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REQ ID: 38682
JOB TITLE: Strategy Phase Manager
SALARY: £55,000 - £65,000
POSTING END DATE: 23/10/2019
LOCATION: Coventry


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Global Product Strategy is responsible for the Product Cycle Plan, and leading pre-programme activities in the Strategy Phase of Product Creation Delivery System. This activity is central to the product creation process, as it drives all pre-Program Start (PS) programme approvals and defines the priorities of the rest of the business.


The Global Product Strategy department sits within the Corporate and Strategy Office. The Corporate and Strategy Office also includes Business Transformation Office, Royal and Diplomatic Affairs, Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), Corporate Strategy, Information Technology and Financial Services.


This role will manage and deliver projects and their interdependencies in support of specific business strategies. Typically, this will involve the identification; planning and coordination of specific projects at Global Product Strategy.


The purpose for this role is to deliver Pre-PS projects to time, cost and quality, to identify and manage risks and to control all activities in order to ensure the project is successfully completed and ready to handover to Programme Team.


Your key responsibilities as the Strategy Phase Manager are to lead Pre-PS programmes utilising project management techniques, take ownership of key strategic projects and work streams in the Strategy Phase, plan for and manage project risks, issues and dependencies to maximise likelihood of project success, lead weekly Program Steering team meetings, and develop and maintain processes and tools connected to the role.


You’ll also provide a structured approach to solving business problems using lean project management principles, use effective stakeholder management and contracting to ensure projects add value and are aligned to stakeholder expectations, and undertake and support scenario planning.


Finally, you’ll be responsible for the definition of profitable, competitive and sustainable Whole Life Plans which are funded within the cycle plan.




As the Strategy phase Manager you’ll need to have previous experience of working in a Product Planning/Project Management role with a track record of successful delivery, good awareness of global industry, product, market knowledge and brand, knowledge of Megatrends and Competitor Products, and experience in coordinating large teams and driving results through teamwork.


You’ll also have proven experience of stakeholder management at all levels, manage significant risks and issues, and be commercially astute with an ability to understand the business function that this role supports.


Preferably, you’ll have a relevant degree or qualification in a recognised Project Management methodology, automotive technical knowledge, and good financial acumen.

Jaguar Land Rover considers that this role does not meet the criteria to be considered within the Home Office Shortage Occupation list.  Therefore, Jaguar Land Rover will not support an application for visa sponsorship and all applicants for this role must have an unrestricted right to work for an indefinite period in the UK.




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, private medical cover and performance related bonus scheme. As a manager, you’ll also be able to select one of our luxury premium vehicles to lease at a fraction of the cost. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.


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