Integrated Talent Strategies (ITS) has a Tier-1 automotive client in the Lansing, MI area seeking a Program Manager for Direct Hire.
Specific Job Duties:
Support development of the product by effective product quality plans including FMEA' s, timing charts, open issue reports, process and product validation, flow charts and all APQP requirements.
Interface with the Program Manager, Design Lead to ensure a successful hand-off for program execution post OK to Tool Part Data release.
Ensure customer satisfaction by providing design and technical assistance in design reviews and presentations as well as competitive estimates for tooling and product.
Ensure DexSys DFM objectives are met
Support all customer PDT and Design Review Meetings until Hand-off to Launch PM' s and support periodically thereafter. This may include off-hour meetings with China / Korea / India or other Engineering Teams around the world.
Excellent applied knowledge of customer operating systems product development and product approval systems
Mentor and assist Program Managers and Product Engineers where applicable.
Assist in determining and maintaining appropriate resource levels for current program needs.
Support manufacturing departments as required in new programs, current production, and executing customer-initiated engineering changes.
Provide support for error proofing and continuous improvement activities.
Assist in development of methods, procedures and work instructions to successfully manage:
competitive quoting for product and tools
effective cost tracking and launching tools within planned costs
launch of new product
Participate as a member of cross-functional teams for APQP, continuous improvement, and other corrective action as required.
Facilitate Quote Kick-Off Meeting, periodic program and design review meetings and support standard program Launch Meeting s after hand-off.
Support Program Managers with Trax Updates for Gate 0, 1, 2 and facilitate gate review as required for gate 0-2.
Assist the DexSys New Business Manager and Sales Administration Manager in new program quoting and tech reviews.
Perform other duties and special projects as required. Related Work Experience
Minimum seven years program management experience required.
Must have strong leadership ability
Strong applied fascia design knowledge
Strong Understanding of Product Development Process and Program Life Cycle Management
Experience in budgeting development in regard to tooling and capital
Bachelor' s Degree in Engineering or appropriate job-related work experience.