Plymouth, MI | | Direct Hire| MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES
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.
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.