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Program Manager

Company: American Axle & Manufacturing
Location: Ridgway
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

We are AAM. We have the POWER to move the world.

At AAM, we're looking for associates who push boundaries and drive solutions for the future. Innovators. Thinkers. Dreamers. Doers. No matter the role or function, every associate is a piece of what makes AAM great. We're growing and building #TeamAAM to be the best. Join us!

Job Posting Title

Program Manager

Job Description Summary

Plans, coordinates, evaluates, and executes the activities involved with the entire operation of specific products including development, test, product quality, prototype, production, cost, scheduling and performance. Manages the AAM IPM process, leads and supports a cross-functional team to assume responsibility for each critical group of activities in a program plan. Interfaces with all internal departments working on project to keep up to date on project status and ensure timely completion of project. Works with customers to ensure project meets customer requirements for technical performance and delivery of product. Ensures proper coordination and communication is followed with the team in all assigned programs. May seek guidance from senior level managers as required.

Job Description

  • Selects, negotiates, assigns and leads cross-functional team to assume responsibility for each critical group of activities in a program plan.
  • Facilitates team members to develop project cost and timing charts for key and other objectives to meet customer Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and IPM requirements.
  • Lead and support their respective Product Quality Focus Team offering technical expertise for their product line.
  • Participants in requests for quote meetings.
  • Identifies the most efficient process flow.
  • Establish priorities among multiple projects under area of responsibility.
  • Present regular updates regarding program plan status to Leadership Team.
  • Leads / Coordinates team reviews of actual versus planned, costs and timing of the project.
  • Identify and resolve resource deficiencies as they occur and negotiate for resolution of problem(s).
  • Guides program team to meet all profit objectives related to specific programs.
  • Support customer APQP requirements through meetings / visits as necessary.
  • Provide support / guidance to Launch Team members in the completion of MLP requirements.
  • Designs development changes with customer (before and after PPAP).
  • Supports the Engineering team in assembling the Product Development Packet (PDP) Packet, developing the material and bill of materials for their assigned products, and developing the process controls and instructions.
  • Lead the Engineering Team to serve as the technical expert on their product application.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Education

EDUCATION:

  • B.S. degree in Engineering / Business or equivalent.
  • Program Management Certification desirable or equivalent project management experience.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 3 - 5 years experience in position requiring significant interface with engineering, manufacturing, or customer base.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and proficient in team building and conflict resolution.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) with all organizational levels regarding program objectives and decisions.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • General understanding of the product / process technology, markets, and business environment systems.
  • Excellent facilitation skills coupled with ability to balance technical solutions against economic and human factors.
  • Proficiency in project planning software (Microsoft Project and Microsoft Office).

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Normal and continuous attention required to perform the bulk of job duties.
  • Travel required to customers.

About American Axle & Manufacturing

For over 20 years, customers around the world have entrusted AAM to design, engineer, validate and manufacture driveline and metal forming technologies for automotive, commercial and industrial markets. Today, we are a premier global Tier 1 automotive supplier with broad capabilities across multiple product lines to deliver efficient, powerful and innovative solutions for our customers. We've earned the trust of our suppliers and our customers through our steadfast commitments to quality, operational excellence and technology leadership.

AAM delivers power. We deliver power literally through vehicle components, systems and innovation, but we also deliver power in ways unseen. We power our associates, their families, and the communities in which we operate. Our global team of over 21,000 associates has a clear vision of where AAM is going and how we are going to get there. After all, they are the reason we are a leader in the automotive industry. We are powering the future. We are AAM. Move with us, and join #TeamAAM.

AAM will not discriminate against any Associate or applicant for employment because of age, race, color, gender, religion, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic history or information, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or other characteristic protected by law. AAM will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that Associates are treated equally during employment, without regard to their age, race, color, gender, religion, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic history or information, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or other characteristic protected by law. For the Disabled Job Seeker: We offer reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled individuals who are applicants for employment. To request assistance or accommodations, please e-mail TalentAcquisition@aam.com . AAM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per AAM policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that AAM will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

Keywords: American Axle & Manufacturing, Erie , Program Manager, Other , Ridgway, Pennsylvania

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