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Jr. Program Manager

Job Number:  45319
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Windsor Modules
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 45319 
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting  
Division: Windsor Modules 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: WINDSOR 


Group Description

The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML's expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.



Liaise with a team of employees to manage the successful launch and maintenance of divisional programs within the specified quality, budget, and timing targets that will ensure customer satisfaction as well as internal objectives.


•    Post-secondary diploma in Business Administration or Engineering OR minimum of 3 years experience in the field of high volume production mechanical devices involving knowledge of manufacturing, supplier technical representation with OEM’s, resource planning and reporting for engineering projects, and experience with business case analysis and reporting.
•    Cross function experience, including Quality Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Design and Financials.  
•    Experience with customer base.
•    DFSS and/or Six Sigma experience preferred
•    Familiar with the following tools: D/PFMEA, DFMA, VA/VE, DOE, DVP&R, PPAP 


•    Excellent written, verbal and listening skills.
•    Leadership ability, including accountability, confrontation, delegation/negotiation skills.
•    Demonstrated excellent problem solving and decision making abilities.
•    Working knowledge of computer programs ranging from word processing and spreadsheets to time resource management.
•    Excellent technical and commercial presentation skills
•    Ability to multi-task, plan and execute.


•    Manage, monitor and analyse key tasks, activities and cost through the multiple phases of the program
•    Outline timing, monitor and report (monthly) all activities (internal and external) on a division program with respect to:

  • Total program costs/budgets
  • Open issues (total program – departmental and supplier) of a divisional program
  • Meeting reports
  • Suppliers
  • Coordination of cross-functional team responsibilities (internally and externally) for divisional program issues.

•    Involvement in customer negotiations pertaining to engineering changes, cost targets, continuous improvement, technical goals and value drivers.
•    Monitoring and maintaining Customer System Applications to ensure compliance with customer goals.
•    Support activities and resolution to Supplier issues.  Support escalation as required.
•    Ownership for programs from conception to production. 
•    Drive APQP disciplines within organization
•    Lead CFT and hold team members accountable to timelines and budget
•    Meet or exceed budget and improve contribution margin
•    Obtain and present divisional metrics that are related to the specified program to the Management Team.
•    Utilize Company and Customer Timing Plans, Time/Resource Activity Plans, Program Open Issues Lists, PDP and Meeting Reports to control the activities of all resources assigned to Division Program.
•    Interface with Project Managers as necessary on all program relates initiatives.
•    Provide guidance to Management in all Program related decisions.
•    Provide timely coaching, counselling and feedback to employees, as well as input into Performance Reviews of assigned CFT members.
•    Maintain a confidential and professional demeanour at all times.
•    Work in a safe manner at all times including the use of PPE.   Make recommendations for improvement to the safety program as applicable.
•    Abide by company rules and policies as set out in the Employee Handbook.
•    Promote all aspects of Magna’s Corporate Constitution, Employee Charter and Operational Principles;
•    Perform other duties as required by the Director of Operations.


•    Accurate selection of resources for program
•    Timely and open communication with Customer
•    Validation testing that complies with internal and Customer-specific requirements
•    Effective launch of programs within budget and time constraints
•    Prioritize issues and make decisions within the guidelines of the defined business processes

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