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Program Manager

Job Number:  10296
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Cosma USA Group Office
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Detroit, MI, US, 48212





Job Number: 10296 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Cosma USA Group Office 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Detroit 




Group Description


Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.



Role Summary

The Program Manager works closely with divisional, customer, and supplier staff specialists to develop, plan and implement new business projects within the division.   Using project & program management skills and methodologies (APQP & PDP/CPMP), the Program Manager leads a dedicated cross-functional team to successfully implement new and existing business on time, to meet resource, manufacturing performance & customer objectives at optimum profitability.  The Program Manager is responsible for all aspects of the program, from inception through product development, prototype, effective tool & equipment builds, launch, PPAP, production and program closeout. This position is for a greenfeild facility located in southeast Michigan.

Key Responsibilities

1. Manages and leads all aspects of assigned programs (Automotive/Alternative Energy) from inception to completion [total product life] within budgetary, timing, and quality criteria.
2. Provides leadership, guidance and support to Project Coordinators and other APQP project staff.
3. Provides technical support for the continuous improvement of divisional manufacturing projects and/or processes, including the recommendation and implementation of new technology and processes.
4. Provides back up leadership within department in the absence of the Engineering Leader.
5. Keeps up-to-date on customer requirements and communicates to department leaders or designates.
6. Responsible for the program by leading the cross functional team in establishing, planning and executing timing, resources, budgets and manufacturing performance objectives to meet customer, people & investor targets.
7. Develops programs by recommending, monitoring and adjusting appropriate plant operating procedures to meet program requirements.
8. Coordinates program vendor activities including design, tooling and parts suppliers to ensure cost, delivery and quality targets are met according to customer requirements & Cosma/Presstran Standards and schedules.
9. Ensures prototype and production tools, processes and parts meet the targeted cost, quality and timing constraints.
10. Develops and reports tooling, assemblies, processes and other associated costs for customer requests for quotations.
11. Implements and practices APQP & PDP/CPMP procedures.
12. Prepares quotations for piece cost and tooling, both prototype and production for approval.
13. Ensures that all pricing is appropriately documented and analysed on Visi-Quote and in business cases for approval to meet divisional business and profitability criteria.
14. Ensures that any changes to Bills of Material, tooling, costing, pricing and/or processes are properly documented,  communicated, and implemented effectively with the appropriate departments,  personnel, customer & suppliers.
15. Excel, Word, Microsoft Office and other required programs, software and applications.
16. Comes to work each day, as scheduled.
17. Approaches each day and each challenge with a positive attitude.
18. Conducts themselves in a professional manner when receiving or giving feedback/information, whether it is positive or constructive.
19. Supports and models the Presstran operational procedures/policies, Employee Handbook and “How We Work Together”, Magna Employee’s Charter, Magna Corporate Constitution.
20. Follows and complies with all operational procedures/policies as stated in the Employee Handbook, Quality and Environmental programs (e.g.. TS16949, ISO14001).
21. Required to adhere to all Health and Safety programs in accordance with the OHSA.   Follows and ensures the Company’s procedures regarding safety rules and regulations are followed throughout their assigned area.
22. Takes pride in keeping their work area clean and tidy.
23. Other duties as required.

Key Qualifications/Requirements
  1. Degree in Engineering (or Engineering Technology Diploma may be considered) and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in an engineering capacity.
  2. Minimum of two (2) years of program management experience required (or significant project management experience or leadership/management experience may be considered), a certificate or dipl4wequoma in Project Management is preferred.
  3. Need to have an understanding of stamping and assembly processes, APQP, PDP (CPMP), PPAP, GD&T, ergonomics, basic engineering practices, production experience, and other automotive/Alternative Energy related activities. 
  4. Must possess strong interpersonal, communication, problem solving, financial, and time management skills.
  5. Proven leadership experience.
  6. Computer proficiency including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project) and literacy in CAD.
Additional Information

Equipment:  PC, printer, telephone, fax, photocopier, plotters, etc.

Software:     Excel, CAD, Mechanical Desktop, Microsoft Office, MS Project, Windows, and internal databases software etc.

08--Engineering F--Permanent/Regular 

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