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Program Manager

Job Number:  48024
Group:  Magna Electronics
Division:  Magna Electronics Auburn Hills
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 48024 
Group: Magna Electronics  
Division: Magna Electronics Auburn Hills 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 


Group Description

Magna’s ADAS technologies are shaping an autonomous future and improving lives.

Full autonomy is coming. But to create the technology which will bring it into view, you need the desire and ability to adapt complete ADAS systems or modular solutions to any vehicle, for any mobility need.

Magna’s electronics solutions connect OEMs to their customers with features that improve their lives. It’s our expertise across the entire vehicle, key strategic partnerships and culture of innovation that allow us to make our industry-leading technologies road-ready. And it is how we’ll continue to build a safer, smarter and more connected mobility experience for all people.


Role Summary

The Program Manager (PM) is responsible for program management throughout the entire product life cycle (from pre-acquisition through end of production); Providing customer acquisition support for new programs; Leading program-related communications, and taking full program management ownership of related activities performed by multi-disciplined cross functional teams

Key Responsibilities

• Primary objectives are to manage timing, quality, and financial results of programs from start to finish
• Financial focus on program spending and metrics including Engineering spending and forecast; capital and tooling spend vs. budget; and associated overall program metrics; PM needs to have strong understanding of these program financial metrics
• Strong understand of industrialization process; support for DFM and launch readiness processes
• Primary point of communication interface to the customer for the respective program(s).
• Possesses the interpersonal skills to build relationships with key customer contacts responsible for the decision making process. Actively listens, probes and identifies concerns. Understands customer's business and their processes. Develops credibility, loyalty, trust and commitment.
• Responsible for supporting the preparation and business case review of quotations for customers. Responsible for supporting quotes targeting profitable and/or strategic business opportunities, performing contract reviews when awarded, and lessons learned analyses for lost business opportunities.
• Cohesively aligns with Global Product Managers, Product Engineering, and Sales by providing customer feedback on products and features as well as competitive information within their respective product group.
• Owns program management through complete product life cycle from concept, quoting, program award, product development, supplier selection, launch, post–production performance, & lessons learned utilizing the Magna Electronics Product Delivery Process

Key Qualifications/Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree Required or equivalent (3 additional years of related technical experience in addition to experience referenced above). Technical / Engineering Degree is highly preferred
• 3+ years of recent project/program management experience along with a verifiable record of results in both disciplines within the automotive industry. Must possess ability to lead/direct assignments and development of program managers. Project management certification preferred.
• Previous experience in a plant operations role or environment is preferred

Technical Knowledge
• Strong technical background that may include knowledge of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), electrification products & components (including ASPICE, Functional Safety, and CyberSecurity) and a good understanding of cross-functional responsibilitiesKnowledge of product development engineering practices in automotive field

Personal Requirements
• Able to focus on delivering services in a way that enhances / maximizes profitability; ensure that team delivers service in a way that brings out the organization's value and competitive advantage; manage against a budget; educate team on important developments within the organization; discuss relevant industry developments with team.
• Able to find creative solutions and generate results in a dynamic market environment. Need to have a strong sense of urgency and the ability to infuse that in others. Tireless work ethic is a given.
• Able to demonstrate keen listening, open-mindedness, and strong interpersonal skills so that necessary alliances with internal & external groups can be forged and developed quickly. Comfortable communicating both formally and informally with senior executives and communicate openly and equitably with peers & subordinates throughout MPT & customer organizations.
• Able to serve as a source of technical / functional issues & perspective to others; demonstrate a breadth of technical/functional knowledge outside of core specialty; provide others with opportunities for technical growth; develop the technical competence of others as a way to achieve results; hold people accountable for technical excellence.

Computer Skills
• Must possess moderately advanced usage of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint); must be/become proficient in company & customer systems

Additional Information

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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