Launch Manager
Timisoara, Romania
4 zile în urmă


  • Responsible for coordinating cross-functional project teams ( engineering, manufacturing. supply chain, quality) to meet or exceed project objectives and customer deliverables in relation to quality, profitability, cost, timing, and resource planning
  • Manages project scope, risk, communication, and reporting activities from project inception through launch
  • Leads internal operating system processes and procedures for project teams. Lead gate reviews for both pre-reviews and executive gate reviews.
  • Ensure projects are complete and approved prior to review

  • Scope Management Leads development, management, and confirmation of customer requirements including Statement of Work and Design Change Requests.
  • Communicates with customer through customer warning / impact letters when customer related decisions jeopardize company’s ability to deliver to project objectives

  • Risk Management Establish Risk Mitigation Plans
  • Establishes strong customer relationships including the OEM Purchasing, Program Management, Engineering and Quality departments
  • Single point of contact to customer for company s actions. Responsible for implementation and communication of action plans to meet the OEM’s cascaded objectives.
  • Timing Management Ensure project / customer timing is met. Communicate status to customer and internal team members.
  • Cost Management Ensure project meets profitability targets established during gate 2 program commitment targets. Establish profitability roadmaps to meet objectives.
  • Supports quoting activities
  • Bills all project tooling in less than 7 days past PPAP
  • Makes cost reduction budget commitments for product line
  • Provides program status reports to the customer
  • Single-point-of-contact with customer for program issues, timing, change control
  • Leads the preparation activities for phase out of product out of serial production
  • Ensures smooth hand over to serial production

  • Bachelors in electronic engineering or mechanical engineering and business studies background. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT(S) :
  • At least 5 years experience as program manager in the automotive industry is required. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong presentation and negotiation skills
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced team-oriented environment and handle multiple priorities
  • Strong project management, organizational skills, business acumen and process improvement skills including lean business process development and value stream mapping
  • Demonstrated ability to plan projects and motivate and lead a team to meet planned dates for cost, quality and timely delivery
  • Experience leading a cross-functional team, ideally an international cross-functional team
  • Launch experience and / or manufacturing experience is desired
  • Experience interfacing with product development and customer is required, including demonstrated ability to manage customer expectations
  • Ability to review, understand and convert functional requirements into valid technical specifications and documentation
  • Ability to review, understand and covert financial calculations into customer quotes and breakdowns.

  • Strong skills in English language for communication, negotiation and presentation.
  • Flexibility to travel for project support; overtime expected including several evening meetings with global teams.
  • Varroc Lighting Systems, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce

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