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Program Manager

Job Number:  63630
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Mobility USA
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MICHIGAN, US, 48083

Work Style: 



Job Number: 63630 
Group: Magna Corporate  
Division: Mobility USA 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: TROY 
Work Style:  


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

Magna is more than one of the world’s largest suppliers in the automotive space. We are a mobility technology company built to innovate, with a global, entrepreneurial-minded team. With 65+ years of expertise, our ecosystem of interconnected products combined with our complete vehicle expertise uniquely positions us to advance mobility in an expanded transportation landscape.


About the Role

Magna New Mobility is seeking a highly motived Program manager to manage low volume builds of full vehicles and sub-assemblies. The ideal candidate will be responsible for planning and managing program budget and timeline by working closely with internal and external suppliers with a goal to meet customer requirements. This position will be onsite in our Troy, Michigan office. 


Physical Demands / Work Environment: 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear and use hands to finger, handle, and feel. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms and have adequate mobility to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Responsible for working in compliance with the provisions of the Health and Safety Act as well as any rules or standards otherwise specified by OSHA or MIOSHA or any other government regulations. Expected to exercise caution in all work activities and report any unsafe conditions, injuries, or near misses to the appropriate supervisor.


Your Responsibilities

  • The project manager is responsible for consolidating critical project information: scope, budget, timing, quality, risk assessment, and open issues list. 
  • The project manager's primary responsibility is to ensure the projects are executed within scope, on time, and on-budget and that the deliverables meet the expected quality level.
  • The project manager works with engineering and all other support functions to resolve the issues and conflicts that emerge during the planning and execution phase of the projects. 
  • Leads the process of preliminary business cases: estimates volumes, cost structure and work with the divisions to determine capital, tooling and labor requirements.
  • Create the relevant material for gate reviews by tracking projects and identifying high-risk areas by evaluating reported timing and financial status. Once the high-risk area is identified, the project manager coordinates the root-cause analysis with the team and creates corrective actions.
  • Responsible for estimating and tracking of program timing, resources, and budget.
  • Responsible for managing suppliers and vendors ensuring timeline and budget.
  • Responsible to represent Magna to the customer(s) in obtaining all required information, data, and authorizations for successful execution of the programs.
  • Assist in development of manufacturing processes & assembly instructions.
  • Responsible for implementation of process control techniques and procedures
  • Identifies and communicates barriers to the successful completion of program milestones.
  • Tracks, processes, and documents engineering changes
  • Participates in cross-functional teams; coordinates project activities to drive projects from initial to completion.
  • Performs project risk analysis, identifies risk areas, and develops alternate mitigation measures.
  • Writes internal work order directions for manufacturing and customer requirements to various departments.
  • Responsible for customer presentations and interface.
  • Responsible for outsourcing when required to alleviate bottlenecks in workload 

Who we are looking for

  • 8+ years’ experience in program management at an automotive supplier, Tier 1, or OEM.
  • Experience in managing low volume vehicle and/or component assembly programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and track progress against established Project timelines and milestones
  • Good understanding of GD&T, APQP and PPAP.

Your preferred qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Flexible and enthusiastic approach to work and new learning opportunities
  • Superior financial, analytical, and business acumen with ability to draw quick and accurate conclusions with the ability to act even with imperfect information
  • Strong interpersonal skills: proven ability to quickly build trust and rapport with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. Capable of effectively partnering with cross-functional teams to coordinate activities and accomplish goals. Proven ability to identify solutions to pain points.
  • Superior understanding for the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to process information with high levels of accuracy.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple concurrent assignments while meeting deadlines and demanding quality execution.

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

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.

Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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