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Program Manager position…

by KHouseman on March 13, 2014
from: Ryan Teman rteman@bartechinc.net
 DIRECT HIRE – Please confirm interest and see the specifics below…..thanks!Pay is 110K – 115K, 20% bonus, vacation
POSITION 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.
Primary objectives are to manage timing, quality, and financial results of programs from start to finish, to excite the customer with the performance of the product and the services provided, and to deliver business results that meet or exceed Magna’s expectation for awarded programs.
The individual must possess 5-7 years of program management experience with a verifiable record of results within the automotive industry along with a strong technical background that may include knowledge of powertrain systems & components (including 4WD/AWD, fluid pressure & controls, stampings & castings) and a good understanding of cross-functional responsibilities.
KEY FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Primary point of communication interface to the customer for the respective program(s).
2. 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.
3. Responsible for leading the preparation and business case review of quotations for customers. Responsible for ensuring quotes target profitable and/or strategic business opportunities and performing contract reviews when awarded.
4. 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.
5. 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 Global Program Management System (GPMS):
– Preparation and communication of program status meetings to management steering committee and escalation of critical issues.
– Coordinating / monitoring project documentation, timelines, technical performance, budget, production, quality deliverables, and corrective action initiatives.
– Full program management ownership of program-related functional activities: quoting, purchasing, product engineering, quality, manufacturing / launch management, & finance/budget.
6. Manage Series Production Phase including claims management, change management & continuous improvement, VA/VE activities, and execution of ongoing price negotiations / adjustments.
7. Supports and adheres to policies, procedures, and operational guidelines related to established quality management system (TS 16949).
Program Manager
8. Maintains working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner.
9. Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.
MANAGERIAL / SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITES:
No direct supervisory responsibilities, but carries out leadership / program management responsibilities (dotted-line basis) over project team. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; input into appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Must possess a combined 5-7 years of program management experience along with a verifiable record of results in both disciplines within the automotive industry.
2. Bachelors Degree Required or equivalent (6 additional years of related technical experience in addition to experience referenced above). Technical / Engineering Degree is highly preferred.
3. Strong technical background that may include knowledge of powertrain systems & components (including 4WD/AWD, fluid pressure & controls, stampings & castings) and a good understanding of cross-functional responsibilities.
4. Must possess moderately advanced usage of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint); must be/become proficient in company & customer systems.
5. Previous experience in a plant operations role or environment is preferred.
KEY BEHAVIORAL TRAITS FOR SUCCESS:
1. Business Acumen: 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.
2. Entrepreneurial Drive for Results: The ability 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.
3. Influencing & Communication Skills: 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.
4. Technical / Functional Understanding: 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.
Ryan Teman
Technical Recruiter, Staff Augmentation

p: 248.208.4386 | f: 248.223.1541

e: rteman@bartechinc.net| www.bartechgroup.com

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