Function Group Coordinator FGs +Veh Dev

Coventry, UK

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Function Group Coordinator FGs +Veh Dev

Polestar is an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in. Our focus is on uncompromised design and technology. We constantly redefine the norm and challenge ourselves to shine. Passion and emotion drive us, electricity and innovation drive our cars. Our products are excellent, efficient and entertaining.

In Polestar’s future, there is no room for shortcuts, excuses or compromises. We are all in, dedicated to our ambition. Guiding our industry forward through pure, progressive performance.

Due to aggressive growth plans Polestar is currently looking to recruit a Function Group Coordinator in each of the following teams: Body Structures, Interiors, Exteriors, Vehicle Development.

Personal attributes

In order to succeed at Polestar you will need to possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills as the ability to build effective working relationships across multiple disciples is paramount. Attitude is everything; we are always pushing boundaries and in order to achieve the unimaginable you must have a can-do approach and an open mind to endless possibilities.

You’ll recognise that Polestar is a young and rapidly-changing organisation, so you’ll be flexible and adaptable as working practices evolve. You will also contribute to authoring some of those working practices, creating processes that are thorough but do not apply an excessive burden on the team.


Function Group Coordinator – Function Groups

Key Objectives & Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Function Group Programme Manager (FGPM), but working closely with the Chief Engineer and Principal Engineers, the Function Group Coordinator will be responsible for managing the Bill of Materials and administrating engineering change for the Function Group. The role will require close liaison with the PDM and PLM teams to ensure data is compatible with the wider business requirements and processes. In the initial stages you may work between two Function Groups, later being dedicated to a single team as activity ramps up.

Main Responsibilities

Release Management, including:

  • Ensuring requests for change are progressed through from initial raising through to release, liaising with all stakeholders of the change.
  • Validating add/delete list to ensure data has been correctly assessed and all affected parts are captured.
  • Progression of the release through the selected release system to completion

ETRS Management, including:

  • Ensuring CAD is on track to meet release timing & raising releases accordingly
  • Reporting back any lead times at risk to Programme & PDM team
  • Ensuring time-planning tools are kept up to date (in liaison with FGPM)

BoM Maintenance & Validation, including:

  • Ensuring the Function Group BoM is fully populated and accurate, liaising with the relevant engineers to identify missing or incorrect information through regular BoM Validation reviews.
  • Aligning altered CAD data aligns to releases and all CAD is frozen prior to commencing release.


Function Group Coordinator – Vehicle Development

Key Objectives & Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Function Group Programme Manager (FGPM), but working closely with the Vehicle development and Pre-Production teams, the Function Group Coordinator for Vehicle Development will be co-ordinating Vehicle Development activities between all the different teams in R&D.
Working with your FGPM, You will input into, and help deliver a successful Vehicle Development project. The role will require close liaison with other members of both the vehicle line and development/certification team.

Main Responsibilities:

Parts Planning:

  • Ensuring tuning parts and spares are ordered to support vehicle activities.
  • Ensuring clear planning and parts requirements for all bucks, rigs etc required to support in-house testing programme

Development and attribute activity planning. Taking input from the Principal engineers and FGPMs, you’ll assist in the development of:

  • Coordination of Development plans and input into High Level Timing Plan (HLTP)
  • Coordination of Development Plans with Function Group Timing Plans

Purchase Orders and Budget

  • Support raising purchase orders to support vehicle development needs. In line with overall budget spend.
  • Ensure timing plans and budgets are aligned
  • Support RFQs are sent to suppliers in time to meet timing
  • Ensure invoices are processed from suppliers


The Person:

  • 2-4 years of automotive experience, with direct experience of working with Bills of Materials and release processes. (Func Grp roles)

2-4 years of Project Management experience, with direct experience of working with complex project plans and budgets. (Veh Dev Role)

  • Excellent communication and co-ordination skills - at ease working with a cross-functional team of engineers and suppliers.
  • Flexible, enthusiastic individual who is self-motivated, able to work well under own initiative and remain focused under pressure.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office, particularly capable in Excel and handling large/complex data sets
  • Ability to prioritise workload & manage external inputs/requests
  • Willingness to learn new skills and adapt to how the job role progresses and grows


If you believe you have what it takes to work at the heart of automotive innovation, then we look forward to reviewing your application.


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