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Regional Manager, Program Launches

Job Number:  65500
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting Group O
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Newmarket, ONTARIO, CA, L3X 2S2

Work Style:  Hybrid



Job Number: 65500 
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting  
Division: Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting Group Office 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: NEWMARKET 
Work Style: Hybrid 


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

The Regional  Manager, Program Launches, will monitor, measure, and support all launch activities within the MML Americas region. This role will mentor and coach Program Managers and divisional leads to ensure a flawless launch is realized. 

Your Responsibilities

  • Facilitate and ensure onsite launch readiness audits are scheduled and the process requirements are completed.
  • Ensure new product launches meet key milestone dates, launch KPI’s, test incidents, customer rejects and high-risk items are tracked by status, timing, and actions to be closed. 
  • Facilitate monthly Launch Readiness Report to senior leadership with program manager, cross functional team and divisional management using a standardized launch readiness format.
  • Evaluate launch success for high risk or high impact programs using standard scoring model.
  • Facilitate transfer of knowledge and lessons learned from previous and ongoing launches to other divisions and provide leadership and direction on specific launch issues.
  • Maintain a Global Launch Readiness Scorecard with all new product launches with open issues of actions defined and timing to close issues.. 
  • Ensure the “Red Flag” and escalation processes are utilized to escalate critical launch issues.
  • Provide coaching to Program Managers as needed to improve their skill sets and launch performance.
  • Evaluate talents of Program Managers and provide feedback to management team.
  • Recommend training tools for divisions to improve talent in Program Management.

Who we are looking for

  • Previous experience managing program managers in lighting, mirrors or mechatronics commodities preferred
  • Must possess moderately advanced Microsoft Office (Work, Excel & PowerPoint) skills; must be/become proficient in company and customer systems.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills (oral & written communication and persuasion skills) to build relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Excellent leadership ability with analytical and practical problem-solving ability 

Your preferred qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in Program Management, Sales, Engineering or Operations in the automotive industry.  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration or equivalent combination of work experience and education.
  • Professional certification in Program Management preferred.

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 including annual performance bonus
  • Comprehensive health & dental benefits with an option of flex packages
  • RRSP match and Magna Base Contribution (6% annual earnings towards retirement savings)
  • Profit Sharing
  • Paid Time Off
  • Flexible work schedule and hybrid work model
  • Opportunity to travel throughout Canada, US, Mexico and Brazil
  • Professional development and career planning

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

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