Program Manager


Ann Arbor, MI

Industry: Automotive.


5 - 7 years

Posted 294 days ago

  by    Estella Gragg-Carson

This job is no longer available.

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.