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 Date Submitted:14-10-2014
 Last Modified:14-10-2014 (01:23)
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 Current job:Work Package Manager
 Employment Term:Either
 Job location:Europe only
 Date available:immediately
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 Keywords30 years experience in industry covering the full life cycle
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Personal Details – Full details available on request

 

Date of Birth          -        17th July 1967

Marital Status       -         Married  with two children

Nationality              -         British

 

Personal Profile

I am a self-motivated, result orientated and driven professional. During my thirty years working in industry, I have gained extensive experience covering the full life cycle. I am a strong believer of working as a team whilst recognising ones individual responsibilities to ensure the deliverables are achieved on time, on cost and to requirements.

UK Security Clearance currently held with SSTL

 

Employment History

 

13th September 2010 – 30th September 2014

Company               -                 SSTL, Guildford (Part of Airbus Defence and Space)

Position                 -                 Subcontract Manager

 

·       Work Package Manager for a number of key European equipment suppliers, with multi million euro contracts for the European Satellite Navigation System (Galileo FOC)

·       Support and lead initial contract negotiations and then implement

·       Develop both short and long term business relationships

·       Negotiate the flow down and up of Contract Changes

·       Call, chair and minute all major milestone reviews covering design, manufacturing, test, acceptance and non-conformance

·       Perform critical review of milestone review data packs and raise discrepancy reports

·       Perform detailed analysis of schedules and then management of appropriate recovery actions

·       Analyse risks and identify appropriate risk mitigation plans

·       Continual monitoring of suppliers performance, taking remedial action when necessary

·       Report progress and status to internal and external stakeholders

·       Regular monitoring and update of internal work package costs and budgets

·       Support and lead internal team meetings

 

1st June 2006 – 10th September 2010                       

Company               -                 Airbus Defence and Space (Formerly EADS Astrium), Portsmouth

Position                  -                 Equipment Supply Manager

 

·       Work Package Manager for a number of key European equipment suppliers, with multi million euro contracts for the European Satellite Navigation System (Galileo IOV)

·       Develop both short and long term business relationships

·       Negotiate the flow down of Contract Changes

·       Call, chair and minute all major milestone reviews covering design, manufacturing, test, acceptance and non-conformance

·       Perform critical review of milestone review data packs and raise discrepancy reports

·       Perform detailed analysis of schedules and then management of appropriate recovery actions

·       Analyse risks and identify appropriate risk mitigation plans

·       Continual monitoring of suppliers performance, taking remedial action when necessary

·       Report progress and status to internal and external stakeholders

·       Regular monitoring and update of internal work package costs and budgets

·       Support and lead internal team meetings

·       Support new bid negotiations

 

23rd February 2004 – 1st June 2006

Company               -                 EADS Astrium, Portsmouth

Position                 -                 Senior Procurement Product Assurance Engineer

 

·       Call, chair and minute all major milestone reviews covering manufacturing, test, acceptance and non-conformance

·       Perform critical review of milestone review data packs and raise discrepancy reports

·       Perform system and process audits at the supplier’s facilities

·       Report status and maintain key metrics to internal stakeholders

·       Maintain trackers for RFD, RFW, NCRs and proactively progress to closure with internal and external customers

·       Perform Mandatory Inspection Points (MIP) at the supplier’s facilities

 

December 1st 2003 – 13th February 2004

Company               -                 Gazco, Exeter

Position                  -                 Quality Assurance Administrator

 

·       Internal system auditing to ISO9001: 2000

·       Develop, Implement and maintain the Quality Management System (QMS)

·       Continuous improvement of the QMS

·       Improve awareness of the QMS at all level of the business

 

January 2002 – 31st July 2003

Company               -                 COM DEV Europe (Part of COM DEV Int.), Aylesbury

Position                  -                 Senior Product Assurance Engineer

 

·       Responsible for all product assurance aspects, with regard to the design and manufacture of space related products for telecommunications and research based satellites

·       Day to day contact with both customers and suppliers with any quality related issues

·       Request and chair all Mandatory Inspections Points, quality reviews and participate in all design reviews

·       Prepare and authorise supporting project documentation

·       Identify root cause and recommend preventive actions against any non-conformance found

·       Lead internal and external process and system audits

·       Identify and recommend improvement activities

 

April 2001 – January 2002

Company               -                 COM DEV Wireless (Formerly Phase Devices), Dunstable

Position                  -                 Project Manager

 

·       Responsible for managing every aspect of the design of new products within the telecommunications industry

·       Produce detailed project plans covering all necessary tasks.  Take into account resources required to perform each task and dependencies as necessary

·       Successful project management of the transfer of all production to Canada, which was completed on time and to budget

·       Support provided to Quality Assurance and Advanced Quality Planning techniques. Key member of a team responsible for the writing, implementing and training of the New Product Introduction Design Business Process

 

October 2000 – April 2001

Company               -                 COM DEV Wireless (Formerly Phase Devices), Dunstable

Position                 -                 Product Manager

 

·       Responsible for a number of customers and associated products.  The main responsibility was to maintain and maximize the product margin

·       Identify, recommend and ensure the implementation of any appropriate design or product improvements

·       Develop and improve customer relationships

·       Identify and develop further business opportunities

 

January 1997 – October 2000

Company               -                 COM DEV Wireless (Formerly Phase Devices), Dunstable

Position                  -                 Advanced Process Planning Team Leader

 

·       Building a team to champion internal process characterisation to manage and prevent internal scrap, rework and waste (5S principles)

·       Deployment of Advanced Quality Planning Tools and Techniques, which included Process Control Plans, FMEA, Cause and Effect, Process Mapping and Process Control

·       Playing a leading role in a team developing and improving the New Product Introduction Business Process

 

August 1995 - December 1996

Company               -                 Phase Devices, Dunstable

Position                  -                 Quality Assurance Engineer

 

·       Responsible for Supplier Quality Assurance, including visits and audits

·       Introduce Statistical Process Control techniques and provide training for all users

·       Quality Assurance set up on a continuous flow production line

·       Internal Quality Control and Goods Inwards Inspection

·       Day to day communication with customers with regard to any quality related issues, including handling customer complaints

·       Perform Internal Audits and upholding the BS EN ISO 9001 registration

 

July 1984 - August 1995

Company               -                 Ruston Electronics Ltd, Luton

Position                  -                 Quality Assurance Manager

 

·       Responsible for developing and implementing the Quality Management System (QMS) in accordance with BS EN ISO 9002, which the company then gained in March 1994

·       Continuous improvement of the QMS

·       Perform all internal and external audits

·       Improve awareness of the QMS at all level of the business

·       Call and chair monthly quality meetings with the owner and senior management team

·       Develop and implement metrics to measure and monitor the performance of the business and production process capabilities

·       Introduce Statistical Process Control into the working practices of the company

·       Day to day communication with customers and suppliers with regard to any quality related issues, including handling customer complaints

 

Training and Education

DATE

LOCATION

SUBJECT

GRADE

RESULT

1979 -83

Queensbury Upper School,

Dunstable

Physics, Technology, Woodwork, Math’s

O Level

All passes

 

 

English, Geography, French

CSE

All passes

1983-84

Dunstable College (eve)

English, Electronics

O Level

All passes

1983-87

Training Centre, Luton

Craft Based Apprenticeship

EITB Technician Engineering

Credits and Passes

1983-87

Luton College

A2 Electronics

BTEC - HNC

All passes

1988-89

Luton College

Quality Control

City and Guilds

Credit and Distinction

 

 

A1 Introduction to QA

IQA

Credit

 

 

A3 QA Management

IQA

Pass

1989-90

Luton College

A2 Measurement & Spec

IQA

Pass

1993

London (1 day)

Auditing

Benchmark

Pass

1993-94

Luton College

B2 SPC

IQA

Credit

1994-95

Bedford College

C1 QA In The Process Industry

IQA

Distinction

1998

PDL (1 day)

FMEA

L&D Training

Certificate

1998

Birmingham

QFD

First Contact

Certificate

1999

Com Dev Wireless

Health & Safety (SAMS)

FRM Associates

Certificate

2002

Highbury College

Portsmouth

ESA PSS-01-708

ESA PSS-01-738

ESA

Certificate

2005

Astrium

PA Awareness

Astrium

-

2005

Astrium – Hendry Training

Facilitation Skills

Hendry Training

_

2009

Astrium - Emerge

Introduction to Managing People

Industry

Certificate

2009

Astrium - APM

Introductory Certificate in Project Management

APM

Certificate

2013

SSTL – SIA Group

Team Leaders Workshop

Industry

-

2013

SSTL – SIA Group

Effective Communication

Industry

-

2013

SSTL – SIA Group

Influencing and Persuading

Industry

-

Additional Information: Computer literate. Microsoft Office and Mac equivalent. MS Project

Personal Interests: Family life, photography, cycling, golf, walking and swimming. 

Full driving license held since 6th November 1984 with no endorsements


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