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Automotive Engineering Program Manager
Detroit Metro (BH03100)

REPORTS TO:  Director of Program Management

SUMMARY:       Our client is a leading automotive supplier of vehicle interior and closure components including cockpit components, doors and panels, seating, overhead, latching, and lift gates.   

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Serves as overall facilitator for development of the product program.  Plans, directs and controls all activities relating to the PDP (APQP, SQA, Engineering, Purchasing and Manufacturing engineering).  Recommend, monitor and adjust appropriate plant operating procedures for the purpose of accomplishing the program requirements.  Promotes coordination and communication of program team.  Conducts all program reviews.

RESPONSIBILITIES & AUTHORITY

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 Lead the program team

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 Manage the product program proactively to ensure timing and objectives are met for all customer milestones

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 Identify and communicate impediments to the successful completion of program milestones

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 Interface with required functional disciplines and departments for program support

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 Assures appropriate program planning to confirm that product development is consistent with established program objectives and company needs

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 Implement tenets of the Product Delivery Process (PDP) and assures completion of all deliverables

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Conducts all phase and gate reviews

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Creates master program timing that satisfies customer and MIS internal requirements for product configuration, cost, performance and timing

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Facilitates Executive-Level interaction between the company, our customer and Plant

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Coordinates and maintains communications with our design and operations staff and our customer for all program activities.

bullet Initiate action to prevent the occurrence of any nonconformities relating to the product, process and system.
bullet Identify and record any problems relating to the product, process and quality system.
bullet Initiate, recommend or provide solutions through designated channels.
bullet Verify the implementation of solutions (Quality System, Drawings & Prototype Product).
bullet Control further processing, delivery or installation of nonconforming product until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Education/Special Knowledge:             Bachelor’s Degree in technical engineering field preferably Mechanical or Industrial Engineering.  Non-technical four-year degree with substantial manufacturing experience are minimal requirements.  Fluent in P.C. applications for cost tracking budgeting and various spreadsheet analyses. Excellent interpersonal skills to include written and verbal communications.  

 Experience:     

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Minimum of 5 years in automotive manufacturing/engineering environment with prior project team management responsibility.

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Exposure to both product engineering and manufacturing operations

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Work history should demonstrate problem solving and business decision making, presentational ability

 

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