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REQ ID: 79567
JOB TITLE: Global Footprint & Capacity Planning Engineer
SALARY: £43,100 - £52,000
POSTING END DATE: 17/08/2022
LOCATION: Solihull  

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.



Jaguar Land Rover has an opportunity for a high calibre and experienced manufacturing engineer to join our Manufacturing Business Office. The Global Capacity Planning team develops judicious plans to assist all future vehicle & power pack developments for the complete range Jaguar Land Rover vehicles. You will be responsible for developing manufacturing responses to future capacity & planning projects whilst ensuring adherence Manufacturing strategy & global footprint. You will have to engage & liaise with the whole manufacturing organisation and assisting functions and include the wider business enterprise as appropriate for study feasibility.

You will be a key part of the global capacity planning team, working closely with industrial strategy, vertical integration and site strategy teams.


Key Responsibilities

  • You will utilise your knowledge to lead and co-ordinate projects & programmes to deliver the safety, quality, delivery and cost goals in the strategy phase before ensuring a robust handover.
  • Assist alignment of the Manufacturing strategy to the key principles within the enterprise
  • Co-ordinate inputs into the development of the future global footprint
  • Develop the capacity planning models to assist the wider enterprise business -creating investigation studies for volume uplifts, capacity statements for all plants, assist TU inc. pay negs
  • Lead cross functional manufacturing team to complete ‘what if studies’ to assist the wider corporate strategy team
  • Establish manufacturing program definition including detailed costing of alternative strategies
  • Create the input for pre-KO studies on a global footprint
  • Develop and update the manufacturing Book of Knowledge
  • Manage manufacturing End of Life strategy studies & runout projects
  • Author & provide assist to others in the creation & annual review of departmental documents & processes
  • Ensure adherence to company and departmental operating processes and policies
  • Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested from time to time





  • Experience of judicious planning and project implementation
  • Excellent organisational, planning and time management skills
  • Project management experience
  • Fastidious attention to detail
  • Good communication and negotiation skills at all organisational levels
  • The ability to work well with others and lead a team who do not necessarily report to you
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office Applications (PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Project)
  • Significant earlier experience of working in a manufacturing or automotive environment 
  • Educated to Degree level in Manufacturing Systems or a similar engineering discipline



  • Logical and analytical thinking with creative problem-solving ability
  • Experience of process improvement and working in a lead project role
  • Knowledge and experience of PCDS (or similar) and LQOS deliverables and timing




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 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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We look after our employees by offering a host of benefits and investing in their talent through award-winning training

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