Program Manager

Confidential Company  •  Ann Arbor, MI

5 - 7 years experience  •  Automotive.

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/21/18 by Estella Gragg-Carson
Confidential Company
Ann Arbor, MI
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/21/18 Estella Gragg-Carson

Overall program management responsibilities to oversee the program from concept through launch. Present the status of each program to management including milestone planning, deliverables, launch readiness, etc. Lead a multi-disciplinary team to achieve customers and organizational goals within budget. Program management liaison for internal and external customers. 

?        Lead weekly cross-functional team meetings to insure internal and external customers? successful outcomes of any program event/issues such as Special Builds, Audits ECNs, BOMs, Launches etc., while maintaining forecast budgets.

?        Maintain Open Issues Reports and due date timing; hold people accountable for deliverables.

?        Work with the customers both internal and external directly as the main interface for the project.

?        Complete program tracking documentations and monthly Senior Management updates via Summary Sheets.

?        Managing development, reviewing process and obtaining sign-offs for programs.

?        Lead and engage in trouble shooting with the team to develop options for success during complex situations.

?        Assure adherence to APQP / PPAP deliverables.

?        Prepare and complete action plans; production productivity for programs, resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change.

?        Supportfinancial objectives by forecasting requirements; providing inputs for project and an annual budget.

?        Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

?        Originate, organize and manage timelines and appropriately escalate issues.

?        Travel20-25% to meet suppliers, internal/external customer needs.


?        Bachelor?s degree strongly preferred.

?        4+yrs of aftermarket and/or OEM Program Management experience in an automotive environment. Truck components knowledge a plus.

?        Demonstrate effective verbal/written communication skills with all staff.

?        People Management, Financial Planning and Strategy, Strategic Planning, Dealing with Complexity, Analyzing Information, Vision, Performance Management, Multi-tasking skills.

?        Experienceworking with multiple programs in a fast paced environment

?        Hands-on experience with program sign-offs, supplier and customer interface and managing cross-functional teams.

?        Strong analytical skills, comfortable dealing with internal and external customers at all levels of the organizational structure.

?        Excellent leadership and teambuilding skills.

?        Proficient with MSOffice, MSProject and/or other program management systems.

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