Program Manager

The Program Manager is accountable for organizing and leading customer-specific projects, leading project teams, and meeting timelines and approval gateways throughout the launch process. Direct customer interface and vendor selection required while monitoring production-ready progress to meet quality, cost, and delivery objectives.
Must have successfully launched at least two (2), major ($20 million+) programs to one or more German OEM's in the US (i.e. BMW, Mercedes, and/or Volkswagen)
Must know and have worked within the German OEM launch culture, have an understanding of their systems
Have established a proven track record of building relationships with German engineers
Must be a methodical Program Manager with attention to detail (documentation), control of cost, and gate reviews
Red, Yellow, Green review mentality, good problem-solving skills
Well-versed in Microsoft Office including Microsoft Project
Ability to plan well and communicate diligently (read, write, speak English fluently) with team
Ability to perform well under pressure situations

Job Responsibilities
Plan, coordinate, follow up and implement APQP (Advance Product Quality Planning) activities for assigned programs
Ensure compliance with CPMP (Cosma Program Management Process) and Mafact standards
Lead Cross Functional Team(s), responsible for each program, conduct regular team meetings, document open issues and actions, follow-up with individual team member's assignments to ensure completion
Apply and comply with AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) standards & procedures
Interfaces with product engineering & sales department
Establish and maintain budgets for assigned programs
Provide customer interface for assigned programs
Provide program engineering support for duration of program
Generate and implement Continuous Improvement projects
Housekeeping and other activities as assigned
Occasional travel with overnight stay required

Bachelor's Degree (BS) from a four-year college or university, or three to five years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
High school graduate or equivalent

Experience & Abilities
Excellent teamwork skills required
Ability to read blueprints, metal fabricating, GD&T and TS16949 requirements, computer-aided design helpful
Individual to be mechanically inclined, self-motivated and reliable
Individual must observe all safety regulations to insure own and others' safety
Ability to work overtime as required
Additional skills helpful
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus
Tool and die or technical knowledge helpful (not required, but a plus)
Ability to speak German is highly preferred
Contract negotiation experience also a plus

Magna Profit Sharing eligibility (see attached example of first-year payment, for illustration purposes only)
Relocation to include temporary housing and moving allowance
Company benefits upon completion of 60 day introductory period
Basic Life Insurance (2x annual salary)
Basic spouse, child insurance
Supplemental life for employee, spouse, and children available
Short-term disability (company paid)
Long term disability (company paid)
Medical coverage (self-insured plan administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield
Prescription drug program
Vision care
Dental plan
Flexible Spending Accounts
Eleven (11) paid holidays
Paid vacation
401k Savings Plan with company matching contributions

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