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Program Manager - E/E Architecture Domain (m/f/d)

Job Number:  43838
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna International Graz
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular



At Magna, we create technology that disrupts the industry and solves big problems for consumers, our customers, and the world around us. We’re the only mobility technology company and supplier with complete expertise across the entire vehicle.

We are committed to quality and continuous improvement because our products impact millions of people every day. But we’re more than what we make. We are a group of entrepreneurial-minded people whose collective expertise gives us a competitive advantage. World Class Manufacturing is a journey and it’s our talented people who lead us on this journey.


Position Overview

For our R&D Team in Graz, we are looking for a Program Manager - E/E Architecture Domain (m/f/d)
In this exciting and challenging position, you are leading and coordinating project management activities between the engineering disciplines and corporate functions like Sales and Marketing, Legal, Purchasing. You are an integral part of developing a global Magna technology road map for the Car of the Future and Factory of the Future in alignment with the Magna Product Groups. 

Your Tasks

  • You are responsible for consolidating critical project information: scope, budget, timing, quali-ty, risk assessment, and open issues list.  
  • You work with engineering and all other support functions to resolve the issues and conflicts that emerge during the planning and execution phase of the projects.  
  • You lead the process of preliminary business cases: estimates volumes, cost structure and work with the divisions to determine capital, tooling and labor requirements. 
  • You support, along with the engineering group, the Project Prioritization for the Car of the Fu-ture and Factory of the Future by collecting crucial information to allow the management team to understand and evaluate the impact of such projects.  
  • You are responsible for scheduling meetings, setting agendas, running meetings, taking minutes, providing templates for content with gate deliverables, consolidating slides into one presentation, reviewing and suggesting changes to slide content, and asking "right questions" linked to the Car of the Future and Factory of the Future. 
  • You provide inputs to management on how to improve the corporate processes, including but not limited to, IDP process, Steering Meetings, Gate Reviews and Project Prioritization. 
  • You create the relevant material for gate reviews, quarterly reviews, and steering process by tracking projects and identifying high-risk areas by evaluating reported timing and financial status. Once the high-risk area is identified, the project manager coordinates the root-cause analysis with the team and creates corrective actions. 
  • You support the vehicle domains and Industry 4.0 building blocks with critical technologies in the targeted building block areas. 
  • You support the team with the link to the appropriate interfaces by finding the proper contact for help required. Introduce the topic of support and follow up to review interaction status. 
  • You support the Corporate R&D in the development of the collaboration Principles by monitor-ing with the management team if updates are required. Provide support through the change request, change agreement, and change release process. 


Your profile

  • Expert on value proposition design, business model generation and testing business ideas 
  • Deep knowledge in one of the following vehicle domains: EE Architecture, SW Development, Body Domain systems, Manufacturing. 
  • Excellent knowledge of vehicle systems and interactions, vehicle development cycle; manu-facturing systems, processes and operations and interactions linked to the Car of the Future and Factory of the Future. 
  • Ability to apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts and contribute to developing solu-tions to complex problems that require innovation and ingenuity. 
  • Ability to estimate engineering and part costs 
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing Process, Assembly methods and materials used in automotive products 

We offer

  • Unique chance to apply science on automotive industry
  • Possibilities for creativity and room for own ideas 
  • Corporate culture defined by innovation, involvement, and teamwork
  • Long-term perspectives in an international company
  • Attractive framework conditions for further training
  • Profit participation in the company's success
  • Home office options and flexible working hours
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (childcare, health promotion, leisure and sports activities, benefits in everyday life)

Salary Information

The minimum annual remuneration package for this position is EUR 67.000,- with corresponding qualification. The actual salary is higher and depends on your education and specific work experience.

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.


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