Program Manager

We are working with a well-established Global Textile manufacturer looking for a Program Manager to join their team. Office based Program Manager responsible for leading & supervising projects through completion for Automotive Commodity Programs.


  • Meet customer and program milestones by coordinating a cross-functional team including but not limited to Design, Product Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain/Procurement, Account Management, Customer Service, and Quality
  • Develop and maintain project timelines of program launches and engineering changes; manage project schedule, identify risk and clearly communicate them to the project stakeholders
  • Ensure that all the projects follow standard stage gate management procedures that are used in the management and deployment of projects
  • Support all business objectives of the company by aligning Program Management activities with the organizational goals and objectives
  • Participate in customer strategy discussions for understanding of expectations and issue resolution
  • Develop program and project status reports and report status to management
  • Support and comply with all company policies, procedures, and standards (IATF16949, QMS, FMEA, PPM, etc.) through compliance, improvement, and preventative measures
  • A leader who indirectly manages others and is responsible for driving the team performance as a whole by clarifying expectations, understanding capabilities and motivators, and guiding associate development
  • Responsible for running complex programs and projects; which includes handling tasks that are involved in designing and development, as well as production

Skills/ Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Project/Program Management or related field required
  • 2-4 years Project/Program Management Experience; CAPM or PMP certification preferred but not required
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and communication skills to plan, organize and facilitate cross-departmental activities
  • Experiences with automotive OEM/Tier customer interface preferred
  • Superior proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of products, including Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Project
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • A collaborative approach to work with the ability to interact productively with all disciplines and levels of the organization – A self-starter with a flexible mindset and team orientation
  • Ability to build working relationships through trust & effective communication skills
  • A positive outlook and professional demeanor
  • Ability to travel regularly, as needed (domestically and internationally)

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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