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Program Manager

Job Number:  22525
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Magna Mirrors Newaygo
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular
Location: 

Newaygo, MI, US, 49337

POSITION 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 FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for all aspects of assigned programs. Work is complex, difficult in character, and requires independent problem solving with general direction and guidance from corporate strategy and goals.  Superior leadership abilities are required to manage multiple programs.  Work requires program responsibility for certain critical programs based on large sales volume and/or strategic importance.

 

  • Responsibility for overall program technical and financial issues. 
  • 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.
  • Gains support for and develops program objectives/deliverables. Ensures full team participation and that all groups involved understand all 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.
  • 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.   

 

  • Documents and monitors program objectives per PMP by mean of open issue lists, milestone reviews, and launch (manufacturing) readiness reviews. Demonstrates expertise in all Magna systems required for launching programs. (DDS, PMP, RTS, EO and others).
  • Participates in continuous improvement efforts of PDP/PMP processes to support world class launches.
  • Performs other duties as necessary for completion of projects and achievement of goals.  Supervises and/or provides work direction to other staff.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent with a minimum of six years experience in the automotive industry required.
  • Demonstrated superior leadership abilities in managing multiple programs to meet goals (quality, cost and delivery of programs) from concept through launch in coordination with internal and external contacts.  Demonstrated strong organizational, project management, and leadership skills to prioritize, coordinate projects, manage conflicting needs based on large sales volume and/or strategic importance, and deal with many issues at one time.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on long-term assignments, broad in nature, using a high level of originality and ingenuity.  Must be able to develop long-term technical strategies/plans to meet future business needs and growth opportunities.
  • Demonstrated financial skills to prepare budgets, develop and understand financial aspects of program deliverables, quote new business, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate others through support, training, etc. towards departmental goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to thoroughly research, recommend, and oversee implementation of new products, materials, processes, etc. and present information to support world class product launches.

KEY FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for all aspects of assigned programs. Work is complex, difficult in character, and requires independent problem solving with general direction and guidance from corporate strategy and goals.  Superior leadership abilities are required to manage multiple programs.  Work requires program responsibility for certain critical programs based on large sales volume and/or strategic importance.

  • Responsibility for overall program technical and financial issues. 
  • 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.
  • Gains support for and develops program objectives/deliverables. Ensures full team participation and that all groups involved understand all 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.
  • 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.   
  • Documents and monitors program objectives per PMP by mean of open issue lists, milestone reviews, and launch (manufacturing) readiness reviews. Demonstrates expertise in all Magna systems required for launching programs. (DDS, PMP, RTS, EO and others).
  • Participates in continuous improvement efforts of PDP/PMP processes to support world class launches.
  • Performs other duties as necessary for completion of projects and achievement of goals.  Supervises and/or provides work direction to other staff.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent with a minimum of six years experience in the automotive industry required.
  • Demonstrated superior leadership abilities in managing multiple programs to meet goals (quality, cost and delivery of programs) from concept through launch in coordination with internal and external contacts.  Demonstrated strong organizational, project management, and leadership skills to prioritize, coordinate projects, manage conflicting needs based on large sales volume and/or strategic importance, and deal with many issues at one time.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on long-term assignments, broad in nature, using a high level of originality and ingenuity.  Must be able to develop long-term technical strategies/plans to meet future business needs and growth opportunities.
  • Demonstrated financial skills to prepare budgets, develop and understand financial aspects of program deliverables, quote new business, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate others through support, training, etc. towards departmental goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to thoroughly research, recommend, and oversee implementation of new products, materials, processes, etc. and present information to support world class product launches.


Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

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