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Program Manager

Job Description

Company Overview

Nippon Seiki is a world-class manufacturer of instruments for vehicles, agricultural, and construction equipment. Established in 1945, Nippon Seiki Co., Ltd. is headquartered in Japan, with numerous facilities worldwide. N.S. International, Ltd. ('NSI'), a group company of Nippon Seiki, located in Troy, MI, is a tier one supplier of instrument clusters and head-up display units for FCA US, General Motors, BMW, Honda, Harley Davidson, Suzuki, Polaris, Arctic Cat and other OEM's.

Purpose of Job

The Program Manager will lead a multi-disciplined team, from award of business through EOP, to ensure that project milestones and deliverables are completed on-time and meet the expectations of internal and external customers. Also, the role will communicate with the customer regarding program deliverables and cascading these expectations throughout the organization as well as managing project budgets to ensure control and compliance.

Major Duties/Responsibilities

Top duties or activities in a given year. Not all tasks/steps performed are listed.


•Independently develop and manage program timelines, objectives, and milestones for assigned customer program, assuring compliance through open issues tracking and weekly status meetings.   
•Manage and assure timely submission of all customer required documents (e.g. APQP, PFMEA, process flow, control plan, etc.) at customer determined milestone dates and assists Quality Team in maintaining the status of assigned programs via customer database (i.e. Powerway, Covisint, Supply Power) if applicable.
•Manage project specific financial budget(s) for key items such as operating expenses (D&D, salaries, etc.), capital expenditures, and contribution margins to SGA, etc.
•Support in the coordination of prototype or trial sample parts deliveries during customer build events.
•Coordinate and assists North American production facilities in preparation for plant audits, open issue meetings, APQP meetings, launch readiness meetings, and other customer on-site reviews.
•Coordinate and assists North American production facilities in preparation for plant audits, open issue meetings, APQP meetings, launch readiness meetings, and other customer on-site reviews.
•Work directly with Sales, Engineering and other global divisions to determine feasibility, cost, and engineering hours for new/existing product changes, including project specific D&D budget and recovery. Education, Experience and Knowledge

Required and/or preferred level of education, knowledge and skills that are necessary.


Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, or related field is preferred.


Related Experience

•6-10 years of program management experience, working with an automotive OEM is prefered.
•Strong management of project timing and ensuring on-time deliverables.
•Subject matter expert on APQP, PPAP, PFMEA, productions processes and the OEM development cycle.
•Understanding and significant knowledge of automotive electronics and engineering development.
•Advanced proficiency with MS Office programs including: Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project.
•Experience leading a successful launch, within budget and significant complexity.
Special Training or Competency

•Observation, understanding, and execution of applicable company ISO/TS/IATF certification standards related to the role and impact on the overall organization.
•Acredited Program Management training or certification preferred.
NSI Competencies


Adaptation/Flexibility:
Includes keeping an open mind regarding new ideas and ways of doing things. Willing to consider alternative interpretations or ways of looking at the situation. Demonstrating flexibility.

Initiative/Results Driven:
Includes setting high standards of performance for self and others. Striving to accomplish goals even if it means personal sacrifice. Putting the goals of the organization above own goals.

Judgment/Decision Making:
Includes making decisions and takes actions that have beneficial impact. Effectively evaluating information in order to come up with sound conclusions and recommendations.

Resource Management:
Includes setting clear objectives to guide action for self or others to accomplish goals. Organizing or adjusting information, people and materials to meet those goals.

Team Work:
Includes encouraging and supporting the ideas and effort of others. Finding ways to help the team or group perform effectively. Additional Information
Work Hours
Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5pm. Off-hours as needed.
Travel Requirements

5% international and/or domestic. 

If domestic travel is necessary, valid drivers’ license is required.

If international travel is necessary, valid passport is required.


Additional Information
NADISCLAIMER

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


N.S. International, Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Location US-MI-Troy
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Other
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Job Description

Company Overview

Nippon Seiki is a world-class manufacturer of instruments for vehicles, agricultural, and construction equipment. Established in 1945, Nippon Seiki Co., Ltd. is headquartered in Japan, with numerous facilities worldwide. N.S. International, Ltd. ('NSI'), a group company of Nippon Seiki, located in Troy, MI, is a tier one supplier of instrument clusters and head-up display units for FCA US, General Motors, BMW, Honda, Harley Davidson, Suzuki, Polaris, Arctic Cat and other OEM's.

Purpose of Job

The Program Manager will lead a multi-disciplined team, from award of business through EOP, to ensure that project milestones and deliverables are completed on-time and meet the expectations of internal and external customers. Also, the role will communicate with the customer regarding program deliverables and cascading these expectations throughout the organization as well as managing project budgets to ensure control and compliance.

Major Duties/Responsibilities

Top duties or activities in a given year. Not all tasks/steps performed are listed.


•Independently develop and manage program timelines, objectives, and milestones for assigned customer program, assuring compliance through open issues tracking and weekly status meetings.   
•Manage and assure timely submission of all customer required documents (e.g. APQP, PFMEA, process flow, control plan, etc.) at customer determined milestone dates and assists Quality Team in maintaining the status of assigned programs via customer database (i.e. Powerway, Covisint, Supply Power) if applicable.
•Manage project specific financial budget(s) for key items such as operating expenses (D&D, salaries, etc.), capital expenditures, and contribution margins to SGA, etc.
•Support in the coordination of prototype or trial sample parts deliveries during customer build events.
•Coordinate and assists North American production facilities in preparation for plant audits, open issue meetings, APQP meetings, launch readiness meetings, and other customer on-site reviews.
•Coordinate and assists North American production facilities in preparation for plant audits, open issue meetings, APQP meetings, launch readiness meetings, and other customer on-site reviews.
•Work directly with Sales, Engineering and other global divisions to determine feasibility, cost, and engineering hours for new/existing product changes, including project specific D&D budget and recovery. Education, Experience and Knowledge

Required and/or preferred level of education, knowledge and skills that are necessary.


Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, or related field is preferred.


Related Experience

•6-10 years of program management experience, working with an automotive OEM is prefered.
•Strong management of project timing and ensuring on-time deliverables.
•Subject matter expert on APQP, PPAP, PFMEA, productions processes and the OEM development cycle.
•Understanding and significant knowledge of automotive electronics and engineering development.
•Advanced proficiency with MS Office programs including: Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project.
•Experience leading a successful launch, within budget and significant complexity.
Special Training or Competency

•Observation, understanding, and execution of applicable company ISO/TS/IATF certification standards related to the role and impact on the overall organization.
•Acredited Program Management training or certification preferred.
NSI Competencies


Adaptation/Flexibility:
Includes keeping an open mind regarding new ideas and ways of doing things. Willing to consider alternative interpretations or ways of looking at the situation. Demonstrating flexibility.

Initiative/Results Driven:
Includes setting high standards of performance for self and others. Striving to accomplish goals even if it means personal sacrifice. Putting the goals of the organization above own goals.

Judgment/Decision Making:
Includes making decisions and takes actions that have beneficial impact. Effectively evaluating information in order to come up with sound conclusions and recommendations.

Resource Management:
Includes setting clear objectives to guide action for self or others to accomplish goals. Organizing or adjusting information, people and materials to meet those goals.

Team Work:
Includes encouraging and supporting the ideas and effort of others. Finding ways to help the team or group perform effectively. Additional Information
Work Hours
Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5pm. Off-hours as needed.
Travel Requirements

5% international and/or domestic. 

If domestic travel is necessary, valid drivers’ license is required.

If international travel is necessary, valid passport is required.


Additional Information
NADISCLAIMER

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


N.S. International, Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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