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Program Manager - Seating Electronics

Job Number:  45902
Group:  Magna Seating
Division:  Magna Seating Novi
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 45902 
Group: Magna Seating  
Division: Magna Seating Novi 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: NOVI 

Group Description

Magna is an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of high quality complete seating systems. Our solution includes seating structures, mechanisms and hardware, as well as foam and trim products for global automotive, heavy truck and bus industries. Our capabilities include market and consumer research; full concept development; design and engineering capabilities; testing, validation and world-class manufacturing. Our award-winning seating solutions are developed from consumer research, finding the ease of operation to be comfortable, convenient and connected.


Role Summary

Serves as overall facilitator for development of the product.  Plans and directs all activities relating to the Product Delivery Process (APQP, SQA, Engineering, Purchasing, and Manufacturing engineering).  Promotes coordination and communication of program team.  Conducts program-specific reviews.

Key Responsibilities

•    Responsible for less complex engineering programs.
•    Leads the program team and provides guidance to program management staff.
•    Manages the product program proactively to ensure timing and program team objectives are met for all customers and Magna Seating milestones.
•    Identifies and communicates barriers to the successful completion of program milestones to the Director Program Management on a regular basis and Executive-level Management on an as-needed basis.  Develops and implements recovery plans to eliminate barriers.
•    Interfaces with required functional disciplines and departments for program support.
•    Assures appropriate program planning to confirm that product development is consistent with established program objectives and company needs.
•    Implements the Product Delivery Process (PDP) and assures completion of all deliverables.
•    Recommends, monitors, and updates appropriate quality systems for quality and efficiency improvements.
•    Conducts all phase and gate reviews.
•    Creates master program timing that satisfies customer and Magna Seating and requirement for product configuration, costs, performance, and timing.
•    Facilitates and maintains communications with the customer, Magna Seating staff, and Division Operations for all program activities at all levels.
•    Responsible for creating and maintaining program management standard working files (MCT, Cost-Price tracker, Add-Delete, Tool tracker, etc.).

Key Qualifications/Requirements

•    Bachelor’s degree (or bachelor’s equivalency) in Engineering or related field; or combination of equivalent education and work experience
•    Five (5) years preferred diversified engineering experience or equivalent, as deemed by the Director of Program Management.
•    Ability to apply academic and other engineering principles in the development of automotive components.
•    Must demonstrate exceptional problem-solving skills, and viable concept development.
•    Proficient in statistical methods (i.e. APQP, DFSS).
•    Must be able to apply academic principles and utilize math-based tools. 
•    Knowledge of government and OEM specifications in area of expertise.
•    Strong organizational skills and the ability to successfully coordinate and complete multiple tasks within and across departments to meet established and changing deadlines.
•    Strong communication skills: verbal, written, and technical presentations.
•    Demonstrated successful performance with independent problem solving, presentations, and leadership.
•    Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
•    Proven record of delivering results while maximizing program margins from award.
•    Proficient with engineering design process, material and/or part inventory tracking, developing timelines, tracking costs, monitoring budgets and managing databases. 
•    Must be able to read drawings.  Competency in CAD and GD&T.

Additional Information

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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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