial footprint analysis, Capex, and plant main functions: PC&L, Engineering Change Coordinator (ECC), Production, Process specialists, Maintenance, Purchasing, Controlling, Quality/HSE, IT, HR)

The main missions are:

    • Full ownership of all Industrial Development activities of the Program:
    • Responsible for the work packages execution for the Industrial Development of the Program at the Plant: industrial footprint, CAPEX definition, Plant equipment selection (new / reuse / share), Plant layout, internal flows, industrial trials …
    • Responsible for the launch planning and budget from definition till execution 
    • Participate in the development of Make or Buy strategy in accordance with Purchasing, Program and Plant(s)
    • Be responsible for HSE and ergonomic convergence in the Plant
    • On behalf of the plant, approval of all upstream Process Development activities (M-BOM, Production Line Definition, Equipment List, Tooling & Equipment Definition & Sourcing from supplier kick off until final acceptance, HSE & Ergonomics)
    • Management of launch activities (Run at Rate) at the Plant and staffing of the extended support team until the full validation.
    • Support the production during the ramp-up after the handover to the Plant
    • Support Engineering Change Management as necessary
    • Leadership for all Industrial Development objectives for his/her program(s) at the plant
    • Launch status, Launch Cost, respect of CAPEX
    • Launch Cost performance, Program Launch Report (PLR), Process and Machine Capabilities, line capacity, Direct Labor, PPM, Scrap-rework rate, change over time and on-time delivery
    • Optimize the CAPEX through the footprint, capacity analysis and the equipment selection
    • Ensure the Industrial Development milestones are passed successfully and on time
    • Report all Industrial Development risk analyses and associated action plans
    • Report on Plant launch activities to the Plant


Qualifications and position requirements


The ideal candidate will have/be:


  • Minimum Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • 3 to 5 years of professional experience in Product/Process Engineering, Manufacturing, tooling design preferably in the automotive industry

  • Project Management, Problem solving & Conflict Management skills, Customer focus

  • Mastering Equipment/Tooling specifications, GD&T, P-FMEA and Control Plan

  • Lean Manufacturing (One piece flow, SMED, KANBAN, HOSHIN workshop, etc.)

  • Understanding Finance Basics (Costing, Investments, plant P&L)

  • Minimum bi-lingual (English required)


Please include the statement of results of your qualification with your CV.






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