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Senior Program Manager (Automotive)

Novi, MI
The Senior Program Manager will lead and manage all aspects of FORD projects both internally and externally from inception through the life of the program.  Additionally, they will drive the team to success in achieving the committed timing, financial, and customer targets.
Duties & Responsibilities
• Global coordination and/or supervision of FORD existing and new projects including change management.
• Act as the liaison between Company FORD Program Managers and Ford as needed.
• Generate and maintain program documentation - program plans, open issue sheets, customer tracking documentation, Quality Cost Weight and Function (Q.C.W.F.), timing plans, etc
• Communicate program information to all departments
• Respond to customer needs
• Manage and direct preparation of a robust program plan that is coordinated with the customer vehicle program timing.
• Execute and maintain second tier supplier control, coordinated to company’s program objectives
• Consults with management and reviews program proposals to determine goals, time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing program, staffing requirements, and allotment of resources
• Develops program plans specifying goals, strategy, staffing, scheduling, identification of risks, contingency plans, and allocation of available resources
• Formulates and defines technical scope and objectives of program
• Identifies and schedules program deliverables, milestones, and required tasks
• Assigns duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority to program personnel
• Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure program progresses on schedule and within budget
• Establishes standards and procedures for program reporting and documentation
• Reviews status reports prepared by program personnel and modifies schedules and plans as required
• Prepares program status reports and keeps management, customers, and suppliers informed of project status and related issues, as required
• Confers with program personnel to provide technical advice and resolve problems
• Coordinates and responds to requests for changes from original specifications
• Monitors program results against technical specifications
• Travel up to 15% .
  • Experience: Minimum 6 years’ experience in a PM role
  • Proven Experience working at a Tier 1 Supplier and dealing with Ford (minimum 6 years' experience)
  • Education: Bachelors in Engineering, Business, or related field
  • Software/Computer proficiency: Microsoft Office, SAP, customer specific software programs and systems (Ford)
  • Language(s): English fluency (written & spoken)
  • Training: ISO 14001, TS 16949 current level training.

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