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Program Manager Automotive (m/w/d) - Edenkoben
Ensures problem identification and resolution
Ensures a high level of integration and collaboration with the plants and Launch Managers in their program, as well as, alignment with the program team members in Engineering, Sales, Finance, Quality and Purchasing
Takes an active “go and verify” approach to program by personally visiting the plants and suppliers at appropriate intervals
Ensures the effectiveness of program team meetings and customer review meetings
Ensures effective communication with program team. Acts as the central communication point for their programs
Manages the program team from Gate 1 (Stage 2) through Gate 7.
Manages the quoting team during Stage 2
Ensures effective and timely scope management with emphasis on customer scope changes and executes the Scope Change process and approval.
Ensures program trade off analysis – balancing cost, time, product and resource.
Identifies program risks early, develops and executes mitigation strategies and executes the Red Flag process
Escalates risk with mitigation strategies to the leadership team in a timely fashion.
Creates high quality timing plans that are developed with the program team with effective buy in from all functional areas
Meets 0 days late for all Gates
Meets all customer MRDs on time with high quality products
Ensures all program financial targets and budgets are met
Verifies the CARs and Business Cases are reasonable and achievable
Ensures effective and logical financial roadmaps are executed
Ensures quality objectives and roadmaps are developed, executed and met via their program teams
Ensures sourcing on time with high quality suppliers
Ensures appropriate completion of Make versus Buy decisions
Ensures on time PPAP of purchased components
Visits critical suppliers at appropriate points in the program with the members of their Program Teams
Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering
Masters’ Degree in Business Administration is preferred
PMP certification is preferred
Minimum of 6 years’ experience in the automotive industry and 3 years in another functional group (Engineering, Operations, Finance, Quality, Sales or Purchasing)
Experience in at least 2 key functional areas: Program Management, Engineering, Quality, Finance, Operations, and Sales
Proven knowledge of program management methodology, tools and techniques.
Participation or leadership in a cross functional team
Leads, motivates and drives a cross functional team
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Execution and quality focus
Fluent in English. Multiple languages preferred (German)
Knowledge of MS Office and MS Project
Ability to travel up to 25% when required
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