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Project Manager

Clinton Township, Michigan
The Project Manager directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of customer projects within area of assigned responsibility by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate project engineers.
The customer project can be a complete "turnkey program", a design and build of prototype tooling package or the management of a simultaneous engineering program.
The ideal candidate is an experienced Project Manager with GM experience in General Assembly, specifically in Chassis build up and assembly.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Contract Review
Review Contract, Quote, Customer purchase order(s) and specifications.
Project Kick-Off
Facilitate Job-Kick Off meeting (M1 milestone), per work instructions.
Monitoring / Controlling
Follows tasks defined in the Project Management Playbook and PM Roles and Responsibilities
Understands and follows safety & environmental regulations and identifies safety/environmental concerns.
Adheres to the Quality System and participates in continuous improvement.
Coordinate customer visitation and/or progress review meetings with departments.
Facilitate the transfer of information/material as required by the various departments from the customer.
Document Issues / direction using the open issues matrix.
Schedule and chair a detailed equipment concept and proposal review meeting with team members from Advance Processing, Mechanical and Controls Engineering.
Schedule and facilitate formal design review meetings between the customer's representatives and  project team.
Publish minutes establishing individuals responsible for corrective action when necessary. Assignment of follow-up responsibilities is to be made concurrently with respective team members.
Schedule and facilitate the Engineering/Manufacturing turnover meeting and advise Manufacturing of any customer considerations, requests and specifications.
Submit master schedule and reports to the customer in a timely manner. The project manager will develop and maintain the master schedule, milestone chart and critical path information. The project manager, in conjunction with the Business Unit Manager, shall advise the customer of any schedule changes.
Noncompliance of delivery to the committed dates should be resolved with appropriate team member and a solution reached to maintain schedule. In cases where the schedule cannot be maintained, the project manager should notify management immediately. It will be the project manager's responsibility in cooperation with Sales, if required, to ensure that the customer is notified in writing of management's decision on any noncompliance of delivery.
Provide information to establish a budget. Monitor the work in progress weekly for comparison to the budget to project and ensure profit margin. The project manager should consult with department managers as necessary to improve project profitability without sacrifice of equipment design and performance integrity or violation of contract intent with the customer.
Manages and controls engineering change notices (ECN's) in collaboration with the team members before presenting them to the customer.
Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this job.
This job has no direct reports, other than using the assistance of a project engineer when required.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university and five to ten years related experience in specific business segment (BIW, Chassis/Glass, Special Welding, etc.); or equivalent combination of education and experience. Competence in controls engineering and mechanical design knowledge as it relates to the following: force analysis, standardization, processing, CAD, cause and effects, R&M, SPC and FMEA.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. Interpersonal skills that promote teamwork and customer relations are necessary.
Ability to speak foreign languages preferred.
Working knowledge of the following Microsoft Office Suite applications:
  • Outlook
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Project
  • PowerPoint
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
Ability to define problems, collect data, determine facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with variables.

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