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Engineering Section Manager (Powertrain)

Date: 25-Dec-2020

Location: Swindon, GB

Company: Honda Motor Europe Ltd

Job Title:Engineering Section Manager (Powertrain) 
Department:UK - Customer Division 
Job Location: Swindon 

Role:

Based in the European Automobile Quality office at Honda Motor Europe Satellite office, Swindon and reporting to the Department Manager for European Automobile Quality, your role will be to manage a team of engineers responsible for the provision of market quality Engineering Analysis to assist with Mass production and Aftersales quality improvement activities.

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of two engineers on a day to day basis for all Powertrain (engine and transmission) Quality investigations.
  • Provide detailed Technical analysis (Reports) information to support countermeasure progression.
  • Quality Report approval, administration and KPI target reporting.
  • Liaise with Japanese HQ, all overseas factories and supplier for Quality related investigations.
  • Engineering representative at European Priority investigation meetings.
  • Ensure analysis is progressed and the responsible area is identified in a timely manner according to the departmental Targets.
  • Propose market treatment information Service Bulletin (repair method).
  • Coordinate analysis of Design side Quality Reports with UK R&D section.
  • Aftersales Countermeasure parts preparation (Co-ordination with UK Parts & Japan based quality teams).
  • Coordinate on the spot visits to European HQ & Dealers for Quality related issues.
  • Provide support for special projects carried (Port quality inspection, new model activities).
  • Manpower performance reviews (Appraisal) of the two Engineers.
  • Market Recall Campaign material preparation & representation at management quality meetings.

 

Qualifications, skills and experience required/desirable:

  • Demonstrate people management skills that complement and instil Honda philosophy and Honda’s core management principles and values.
  • Strong understanding of vehicle powertrain systems is mandatory.
  • Target driven & time orientated individual.
  • Computer literate and proficient in MS Office packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Engineering Qualification or equivalent time served experience in similar role.
  • Able to easily build relationships within Honda and outside.
  • Customer focussed & able to present highly technical information accurately.
  • The ideal candidate will preferably have a good understanding of market quality improvement activities and European HQ / Distributor, Factory, Service, R+D operations. – Preferred
  • Willing to travel to dealers and European HQ within Europe.
  • Full Driving License is essential for the role.

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