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Advanced Program Manager

Company: Magna International Inc.
Location: Troy
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Job Number: 31837 Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting Division: Autosystems America, Inc. Job Type: Permanent/Regular Location: Troy Group Description The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML's expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling. Key Responsibilities * Manage the achievement of the program customer and internal milestones, commercial position, and integrity of the product in development. Manage program launch readiness through full production. * Manage the internal Product Development Team (PDT) associated with the lamp's development. * Guide team to achieve the relevant milestones (design completion, tool kick off, supplier readiness, etc.) and drive the program through the Product Development Process (PDP). * Meet with the various customer representatives on a regular basis and communicate and negotiate product, timing, and commercial deliverables. * Maintain and enhance commercial position for product and tooling costs and selling prices. * Communicate program information to Company Executive Team. * Manage engineering changes to ensure all tasks are completed on time and to protect the commercial interests of the company. * Ensure all PPAP deliverables are submitted by PDT members and submit final PPAP to customer. * Ensure tooling is invoiced promptly upon customer approval. * Keep entire PDT engaged and solicit help from other groups as necessary to facilitate the APQP Process. * Manage activities of team members to meet the program milestones and conduct performance reviews for core team members. * Develop and maintain Program Status Reports (Program Management Templates) and use reports as a Management Tool for performance monitoring against Customer (internal / external) expectations. * Communicate transparently with the understanding to escalate when appropriate for assistance in resolution. * Understand and follow existing Magna policies, procedures, work instructions and standards and make recommendations for continuous improvement. * All other duties, as assigned. Key Qualifications/Requirements * Five to ten years automotive parts or lighting experience, with a cross-functional background (i.e. numerous positions), including 1 year in Program Management. * Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering or related field would be an asset. * Specialized training related to lighting (Optics, Design, etc.) would be an asset. * Knowledge of Customer Specific requirements (TS/IATF16949 / ISO9000 / ISO 14001 / OHSMS) and industry Standards. * Demonstrated ability to manage remote locations and track progress against established Project timelines and milestones. * Demonstrated knowledge and execution experience as it relates to APQP, PPAP, PFMEA, Control Plans, and Process Flow. * A continuous improvement mentality and the ability to apply this personal capability and knowledge to the company's processes, products, and associates (mentoring). * Excellent planning and organization skills. * Able to focus on and support the product engineering process, ensuring high levels of product integrity. Additional Information * Understanding of account operations, budget management etc. * Ability to assess problems encountered and take appropriate action to resolve problems within standard project management policies, processes, and practices. * Strong and varied interpersonal skills. Able to communicate and negotiate with Customer Purchasing, Engineering, Styling and Quality representatives verbally and in writing. * Able to present material to large groups. * Able to travel and manage flexible work schedule requirements. * Detail oriented. * Microsoft computer program experience, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project. * Familiarity with the APQP and product development process. * Strong organization skills are critical. * Operations experience is an asset. * Understanding of financial indicators and aspects of business is an asset. Physical Demands Normal amount of sitting and standing; Ability to move around an office environment and on the production floor; Ability to work at a computer workstation; Ability to bend, twist, lift, reach. Required to carry out job duties and responsibilities in a work environment that may include, but is not limited to, varying levels of noise and/or temperature. Ability to lift max. 50lbs periodically. 07--Operations F--Permanent/Regular

Keywords: Magna International Inc., Troy , Advanced Program Manager, Executive , Troy, Michigan

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