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Program Manager

Company: Magna International
Location: Troy
Posted on: July 31, 2022

Job Description:

Job Number: 46410
Group: Magna Powertrain
Division : EC Troy
Job Type: Permanent/Regular
Location: TROY

Group Introduction

Advancing mobility. Making automotive technology that is smarter, cleaner, and safer, while still fun to drive. And making it for everyone. Thats what were passionate about at Magna Powertrain. We do it by creating world-class powertrain solutions for conventional, hybrid, and pure electric vehicles. Were making electrification more than a buzzword, were bringing it to the road. Innovation is what drives us and we drive innovation. Dream big and create the future of mobility at Magna Powertrain.

Mission of the Position
The Program Manager (PM) is responsible for program management throughout the entire product life cycle (from pre-acquisition through end of production); Providing customer acquisition support for new programs; Leading program-related communications and taking full program management ownership of related activities performed by multi-disciplined cross functional teams. Primary objectives are to manage timing, quality, and financial results of programs from start to finish, to excite the customer with the performance of the product and the services provided, and to deliver business results that meet or exceed Magnas expectation for awarded programs. The individual must possess 5-10 years of program management experience with a verifiable record of results within the automotive industry along with a strong technical background that may include knowledge of powertrain systems & components (including 4WD/AWD, fluid pressure & controls, stampings & castings) and a good understanding of cross-functional responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities
Primary point of communication interface to the customer for the respective program(s).
Possesses the interpersonal skills to build relationships with key customer contacts responsible for the decision-making process. Actively listens, probes, and identifies concerns. Understands customer's business and speaks their language. Develops credibility, loyalty, trust, and commitment.
Responsible for leading the preparation and business case review of quotations for customers. Responsible for ensuring quotes target profitable and/or strategic business opportunities and performing contract reviews when awarded.
Cohesively aligns with Global Product Managers, Product Engineering, and Sales by providing customer feedback on products and features as well as competitive information within their respective product group.
Owns program management through complete product life cycle from concept, quoting, program award, product development, supplier selection, launch, postproduction performance, & lessons learned utilizing the Magna Global Program Management System (GPMS): Preparation and communication of program status meetings to management steering committee and escalation of critical issues.
Coordinating / monitoring project documentation, timelines, technical performance, budget, production, quality deliverables, and corrective action initiatives.
Full program management ownership of program-related functional activities: quoting, purchasing, product engineering, quality, manufacturing / launch management, & finance/budget.

Manage Series Production Phase including claims management, change management & continuous improvement, VA/VE activities, and execution of ongoing price negotiations / adjustments.

Magna Standards
Practice and maintain integrity while following Magnas Charter and Constitution.
Follow Magnas Code of Conduct and Ethics and related compliance policies.
Supports and adheres to policies, procedures, and operational guidelines related to established qualitymanagement system (IATF 16949).
Drive the development of new technologies to improve quality, efficiency and reduce cost.
Comply with safety policies and procedures to ensure duties of self are performed in a safe manner.
Health & Safety responsibilities: Understand applicable Environmental, Health & Safety policies and procedures in the workplace.
Report unsafe conditions immediately.
Report injuries, accidents, illnesses, near misses, property damage immediately.
Follow safety rules.
Comply with requirements for the use or operation of machines or equipment.
Comply with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.

Create a positive work environment by demonstrating and sharing functional/technical knowledge.
Develop and maintain a responsive and cooperative working relationship with internal and externalcustomers.
Treat everyone with dignity, trust and respect.
Complete additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Customers and Business Interfaces
Product Engineering
Manufacturing - Ramos Plant
Advanced Manufacturing Engineer
Supplier Quality
Project Controlling
General Motors

Requirements and Qualifications
Must possess a combined 5-10 years of program management experience along with a verifiable record of results in both disciplines within the automotive industry.
Bachelors Degree Required.
Strong technical background that may include knowledge of powertrain systems & components (including 4WD/AWD, fluid pressure & controls, stampings & castings) and a good understanding of cross-functional responsibilities.
Must possess moderately advanced usage of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint); must be/become proficient in company & customer systems.
Previous experience in a plant operations role or environment is preferred.

Work Environment
Office environment: 25% Travel required to customer offices & production locations, Magna production locations, etc.

While working in this environment, the employee will be exposed to machinery, moving equipment and material, moderate noise, airborne particles, fumes, and various levels of temperature created by manufacturing processes.

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.
At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. Thats why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Keywords: Magna International, Troy , Program Manager, Executive , Troy, Michigan

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