Program Manager

I have a terrific opportunity in Port Huron for a very well established family run manufacturing company of automotive components. They are looking for a high energy, passionate manufacturing professional to join their staff as a Program Manager-This person does not have to be a Program Manager currently, but must have strong manufacturing background and a solid job record, and be well versed in APQP-Please take a look at the job description and let me know if you can recommend anyone for this, or please email to them directly and have them contact me.
Our client founded in 1982 and located in Port Huron Michigan, is the global leader in the manufacture of spring packs for automotive transmissions.

The Position

Program Manager


Report to President, with responsibility for all Program Management globally

Responsible for program management of products
Responsible for championing world class Program Management practices based on the size and culture of organization
Responsible for program launch meeting internal and customer expectations
Internal champion of APQP process:
process for new or revised product launches
Responsible for managing internal launch process
Ensure deadlines are met both internally and externally to ensure successful product launch
Tooling and equipment purchasing for program
run @ rate
Lead contact with customer for launch
Develop and maintain best in class working relationships with customer contacts
Involvement with account management of customers, including championing and coordinating customer requests
Negotiate commercial activity as needed with customers in line with PJWS best practices
Serve as an information source to Engineering and Company management via link to the customer and the market

Driver of continuous improvement

Future opportunities

Raw material Purchasing responsibility for both production and non production materials


Strong Knowledge of APQP process
Ability to coordinate and manage multiple programs
Prior experience and success with negotiation
Highly Proficient with MS Office products
Willingness to travel when required

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