R&D Project Manager

Plymouth, Michigan

Post Date: 06/21/2017 Job ID: 4496 Industry: Engineering & Technical

JOB OPPORTUNITY
DESCRIPTION: R&D PROJECT MANAGER
PAY GRADE: 6
REPORTING TO: TERRENCE WILSON, R&D ENGINEERING MANAGER
LOCATION: PLYMOUTH, MICHIGAN
POSTED: THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017
APPLICATION
DUE DATE: THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
? Manage the achievement of the project milestones and integrity of the product in development. Manage program launch readiness through production readiness.
? Manage the internal R&D Product Development Team (PDT) associated with the lamp' s development. Guide that team to achieve the relevant milestones (design completion, tool kick off, supplier readiness, etc.) Drive the project through the Product Development Process (PDP).
? Meet with the various customer representatives on a regular basis. Communicate and negotiate product, timing and commercial deliverables.
? Maintain and enhance commercial position for product and tooling costs and selling prices.
? Able to focus on and support the product engineering process, ensuring high levels of product integrity.
? Communicate program information to Company Executive Team.
? Manage Engineering Changes to ensure all tasks are completed on time and to protect the commercial interests of the company.
? Ensure tooling is invoiced promptly upon customer approval.
? Keep entire PDT engaged and solicit help from other groups as necessary to facilitate the APQP Process.
? Manage activities of team members to meet the program milestones and conduct performance reviews for core team members.
? The ability to develop and maintain Program Status Reports (Program Management Templates) and use reports as a Management Tool for performance monitoring against Customer (internal / external) expectations.
? Transparency in communications with the understanding to escalate when appropriate for assistance in resolution.
? A continuous improvement mentality and the ability to apply this personal capability and knowledge to the companies processes, products, and associates (mentoring).
? Excellent planning and organization skills.
QUALIFICATIONS:
? 5 to 10 years’ experience in automotive parts or lighting experience, with a cross-functional background (i.e. numerous positions), experience in Program Management preferred.
? Experience managing people is preferred.
? Bachelor' s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent industry experience.
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:
? Understanding of account operations, budget management etc.
? Ability to assess problems encountered and take appropriate action to resolve problems within standard project management policies, processes and practices.
? Strong and varied interpersonal skills. Able to communicate and negotiate with Customer Purchasing, Engineering, Styling and Quality representatives verbally and in writing. Able to present material to large groups.

? Able to travel and manage flexible work schedule requirements.
? Detail oriented.
? Microsoft computer program experience, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.
? Strong organization skills are critical
? Understanding of financial indicators and aspects of business is an asset.
Physical Demands – Normal amount of sitting and standing; Ability to move around an office environment and on the production floor; Ability to work at a computer workstation; Ability to bend, twist, lift, reach. Required to carry out job duties and responsibilities in a work environment that may include, but is not limited to, varying levels of noise and/or temperature. Ability to lift max. 50lbs periodically.
This position will require a certain amount of training both in-house and off-site. The person who accepts the position will be expected to follow a learning curve with continuous development. We will be accepting resumes from qualified applicants for this position from both within Autosystems and outside the company.
As part of the selection process, various testing will take place to target the personal attributes required in the role.
Further details on the job responsibilities, requirements may be obtained from Terrence Wilson.
If you are interested, please respond in confidence with a resume to Mario Blazo by June 15, 2017. Emails are accepted Mario.blazo@magna.com

 

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