DEPARTMENT : Programs
REPORTS TO : Director - EU Programs
The program manager is accountable and responsible for coordinating and leading global, cross-functional project teams to meet or exceed project objectives and customer deliverables in relation to quality, profitability, cost, timing, and resource planning.
Additionally, the program manager manages project scope, risk, communication, and reporting activities from project inception through launch.
Establish strong customer relationships including the OEM Purchasing, Program Management, Engineering and Quality departments.
Single point of contact to customer for Varroc actions. Responsible for implementation and communication of action plans to meet the OEM’s cascaded objectives.
Lead internal operating system processes and procedures for project teams. Lead gate reviews for both pre-reviews and executive gate reviews.
Ensure projects are complete and approved prior to review.
Project Scope Management Lead development, management, and confirmation of customer requirements including Statement of Work and Design Change Requests.
Communicate to customer through customer warning / impact letters when customer related decisions jeopardize Varroc’s ability to deliver to project objectives.
Project Timing Management Ensure project / customer timing is met. Communicate status to customer and internal team members.
Program Cost Management Ensure project meets profitability targets established during gate 2 program commitment targets.
Establish profitability roadmaps to meet objectives.
Program Risk Management Establish Risk Mitigation Plans.
Deliver VAVE (cost reduction) budget commitments for product line.
Support quoting activities.
Bill all project tooling in less than 7 days past PPAP.
Provide program status reports to the customer.
Lead cross-functional engineering / manufacturing / purchasing team meetings and coordinate efforts.
Single-point-of-contact with customer for program issues, timing, change control.
Bachelors in electronic engineering or mechanical engineering and business studies background.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong presentation and negotiation skills
Ability to function in a fast-paced team-oriented environment and handle multiple priorities
Strong project management, organizational skills, business acumen and process improvement skills including lean business process development and value stream mapping
Demonstrated ability to plan projects and motivate and lead a team to meet planned dates for cost, quality and timely delivery
Experience leading a cross-functional team, ideally an international cross-functional team
Launch experience and / or manufacturing experience is desired
Experience interfacing with product development and customer is required, including demonstrated ability to manage customer expectations
Ability to review, understand and convert functional requirements into valid technical specifications and documentation
Ability to review, understand and covert financial calculations into customer quotes and breakdowns.
Contact - Jana Mikešková