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Program Manager


JOB SUMMARY


Position is responsible for the management and reporting of all program and commercial issues for the


assigned customer after business award. These include the management of new tool/equipment


implementation, commercial negotiations, program financials, and providing direction for Program and


Product Managers assigned to this customer.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


1. Coordinates the efforts of the functional departments, as required, to ensure that the programs are


conducted in accordance with the requirements of sales orders and budgets. Interfaces with


customers on schedules, meetings, and problems. Keeps the customer informed on the program


status.


2. Establish program timing and provide direction to program team to ensure program deliverables are


met to internal and external customer expectations.


3. Assume all responsibilities of the Product Manager position, if one is not assigned to the program.


4. Work with finance to establish program funding.


5. Manage program open issues.


6. Assist in leading launch activities for assigned programs.


7. Work with finance team to establish and maintain financial models.


8. Work to ensure appropriate APQP activities are taking place.


9. Manage pricing and sales activities within ERP system.


10. Monitor customer feedback, market and technology trends and competitor activity to identify


opportunities for customer and platform enhancement.


11. Utilize Open Issue Log.


12. Report platform status at monthly Senior Management Financial Reviews including performance to


budget and variance justification of EBITDA, IRR, Cash Flow, Tooling, Capital, Launch and


Engineering Change, and platform metrics.


13. Provide timely communication of program information to all team members.


14. Assist account managers in quote package reviews.


15. Promote synergy between program team and manufacturing facilities.


16. Resolve change related issues with supply base.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE


1. A four year Engineering/Business degree.


2. Minimum of 2 years of Automotive related experience.


3. Experience with managing financials.


4. Must possess the ability to manage people and interface with the customers.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES


1. Exposure to metal stamping and metal stamping assembly processes.


2. Ability to represent Gestamp Automocion in a positive and productive manner under all conditions


involving direct customer interface.


3. General understanding of program financials.


4. Must possess good analytical abilities and leadership abilities.


5. Ability to manage multiple programs simultaneously.


PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB


1. This job requires travel that may be for extended periods.


2. May be required to work extended hours.




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