Program Manager
A123 Systems - Waltham, MA

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Job Description

Position Overview

Responsible for defining / managing the technical, timing, financials and staffing elements of the project while being the primary interface between internal customer and the internal engineering and management teams.

Primary responsibilities

Develop program budgets and timing from concept to launch quality and volume (SOP+90 days)

Direct program execution to meet budget, timing and product requirements set by product mgt

Reports on program status, key risks and action plans to internal teams, management and customers

Coordinates action plans among cross functional team

Manages Phase/Gate New Product Development Process

Ensures volume capacity is implemented within Supply Chain and Manufacturing in time for launch

Works with NPD, Purchasing, Supplier Quality, Manufacturing and Quality to ensure APQP execution

Document and track compliance to technical and commercial requirements along with developing solutions to address any/all identified gaps

Develop and maintain project primary project timelines

Co-lead developing , sourcing and managing key suppliers

Drive towards rapid identification and resolution of any and all engineering related performance, cost, timing, manufacturing , supply base etc related issues Qualifications

Specific Skills/Abilities

The position requires:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
High Energy / Flexible / Adaptable / Dynamic / “can-do” attitude
Strong technical background with focus on electrical / mechanical / software integration
Proactive and collaborative approach to problem solving
Business / financial acumen
Familiarity with Automotive Development Processes / APQP process
Ability to thrive within a rapidly changing / growing matrix organization
Experience in developing and installing process disciplines

Education/Experience
Education: BS ME/EE preferred with MS / MBA and/or PMO certification desired
Total years of Experience Required: 7+ yrs
Industry Experience Required: 7+ yrs program management background with technical products
Other Experience Required: 5+ yrs direct or matrix management of people
Technical Experience Desired: High Tech Start-up / Hybrid Electric Vehicles / Alternative Energy / Batteries

Additional Information

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