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Position:  Program Manager (m/f/d)
Location:  Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany
Job Id:  495
# of Openings:  0

Program Manager (m/f/d)
Position Overview: Responsible for defining / managing the technical, timing, financials and staffing elements of multiple projects while being the primary interface between customer and the internal engineering and management teams.
Primary responsibilities
• Manage all internal and/or external customer deliverables
• Provide leadership to a matrixed, cross-functional team
• Support development of and management to the Engineering Project
• Budget and piece price targets
• Document and track compliance to customer’s technical and commercial requirements along with developing solutions to address any/all identified gaps
• Develop and maintain project primary project timelines
• Provide regular project status reports to customer as well as internal senior management
• Co-lead developing, sourcing and managing key suppliers
• Drive towards rapid identification and resolution of any and all engineering related
performance, cost and timing issues regardless of where the issue originates (customer,
engineering, manufacturing, quality, supply base, etc)
Specific Skills / Abilities
The position requires:
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills (German, English)
• 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: BSME/EE required with MS / MBA and/or PMO certification desired
• Total years of Experience Required: 15+ yrs Industry Experience
• Required: 10+ yrs at Tier 1 or similar supplier with significant Program/Project Management experience
• Other Experience Required: 5+ yrs direct or matrix management of people
• Technical Experience Desired: High Tech Start-up / Hybrid Electric Vehicles / Alternative Energy / Batteries

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