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Program Manager


Rochester Hills, MI

Posted 2 months ago

Seeking to hire a Program Manager for a contract opportunity in Rochester Hills, MI. Will function as Project Team Leader and take over the coordination of high-visibility projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·      Will take over the coordination of projects related to automotive customers (OEM and Tier 1) in North America for key project/program(s)

·      Customer Focal Point during the Product Development Process

·      Consult the organization in the communication with the customer

·      Consult the company in activities to meet the Project Plan and the Customer Expectations

·      Report barriers to facilitate management action

·      Consult to facilitate win-win scenarios between team members for the overall project benefit

·      Consult in activities to achieve the Project Plan requirements for Cost, Quality, and Timing

·      Consult in activities to ensure that the Product Development process and procedures are followed and optimized

·      Make use of Project Management methodologies

·      Execute Project Phase Reviews

·      Define and implement necessary Project Management frameworks that are appropriate and needed

·      Proactively support/coexist with Project Management teams and frameworks in place (engineering, production, related programs for the same customer)

·      Recognize and proactively communicate key topics of risk impacting program status

·      Consult the product development team to identify potential risks with the aim to set up appropriate Mitigation or Contingency Plans

·      Consult company to receive management support for proactive activities to meet the Project Plan

·      Communicate with suppliers to fulfill company expectations for timing, cost, and quality in support of the Project Plan

·      Understand and support current Total Quality Management (TQM), Six Sigma, International Standards Organization (ISO), and Environmental, and/or Health and Safety (EH&S) Management Systems by following stated policies and procedures

·      The information exchange is typically complex, technical, and confidential. This position requires negotiation with other individuals, departments, suppliers, and customers including internal contacts (BDM, FAE, Product Development, PM, Sales, Plant-Project Management Teams) and external contacts (customers, suppliers, etc.) 

Other Details:

·      Schedule: 8am-5pm with the flexibility to adjust hours for Asia counterparts

·      Location: Rochester Hills, MI/Hybrid

·      Duration: 6-12 months

Contact the Recruiter:
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Tracy Vistine
VP of Talent Acquisition
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Tracy Vistine
VP of Talent Acquisition
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