The Program Manager is responsible for coordinating with other departments to launch programs on-time and to manage project cost while communicating financial impacts of program direction to all stake holders. This position is located in the Bay Area of California.
- Act as the business leader responsible for Programs/Projects from inception to the conclusion of the program. Represent Mobis with customers.
- Assist in targeting, pursuing and winning opportunities.
- Coordinate with other departments or members in the organization to achieve specified timing goals on secured projects.
- Communicate changes to all stake holders, collect and present costs for changes to the customer and internal teams
- Develop and maintain program timing plan with all key milestones.
- Track all open issues, conduct review meetings internal and external with customers.
- Build rapport and maintain strong relationships with customer engineering and purchasing personnel.
- Take full responsibility in leading the organization to program launch.
- Ensure programs launch on time and meet project deliverables.
- Maintain clear track from the original quotation to the final launch cost.
- Ensure all applicable invoicing is presented by finance to the customer and follow through to track and ensure payment in full has been received.
- Ensure program profitability (component, capital, and tooling).
- Oversee functional areas during development to meet key deliverables (Engineering, Sales, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Finance, Quality, and Production).
- Monitor timing, quality, technical and financial risks and issues on assigned projects. Mitigate risks or resolve issues where possible. Elevate and focus management attention when there is not timely resolution.
- Ensure that timely and accurate Gate Reviews (APQP) and routine reports are conducted on assigned projects, using these tools to expose risks and elevate issues.
Collaborative Working Relationships
- Sales & Customer
- Own Timing / Deliverables
- Track Open Issues / Project Costs
- Customer communication
- Experience in automotive industry required (5+ years with OEM/Tier 1 preferred). Cross-functional, project management experience desired.
- BS in engineering or applicable field
- APQP, OEM/Tier 1 Automotive Manufacturing, Purchasing or Sales is beneficial
- PMI certification desired
- Budget Management
- Strategic Planning
- Computer (Microsoft office suite, Project, Internet based systems)
Key Result Areas & Success Indicators
- Achieving timing milestones
- Launch to budget
- Achieve product cost structure
- Need to be able to travel within USA, to Mexico and Asia
- Korean or Spanish is a plus
- Strong Leadership Skills
- Time management
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