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REQ ID: 124601
JOB TITLE: Battery Planning Lead
SALARY: £42,000 - £55,000

POSTING END DATE: 18/07/2024
LOCATION: Coventry
We’re re-examining our vehicles and what a vehicle means in the emerging world of automation, connectedness, electrification and the shared economy. New ideas, new technology, and new approaches to mobility are our business. Join a team of next generation thinkers.



The role is at the cutting edge of next generation propulsion systems delivery and an opportunity for an individual to develop and lead the team enabling prototype unit builds for Batteries at our Lyons Park facility. It will involve working alongside the prototype planning, PME, prototype production and programme teams to deliver the propulsion unit build plans critical for the success of all future vehicle programmes at JLR. This will also encompass strategic development of the prototype build process. 

You will look at the upcoming Battery builds, ensuring that the Bill Of Materials is robust and controlled through a strict change management procedure. As the BOM is aligned to CAD and the build processes, ensuring that all parts are correctly allocated and overcheck on quantities. Upfront planning is critical to the success of any build event and this role will be responsible for leading the team through these activities.

When issues are identified during the operations of this role, it will be the responsibility of this team to ensure that these are appropriately flagged, tracked and closed out in a robust manner that not only protects the current build events, but also encompasses the prevent reoccurrence vision to ensure continuous improvement in build preparation activities.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities 

•    Set up build readiness activities for each programme and work with the build planning and programme teams to lead timely resolution of all issues
•    Work proactively to manage emerging issues and resolve before impact on downstream activities
•    Manage the JIRA inputs for the team and ensure workstreams are aligned and tracked in the propulsion domain
•    Supervise the direct team of coordinators and build engineers to transact all build requirements
•    Post AWR events, formalise handover of build activities to build delivery team
•    Ensure ongoing build through kit launch readiness and leading the resolution of any parts issues


•    Experience of the technical capabilities required to operate a prototyping function
•    Experience in prototype build requirements
•    Experience in creation of Bill of Materials (BOM) and associated delivery 
•    Experience of GPIRS (Global Prototype Inventory Requisition System)
•    Experience in build preparation activities (virtual builds, BOM/CAD alignment etc)




Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes JLR the perfect place to continue your journey.


This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At JLR, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage. 


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