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Program Manager in Rochester Hills, MI at Vitro

Date Posted: 3/22/2019

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Job Description


The program manager is responsible for cross-functional management, coordination and delivery of all projects that are assigned to him/her on time and on budget at a level of quality that is acceptable to both Vitro Automotive and external customers.  The program manager uses the OEM Product Development & Launch Process and the systems described within that process.  The successful candidate has primary responsibility to ensure successful OEM program launches and projects as assigned by the Director of Program Management.  This includes meeting project timelines as specified at acceptable cost and quality to satisfy the needs of both Vitro management and the appropriate OEM customer.

Key Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as liaison between the customer and Vitro personnel and systems to ensure the voice and needs of the customer are heard and acted upon.
  • Utilize both internal and external functions and resources to capitalize on program deliverables.
  • Provide weekly/monthly updates to senior management as outlined in the OEM Product Development & Launch Process to communicate launch status, mitigate risks and ensure successful launch.
  • Responsible for customer product development processes from prototype through program launches to ensure customer requirements are met in both service and quality.
  • Ensures compliance to all APQP/TS16949 requirements for all programs under management.
  • On time gate review/approval, with program scorecard metrics in good standing.
  • Successful transfer of program accountability to the responsible manufacturing facility at the final gate review of the launch process.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.



Job Requirements

  • 3+ Program management experience with large OEM customers or 3+ years lead experience on successful launches
  • Strong understanding of the APQP/TS systems
  • Preferred BS engineering degree

 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills  (both written and verbal)
  • Interpersonal skills of team participation, influencing others, negotiation skills, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills to keep projects moving forward  
  • Safety-orientation, customer service focus and results-oriented


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