Phil Dawson


Previous Rolls-Royce

Education Cranfield University


Chief of Manufacturing Systems


May 2014 – Present (2 years 4 months)

Working across the Turbine Components organisation, with accountability for the Manufacturing Systems across the whole of the Supply Chain Unit. My key accountabilities are:

•Technical Authority - Act as the overall Technical Authority accountable for the Manufacturing Systems with the business unit.

•Drive the development and application of processes and capabilities within the business unit to ensure an overall global approach, in conjunction with the MSCoC.

•Establish the strategic requirements for Manufacturing Systems across all (existing and future) sites within in the business.

•Apply the Rolls-Royce Group standards, frameworks, best practice methods and tools in an intelligent and effective way.

•Work with the business counterparts for prioritisation of business improvements and services focused on strategic value and delivery of the business objectives.

Manufacturing Eng Manager


June 2009 – April 2014 (4 years 11 months)

Working within a critical rotating part business unit, with an annual sales turnover of £90m, I have technical responsibility for the Compressor Drum aspect of the engine. Managing a team of 41 direct staff and 8 contact staff, my key accountabilities were:

•Technical Authority - Act as the overall Technical Authority accountable for the Method of Manufacture within the manufacturing plant.

•Capability Acquisition - Ensure new manufacturing technologies and capital equipment required by the plant are developed and delivered in line with MCRL requirements.

•Continuous Improvement - Support the Plant to ensure customer requirements for quality, cost, delivery and responsiveness are met and maintained.

•Performance Management - Ensure Manufacturing Engineering contribute to ensuring that the business meets agreed targets.

•Resource and Capability Management – Manage the load capacity plan for Manufacturing Engineering organisation and environment to ensure it is adequately resourced to meet the business and people needs.


Cranfield University

Master of Science (MSc) Operations Excellence, Manufacturing Engineering

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