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Senior Manager, VA/VE

Job Number:  8447
Group:  Magna Electronics
Division:  Magna Electronics Auburn Hills
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Auburn Hills, MI, US

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
  • Cohesively aligns with Global Product Managers, Product Engineering, Sales, Purchasing and Process Engineering by providing feedback on products and features as well as competitive information within thei rrespective product Group.
  • Owns VA/VE process through complete product life cycle from concept, quoting, program award, product development, supplier selection, launch, post–production performance, & lessons learned utilizing the Global Program Management System (GPMS) or similar System.
  • Preparation and communication of VAVE program status meetings to management steering committee and escalation of critical issues.
  • Coordinating / monitoring project documentation, timelines, technical performance, budget, production, quality deliverables, corrective action initiatives, conducting risk analyses and implementing required countermeasures.
  • Full VAVE program management ownership of program-related functional activities: quoting, purchasing, product engineering, quality, manufacturing / launch management, & finance/Budget.
  • Lead global Change Management System through an understanding of design, specs, costs & timing, and ensure due dates are met.
  • Manage Series Production Phase including claims management, change management & continuous improvement, VA/VE activities, and execution of ongoing price negotiations / adjustments
Key Qualifications/Requirements

Primary objectives are to manage timing, quality, and financial results of programs from start to finish, to enthuse the customer with the performance of the product and the services provided, and to deliver business results that meet or exceed Magna’s expectation for awarded programs. A senior manager denotes an individual who can lead and direct a small group of PMs (~10) to achieve business objectives on a larger scale.

The individual must possess 12+ years of program management experience with a verifiable record of results within the automotive industry along with a strong technical background that may include knowledge of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, electrification products & components (including ASPICE, Functional Safety, and CyberSecurity) and a good understanding of cross-functional responsibilities.

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