Our client a growing automotive supplier is seeking a Program Manager. The position would be responsible for one or more projects for interior trim components as scheduled within the Product Development Process from kick off to successful launch. The company is in a tremendous growth stage and offers a very generous benefit package including 401k with match and bonus potential.

•Works on projects from kick off until project closure in global team environment (internal, suppliers, customers)
•Lead, manage develop and train assigned team members (typical PE/ AQP)
•Assures that all legal, customer and project requirements are met
•Maintains accurate project records within the Product Development Process, reports project status internally and to customers
•Manages project scope changes in accordance with the change management system
•Lead team to accomplish processes defined in the Product Development Process to optimize the project outcomes
•Have project team work in PDCA cycle to meet project milestones on time within the Product Development Process
•Contributes to standardization and continuous improvement of the business processes
•Instills discipline in team to adhere to all business process requirements
•Solves project issues effectively in global team environment

•Bachelor degree (or bachelor equivalent) in engineering or related field
•Proficiency in German
•Minimum 10 years automotive industry experience
•Minimum 5 years of automotive program management experience
•MBA degree preferred and PMP certification preferred
•Experience with wood, plastic injection molding, aluminum stamping/ forming and carbon fiber molding technology preferred
•Experience with (interior / exterior) automotive trim components preferred
•Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional team to project completion through effective communication and relationship building
•Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, MS Project)
•Travel both nationally and internationally