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Program Manager - Troy, Michigan - August, 2021

Company: Thyssenkrupp
Location: Troy
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Your responsibilities Duties & Responsibilities: * Responsible and proactive for meeting customer milestones from Pre-Production phase until Start of Production + 6 months * Assigned several programs in parallel. Mainly programs with Honda / VW / Audi, BMW and Daimler * Ability to create work breakdown structure for the Program Team based on Customer milestones and deliverables * Create and manage Program Timing Plans (MS Project) for internal team and customer * Initiate and manage customer APQP processes and documents and finds alignment to TK's Produce Evolution Process (PEP) * Daily close communication with colleagues from Germany: Sales, Purchasing, Engineering, Quality and Manufacturing, in Mexico. * Acts as the central point of communication for the program team to ensure each member is aware of all Customer deliverables and timing commitments * Create and maintain internal and external Open Issues Lists * Negotiate with internal and external groups, Suppliers and Customer * Moderate Program Kick-Off Meetings and regular Program Meetings during program phase * Responsible for End-of-Phase Review and Program Handover Packages * Monitor and manage timing for component suppliers and manufacturing plant * Obtain Customer Design Freeze, Document Sign-off and Approvals * Support Customer/internal team for successful launch of new model programs as well as running changes * Communicates the impact of scope/design changes to the Customer and the Program Team in a timely manner in terms of cost, timing and delivery * Supports RFQ's and Technical Reviews including prototype & production timing for quotes * Supports quality issues/concerns during launch, cost save ideas/initiatives as required and IATF 16949 requirements * Ability to identify root cause of a problem, develop corrective actions and lead the team to resolution Your profile Required Qualifications: * Bachelor's Degree. * Minimum of 5 years work experience in Program Management at an automotive supplier * At least two program launches with successful PPAP submission and approval * Working experience with European OEM's is preferred * Knowledge of OEM customer portals, APQP and PPAP processes * Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Project * Professional communication skills in verbal and written * Strong customer focus and appropriate sense of urgency * Flexible in moderating or attending meetings at very early or late hours. Necessity due to the global approach of our company and Customer location * Adaptable to work in a different culture while matching his/her interpersonal style to the working culture * Willingness to travel up to 20% of the time * Spanish and/or German language skills are a plus

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