Cosma International Senior Program Manager in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Company Introduction

Magna Mirrors is a leading tier 1 supplier of vision leading exterior and interior mirrors to the global automotive industry. With a strong reputation for our innovation and highly talented teams of employees, our product expertise include exterior mirror systems, exterior and interior door handle systems. Our company has continuously grown over the last 7 years to over $38B annually, and proudly holds the title of being the largest and most diverse automotive supplier in the world.

Job Introduction

Oversees the management of all programs and assumes ultimate responsibility for deliverables to assigned customer. Sets medium to long-range strategies to support operational objectives. Determines how to implement strategic unit directives. Provides and applies broad and in-depth operational managerial/technical leadership and expertise to support Customer Business Unit (CBU) new business activities and resolve problems. Manages and motivates team toward goals and objectives. Establishes and maintains strong customer relationships on a domestic and global level. Serves as expert resource by possessing solid knowledge of Company and customer products and requirements. Ensures all programs attain established goals with a clear focus on quality, cost, delivery and complete customer satisfaction. Drives continuous improvement efforts in all areas of program management. Develops, teaches, and monitors common program management disciplines and ensures consistent use of these disciplines in all programs. Establishes CBU engineering and development budget and ensures department costs are controlled. Performs other duties as necessary.

Major Responsibilities

Responsibilities listed below are of a large scope as measured by budget responsibility, staff count, and complexity of multiple disciplines, processes, and/or functional areas of responsibility. Decisions involve substantial and broad impact and risk to the organization, typically at a corporate and/or global business level.

  • Represents CBU by setting medium to long-range strategies to support operational objectives. Determines how to implement strategic unit directives.

  • Oversees the management of all programs and assumes ultimate responsibility for deliverables to assigned customer. Provides and applies broad and in-depth operational managerial/technical leadership and expertise to support CBU new business activities and resolve multiple discipline, functional or process problems.

  • Manages departmental staff including Program Managers, and leads individual and team development. Motivates team toward goals and objectives that include a focus on how to meet long-term organization strategy.

  • Establishes and maintains strong customer relationships on domestic and global levels. Serves as expert resource by possessing solid knowledge of Company and customer products and requirements.

  • Ensures all programs attain established goals with a clear focus on quality, cost, delivery and complete customer satisfaction.

  • Drives continuous improvement efforts in all areas of program management focusing on significant time and cost reductions in engineering and development areas.

  • Develops, teaches, and monitors common program management disciplines and ensures consistent use of these disciplines in all programs.

  • Travel required to Monterrey Mexico approx. 6 times per year for a duration of about one week per trip.

Knowledge and Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field.

  • 7 years of engineering and/or program management experience preferred.

  • Must have thorough and complete mastery of respective field. Must be broadly familiar with technologies, products, customers, and programs.

  • Achievement and experience with managing a broad range of products preferred.

  • Must be able to oversee the management of programs and take responsibility for critical programs based on large sales volume and/or strategic importance.

  • Demonstrated superior decision making/leadership abilities in managing multiple programs to meet goals (quality, cost and delivery of programs) from concept through launch.

  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated experience in managing project financial responsibilities, leading in the development/measurement of key financial project measures and their effect on customer programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate others through support, training, etc. Must be able to manage staff toward departmental goals.

  • Ability to understand and speak Spanish beneficial but not required.

Group: Magna Closures & Mirrors

Division: MCM Group Office (Kraft)

State/Province/County: Michigan

City: Grand Rapids

Job Type: Regular