Program Manager

Location: Birmingham, AL
Date Posted: 03-10-2017

Position Description:
In this position, the successful candidate will be responsible for the management and leadership of new product development/launch programs for automotive OEM application. 

Primary Duties:
• Manages events and deliverables associated with the launch of a new product/process. 
• Plans and executes the critical deliverables as defined in Glidepath Launch Process.
• Holds contractors and internal launch team accountable for performance to scope & timing.  
• Achieves all program launch targets - time, quality & manufacturing feasibility.  
• Meet scorecards items related to Launch Management
• Effectively Execute and implement Change Control Process for designated facility

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES REQUIRED: 
• OEM or Tier-1 manufacturing experience 
• Experience working in a key position (Program, Engineering or Launch Manager) on a major new product launch for automotive OEM or similar 
• Experience managing multiple programs concurrently
• Solid business aptitude and experience managing overall program financial performance
• Strong computer skills and expert knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access
• Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task
• Detail-oriented, organized, and collaborative
• Strong people management skills
• Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills
• Tact, a sense of urgency, and an overall customer satisfaction focus
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