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Ford Motor Company Product Development Analyst in Louisville, Kentucky


Job Title:

Product Development Analyst

Job Description & Qualifications:

Product Development Analyst

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation.

Do you have what it takes to make smart vehicles for a smart world? Join the Ford Product Development team. Utilizing Design Thinking & User Experience methods, you’ll work to deliver breakthrough products and services that delight our customers. We’re seeking forward-thinking, laser-focused professionals with a passion for bringing innovative, exciting, and sustainable ideas to life. We have opportunities around the world for you to contribute to such advancements as autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies, and more!

What you’ll be able to do:

A PVT (Plant Vehicle Team) Analyst is a member of the Product Development Group and located at the KTP Assembly Plant. The vehicle lines this position is associated with are the Super Duty, Expedition, and Navigator. You will:

  • Develop/Manage/Own Balanced Single Agenda for Quality (BSAQ) roadmaps to deliver the Vehicle Line's and functional warranty objectives (R/1000 and CPU)

  • Review incoming warranty claims through Early Claims Binning every day. This would include the review of customer and dealership comments.

  • Bin claims into proper binning categories and generate BSAQ projects for these claims or add them to existing BSAQ projects.

  • Contact dealership/s for parts return and review returned parts for root cause analysis in order to develop Interim Containment and Permanent Corrective Actions.

  • Support assembly plant with Stop Ships/Stop Builds, Campaigns, Audits, Root Cause Analysis and other Quality issues.

  • Identify and deliver current model design projects with support from core or VFG leader in Dearborn

  • Initiate Change Requests (CR's) for design changes and manage through the change control process

  • Lead plant trials for prove-outs for quality, cost reductions, and Supplier requests for changes.

  • Escalate any help needed to contain for fix issues through the Vehicle Functional Group QB's and Functional Quality Reviews.

  • Lead engineering commodity changes for future minor product launches and lead cost reduction actions in current production vehicles.

  • Support Variability Reduction Team (VRT) for specific sub-systems and work closely with Supplier partners for sub-system components to address quality concerns

  • Make presentations to various levels of upper management (weekly VRT report out, Vehicle Quality Reviews, Engineering Managers’ reviews)

  • Support plant in resolving ergo issues, First Time through issues, etc. as required

The minimum requirements we seek:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 9+ years of experience in automotive part fabrication/engineering

  • 4+ years of experience for warranty analysis and root cause analysis

What you’ll receive in return:

As part of the Ford family, you’ll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You’ll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we’d love to have you join us.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

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Ford Motor Company


Product Development

Skill Team:

Product Development (PD)