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Program Manager

Job Number:  13395
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Magna Mirrors Newaygo
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular
Location: 

Newaygo, MI, US, 49337

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

Provides expert technical and financial leadership in coordinating, facilitating, motivating, and directing efforts of cross-functional program teams. Ensures efficient use of team resources.  Is responsible for the total design, as well as the program.   Is responsible for overall technical and financial performance for programs during the launch phase. Develops and achieves program objectives in the areas of cost, quality, delivery. Ensures countermeasures are initiated to correct unfavorable variances per Program Management Processes (PMP).  Works with internal and external resources to maintain strong customer relationships with dedication to customer program schedules.  Participates in continuous improvement efforts.  Performs other duties and supervises or provides work direction to other staff. 

Key Responsibilities
  1. Responsibility for overall program technical and financial issues. 
  2. Provides expert technical and financial leadership in coordinating, facilitating, motivating, and directing efforts of cross-functional program teams including individuals from Engineering, Sales, Product Development, Quality, Purchasing and Manufacturing.  Ensures efficient use of team resources.
  3. Gains support for and develops program objectives/deliverables. Ensures full team participation and that all groups involved understand all of the demands for the successful launch of a program.  Objectives include timing, engineering support, cost, quality and delivery.  Ensures customer and Company requirements are met. Ensures that the profitability of the program is maximized throughout the program launch.  Leads the communication of all issues and responsibilities both within the Company and to the customer. Technical and financial objectives are clearly documented and cascaded to each functional area.
  4. Works with internal and external resources to maintain strong customer relationships with dedication to customer program schedules.  Demonstrates expertise, in all customer systems as required, to support programs in launch.  Ensures countermeasures are initiated to correct unfavorable variances by communicating alternative measures to the customer, which may be used to solve engineering problems. Ensures the success of the future production of the programs in the launch phase.   
  5. Documents and monitors program objectives per PMP by means of open issue lists, milestone reviews, and launch (manufacturing) readiness reviews. Demonstrates expertise in all Magna Donnelly systems required for launching programs. (DDS, PMP, RTS, EO and others).
  6. Participates in continuous improvement efforts of PDP/PMP processes to support world class launches.

 

Key Qualifications/Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field.
  • 5 years of engineering and/or program management experience preferred.
  • Must have thorough and complete mastery of respective field.  Must be broadly familiar with technologies, products, customers, and programs. 
  • Achievement and experience with managing a broad range of products preferred.
  • Must be able to oversee the management of programs and take responsibility for critical programs based on large sales volume and/or strategic importance. 
  • Demonstrated superior decision making/leadership abilities in managing multiple programs to meet goals (quality, cost and delivery of programs) from concept through launch.
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing project financial responsibilities, leading in the development/measurement of key financial project measures and their effect on customer programs.        
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate others through support, training, etc.  Must be able to manage staff toward departmental goals.

12--Program/Launch Management F--Permanent/Regular 


Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

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