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North America Braking & Suspension
The Program Manager is responsible for managing predominantly Category 3 projects or assists with significant direction from a more Senior PM in CAT 0, 1 or 2 projects within the business unit in accordance with TRW’s new product introduction management process requirements. Additionally, in accordance with PMI standards, this person is responsible for managing all aspects of a project over the entire life of the project as shown by the following process groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing. The project manager will be involved with the project from sourcing through post launch, GDPIM Gates 1-8. The project manager is responsible to support / manage acquisition activities during GDPIM 1 and 2 (pre-award) phases on a case-by-case basis as agreed with program management director and/or sales management lead. The project manager is responsible to manage the customer interface from GDPIM Phases 3-8 (award through post launch). The project manager is responsible to interface with all areas affected by the project, ensuring successful integration of all project work products. The project manager is responsible to balance the competing demands of scope, time, and cost (also known as the “triple constraint”) while achieving the highest quality and stakeholder/customer satisfaction levels. The project manager is responsible to manage project and project team activities in the development and launch of new products. The project manager is responsible for working to meet or exceed stakeholder and customer expectations. The project manager is responsible for driving relevant project and project status communications among TRW stakeholders (customer, supplier, project team, functional & divisional management). The project manager is responsible for monitoring progress of projects through internal reviews, partcipation in team meetings, and assist where needed to resolve impasses by resolving elevated issues internally and with the customer, ensuring barriers that could impede program progress are removed. The primary scope involves low risk/complexity, new or future business awards and program launches or existing programs that have changes directed by the customer or VAVE cost reduction activities. Specific: See hiring manager for a more detailed description. Qualifications: English proficiency strongly desired. Personal: Must demonstrate achievement orientation and initiative, concern for order, quality and accuracy. Must be information seeking with a customer/stakeholder service orientation. Must demonstrate high levels of interpersonal communication skills with the ability to impact and influence others. Must be a strong team player fostering teamwork, cooperation, and relationship building while working with others. Strong analytical thinking and problem solving using conceptual thinking are strongly desired. Self-control, self-confidence, and flexibility are strongly desired. Knowledge of organization and a commercial intuition are a plus. Demonstrated leadership capabilities desired. Technical: An understanding in product design fundamentals, automotive APQP processes, PPAP/ PSO processes, manufacturing knowledge, and financial management basics (capex and non-recurring cost mgt.) is beneficial. Must quickly achieve a basic working knowledge of TRW product development processes (GDPIM, BPM) and Project Management standard processes (PMI PMBOK). Familiarity with the PMI PMBOK Nine Knowledge Areas including Project Integration Mgt., Project Scope Mgt., Project Time Mgt., Project Cost and Profitability Mgt., Project Quality Mgt., Project Human Resources Mgt., Project Communications Mgt., and Project Risk Mgt a plus. Must achieve a basic working knowledge in the project management knowledge areas as identified in the Program Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), with PMI CAPM certification preferred, and with some review of certification through other certifying bodies considered (i.e., German Program Management Association (GPM). Achievement of the appropriate business unit requirements for PMI and Six Sigma certifications strongly desired.
A bachelors degree in project management, engineering or related technical field required.
Experience and Skill Requirements
7+ years experience in an industrial field preferred.
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran
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