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Project Manager, VAVE

Company: Meritor
Location: Troy
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Job Description:

TITLE: Project Manager, VAVE DUTIES: Meritor Heavy Vehicle Systems, LLC seeks a Project Manager, VAVE in Troy, Michigan. This is a hybrid position whereby the employee will work both from home and from the aforementioned office address. Hence, the employee must live within a reasonable commuting distance of the aforementioned office address. This position requires international and domestic travel, as needed, up to 20%. Responsible for overall strategy to reach target savings for the product through a disciplined & structured DMAIC wave approach. Collaborate with a wide variety of functional areas such as Sales, Engineering, Marketing, Manufacturing and Purchasing to identify technical cost reduction and market opportunities. Lead the VAVE Team initiatives for key activities for their respective Business Unit responsibilities. Responsible for idea generation, prioritization, concept development, technical/commercial feasibility, business case, and handoff to Program Manager. Identify in conjunction with the Business Unit products and suppliers for Teardowns and Idea Generation Sessions. Retain close coordination with Product Management and Engineering to meet new product cost targets and evaluate deproliferation/part number rationalization strategies. Responsible for developing concept designs that meet performance expectations and offer cost reduction opportunities with favorable business cases. Perform engineering calculations as needed necessary for the application of these components and systems. Such calculations may include component stress and fatigue life, geometrical fit, static and dynamic load calculations, etc. Stay alert to new technology and opportunities to incorporate the technology into future products or manufacturing processes. Provide input in defining test programs/DVP - determine product evaluation required to qualify component changes. Develop preliminary business case, risk mitigation plan, implementation plan and timeline as well as all other facets, to support technical change opportunities and present the overall program status to the key stakeholders on a periodic basis. Coordinate spend analysis data for use in Purchasing to identify commercial and/or technical opportunities. Support "should be" cost analysis to support purchasing negotiation strategies. Lead Linear Price Performance (LPP) analysis with cross functional team. Responsible for reporting wave status and cost savings to Senior Management and related functions.

Keywords: Meritor, Troy , Project Manager, VAVE, Executive , Troy, Michigan

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