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Program Manager II

Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
Job ID: R0002361
Date Posted: Apr 27, 2021
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

Job Summary:

Plans and manages activities of a designated project(s) to ensure goals and objectives are accomplished within a prescribed time frame and within funding parameters by performing any combination of all essential duties and responsibilities. This individual is the “conductor” of a given project(s) and responsible for project’s success, removing roadblocks, and recovering from issues if they arise.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supports all business objectives of the company by aligning Program Management activities with the organizational goals and objectives.
  • Represent the company with assigned customers.
  • Responsible for maintaining customer relationships and understanding expectations.
  • Within the scope of their position, manage and track open issues. Drive open issues to closure through tracking, delegation, and escalation.
  • Plan program activities and develop master timing schedules that meet program objectives.
  • Lead the assigned program(s)’ activities for continuous future development, growth and improvement of the program, department and company.
  • Within the scope of responsibility, ensure customer satisfaction feasibility and design specifications and keep record of customer design.
  • Travel to customer locations supporting product development throughout for product reviews, testing, and change updates with periodic travel with customer to company manufacturing facilities (domestic and international).
  • Develop program status reports and report status to management.
  • Lead the coordination of technical reviews, including dry-runs to ensure customer expectations are addressed.
  • Maintain master program book and coordinate APQP activities.
  • Monitor prototype and pre-production builds for adherence to design intent. Identifies issues and leads resolutions.
  • Responsible for coordinating all product development activity between OEM customer and responsible departments within the company.
  • Manage assigned program’s product launch phases (including control of program timing requirements, program issues and commercial impact of design changes.
  • Review and/or develop cost analyses and proposals aimed at reduction of cost and/or improvement or the assigned program’s sales operations.
  • Participate in customer strategic discussions for issue resolution.
  • Lead coordination of manufacturing, quality, and engineering “exceptions” and/or clarification lists. Ensure all customer requirements have been addressed. Work with teams to negotiate requirements with customer.
  • Manage internal project approval and cost details, technical and commercial change logs.
  • Directly support project teams (engineer, quality, sales, etc.) and follow up on related projects.

Qualifications:

Knowledge skills and abilities:

  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project
  • High level of customer interface experience
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction
  • Well organized, detail oriented

Education:  Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Project/Program Management.  Program Management Certification a plus.

Experience:  5-10 years industry experience.

Job level determined by various factors such as organization size, responsibility, career stage, and capabilities.

Supervisory Responsibilities: May be required to supervise the duties of others to perform the job responsibilities as designated by area/department management to ensure project success/deliverables.

Working Conditions:

Physical Demands: Required to sit or stand for long periods of time. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Have ability to work 40-60 hours per week.

Travel: Domestic and international travel may be required as needed.

Work Environment: Primarily in a professional business office with exposure to testing areas and periodic exposure to manufacturing areas.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected] Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected]. Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

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