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Program Manager

Job Number:  46521
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Magna Mirrors South Carolina
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 46521 
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting  
Division: Magna Mirrors South Carolina 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: DUNCAN 


Group Description

The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML's expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.


Role Summary

Directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organizing, control, integration, and completion of engineering projects and program launches within area of assigned responsibility by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaison responsibility between manufacturing, engineering, and the customer
  • Plans and formulates program and organizes project staff according to project requirements.
  • Leads or assigns project personnel to specific phases or aspects of project such as technical studies, product design, preparation of specifications and technical plans, product testing, APQP documentation, financial analysis, process development, component sourcing, tool construction, program quoting, defect analysis and problem resolution, project timing, prototype and pilot build support, and packaging development.
  • Ensures that product design reviews for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer contract requirements, and related specifications are completed.
  • Coordinates activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling, and resolving engineering design and test problems.
  • Manages integration of technical activities and products.
  • Evaluates and approves design changes.
  • Ensures evaluation of specifications and drawing releases.
  • Controls expenditures within limitations of project budget.
  • Control tool builds with suppliers, review feasibility and tool designs with team.
  • Prepares interim and completion project reports.
  • Meeting with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions within the project.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to carry out projects, broad in nature, from beginning to end in coordination with internal and external contacts.  Strong organizational, project management, and leadership skills to prioritize, coordinate projects, manage conflicting needs, and deal with many issues at one time.  Must be able to work independently under little or no supervision. 
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills in order to effectively communicate with internal and external contacts and represent the Company in a professional manner when performing job duties.  Must have excellent interpersonal skills to exercise influence at various levels and functions.
  • Demonstrated ability to research and recommend new product/process program enhancements and participate in and initiate implementation of continuous improvement processes.
  • Understands injection molding and tooling
  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university
  • Seven to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.


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Nearest Major Market: Spartanburg
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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