GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Implementation and continual improvement of the phased gate review process for application-specific product launches, development projects, and other types of internal projects to ensure Motorparts Braking North America delivers its projects and programs in accordance with well-defined goals (performance, timing, quality, and cost). For customer specific application projects, this person will directly manage global programs, multi-product programs, and other projects/programs as determined by the Management Team. The Program Manager may also oversee a portfolio of projects based on product line. Promote a disciplined approach to project management using Federal-Mogul’s phased gate review process throughout the product life cycle management.
? Manages assigned programs and oversee the portfolio of product line projects
? Works closely with sales, engineering, and operations to create team accountability for projects coordinates new business and quoting activities related to engineering development
? Develops program objectives by reviewing program proposals and master project plans conferring with management business strategy
? Determines program responsibilities by identifying program phases and elements; assigning personnel to phases and elements
? Provides first line of support for project management system users and is responsible for setting and meeting program targets
? Monitors the performance of project teams through the use of agreed upon key metrics
? Evaluates risk, develop risk mitigation plan and reduce risk in timely manner for projects/programs
? Works closely with project leaders and launch coordinators/managers at F-M manufacturing facilities and coordinate manufacturing requirements between customer manufacturing facilities and those of Federal-Mogul with respect to specific program needs.
Communicates project status, issues and recommended risk mitigation plans to cross-functional core, executive teams, and customer. (Including the hosting of all Program Reviews)
? Utilizes tool such as MDB ,future PLM Database for project management and Change management
? Ensures customer and internal project team is aware of required timing milestones
? Works directly with customers and suppliers as needed on specific programs
? Leads multidisciplinary globally distributed teams to deliver global product launches
? Facilitates the annual expense and capital budget planning process
? Manages additional business special projects if necessary
? Ensure confidentiality of commercially sensitive information, and compliance to business procedures.
BS Engineering, Professional Program Management Certification, or equivalent experience
5 years technical experience or 3 years project management experience minimum
? Knowledge and experience in Project Management methodologies
? Ability to plan and manage complex projects crossing over many departmental lines
? Good problem solving skills. Able to effectively use problem-solving tools such as Fault Tree Analysis, Ishikawa Diagrams, etc.
? Working knowledge of Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing Methodologies
? Effective communication skills, written and oral, to all levels of the organization (internal, customers, and suppliers)
? Working knowledge of computers and software, with the capability to thoroughly learn new applications
? Thorough knowledge of MS Project
? Attention to detail
? Goal oriented and results based thinking
? Effective in a team oriented environment
? 10-15% travel is required