Brakes Product Owner - Jaguar Forward Programmes

Job Description

POSTING END DATE: 25/06/2023
LINE MANAGER:  Steve Jones
The successful candidate for the above role will retain their current employer, i.e. if you are a Jaguar employee you will continue to be administered on the Jaguar grading structure with the associated terms and conditions. If you are currently on BAC or EMC terms, you will retain your current employer but will transfer to a JLR contract and the associated terms and conditions. 




An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Agile Product Owner, here at Jaguar Land Rover. We are looking for a technically competent individual with excellent communication skills to undertake this role and make a tangible difference. If you are passionate and driven this could be the perfect fit for you and a great chance to work with one of the most prestigious automotive brands in the world.



The successful candidate will be welcomed in the Chassis and Brakes department, dedicated to the accountability and ownership for multiple vehicle programmes within the brand-new JEA Platform. You will be responsible for the coordination and collaboration across the cross-functional teams to deliver to agreed targets, with indirect responsibility for the team members. You will be the primary interface to the multiple Programme and Chassis Programme Leaders for the nominated active programmes.


It is crucial for the successful candidate to have strong communication and project management skills and have a solution-first mindset with proven experience leading and managing teams to deliver against timescales and budgets.




This role is a key position, as you will be the central link between core Chassis team and the Programme team. The successful candidate will be accountable for managing Commercial target delivery route maps, creating and supporting submission of required documentation on component piece costs, vendor tooling and Design and Development costs. You will be responsible for creating and operating effective cross functional idea generation/ delivery meetings as and when required, building effective relationships with team members across the business and with external supplier partners.



Within this role you will be the primary interface to the multiple Programme and Chassis Programme Leaders. Strong communication is required at multiple levels from operational Manufacturing environment to Senior Management reviews/report outs. You will also be managing seconded team members to achieve agreed deliverables and gateway requirements, tracking and reporting on progress to Brakes Management team and Project teams as required.





  • Self-motivated and possessing Strong Leadership, Communication, Presentation, negotiation, IT and technical Project Management skills

  • A deep understanding of the engineering of vehicle Chassis systems.  Ideally Brakes – but not essential

  • Ability to learn and apply industry standard quality analysis, problem solving and reliability tools, (FMEA), Six Sigma, 8D

  • Experience of presenting technical status and communicating confidently at all levels within the business and the supply base.

  • Experience working with an automotive OEM or large tier 1 supplier

  • Planning and delivery of complex multi-disciplinary projects in an automotive mechanical or electronics environment using a “Gateway” based process




  • Experience of Agile operation principles




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.


This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage. 


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.