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POST DATE 9/3/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016
JOB DESCRIPTIONProgram Manager - Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the program management process, from the concept phase through product launch. They will maintain strong customer relationships, provide team leadership, and take ownership of key deliverables. The position ensures the company's profitability through effective management of resources, reporting and proactively addressing program risks and opportunities.
Cradle to grave responsibility for all program management activities
Serves as single point of contact between the customer and company for all assigned programs
Maintains a high level of program communication within the company team and to the customer
Leads, plans and manages cross-functional teams to ensure all activities are executed in accordance with the program requirements
Effectively manages program scope, ensuring all changes are documented and approved
Conducts regular program and gate review meetings, including: critical open issues, development status, quality, launch and financial performance
Maintains master program timing inclusive of all activities which must occur to ensure successful product launch
Escalates program related issues to program leadership
Implements program management best practices
DESIRED SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in an engineering or technical discipline preferred
Minimum of 5-7 years of program management experience in automotive, aftermarket or industrial market
Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to manage a diverse customer base
Strong interpersonal skills allowing necessary alliances with internal and external groups to be forged quickly
Assertive, self-motivated, and highly accountable approach to the position, with the ability to meet internal/customer deadlines and manage ever-changing priorities
Experience leading diverse, multi-disciplined and cross-functional teams
Travel required to fulfill program requirements and ensure successful product launches
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite of business tools (Excel, Project, PowerPoint)