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Product Lifecycle Manager

Job Title: Product Lifecycle Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
REF: 1997
Contact Name: Andra Serban
Job Published: 8 months ago

Job Description


Job Description      

  • Responsible for Engineering Product and Project Lifecycles, including the Design Review process, through collaboration with supporting functions, in particular Line of Business (LoB) -Management, Quality, CTO, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Support.       
  • Responsible for definition, describing, and maintaining PLC policy, process and procedures, including guidance, into the Division's LoB's.
  • Responsible for the deployment of PLC management, including creating the training assets and development of staff.
  • Monitor the process and recommend and implement performance improvements where necessary
  • Establishing an effective method of quickly determining Maturity and Risk that can be used to assess Products and Projects across the business in a qualitative manner to compliment the formal independent Design Review processes.
  • Collaboration with other Divisions to maximise commonality as necessary.



Key Responsibility Areas       

  • Define and document on the Business Management System ( BMS), the Product and Project Lifecycle Management (LCM) policy, process and procedure for ASSD. Ensure that collaboration opportunities with ASSD functions and other Divisions are maximised. Ensure independent governance is embedded.
  • Act as point of reference for PLC issues.
  • Work closely with the PM community to ensure that LCM is effective, efficient, pragmatic and understandable, and utilises best practice.
  • Plan and implement an effective PLC deployment process for all ASSD LoB's Create all training assets and, in collaboration with HR L&D, deploy. Maintain a register of trained staff.
  • Monitor PLC deployment to provide recommendations for corrective action. This will require the identification of KPIs with which to provide indications of status.
  • Develop and implement continuous improvement plans.
  • Act as Gate Review chairman, or assessor as appropriate to facilitating good practice – in particular Engineering Management Plans. Work across LoB's as required.
  • Ensure a culture of best practice sharing and knowledge exploitation.


Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required     

  • Needs to be held in high technical regard by the business community.
  • He/she needs to have the necessary experience in the broad management domain, but doesn't need detailed product knowledge.
  • Working in the relevant areas for in excess of 5 years of experience is desirable.
  • It is essential to be proactive with the stakeholders, and to be diplomatic while understanding of the respective pressures when dealing with conflicting demands.
  • Firmness and clarity in decision making is very important. The ability need to balance the needs of the business is essential when considering multi-functional aspects.
  • A broad engineering background is needed combined with a sound knowledge of current relevant standards and in-house processes.
  • A degree level equivalent education is essential, a Member of a recognised Professional body is desirable.
  • Extensive experience of the development lifecycle of complex equipment, with a background in Engineering Management, is essential.
  • An enthusiasm for business improvement is also essential.
  • A high level of appreciation of the interaction of design, manufacturing, supply chain and support capabilities is essential.
  • Good, clear, communication skills – written and oral - are essential.
  • Good coaching skills are highly desirable.
  • The ability to quickly grasp a complex set of circumstances to identify pragmatic priorities, and understand what really matters, is to be demonstrated.