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Program Manager

Job Number:  58038
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Dortec - Newmarket
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Newmarket, ONTARIO, CA, L3X 2S2

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About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

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.


About the Role

This position is accountable to supervise a team of employees to manage the successful launch and maintenance of divisional programs within the specified quality, budget, and timing targets that will ensure customer satisfaction as well as internal objectives.

Your Responsibilities

•    Supervises a Program Quality Engineering Specialist (as assigned), providing guidance and development through coaching and formal performance reviews.
•    Manage, monitor and analyze key tasks, activities and cost through the multiple phases of the program
•    Outline timing, monitor and report (monthly) all activities (internal and external) on a division program with respect to:
    Total program costs/budgets]
    Open issues (total program – departmental and supplier) of a divisional program
    Meeting reports
    Suppliers
    Coordination of cross-functional team responsibilities (internally and externally) for divisional program issues.
•    Involvement in customer negotiations
•    Ownership for programs from conception to production. (“Cradle To Grave”)
•    Drive APQP disciplines within organization
•    Lead CFT and hold team members accountable to timelines, budget, etc.
•    Meet or exceed budget and improve contribution margin
•    Obtain and present divisional metrics that are related to the specified program to the Chief Program Manager/ Senior Program Manager
•    Utilize Company and Customer Timing Plans, Time/resource Activity Plans, Program Open Issues Lists, PDP and Meeting Reports to control the activities of all resources assigned to Division Program.
•    Interface with Project Managers as necessary on program related new business opportunities.
•    Provide guidance to Management in all Program related decisions.
•    Provide timely coaching, counselling and feedback to employees, as well as input into Performance Reviews of assigned CFT members.
•    Maintain a confidential and professional demeanor at all times.
•    Work in a safe manner at all times including the use of PPE.
•    Abide by company rules and policies as set out in the Employee Handbook.
•    Set SOW/SOR for all new programs.
•    Establish and develop the Cross Functional Teams
•    Meet all customer commitments and all customer milestones
•    Obtain proficiency in TCAS 
•    Manage production and prototype tool progress
•    Conduct all necessary Launch Readiness Reviews
•    Perform other duties as required

Who we are looking for

•    Completion of community college diploma/certificate.
•    7 or more years of work related experience.
•    Post-secondary diploma in Business Administration or Engineering OR minimum of 8 years’ experience in the field of high volume production mechanical devices involving knowledge of manufacturing, supplier technical representation with OEM’s, resource planning and reporting for engineering projects, and experience with business case analysis and reporting.
•    Cross function experience, including Quality Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Design and Financials.  

Your preferred qualifications

•    Experience with OEM customer base.
•    DFSS and/or Six Sigma experience preferred
•    Familiar with the following tools: D/PFMEA, DFM, VA/VE, DOE, DVP&R, PPAP etc.

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

Candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Records Check and, if deemed necessary, a Credit Check as part of the candidate selection process.

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

  • Competitive total rewards package
  • Comprehensive employer paid health and dental benefits, with the option of flex plans
  • Retirement Savings Program with employer match
  • Magna Base Contribution & Profit Sharing program
  • Paid Time Off
  • Continuous professional development, Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee purchase discounts program
  • Safety Shoes allowance
  • Employee BBQs and Events
  • And so much more!

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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