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Program Manager

Job Number:  11375
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Norplas Industries Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Northwood, OH, US, 43619-1078



Job Number: 11375 
Group: Magna Exteriors  
Division: Norplas Industries Inc. 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Northwood 


Group Description

The Magna Exteriors portfolio of products includes access systems such as liftgates, exterior trim, modular systems, front-end modules including fascia, active aerodynamic systems and other lightweight structural components for automotive, commercial truck and other industrial markets.

Recognized globally as an innovator in all aspects of vehicle exteriors, Magna provides everything needed, from materials development and design through manufacturing and assembly, to help automakers create sleek, state-of-the-art vehicles across the world.



Role Summary

The Program Manager (PM) is responsible for the entire Magna Product Delivery Process (PDP) resulting in flawless customer launches.  This role oversees program scope, financials, timing, and quality and plays a key role in anticipating, escalating, and mitigating potential risks.  As the primary point of contact for a designated program(s), this position interfaces with all levels of internal and external stakeholders on aspects of managing, scheduling, organizing, and measuring project deliverables.  Successful candidates will demonstrate strong cross-functional team leadership, the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships, organization, prioritization, and communication skills.

Key Responsibilities

•    Develops project plans including work scope, project milestones, risk management, cost/benefit analysis, project timelines, and budgets to ensure program objectives are met.
•    Directs all activities related to the Product Delivery Process and tools (e.g., APQP, gate reviews, launch readiness audits, and run-at-rate).
•    Monitors and approves all project documentation within Magna’s PM system.
•    Drives decisions to ensure success of the program considering timing, investment, profitability, reliability and design integrity. 
•    Collaborates with cross-functional disciplines and departments to ensure seamless program delivery.
•    Communicates program status to Magna stakeholders, customers, and suppliers.
•    Negotiates with internal and external stakeholders, vendors and customer to resolve conflict.
•    Oversees change requests to ensure timely implementation.
•    Uses risk management to anticipate and prevent problems from occurring; escalates challenges appropriately when needed.
•    Fosters an environment of continuous improvement and the mindset to deliver on customer expectations.
•    Reviews and applies best practices from the lessons learned database; uploads program learnings. 
•    Supports and adheres to policies, procedures and operational guidelines related to established quality management system (IATF 16949).
•    Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•    Working knowledge of Product Delivery Process and tools; Program Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus.
•    Ability to influence decision making/outcomes with internal stakeholders, external suppliers, and customers.
•    Demonstrated decision-making and problem solving skills.
•    Ability to prioritize your own and others work under time and cost pressure.
•    Moderate-to-advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office tools; willing to learn company & customer systems.
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills; English proficiency

Additional Information

•    Three (3) years of work experience in the automotive or similar industry, including at least one vehicle launch. 
•    Five (5) years of work experience in one or more of the following areas: Program Management, Engineering, Operations, Quality.
•    Previous experience in injection molding, painting, and/or assembly operations is desirable
•    Project leadership experience in a matrix organization is a plus.

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

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