* Resolution of Current Product Safety, Reliability and Quality issues: Appropriate resource must be allocated from the relevant assembly or technical area as and when issues arise. The resulting learning must be used to drive continuous improvement and increasing knowledge within the team
* Continuous improvement: A key element of the assembly based structure is the retention and development of knowledge. This increasing knowledge must be used to drive increased performance and development efficiency, reduced development time-scales, increased reliability and reduced product cost whenever possible
* Communication: Strong communication links must be developed with both the Design Managers and the other Engineering Managers to ensure problems are discussed in an open and mature fashion and a consistent, collaborative approach is applied to all elements of product integration. You will also liaise with the global development and cross-functional teams.
* Balance Innovation with Historical Success: Engineering Managers should identify the most appropriate usage of existing parts and assemblies in future projects. This will ensure that product innovation is managed where it adds the most value and is balanced against the benefits of reduced investment costs, reduced time-lines, reduced risk and increased reliability. A key measure of success is to avoid our past mistakes of 'reinventing the wheel'.
* Resource Management: Responsible for managing expertise and resources in the team. Within each team the manager must ensure that all of the technical issues are well matched to the capability of the individuals within their team
* Pre-Project Transfer Support: Managers must take a proactive approach to project status in the run up to project transfer.
* Project Transfer: At the point of project transfer, ensure that all deliverables have been validated and the design intent has been clearly documented and communicated to the relevant individuals in the Far East (including SEA).
* Professional Development & Mentoring: Each manager is responsible for the professional development of all individuals within their team. Monthly meetings to discuss individual's careers, technical and personal aspirations should be commonplace and the focus must be on development rather than the immediacy of project delivery. Clear, achievable development and learning options should be identified and followed through to completion
* Reporting: Each manager is responsible for clear communication of assembly and project status, ensuring the relevant risks and priorities are clearly communicated to the Design Managers and upwards