Program Manager is responsible for all program activity from Product award to the end of production to assure that the customers' requirements for quality, timing, delivery, and cost are met. Program Manager will need to develop strong relationships with both external and internal customers to insure effective program launch for current and future programs. This position is not intended to be customer specific.
Conduct project kick-off meetings at the appropriate manufacturing plant or at the Company’s Technical Center
Work with customer Product Development group to assure product manufacturability and dimensional quality concerns are
resolved in a timely manner
Maintain Project schedules in the current project management software
Maintain all project budgets and track project profitability.
Maintain the quote versus current status projected project costs from job award through launch.
Tracking of all Engineering Changes prior to launch
Work with the Sales Department to draft the Program Budget Summary
Draft the capital request form for the appropriate plant
Develop preliminary and final process flow, including initial blowout sheets
Work with the Plant to develop the Bill of Materials per QAD requirements for mass production
Draft the material supply application sheet and have the plant and Corporate Purchasing sign off on it
Participate in APQP meetings and assure documentation is maintained, as well as other program management documentation
Maintain open-issues log including quality concerns, and record minutes of program meetings
Act as liaison between customer, Sales Department, and plants
Act as liaison between plants for inter-company supplied parts
Coordinate all CAD/CAE activities related to project/program
Keep Corporate Office and plant General Manager apprised of program status and key issues through weekly Program Status Report using red-yellow-green status to show each program’s status
Assist the plant in helping to prepare R-U-Ready manual prior to PSO or PPAP
Champion project engineering change notifications on new projects, whether they are internal or customer driven, and in turn make certain that they are implemented in a timely fashion
Make certain that any resulting changes to the project schedule are identified to the plant management team
Audit the planned processing
Visits to die shops and weld assembly sources should be made regularly; project costs should be reviewed in comparison to program budget
Work with suppliers to confirm launch readiness and address outstanding issues.
Work on continuous Engineering changes launching at the plant.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university and
Five years’ related work experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience