Continental, Inc

Plant Program Manager

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                                                                Continental Professional Staffing & Recruiting




CONTINENTAL INC. is looking to hire an experienced Plant Program Manager in Plymouth, Michigan. 




  • Ownership for assigned programs, accountable to drive programs and cross functional teams utilizing Intier business processes including the PEP process. Ensure compliance to the 6 critical business protocols for program execution.
  • Outline timing, monitor and report (monthly) all customer strategy activities (internal and external) for obtaining new business with respect to: o Customer cost targets o Customer key value drivers o Customer technical targets and desires o Internal financial targets
  • Responsible for obtaining and presenting (weekly) metrics that are related to the specified strategies to the Plant Engineering Manager.
  • Utilize Company and Customer Timing Plans, Time/Resource Activity Plans, Program Open Issues Lists and Meeting Reports to control the activities of all resources assigned to the Strategy.
  • Lead cross functional teams as necessary to achieve program deliverables as outlined by program timing, based on the internal and external program strategy.
  • Provide guidance, where necessary, to Management in all Strategy related decisions.
  • Establish and continuously improve customer relationships to gain a competitive advantage on current and future business opportunities.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
  • Maintain safety and housekeeping at all times.




  • Bachelor’s degree in either Business Administration, Engineering or equivalent degree.
  • Minimum 8 years in the field of high volume production mechanical devices with experience in the following: Manufacturing Quality Engineering Understanding of current and future OEM business strategies in order to secure new business. o Experience in resource planning and reporting for engineering projects. o Experience and costs forecasting and reporting for engineering projects.
  • Working knowledge of purchasing, accounting methods, and cost estimating methods.
  • Working knowledge of computer driven word processing, spreadsheets and time resource planning programs. Good English language skills, both written and verbal.


  • Understanding of account operations, budget management etc.
  • Ability to assess problems encountered and take appropriate action to resolve problems within standard project management policies, processes and practices.
  • Strong and varied interpersonal skills. Able to communicate and negotiate with Customer Purchasing, Engineering, Styling and Quality representatives verbally and in writing. Able to present material to large groups.
  • Able to travel and manage flexible work schedule requirements.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Microsoft computer program experience, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.
  • Familiarity with the APQP and product development process.
  • Strong organization skills are critical
  • Operations experience is an asset
  • Understanding of financial indicators and aspects of business is an asset.








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