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Program Manager (f/m/d)

Job Number:  16963
Group:  Magna Electronics
Division:  Magna Electronics Sailauf
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular
Location: 

Sailauf, DE

Group Description

 

Magna’s ADAS technologies are shaping an autonomous future and improving lives.

 

Full autonomy is coming. But to create the technology which will bring it into view, you need the desire and ability to adapt complete ADAS systems or modular solutions to any vehicle, for any mobility need.

 

Magna’s electronics solutions connect OEMs to their customers with features that improve their lives. It’s our expertise across the entire vehicle, key strategic partnerships and culture of innovation that allow us to make our industry-leading technologies road-ready. And it is how we’ll continue to build a safer, smarter and more connected mobility experience for all people.

 

Role Summary

The Program Manager (PM) is responsible for program management throughout the entire product life cycle (from pre-acquisition through end of production); Providing customer acquisition support for new programs; Leading program-related communications, and taking full program management ownership of related activities performed by multi-disciplined cross functional teams

Job Functions

  • Primary objectives are to manage timing, quality, and financial results of programs from start to finish
  • Enthuse the customer with the performance of the product and the services provided
  • Primary point of communication interface to the customer for the respective program(s).
  • Possesses the interpersonal skills to build relationships with key customer contacts responsible for the decision making process.  Actively listens, probes and identifies concerns.  Understands customer's business and speaks their language.  Develops credibility, loyalty, trust and commitment.
  • Cohesively aligns with Global Product Managers, Product Engineering, and Sales by providing customer feedback on products and features as well as competitive information within their respective product group.
  • Owns program management through complete product life cycle from concept, quoting, program award, product development, supplier selection, launch, post–production performance, & lessons learned utilizing the Magna Electronics Product Delivery Process:
  1. Preparation and communication of program status meetings to management steering committee and escalation of critical issues. 
  2. Coordinating / monitoring project documentation, timelines, technical performance, budget including expense/tooling/capital, production, quality deliverables, corrective action initiatives, conducting risk analyses, and implementing required counter actions.
  3. Full program management ownership of program-related functional activities: quoting, purchasing, product engineering, quality, manufacturing / launch management, and achieve program budgets & financial targets.
  4. Lead global Change Management System through an understanding of design, specs, costs & timing, and ensure due dates are met.
  • Manage Series Production Phase including claims management, change management & continuous improvement, VA/VE activities, and execution of ongoing price negotiations / adjustments.
  • Support and adhere to policies, procedures, and operational guidelines related to established quality management system (IATF 16949).
  1. Automotive SPICE v3.1, Functional Safety ISO 26262, and CyberSecurity ISO 21434 standards
  • Maintain working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner.

Responsibilities

  • Internally: Management ME - ME management team members and global / regional functional leads
  • Internally: General Managers of the ME divisions / Program Managers / Senior Program Managers / Senior Manager Program Management
  • Externally: customers (OEMs) and suppliers
  • Prepare Gate review presentation material for own programs and support such preparation for other PMs for Q, SD, SP and CD gates.
  • Conduct regular program status reviews in order to understand detailed status and to challenge the teams and assist in decision making.
  • Communicate/negotiate with customers/suppliers in alignment with Sales and Purchasing
  • Gate keeper for Program Management processes, systems, tools, and drive continuous improvements supporting the business case objectives.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required or equivalent (3 additional years of related technical experience in addition to experience referenced above).  Technical / Engineering Degree is highly preferred 
  • 3+ years of project/program management experience along with a verifiable record of results in both disciplines within the automotive industry.  Must possess ability to lead/direct assignments and development of program managers.  Project management certification preferred.
  • Previous experience in a plant operations role or environment is preferred
  • Strong technical background that may include knowledge of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), electrification products & components (including ASPICE, Functional Safety, and CyberSecurity) and a good understanding of cross-functional responsibilitiesKnowledge of product development engineering practices in automotive field
  • Able to focus on delivering services in a way that enhances / maximizes profitability; ensure that team delivers service in a way that brings out the organization's value and competitive advantage; manage against a budget; educate team on important developments within the organization; discuss relevant industry developments with team.
  • Able to find creative solutions and generate results in a dynamic market environment.  Need to have a strong sense of urgency and the ability to infuse that in others.  Tireless work ethic is a given.
  • Able to demonstrate keen listening, open-mindedness, and strong interpersonal skills so that necessary alliances with internal & external groups can be forged and developed quickly.  Comfortable communicating both formally and informally with senior executives and communicate openly and equitably with peers & subordinates throughout MPT & customer organizations.
  • Able to serve as a source of technical / functional issues & perspective to others; demonstrate a breadth of technical/functional knowledge outside of core specialty; provide others with opportunities for technical growth; develop the technical competence of others as a way to achieve results; hold people accountable for technical excellence.
  • Must possess moderately advanced usage of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint); must be/become proficient in company & customer systems
  • Comprehensive knowledge of English (speak & write)
  • Business fluency of local country language (speak & write) 

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

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