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Coventry, GB

Industry 4.0 Project Manager

About LEAR:
Lear, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, enables superior in-vehicle experiences for consumers around the world. Our diverse team of talented employees in 38 countries is driven by a commitment to innovation, operational excellence, and sustainability. Lear is Making every drive better™ by providing the technology for safer, smarter, and more comfortable journeys. Lear, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, serves every major automaker in the world and ranks #166 on the Fortune 500. 
With more than 650 employees, the Lear Munich Headquarter is the Competence Centre for automotive seat development in Europe. In addition to the Sales and Engineering teams, the central functions, such as the Purchasing Division, divisions of JIT’s operations, the Finance, Legal and Human Resources are also located here.
About the Role:
As part of our Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Team, the Industry 4.0 Project Manager is responsible for financial and technical planning, supplier selection and implementation of an Innovative adhesive Production Process in our regional plants. While the focus is on the initial pilot plants, provision must also be made for implementation across our sites in Europe and potentially Africa. Later this roll-out needs to be planned, implemented and reported.
The role involves leading all activities around this specific production process, including: benchmarking hardware and software, identifying best practices, defining Lear standards for the region, leading the development of new processes, technically interfacing with suppliers, creating specifications and communicating with the plants and other central functions, and identifying new technologies that can be used.
Your main responsibilities will be:
•    Work together with Plant Industrial Engineering teams to ensure implementation of a specific Production Process 
•    Define all equipment and process Standards, prioritizing the opportunities with the largest benefit to Lear first
•    Communicate Standards to the plants and provide a single source location for accessing latest standards
•    Supplier development – work with Purchasing to develop key supplier partners relevant to required equipment
•    Working together with other departments such as Health & Safety or local plant support team
•    Benchmarking of solutions concerning process reliability and costs
•    Identification of innovations and support roll out
•    Increase Lear internal CE understanding, allowing future internal integration opportunities
Your Profile:
•    Degree in Industrial Engineering or comparable experience
•    3 years minimum experience in a Automotive Manufacturing Engineering role, preferred in a Tier 1-Supplier organization
•    Strong project management experience with project budget control
•    Project management experience, with project budget control greater than €2m
•    Experience with the implementation of production Processes is desired
•    Affinity for technology and knowledge in materials as trim or foam 
•    High Standard of English language, German language is desired
•    Willingness and flexibility to travel within the role
•    Strong problem-solving skills, proactive and strategic approach
•    Good communicator – comfortable in presenting to all levels within the business
•    Strong working knowledge of MS Office