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Program Manager (Automotive Experience Required)

Company: Harada Industry of America, Inc.
Location: Novi
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Tier 1 Auto Supplier seeks an experienced Program Manager, responsible for managing all aspects of programs, from launch to production.--Responsibilities:

  • Acts as the primary point of contact to the customer's program launch team and is responsible for owning the total project management, coordination, and facilitation through the entirety of the program cycle, ensuring the completion of all development activities and customer deliverables.--
  • Drives and leads the program via the Product Development Process, owning program timing and progress to ensure milestones are met and achieved on time.--(i.e. build events, tool kick-off, PPAP/PSW/PSO, SOP, etc.).
  • Responsible for facilitating APQP, PPAP, PFMEA, Control Plans, and Process Flow.
  • Ability to support multiple projects; prepares and processes appropriate documentation required to support customer requests. Systematically manages project scope, deliverables, tasks, plans/progress, and risks.
  • Coordinates/follows up with internal departments and manufacturing facilities to ensure timely completion of activities and customer deliverables.
  • Responsible for managing, coordinating, and conducting weekly, or bi-weekly meetings with cross-functional teams including Engineering, Manufacturing, Procurement/Purchasing, Operations, Sales, and Quality teams to track progress against established project timelines and milestones.
  • Maintain Program Status Reports (Program Management Templates) and use reports as a management tool for performance monitoring against customer (internal/external) metrics.
  • Responsible for project profitability including engineering expenses and product expenses as well as project execution timing & milestones.
  • Communicate and negotiate product, timing, and commercial deliverables, as required, internally and with the customer.
    Required Skills/Qualifications:
    • 3-5 years of OEM Supplier Program Management experience.
    • APQP methodology knowledge and experience.
    • Strong operational and program management leadership experience in the field of Automotive Electronics and/or cable assemblies, with a proven track record of successful project delivery to customer; in time, in quality and cost.
    • P&L management experience.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Project Management.
    • Customer Interface Experience interfacing directly with customers' product design engineering, quality, manufacturing, and commercial personnel.
    • Strong communication and organization skills, and high attention to detail.
    • High level of leadership, program management, and business acumen skills.
      Desired Skills/Qualifications:
      • ME or EE degree preferred (or equivalent experience), but not required.
      • Strong customer focus and results oriented; good change manager, good team player, and self-aware.
      • Knowledge and awareness of OEM's product development processes, requirements, and deliverables to support OEM on-time deliverables.--Company offers a very generous benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Life/STD, Vision Insurance & Flexible Spending Accounts, as well as 401(k) with company match. Paid holidays, vacation/personal hours, flex-scheduling, and casual work environment.--Company participates in E-Verify.

Keywords: Harada Industry of America, Inc., Novi , Program Manager (Automotive Experience Required), Executive , Novi, Michigan

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