Program Manager

  • Byrnes and Rupkey
  • Dec 22, 2018
Full time Management

Job Description

Our automotive client is looking to add a Program Manager to their team in the Florence, AL area. They are a growing company with a fast-paced, team oriented environment.


Must Have:

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering or related technical discipline required. Master’s degree in Engineering or MBA is preferred.
  • 6 to 8 years of background in program management, design, product development, sales, quality, engineering, and/or manufacturing within the automotive industry.
  • Capability to check several program schedules and stabilize multiple priorities.
  • Computer skills using standard business software (including MS Office programs).

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Program Manager displays the lead role — the focal point — for product development and launch for both the customer and company.
  • Leads Core Team activities, including: preparing new program launch; establishing project schedules with key milestones; construing each functional area’s deliverables; communicating plans, schedules, and changes; and achieving consensus from the team.
  • Understands all customer requirements for the project, communicates them to the team, and ensures that the team meets or exceeds them.
  • Establish adherence to project plan and schedule by conducting core team meetings, generating follow-up documents, managing open issues, facilitating team member’s jobs, and soliciting management support in overcoming problems.
  • Allocates, tracks, and, administers all project costs in real time, securing that all chargeable costs are assigned to the customer, and obtaining management approval for all cost overruns.
  • Empowers and controls changes in the program affecting the agreed to targets and/or objectives.