- MYR Competitve Remuneration Package
- Project Management
- Johor Bahru - Malaysia
Global Optimisation & Change Leads are accountable for the strategic, tactical and continuous improvement activities to drive efficiency and effectiveness into our product development processes to improve time to market and quality of our products.
The purpose of the role is to combine subject matter, change management and project management expertise to develop discreet packages of improvement for PD teams. Optimisation activities should deliver measurable benefits in efficiency, speed, and quality of product development.
The Lead should be highly experienced in product development process and practice. They should be vocal and driven to make bold and incremental changes, with responsibility to lead through the changes to achieve measurable success. Great collaboration and influencing skills are imperative to ensure a global approach to transformation across international sites and cross-functional interactions. Strong strategic thinking is of critical importance, as is the ability to convert the strategy into a successful transformation programme. Solid programme management skills are a prerequisite. The role requires management of resources across the UK and SEA and thus flexibility to travel is required.
AccountabilitiesStrategy & Sponsorship Engagement:
- Defining the intended outcomes of strategic & tactical change projects
Gaining the appropriate sponsorship for optimisation activities
Establishing the core team and budget to deliver the optimisation roadmap and provide support
Reporting against the project plans and delivering the intended benefits on time
- Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders across global locations and functions to drive priorities and buy-in for optimisation activities
- Ensure the business process framework is operating effectively
Develop the Team to meet the business needs and provide the necessary capability to deliver
Inspire the Team and indirect resources involved in the change activities to achieve high standards
Control the scope of activities and enable success against core strategy
Oversee feasibility studies to find and evaluate opportunities for optimisation, utilising internal and external resources as appropriate
Drive delivery to plan by operating to predetermined budgets and time plans, integrate projects with programme roadmaps, and report progress, risks and issues
Develop the team ability to quickly identify process problems and assess their true root causes
Work collaboratively to identify connections and opportunities for holistic solutions
Organise activities to deliver measurable benefits to maximise the value for PD
Work closely with the Business Intelligence team, RDD Programme and Project Mnaagers, and Process Owners to create and maintain KPIs that clearly indicate process performance and maintain focus on reaching the optimum balance of speed and effort
Organise the team to deliver high standards of user support to assist with process adherence and adoption of change
Work closely with Technical Training to provide visibility of optimisation activities to facilitate alignment of training materials and delivery.
A respected leader who is able to set clear strategic direction for core functional initiatives
Talented engineer with a well-developed knowledge and understanding of product development
A successful track record of product development process improvement within a product development industry
Technical, personal and leadership credibility to work effectively with cross functional teams, other business functions and business leaders
Demonstrated experience in managing a breadth of business cultures and behaviours
Excellent track record of creating and embedding change programmes across technical functions and achieving process change in global engineering organisations
Strong ability to drive business change through influencing business leaders using sound communication and collaborative decision making skills
Strong Project and Programme Management Skills
Commercial awareness with a pragmatic approach to product development focused on growing the business.
Spots connections and sees opportunities when others don’t. Tests and explores
Seeks our differences and challenges assumptions. Is curious and diverse as well as collaborative
Creates a climate for success – a strong leader who sets direction and raises the bar. Drives and thrives in change and motivates, inspires and develops talent and teams
Is emotionally smart. Has courage and is bold. Self-aware and able to balance self-belief with integrity, friendliness and empathy
Perseveres to get the best result. Has a passion for success and challenges self and others to do better
Has strong long term thinking. Understands how to make good decisions and spot opportunities
Proven experience in managing indirect and external resources
Ability to breakdown large scale objectives into manageable, measurable elements
Product development experience across all stages of the Product Development Lifecycle
Experience of working in a global environment - sensitive to and experienced in cultural differences
Consultant selection and management experience
Expertise in advanced engineering tools and techniques
Experience in deployment of IT projects
Expertise in, or experience of working within, lean product development environments
Experience with PLM Systems, such as Siemens Teamcenter.