Strattec Security Corp.

Program Manager Detroit

4 months ago
Job ID
2017-2893
Auburn Hills
Shift
First

Responsibilities

GENERAL:  Responsible for the implementation of customer product programs on time, within budget and at a quality level that conforms to agreed-upon customer requirements.  Tracking conformance to requirements, highlighting areas for improvement and implementing those deemed appropriate to maximize EVA.  Manages program timelines by directing, coordinating and communicating to all SSC internal functional groups and VAST member organizations assigned to the program, and customer functional groups and platform teams.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Release customer programs into PDP using electronic project management tools, manage change process as it affects the program and maintain evidence of compliance:  PDP/Electronic program books.
  • Plan and implement programs following PDP guidelines and SSC standards through manufacturing acceptance and full production
  • Lead internal and customer communication to ensure all program related deliverables and expectations are met.
  • In conjunction with various functional groups, track customer program related timing progress for capital and tooling.
  • Identify resource requirements to meet customer/program requirements to SSC business criteria.  Work with functional managers to communicate and prioritize resource requirements and expectations.
  • Exercise responsibility without direct authority to assemble, plan, hold accountable, lead and motivate team members to achieve goals of quoted program, team, SSC and customer.
  • Primary Program contact for Customer Management, Voice to the Customer, ensuring needs are clearly heard with the organization.
  • Drive continuous improvement and customer satisfaction for program related activities.
  • Conduct cross-functional program review meetings, maintain program open issues records and escalate issues effectively and in a timely manner to management as required.
  • Identify and resolve cross-functional disputes. 
  • Support financial reviews at the customer (change board meetings, etc.) and piece price negotiations as they relate to product changes and cost downs.
  • Support customer-based and product-based monthly management reviews.
  • Conduct program overview meeting with executive group as required.
  • Understand critical path of activities for each program, assess associated risks, proactively alert customer, team leaders and SSC functional leaders (as needed) of potential issues to mitigate PONC/ risks and ensure that effective containment exists in those areas where program activities and/or resources are of concern to meet overall goals and objectives.
  • Assist in creating and executing strategy to diversify customer base and assist to expand vehicle content.
  • Travel, as required up to 50%.

Qualifications

  • Understanding of the PDP process and GM EWO system preferred.
  • Must have an understanding of financial concepts:  financial statements, budgeting and pricing.
  • Must be highly organized and possess good leadership/facilitation skills.
  • Must understand manufacturing processes, including die casting, punch press and plastic injection molding.
  • Must be able to exercise responsibility without direct authority.
  • Must be able to resolve conflicts.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, especially with customers and executives.
  • Must have willingness to travel frequently

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum BS in Business or Engineering with 4-10 years experience in automotive engineering program management. 
  • Must have experience in leading a cross functional team and meetings.
  • Must have experience in creating timelines and progress tracking to agreed upon criteria and utilization of “open issues tracker”.
  • Proficiency in Spanish or German preferred.
  • Automotive experience required, preferably with GM.
  •  Must have experience identifying critical path activities.
  • Experience with global programs preferred.
  • Proficiency in managing global programs preferred

STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION is an equal opportunity employer and practices affirmative action to recruit, hire, train, upgrade, transfer and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

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