The PDM analyst is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the production bill of material in both the Chrysler EBOM system and Fiat/Chrysler CoDeP system. The system data is extremely critical to the industrial operations of Chrysler. However, the analysis that leads to the input is critical to determining what the input should be. To be effective, the analyst must learn the vehicles by understanding the systems and components that it takes to build them and how they are configured for sale. The analyst must be a skilled communicator as discussions with product engineers, purchasing, manufacturing, product planning, and other organizations' representatives are critical to doing the job correctly. All of those organizations and many more are affected by the data in the BoM.
The change management specialist must possess the same qualities as described above, since there is some overlap in job responsibilities. In fact, some people do both jobs.
The change specialist must fully understand the product change management process and is responsible to make certain that changes that fall within their area of responsibility are executed properly. The change specialist will run the change management meetings for the chief engineer of a given vehicle and make certain that the process keeps moving so all proposed changes are dis-positioned in a timely and accurate manner.