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Interior Program Manager

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Burton
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 20/04/2015
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The Role:
2. Main Purpose of Role

• Responsible for projects towards defined customer and/or product group and management of program deliverables from a cross functional team to achieve the agreed program goals and objectives
• Follow the Company Management System, Knowledge Based Development – New Product Integration (KBD-NPI) and Product Improvement Process (PIP), the Program Manager will bring products and/or systems from strategic identification to running production.

3. Main Duties and Responsibilities

• Responsible for the management of a program (product) and/or customer base from strategic target to running production, while achieving a flawless launch.
• Maintain focus on initiated projects to gain additional benefits for the business area through gaining efficiencies in program (operational, design, purchasing).
• To ensure Project documents are created, maintained and updated via PLM structure with the understanding that this is a mandatory requirement. Auditing project docs regularly.
• Always follow The company’s Management System and QA routines
• Planning and co-ordination of the project deliverables
• Overview and control of economy (budget, turnover, contribution, etc) of the business
• Achieving complete customer satisfaction
• Reporting project/program status to the Steering Committee (STC)
• Establish relationships with the customers on necessary levels
• To observe public laws, directives, provisions and concessions with regard to health, environment and safety, and to follow agreements made with external and internal parties.

4. Personal tasks

The personal tasks of the Program Manager consist of, but are not limited to, the following activities:

• Be familiar with the customer requirements (general and product specific)
• Host/attend program meetings on an as needed basis (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc) with customer and internal program teams to ensure the company is meeting customer requirements.
• Establish and follow up on the main time plan with milestones
• Establish and follow up the project goals
• Establish project rules and best practice routines
• Organize and prioritize time between the management of multiple projects
• Follow up budget and update prognoses on a monthly basis
• Run the projects according to the company Management System, Knowledge Based Development – New Product Integration (KBD-NPI) and Product Improvement Process (PIP).
• Secure the quality of all changes (technical, time plan and economy), using the company’s Engineering Change Management (ECM) or Product Improvement Process (PIP) procedure.
• To represent the Program department inside and outside the company.
• With reference to KBD-NPI, maintain strong working relationships with all cross functional teams to affect timely responses to project needs.
• To review project budgets ensuring that projects are delivered within 100% of budget as signed off at the start of the project, implementing recovery plans where this figure is exceeded.
• To manage cross functional program team’s focus on all given conditions, time schedule and budgets to ensure passage of planned gates on time and in line with POI, KBD-NPI, and PIP planning.
• Actively report to Direct Manager successes, areas for improvement and programs at risk in a timely manner to ensure corrective action.
• Actions of a Program Manager will demonstrate the values of the company: Passionate, Prepared and Accountable.

5. Competence Profile

Attributes, Skills, Knowledge, Experience

• Education:
• BS or BA degree with evidence of strong experience as a program manager in automotive industry or equivalent.
• Practical experience and skills:
• Leadership, interpersonal skills, personal drive and confidence lead and work with cross functional teams to earn trust and team support to meet program objectives.
• Knowledge and experience of PM processes. Experience in production, quality, purchasing, marketing and/or product/process development is desirable.
• A high degree of personal integrity and confidence.
• Ability to make quick decisions based on a combination of experience as well as advice from other people.
• Ability to think clearly and react effectively under pressure while remaining focused on key objectives and strategies.
• Excellent interpersonal skills to lead and work within cross functional teams.
• Microsoft Office Suite.
• Special requirements:
• Knowledge of automotive project management methodologies.
• Ability to produce good written reports and relevant presentations
• Have a good command of spoken and written language within the region employed and English.

Other Attributes

• The job may involve travel to other countries and company locations as required and may involve extended length of stay to support strategic activities as directed by the Functional and/or Business Area Director.

6. Health & Safety Responsibilities

Demonstrate a personal commitment to Health, Safety and the Environment by following:-

a) The Health & Safety at Work Act, along with all statutory health, safety and environmental regulations.
b) Company Automotive Corporate health, safety and environmental policy.
c) Burton facility based health, safety and environmental policy and related procedures.

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