Platform Development Head - Heavy Commercial Vehicles

PeopleStrong HR Services Pvt. Ltd.
  • Pune
  • 15-30 lakh
  • 15-25 years
  • Views
  • 24 Jan 2017

  • R&D/ Research & Development, Production/ Manufacturing/ Engineering

  • Automobile/ Auto Components
Job Description

Prepare the platform strategy in line with the Promise statement jointly with Product Management Group
Establish and sustain good market focus and customer connect (for front end inputs as well as post-launch customer care)
Prepare the scope new products/opportunities with Product Management Group to selectively include the products to Portfolio and achieve maximize platform profitability
Prepare portfolio of projects to execute the Platform Strategy
Manage the platform product strategies to ensure availability of right product mix facilitating achievement of the short & long term Business goals
Lead multiple projects, including major new product development, minor variant development, and engineering change management for product platform deliver QCDW targets on all projects
Monitor adherence to critical NPD process gateways during product development and ensure the delivery of the first time right products
Manage re usability of aggregates/systems, ensure speed to market and investment efficiency
Work through the Engineering, Vendor development & Sourcing, Manufacturing, Quality organization
Conducts the platform reviews with the Project Leaders & the COE Leads
Manage Product plan, Engineering change request, Concern resolution, Quality of the product, Cost of ownership etc. for the complete platform
Establish, sustain and improve product quality and cost of product in platform portfolio
Develop new products and their variants on the platform as per time, cost & quality plan to facilitating achievement of the desired sales volumes & profitability targets
Monitor and control the budgeted price increase, material purchasing cost reduction, value engineering plans and sales volumes for the platform to achieve the overall profitability
Monitor and initiate the actions which directly affect the profitability and ensure it is tracked, achieved & maintained
Monitor and improve Employee engagement scores by execution of the plans based on the engagement survey

Product development experience in CV industry minimum 15 years of total experience in industry, with significant experience in CV industry (10+ years)
Working knowledge and experience of commercial vehicle design and development require detailed design and/or development experience with one or more aggregates or vehicle platforms
Experience in NPD process, including leading projects through NPD process
knowledge and experience of Quality tools, Six Sigma/related methodologies and IMCR/VAVE processes for cost savings would be major plus
Acumen of product & platform profitability
Analytical Skills


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