First Base Employment Limited

Project Manager

Salary £55,000 – £70,000

Hours Full time

Location Coventry 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Direct and manage automotive manufacturing projects from beginning to end.

  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support WCM business goals in collaboration with WCM senior management and customers.

  • Develop full scale project plans and associated communication documents.

  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and customers in a timely and clear fashion.

  • Liaise with projects on an ongoing basis.

  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.

  • Where required, negotiate with WCM senior management the need for new services, new technologies and new equipment for new projects.

  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and customers.

  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.

  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the projects team.

  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.

  • Develop and deliver progress reports, quotations, proposals, documentation and presentations.

  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results and troubleshoot problem areas.

  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.

  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project.

  • Build, develop and grow business relationships vital to the success of the company.

Key Skills


  • Previous experience of project management in an automotive manufacturing environment is essential

  • Knowledge of automotive OEM & Tier 1 manufacturing is essential

  • Technical knowledge of a variety of manufacturing and post process operations is essential

  • An understanding of injection moulding would be advantageous

  • The ability to read 2D engineering drawings and knowledge of GD&T is essential

  • Previous use of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process is essential

  • Proven project planning, management & delivery experience

  • Rigorous attention to detail and experience of preparing papers and presentations

  • Strong analytical skills (identifying facts’ source, listening, synthesising, deciding)

  • Ideally, you will have experience of working in a diverse customer environment and with automotive OEMs.

  • Proven experience of delivering and preparing presentations on complex topics at all levels in a variety of business forums


If you would like to be considered for this position please email your CV to or call Zoey  on 01453 755330.

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