Program Manager

  • Magna Seating
  • Dec 14, 2021
Full time Automotive Management Manufacturing

Job Description

Manages the program proactively to ensure timing and program team objectives are met for all customers and Magna Seating milestones

Leads plant team on new program/product launch activities and engineering changes on existing products.

Primary interface between Plant Team and Corporate Product Engineering team to align and cost, timing and feasibility of product changes and new product launches.  

Primary Interface between plant team, tool shops and component suppliers for planning of new products and changes to existing products.

Responsible for assembling cost roll-up and quotes to customers.

Develops timelines for tooling launch activities for product changes and new program tooling.

Identifies and communicates barriers to the successful completion of program milestones to the Plant Management on a regular basis and Executive-level Management on an as-needed basis.  Develops and implements recovery plans to eliminate barriers.

Interfaces with required functional disciplines and departments for program support.

Implements the Product Delivery Process (PDP) and assures completion of all deliverables.

Assists the Corporate Program Manager to conduct monthly program reviews AND phase and gate reviews.

Creates master program timing that satisfies customer and Magna Seating and requirement for product configuration, costs, performance, and timing.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

Minimum three (3) years diversified engineering experience.

Ability to apply academic and other engineering principles in the development of automotive components.

Must be able to read blue prints.  Competency in CAD and GD&T.

Must demonstrate exceptional problem solving skills, and viable concept development.

Proficient in statistical methods (ie APQP, DFSS).

Must be able to apply academic principles and utilize math based tools.

Knowledge of government and OEM specifications in area of expertise.

Strong organizational skills and the ability to successfully coordinate and complete multiple tasks within and across departments to meet established and changing deadlines.

Strong communication skills: verbal, written, and technical presentations.

Demonstrated successful performance with independent problem solving, presentations, and leadership.

Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.