Plant Program Manager II

Tegrant   •  

Mount Pleasant, TN

Industry: Transportation


Less than 5 years

Posted 178 days ago

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  • Plant Program Manager II

      Mt Pleasant, TN, USA
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  • A Plant Program Manager emphasizes the coordinating and prioritizing resources across programs, departments, and entities to ensure that resource contention is managed from a global focus.  

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Work with customers, quality, manufacturing, process engineering, purchasing, account managers, and tech center personnel on initiating all activities and requirements to successfully manage project requests, pre- launch, launch, and SOP through EOL.
    • Directs activities of plant cross-functional teams.
    • Prepare and maintain project timelines and customer readiness forms, and monitor progress for multiple product builds.
    • Work with plant team members to initiate and complete the PPAP package.
    • Interface with customers on complaint issues and liaise with Quality personnel throughout the life of the program.
    • Coordinate and monitor sources for tooling, fixtures, materials and equipment needed for secondary operations.
    • May assist the Tech Center in preparation and/or distribution of order entry packets.
    • Liaise with Tech Center for costing for automotive component and dunnage projects.
    • Manage initial customer purchase orders, verify accuracy, work issues when discrepancies exist, disseminate information in the plant.
    • May act as the Sonoco administrator on customer web sites.
    • Make plant & customer visits; lead weekly Program meetings;
    • Leads regular program meetings and participate in tool kick off meetings.
    • Obtain customer data and customer prints, from Tech Center, monitor print level and coordinate with the plant.
    • Submit packaging proposal on customer forms, obtain approval, and coordinate with Tech Center and/or returnable container supplier.
    • Lead feasibility meetings with the plant cross functional teams on new product feasibility requests. Provide detail feasibility feedback to the sales organization.
    • Meets the customers' timing, submission and quality requirements.
    • Working with customers to launch new designs into production and implementing product changes.
    • Participating in New Product Introduction reviews and communicating results to customer.
    • Coordinate or lead cross-functional teams to design and implement systems and processes to meet unique customer business needs and/or product requirements.
    • Following up on project milestones.
    • Files program information and customer documents into corporate data management system.
    • Periodic:

    • Make plant & customer visits.
    • Fill out customer surveys.
    • Lead weekly program meetings.
    • Manage customer purchase orders, verify accuracy, and work issues when discrepancies exist.

    • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent experience) from an accredited university in Mechanical Engineering, Packaging Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or related field. 
    • 3-5 years’ experience in design required, automotive quality management experience strongly desired
    • 3-5 years’ experience in manufacturing require.
    • Strong knowledge and management skills of the automotive component product lifecycle (PLM).
    • Knowledge of customer quality systems and AIAG Level 3 PPAP.
    • Experience withcustomer portal management systems.
      • Specifically
        • Toyota
        • Daimler
        • General Motors
        • IMDS
    • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing effectively.
    • Proficient mathematical and computer skills.
    • Knowledge of APQP quality principles, SPC, capability analysis, corrective actions, etc. Knowledge of quality systems, TS-16949 and ISO 14001.  
    • Understanding and knowledge of production processes and procedures. 
    • Strong leadership, training, customer service, interpersonal and written/oral communication skills required.
    • Working knowledge of computers and software, such as MS Office, with the capability to thoroughly learn new applications.