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Program Manager

Company: Garrett Motion Inc.
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Garrett Advancing Motion is the true pioneer of automotive powertrain technologies dating back more than 60 years, and continues today as the world's leader in technology solutions for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and off-highway equipment. Garrett supplies technology to nearly all major automakers in addition to the global aftermarket under the Garrett brand name. As a result, unlike many other OEM or supplier organizations, Garrett Advancing Motion has visibility across a broad range of OEM's and Tier 1 suppliers.

As a Customer Program Manager - Commercial Vehicle, in Carmel, IN - you will be responsible to lead multiple projects, ranging from Application, Modification, Pre-development, Capacity increase, and cost reduction (VA/VE) & resourcing (HLRR) type of projects, within a customer Team, across one or several customers (OEM) and multiple geographical regions.

Your responsibilities


* Initiate & Planning

Initiate/Create the project and scope definition including (1) planning, (2) resource allocation, (3) financial summary, (4) technical information, (5) manufacturing and (6) supplier strategy, linked to new applications development

* Develop a detailed project plan per the WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) of the NPI process with allocated resources and deliverables to each step

* Align the timing plan with (1) key customer engine development and (2) linked base product development key milestones, with cross functional alignment - including critical path identification

* Maintain the project plan regularly with accurate data and escalate to the customer and key stakeholders any deviations to the baseline.


* Deliver to commitment as per scope, cost, quality, timing, resources and deliverables of the project, in line with organizational strategy and goals

* Implement and drive a robust review mechanism with stakeholders to execute successfully the agreed plan

* In case of any deviation to baseline, follow NPI change management process to identify and drive mitigation actions to address any issues compromising the initial objectives

* Drive customer satisfaction and seek for regular feedback on launch performance.

Risk Management

* Assess and identify risks (technical, manufacturing, supplier, business/cost, baseline)

* Anticipate risks into planning

* Mitigate risks (action plan and execution) and escalate to leadership when required.

Financial Management

* Plan, secure and control Product cost evolution through development (BOM cost)

* Plan, secure and control Project Budget and resources expenses (RD&E, CAPEX) including customer funding.

Leadership & People Management

* Delegate efficiently to the team members and stakeholders and hold them accountable to the agreed targets

* Resolve conflict between project stakeholders, using cross-functional reviews

* Motivate the team to adhere to the agreed plan and deliver per target

* Influence decisions to a positive outcome for the project completion

* Coaching and leading by example the project team across cultures and geographical regions.


* Report accurate forecast of your project portfolio, monitor implementation and escalate to the Leadership team any deviations on budget (CAPEX, RD&E), deliverables, resources etc.

* Lead regular project reviews with the stakeholders such as (1) Project Review Meeting, (2) Escalation meetings, (3) Deep dive review on unresolved issues

* Prepare and present a formal status report to relevant committees and obtain approval at key project Phase Gate exit reviews

* Authorize sourcing and manufacturing activities (tooling launch and source selection go ahead)

* Listening to stakeholders' needs and address concerns

* Tailor communication to audience.

Minimum Qualifications

* Bachelors degree preferably in Engineering or Business, with University degree or Post graduation with Engineering or Business Degree (preferably in turbochargers or relative technology)

* Program Management experience (3-5 years, preferably with PMP/PMI Certification) or relevant experience in a similar function

* Product management experience, preferably in Automotive environment

* Good insight in financial drivers, at ease with relevant financial metrics Strategy and Marketing Planning (STRAP), Annual Operating Plan (AOP) experience

* IT (Microsoft Project, Excel, PowerPoint, SAP etc.)

Desired Qualifications

* Six Sigma Certified

* Customer facing working experience (3-5 years) is a plus.

Garrett Motion requires employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation.

Garrett is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.

Keywords: Garrett Motion Inc., Indianapolis , Program Manager, Executive , Indianapolis, Indiana

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