Emerald Automotive Design Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely), specialise in the design, development and production of light-weight, low emission and long range advanced hybrid commercial vehicles. Headquartered in Coventry, with facilities in Essex, USA, Sweden and China, Emerald is expanding to undertake several whole vehicle design & development programmes. If you have the enthusiasm and drive to want to be part of the introduction of this new technology and have the necessary skills, we would love to hear from you

Job Specification

Role:  Manager - Change Control

Basis:  Full time Permanent or consultancy 6 months initial rolling contract

Start Date:  asap+

Reports to:  Product Data Manager

Rate: £45-55K plus benefits, subject to negotiation dependant on experience

Based: Coventry (with possible vists to Essex)


  • Managing processes and methods for Change to Product Data and Engineering Bill of Materials (BOM) along with associated processes across multiple projects, customers and sites
  • Creating workflows, establishing priorities, best practice and KPI
  • Reporting to the Product Data Manager within the Programme Management team
  • Assisting in managing Change to BOM derivatives including Purchasing and Service BOMs from conception through to aftersales and end of vehicle life
  • Extracting and examination of Change information to support business
  • Interfacing to other departments for management of Change


  • Control and update of Changes to Product Data, BOM content and attributes within PLM.
  • Implementation of Feature Content Change to the Product Data
  • Maintaining Change to Product Data and BOMs within PLM System and using spreadsheet data and analysis to ensure part number, part description and part attributes consistency
  • Implement, drive and maintain Change Requests and Approvals in your charge to a satisfactory level within the PLM system
  • Organise internal and external multi-site Change meetings where necessary ensuring all interested parties (including suppliers) are appropriately represented
  • Coordinate all Change activity throughout build phases
  • Respond to Change queries raised by other areas, ensuring timely and accurate problem resolution
  • Maintain the integrity of the Change release process and checklist to reflect the business needs for accurate Product Data
  • Where necessary, act as the point of contact for all internal and international Change related queries.
  • Monitor and progress Changes to Product Data and BOM related issues or concerns raised by business functions and supplier base
  • Ensure all Changes to BOM related attributes are fully addressed
  • Assure the necessary BOM Part related Change approval has been fully addressed before providing final BOM Part and Change authorization


  • Maintain Process, Procedures, Metrics and status reports
  • Maintaining Change Status within the PLM and other systems
  • Effective reviews of Changes
  • Reports and KPIs to senior management


  • Experience in engaging with BOM, PLM and ERP applications
  • MS office literate including Excel (with some ability related to understanding formulae, Macro’s etc.), Word and Powerpoint with charts and other functions
  • Experience with PLM structures and Change implementation
  • Minimum of 3 years Automotive experience within a similar role
  • Flexible and willing to accept challenging and sometimes diverse activities to maintain project deliverables