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Program Manager

Job Number:  7944
Group:  Magna Seating
Division:  Shelby Foam Systems
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Shelby Township, MI, US, 48316



Job Number: 7944 
Group: Magna Seating  
Division: Shelby Foam Systems 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Shelby Township 


Group Description

Magna is an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of high quality complete seating systems. Our solution includes seating structures, mechanisms and hardware, as well as foam and trim products for global automotive, heavy truck and bus industries. Our capabilities include market and consumer research; full concept development; design and engineering capabilities; testing, validation and world-class manufacturing. Our award-winning seating solutions are developed from consumer research, finding the ease of operation to be comfortable, convenient and connected.

Role Summary

Serves as overall facilitator for development of the product.  Plans and directs all activities relating to the Product Delivery Process (APQP, SQA, Engineering, Purchasing, and Manufacturing engineering).  Promotes coordination and communication of program team.  Conducts all program-specific reviews. Manages programs in a manufacturing environment; producing polyurethane foam bun molding products. Plans and assigns work, implements policies and procedures and recommends improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions.  Applies program management principles and analytical techniques to establish and continuously improve programs from launch to production.

Key Responsibilities
  • Interacts with and coordinates all the outsourced activities with vendors on major prototype and production products.
  • Initiates action to prevent the occurrence of any nonconformities relating to the product, process, and quality system.
  • Identifies and records any problems relating to the product, process, and quality system.
  • Verifies the implementation of solutions to the product, process, and quality system.
  • Responsible for program budget tracking
  • Responsible for new product design reviews, and incoming data management for all programs and RFQ’s
  • Responsible for moderately complex programs
  • Manages the product program proactively to ensure timing and program team objectives are met for all customers and Magna Seating milestones
  • Identifies and communicates barriers to the successful completion of program milestones to the Director of Program Management on a regular basis and Executive-level Management on an as needed basis. Develops and implements recovery plans to eliminate barriers
  • Interfaces with required functional disciplines and departments for program support
  • Assures appropriate program planning to confirm that product development is consistent with established program objectives and company needs
  • Implements the Product Delivery Process (PDP) and assures completion of all deliverables
  • Conducts all phase and gate reviews
  • Creates master program timing that satisfies customer and Magna Seating and requirement for product configuration, costs, performance and timing
  • Facilitates and maintains communications with the customer, Magna Seating staff, and Division Operations for all program activities at all levels
Key Qualifications/Requirements
  •  Bachelors degree (or Bachelor’s equivalency) in Engineering or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum three (3) years of diversified engineering experience
  • Ability to apply academic and other engineering principles in the development of automotive components
  • Ability to read blue prints and competent in CAD and GD&T
  • Proficient in statistical methods (APQP and DFSS)
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated problem solving capability


Additional Information

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

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