Huntsville, AL

The Program Manager will provide leadership and direction to the core teams and the staff of all support groups in setting and achieving project objectives. Will take a leading role and be the focal point for product development and launch for both the customer and plant manufacturing on new programs. Responsible for budgets, tracks and controls all project costs in real time, ensuring that all chargeable costs are assigned to the customer and obtaining management approval for all cost overruns.

The Program Manager will achieve operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change.


  • Manages multiple OEM projects from award through launch and beyond
  • Provide technical and project leadership in directing a cross-functional and multidisciplinary team from concept to launch
  • Ensures that all project deliverables and requirements are met
  • Effectively communicate project status and proactively manages risk
  • Acts as primary interface to customer for all project issues
  • Maintain project costs within the baseline budgets for BOM, tooling, and investment
  • Operate and manage project within and according to a predefined project budget
  • Develop and maintain a project timing charts depicting ability to meet customer’s milestones
  • Establish countermeasures when the project deliverables are at risk
  • Coordinates all corporate wide resources required to effectively manage product launches and changes
  • Initiate the review of lessons learned/best practices of other programs and document new ones from each project
  • Provide engineering support to the corporation utilizing the product development process
  • Responsible for all engineering aspects of one or more major product or program which includes meeting project costs, quality and customer expectations
  • Provide direction to the department Designers and CAD operators
  • Support sales and marketing needs within the noted area (Sales presentations, product costs and quotes)
  • Design reviews with Customers and obtain Customer approval
  • Create Project Books
  • Obtain quotes from Vendors (Tooling, design, equipment, etc.) and release tooling to Vendors
  • Track all tooling and equipment (Tooling Progress Report) and submit all Customer Documentation as required
  • Support operations and manufacturing needs within the noted area (New equipment and processes)
  • Create Documentation per Design Plan
  • Ensure all required specifications are complete and comprehensive
  • Obtain Documentation from Customer as required per Design Plan
  • Communicate all Engineering Changes and impact to project
  • Ability to work with global teams

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years of PM experience with a Tier 1 Automotive Company
  • APQP experience – from Initial Concept/Design transmittal to Production
  • PPAP experience
  • DV/PV experience
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Proficient with MS Office applications

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