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Program Manager - Lead

Company: Autokiniton
Location: New Boston
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

AUTOKINITON is a leading North American supplier of propulsion-agnostic, structural automotive components and assemblies. Our 100% vertical integration capabilities allow us to offer our customers end-to-end engineering, manufacturing, and in-house logistics. At AUTOKINITON, we are building a better foundation for every vehicle on the road.AUTOKINITON is recognized by our customers as one of the top suppliers in our industry.POSITION SUMMARY:The Program Manager Lead will be responsible for directing and managing a customer-focused program management team to meet established program targets and deliverables. Interacts directly with cross-functional teams and customers as needed to manage projects and expectations. Develops lasting relationships to ensure effective program information, program delivery and drive overall success working with both internal and external customers.RESPONSIBILITIES:The following are the core responsibilities of the position. Additional responsibilities may be assigned by direct manager.Responsible for driving project requirements and managing project timeline within AUTOKINITON's organization to meet work plan objectives.Report timing plan deliverable risks to internal and external management.Act as key customer interface and first point of escalation for program deliverable issues.Ensure all tasks are performed for flawless launch of new businesses readiness adhering to the AUTOKINITON Launch Process (ALP) and program timing requirements.Facilitate resolution of open issues and lead process for decision disposition ensuring all customer concerns have responses and containment statements.Lead all ALP Gated reviews with LeadershipManage and encourage cost savings efforts at the plants on new programsFacilitate program review meetings to ensure compliance to the ALP and ensure program management teams are meeting timing, tracking engineering changes, developing BOM, communicating to key stakeholders (customer, plants, functional leaders) on critical path items.Responsible to assist in supplying requirements to Manufacturing and approving all resolutions to follow-up issues that are presented to the customer,Deliver financial commitments by overseeing issues relating to quality, cost, as well as controlling budget, tracking financial status, and adhering to the program schedule with set customer milestones.Champion the ALP and Campfire systems when executing launch plans.Assess and build bench-strength and organizational capabilities as well as create a high-performance work environment.Responsible for the identification, selection, training and coaching of program management talent.Responsible for the leadership and management of performance feedback for all direct reports.Cascade lessons learned from one program to other programs by making required process changes/additions.Ensure a robust engineering change management plan in place to respond to customers in a timely manner to new change requests, communicate with team members and to implement all changes to promised timing and within budget.Ensure all program/APQP tasks are tracked and executed for on-time PPAP and tooling payments.JOB QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or five years plus related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIESMinimum of five (5) years' experience in stamping, manufacturing processes, materials, and complex assemblies.Two (2) years automotive project management/supervisory experience.Basic knowledge of program budget.Detailed knowledge of build and launch processes/procedures along with ability to develop, manage and maintain standardized procedures.Excellent organizational, analytical and communication skills.Strong problem resolution skills, along with customer service and team orientation skills.Proven leadership ability and excellent interpersonal skills.Ability to work well with others in a team environment.Understanding of GD&T and product design.PREFERRED ADDITIONAL SKILLS & ABILITIESAbility to work with the following software packages or programs:Microsoft Office at an intermediate levelEffective email and electronic communication skills are requiredAbility to work with the following data base programs and/or hardware:MQ1 database at a basic levelOnBase database at a basic levelProgram Management System at an intermediate levelAbility to work with the following tools or machineryUnderstand methods used to measure partsPHYSICAL DEMANDS, WORK ENVIRONMENT AND OTHER REQUIREMENTSDuties include but are not limited to remaining in a stationary position, move about inside an office environment, manoeuvre around/under office furniture, operate a computer, printer, and phone. Able to position self to install IT equipment, able to communicate information so others can understand and exchange accurate information in these situations, able to observe details at close range, and have an ability to travel to manufacturing locations. When visiting plant site locations, employees may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, vibration, or hazardous materials.Required SkillsRequired Experience

Keywords: Autokiniton, Detroit , Program Manager - Lead, Executive , New Boston, Michigan

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