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Global Product Line Technical Manager

Job Number:  31673
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Exterior Systems Engineering
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MI, US, 48098-2863



Job Number: 31673 
Group: Magna Exteriors  
Division: Exterior Systems Engineering 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Troy 


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.



Key Responsibilities

The Global Product Line Technical Manager (GPLTM) is responsible for the conceptualization, development, planning, directing and controlling activities within a specific product area and/or program.  The GPLTM is the subject matter expert as pertains to product architecture, application, capability and future needs.  The GPLTM leads product engineering, design and development activities to ensure requirements, program objectives and company/division needs are satisfied.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

•    Defines product architecture and design solutions to cross functional business pursuit team
•    Lead pre-award product development activities and analysis
•    Communicates development goals and timing to engineering and design staff.
•    Provides product requirements and specifications guidance to cross functional team members and support resolution of conflicts
•    Has authority to initiate and approve design/engineering changes and studies.
•    Responsible to document and communicate lessons-learned and best practices to engineering and design organization.
•    Supports the development and maintenance of product strategy and supporting technology roadmaps
•    Identifies and promotes needs for product improvement
•    Identify and communicate market trends and significant changes to regulations
•    Responsible to develop/maintain a current understanding of vehicle legislation and regulations (FMVSS) or OEM Component/System Requirements that apply to product area of responsibility. Determine and apply these Standards as required to our Product Designs.
•    Coordinates and monitors completion of the CAE/FEA execution and accuracy during the product pre-development stage.
•    Provides product technical guidance to program teams to ensure successful launch of new products
•    Support the development and maintenance of product literature and presentation materials to promote offerings
•    Maintains an awareness and understanding of competitor capabilities and market position
•    Develops and maintains positive relationships with internal and external customers
•    Provides ideas for continuous improvement of Magna process and quality systems
•    Adherence to Magna’s Corporate Constitution, Employee Charter, Code of Conduct, etc.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or physical demands required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education/Special Knowledge – BS in engineering or technical education applicable to exteriors product development  

Experience - 7+ years of diversified engineering experience in plastic product with product development experience. Excellent communication skills required. 

Physical Demands/Work Environment - Normal amount of sitting or standing, average mobility to move around an office environment, able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer, may require local, domestic and international travel.

Travel – less than 15% domestic + international

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