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Obsolescence and Whole Life Cost Manager in Chippenham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Obsolescence and Whole Life Cost Manager

Chippenham

Excellent Rate of Pay

6+ months

My well established, Nationwide Rail client is currently looking for an “Obsolescence and Whole life cost Manager” to join their growing team

The successful candidate will be responsible for both the Customer Services obsolescence management process as well as the provision of support and guidance to the company’s whole life cost model generation.

The Role will Involve

Undertaking a range of obsolescence engineering and whole life cost management activities in line with the company strategy, these are:

  • Develop/maintain a database, coordinated with both the component OEM’s or licenced distributors and recognised analytical reporting tools.
  • To perform analysis of the company’s products using recognised analytical tools to identify current and future obsolescence issues.
  • To perform regular reporting of product availability to our customers and define obsolescence statuses of each product to component level.
  • To build a relationship with third party equipment or ‘COTS’ suppliers to forecast future availability and alternative solutions at a unit or system level.
  • To notify our customers of product availability issues and options in a timely manner that adheres to agreements in place between ourselves and our customers.
  • To work closely with various engineering departments within the company to identify and resolve obsolescence issues which may involve organising ‘last time buys’ or re-design.
  • To provide technical reports to engineering management to justify ‘last time buy’ or ‘re-design’ strategies for individual products as and when required.
  • Provide input with relation to whole life cost models for future contract bids.
  • Provide technical advisory services related to Product lifecycles and the impact to Whole life cost models

The Ideal Candidate:

  • HNC / HND or Degree level education in electronic engineering or a closely related subject.
  • Good IT skills, especially with regards to databases and data handling.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of electrical and electronic components.
  • Familiar with ‘product lifecycle management’ and related change and validation processes.
  • Experience in the rail industry would be advantageous.
  • Understanding of obsolescence management standards

For more information and a full job description, email your C.V to j a k e . p a r k e r @ v i t a l . u k . c o m

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