Functional Group Programme Manager SW&E (FGPM)

Coventry, UK

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Functional Group Programme Manager SW&E (FGPM)

Polestar is an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in. Our focus is on uncompromised design and technology. We constantly redefine the norm and challenge ourselves to shine. Passion and emotion drive us, electricity and innovation drive our cars. Our products are excellent, efficient and entertaining.

In Polestar’s future, there is no room for shortcuts, excuses or compromises. We are all in, dedicated on our ambition. Guiding our industry forward through pure, progressive performance.

Due to aggressive growth plans Polestar is currently looking to recruit a Functional Group Programme Manager for the Software & Electrical Team

Personal attributes

In order to succeed at Polestar, you will need to possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills as the ability to build effective working relationships across multiple disciples is paramount. Attitude is everything at Polestar, we are always pushing boundaries and in order to achieve the unimaginable you must have a can-do approach and an open mind to endless possibilities.

Key Objectives & Responsibilities:

We’re adamant that meticulous planning and monitoring is fundamental to successfully delivering our innovative products to market.

Solid-line reporting to the Head of Vehicle Line, you’ll be embedded within the SW&E Functional Group, who have direct responsibility for technical, cost, timing and quality delivery of Electrical components & Software Architecture. You’ll need to form strong working relationships with the Chief Engineer and Principal Engineers in that team and you’ll stay closely linked with the other Programme Managers so that activities are aligned to overall vehicle delivery.

By co-ordinating Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Quality and Finance activities, you’ll assume responsibility for delivering the cost, quality and timing requirements relating to your commodity. Working with Polestar colleagues in UK, Sweden and China, you’ll ensure a successful launch according to the latest Programme Timing.

  • Ensuring Supply, Logistics and Manufacturing needs are aligned across the programme
  • Constructing and managing detailed timing plans from design release to SOP
  • Managing BoM cost, investment & weight status to programme targets
  • Mapping a plan to deliver vehicle attributes, recommending solutions where conflicts arise.
  • Ensuring all inputs are provided to planning of pre-production builds
  • Monitoring engineering completion & supplier selection, managing engineering change
  • Co-ordinating changes to ensure the evolving design remains focussed and deliverable

Academic Requirements

You’ll be degree-qualified (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5 years relevant automotive experience. A track record of successful programme management within the SW&E functional commodity is a clear advantage but not a pre-requisite of suitability for the role. Your application of Programme Management principles to complex projects in the automotive OEM or Tier 1 supply base will need to be clearly demonstrable.

If you believe you have what it takes to work at the heart of automotive innovation, then we look forward to reviewing your application.

At Polestar, the sky is not the limit.


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