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Program Manager

Wixom, MI

Posted: 03/01/2024 Employment Type: Direct Placement Job Industry: Automotive Job Number: 24-00016

Job Description

Global Program Manager

Location: Wixom, MI (Hybrid)
Salary: $110- 120k +10% Annual bonus + Car allowance

Direct Hire Opportunity with Excellent Benefits!

Our client, an industry leader in closures hardware systems, is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Program Manager to join their Product Development team. As a Senior Global Program Manager, you will lead and manage all aspects of FORD projects, ensuring successful outcomes in terms of timing, financial targets, and customer satisfaction.

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Proven experience in global program management, particularly in the automotive industry.
  • Strong project management skills with a minimum of 5 years of experience working in/with FORD projects.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, SAP, and customer-specific software programs and systems.
  • Knowledge and training in ISO 14001 and TS 16949 standards.
  • Ability to navigate and utilize customer-specific software programs and systems.
  • ISO 14001 and TS 16949 current level training.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with program documentation and reporting.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems effectively.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.

  • Lead and manage FORD projects, guiding the team to achieve timing, financial, and customer targets.
  • Globally coordinate and supervise existing and new FORD projects, including change management.
  • Act as the liaison between client's FORD Program Managers and Ford as needed.
  • Generate and maintain program documentation, including plans, issue sheets, customer tracking, Q.C.W.F., and timing plans.
  • Communicate program information to all departments and address customer needs.
  • Direct the preparation of a robust program plan aligned with customer vehicle program timing.
  • Execute second-tier supplier control in line with client's program objectives.
  • Consult with management, review proposals, and define program goals, time frame, funding, procedures, staffing, and resources.
  • Develop program plans specifying goals, strategy, staffing, scheduling, risk identification, and resource allocation.
  • Formulate and define the technical scope and objectives of the program.
  • Identify and schedule program deliverables, milestones, and tasks.
  • Assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority to program personnel.
  • Coordinate activities to ensure the program progresses on schedule and within budget.
  • Establish standards and procedures for program reporting and documentation.
  • Review status reports and adjust schedules and plans as required.
  • Prepare program status reports for management, customers, and suppliers.
  • Confer with program personnel to provide technical advice and resolve problems.
  • Coordinate responses to requests for changes from original specifications.
  • Monitor program results against technical specifications.

  1. Salary 100-120K + 10% annual bonus + Car allowance $7800 annually ($650 per month in taxable income)
  2. Blue Cross Blue Shields medical, dental, vision
  3. Up to 8% 401K match, fully vested day ONE



Meet Your Recruiter

Chris Ingersoll
Technical Recruiter

With over two decades dedicated to talent recruitment and staffing management within dynamic agency settings, Chris possesses extensive experience across diverse industries. Throughout her career, her primary focus has always been on prioritizing the delivery of high-quality staffing solutions.

Chris consistently strives to match the right talent with the right opportunities, ensuring that both clients and candidates benefit from a seamless and mutually rewarding experience. This commitment to excellence has been the cornerstone of her approach in facilitating successful placements and fostering long-term professional relationships.

Chris's journey has sharpened her ability to handle intricate staffing needs while nurturing strong connections with clients and candidates. As always, she is committed to offering tailored solutions that contribute to organizational growth.

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