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REQ ID: 71124
JOB TITLE: Manager Semi Conductor Resiliance
SALARY: £55,000-£65,000
POSTING END DATE: 9th November 2021
LOCATION: Gaydon  

An ever-evolving heritage. A truly exciting future. Two of the world’s most iconic brands. Jaguar Land Rover is revered across the globe. Continually pushing the boundaries of innovation and redefining the benchmark for excellence, we set the standards others want to follow. We want to keep it that way too. Which is where you join the journey.




The Opportunity


The current limitations of Semiconductors in the world have created a need for a new way of thinking within our electronics hardware teams. Long term the need of advanced electronics and thereby semiconductors will continue to grow in order to support our business. JLR are looking to establish a semiconductor resilience team to focus on the semiconductor use throughout our vehicles. This team will support engineering and purchasing to manage a common set of semiconductors throughout the vehicle. The team will also provide supporting activities to the design teams reviewing our strategic semiconductor processor activities for future hardware development


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • To develop and manage a team to define the process of semiconductor selection and full life cycle suitability for JLR products.
  • To support purchasing teams with sourcing or suitable semiconductors
  • To support electronics delivery teams
  • To ensure there is a developed plan to manage product obsolescence
  • Monitor the supply chain, Develop and maintain supply chain intelligence – using JLR tools and others -  to provide early warning of potential supply disruptions and instigate early countermeasure to secure the supply chain
  • To support the electronic hardware design teams to define the commonly used semiconductor chipset across JLR electronics commodities
  • Build strong working relationships with manufacturers, distributors & sub-tier suppliers
  • Liaise directly with vendors to resolve problems such as single source risks, goods at risk of geographical or political disruption, counterfeit parts, export controls, end of life and obsolescence mgt.
  • Liaise with Vendors and Engineering on problem parts to obtain the right level of technical support as and when necessary, agree satisfactory resolution
  • Manage the Vendor Base to support the business in obtaining the best prices and lead times through negotiation and visits
  • Assist the Supply Chain Team with any problem associated with the supply chain management role
  • Produce relevant supply chain reports regularly as and when required





Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Solid understanding of electrical, electronic and electromechanical components with firm understanding of electronic design principles.
  • Previous experience in electronic component sourcing would be an advantage
  • Problem solver with an agile way of working
  • Motivated by change management and ability to drive change
  • Strong communication skills from operational to executive level.
  • Relationship and Network builder – internal and external
  • Fast learner – with a curious mindset
  • Business acumen and strategic mindset.
  • Ability of being a strong team player in parallel of driving topics independently.
  • University degree, preferably in engineering or business Personal Profile


Personal Profile


  • An individual with a customer first mindset who is easy to do business with and makes people feel special, driven to deliver experiences that are personalised, transparent and dependable.
  • An individual, who works independently, is results driven, demonstrating tenacity, drive and perseverance with the ability to deliver operational plans in a complex, highly demanding environment.
  • An individual with the capability to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with medium  term planning
  • A resilient and enthusiastic who responds constructively to new ideas and inputs
  • A good communicator with the ability to communicate complex ideas
  • A effective team player, actively develops and supports team members




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.


Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.


At Jaguar Land Rover, we are passionate about our people. They are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of our global customers and the society in which we live; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work, and reach their full potential.


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