Experience within (Automotive) Product, Programme, Processes and Operations). I lead a small team focused on PMTI change (Process, Methods, Tools & Information) within the supplier collaboration pre-production space. The focus is on business improvement, from analysis and improvement of collaboration with suppliers, to global expansion challenges in a fast changing environment. Successful delivery of Prince 2 projects across the business and extended enterprise.
Working within Jaguar Land Rover (Automotive) Global Supplier Integration team (Initially Tools and Technologies, now Product, Programme, Processes and Operations). I lead a small team focused on change (Process, Methods, Tools & Information) within the supplier collaboration pre-production space. The focus is on business improvement, spanning from analysis and improvement of collaboration with suppliers, to global expansion challenges in a fast changing environment. Initially working as a project manager, with the successful delivery of Prince 2 projects across the business and extended enterprise, I now deliver projects through the expanded team covering tactical fixes through to strategic, cross functional developments. While at all times remaining agile enough to respond to supplier / business day to day issues.
I have director experience with the set-up and running of a software development consultancy specialising in bespoke technical tools within the design, manufacturing and engineering environments. With former experience in CAD management, technology leadership, business change, strategic planning, project management and team management – proven in demanding and time critical environments. Additional experience as a software Applications Engineer, Consultant and Training Manager within the reseller environment.
I have broad experience spanning across design manufacturing and engineering sectors, as well as specialist knowledge of manufacturing processes, methods and software tools, and further, the ability to collaboratively design and commit value add change to business in line with today’s dynamic and competitive technology landscape.
Product Development Global Supplier Integration, Supplier Mgmt. Tools & Methods Lead at Jaguar Land Rover
March 2013 -Present (2 years 4 months)
Leading a team dedicated to the management of the technical aspects of global supplier integration within the JLR. The team focuses on delivering supplier on-boarding and supplier management within the virtual design environment, as well as project managing strategic changes to the way we deliver this. Working with both an internal engagement team and a supplier facing team to ensure complete, efficient and consistent integration between JLR suppliers and the business, and building better understanding and relationships with both parties.
Tools and Technologies Supplier Integration Team PLM Change Lead at Jaguar Land Rover
June 2012 -March 2013 (10 months)
Working with the core Global Supplier Integration (GSI) PLM team to ensure a complete, end to end future landscape delivery. The principle role is to lead a team of PM’s running business change projects aligned to a programme of major (PMT) change across JLR (i-PLM). Facing off to the business and aligning the projects to one another as well as across the business. Liaising with PM’s, IT, PDT’s, Technical delivery leads, Business domain leads, PFM’s, technical experts and the external enterprise to ensure the correct and complete delivery of change, interfacing the future state JLR with the external enterprise (Supplier base, Joint Ventures, ODEC’s etc.).
Tools and Technologies Supplier Integration Team Electrical Project Manager at Jaguar Land Rover
June 2011 -June 2012 (1 year 1 month)
Working within a Prince 2 project management environment, the Global Supplier Integration team (GSI) had a requirement to interface with and deliver change to the Electronics Systems and Software (ESS) landscape. With much changing within the ESS space across the automotive industry, not least JLR. Working closely with IT BRM’s and PM,s, business customers, extended enterprise (ODEC) customers and technical experts across JLR electrical, successful delivery of three projects incorporating process, methods, tools, and connectivity solutions to the customer and to the extended enterprise worldwide.
CAD Manager / Technology Lead at Parkburn Precision Handling systems Ltd.
June 2007 -June 2011 (4 years 1 month)
Parkburn (PPHS) are an engineering company specialising in the design and delivery of marine handling systems, both military and commercial. The principle role involved moving the company’s design environment from dated 2D design systems and insular tools, through to a modern 3D collaborative integrated design environment, utilising Autodesk Manufacturing software (Inventor 3D CAD software, Vault data management) and a suite of supporting software including Ansys Simulation for computational modelling, 3DSmax for visualisation and Mathcad to mention a few. The role accommodated the requirements for a Design Engineer, a Project Manager and a CAD manager over this period, with responsibility for the CAD design team, development and roll out of formal processes, procedures and best practices, as well as strategic planning, departmental and supplier integration, staff training, support, systems appraisals, upgrades and maintenance. Concurrent with business change was the development of a long term multi-million (£) design contract which was both driving and funding the change and relied completely on new design processes and tools. The design was fully realised and was successfully commissioned in May 2012.
Managing Director at Meridian Innovations Ltd
June 2007 -June 2009 (2 years 1 month)
Meridian Innovations was formed to provide services to a gap in the manufacturing software market, specialists within the manufacturing sector we provided bespoke, scalable software applications developed specifically to client requirements. As a small business with few overheads we were able to provide cost effective solutions to our clients while remaining profitable. Services include web client based and desktop solutions, integration with existing software, development of leading software tools, support, consultancy, training, web presence, hosting, secure backup etc.
Snr. Applications Engineer / Training Manager at Alta Systems Ltd
2005 -2007 (2 years)
Applications Engineer covering Autodesk manufacturing software, specifically Inventor, AutoCAD and Vault / Productstream. Provided Autodesk training courses in above applications and additionally provided technical sales support, user technical support, bespoke training and consultancy.
Jaguar Land Rover SIPPE (Single Point Project Management Environment)
Jaguar Land Rover PCDS (Product Creation Process)
Microsoft Advanced Office Applications
Google Advanced Applications
Dassault Systemes PLM
Skills & Expertise
PDM, ERP, NPD, Prince 2, PLM, Management, Leadership, Business Process, Project Management, Business Process Improvement, Product Development, Analysis, Integration, Product Lifecycle Management, Manufacturing, Engineering, Software Development, Engineering Management, Product Design, Mechanical Engineering, Strategy, CAD, Data Management, CRM, Automotive, Marine, Aeronautical
Autodesk Inventor Certified Expert
Autodesk AutoCAD Certified Expert
Autodesk Vault Certified Expert
Autodesk Inventor Certified Instructor
Autodesk AutoCAD Certified Instructor
Autodesk Vault Certified Instructor
Ansys Workbench (FEA) Certified
BSc (hons), Aeronautical Design & Technology, 1999 – 2004 Grade: First Class Hons
Activities and Societies:
AMIET Incorporated Engineer, British Model Flight Association (BMFA).
Martial arts (Wing Chun Kung Fu 1st Technician), Health & Fitness, Scuba Diving (PADI Master Scuba Diver), Travel, Conservation, Photography / Underwater Photography, Videography.
“Dave is an exceptional technical consultant who continually demonstrates the ability to manage projects from conception to delivery both by himself or organising a team around him. A strategic, clear thinker, who has a knack of turning challenges into opportunities. Dave also possesses the high quality inter-personal skills required to communicate at all levels.”
— Andrew Heyes, Sales Director, Alta Systems Limited, managed David indirectly at Alta Systems Ltd
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