Program Manager

As a Program Manager, you will own full program management through a project’s life-cycle including planning, developing, testing, producing and deploying new products. You will lead execution of all assigned programs while maintaining exceptional and consistent performance within budget and requirements. You will provide direct, effective communication to business leadership on assigned programs.

Your responsibilities:

  • Project Planning for New Product Launches (APP): in charge of planning and ensuring adherence to planning while complying with Garrett New Product Introduction Process (NPI) for Phases 0, 3-6 and the customer time plan
  • Attend regular customer meetings (including related travel) to review project timing plans, discuss and negotiate change requests and obtain customer buy in on Garrett launch plan
  • External & internal project communication: Communicate directly with customers to align timing plans, share schedule risk information and escalate critical issues
  • Project reviews: Lead weekly reviews of active projects with the HTT Customer Team, and drive actions to meet project goals
  • Responsible to meet Phase Exit Review criteria and obtain approval from Product Approval Council at Phase Exits.
  • Drive engineering, manufacturing and procurement activities throughout the launch, with special focus on critical path tasks
  • Risk mitigation: Lead the team to identify, understand and mitigate risks to any dimension of the triple project constraint: timing, cost, and quality/reliability
  • Report status of projects (including, but not limited to escalating critical issues during fortnightly Launch Readiness Reviews & Top Launch Escalation Calls)
  • Planning and Execution of Modifications (MOD) on running projects where required by customer or internal stakeholders
  • Plan & execute Value Engineering and HLRR (supplier resourcing / dual sourcing) initiatives: In charge of driving Value Engineering and HLRR activities with the customer and ensuring adherence to homologation and Start of Production plans in order to secure committed savings and benefits for Garrett
  • Support business wins: Support the sales and business team to secure the growth plan for the account as per STRAP (5 year plan) and AOP (yearly plan) outlooks. Responsibilities including (but not limited to) quoting on time, aligning the cross-functional team on budget and piece price calculations, and ensuring flawless execution of projects
  • Assessment of New Product Opportunities (NPO): Lead the assessment of new product opportunities, consolidating technical, resource, cost and planning data. Responsible for building up the business case for new projects in line with acceptance criteria and obtain Product Approval Council sign off before engaging resources on new business opportunities

You must have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Preferred Mechanical) or Economics
  • Experience in product development in the automotive industry
  • Experience in managing complex projects with multiple goals of time, cost and quality
  • MS Project or SAP PS (Project System) experience preferred
  • Languages: Fluency in English and German
  • Leadership experience in a cross-functional environment, especially with managing a functional team with no direct line supervising relationship