Marquardt Switches, Inc. Program Manager in Rochester Hills, Michigan

Program Manager

Location:Rochester Hills, MI

Job Code:1624

of openings:1


Marquardt Switches, Inc. is a global leader in the field of electro-mechanical and electronic switches, controls and switching systems for automobiles, trucks, off-road vehicles, power tools, household appliances and industrial applications. Since 1925, Marquardt has been growing, innovating, and enhancing the experience of operating automobiles and appliances all over the globe with over 8,500 employees operating in 17 global locations. Visit our website at to learn more.

Program Manager at Marquardt Switches, Inc.:

The Program Manager is responsible for leading and managing multiple projects, meeting customer demands, achieving overall project timing, and meeting financial targets. You will be required to lead a project team from development through series production, acting as the primary point of communication between the customer and the project team.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Work together with internal management teams and customer management teams to plan, develop, control and direct the projects.

  • Lead across functions to ensure on time delivery of the right products that meet quality standards to the customer.

  • Coordinate ongoing analyses of projects and development activities to identify cost saving opportunities, quality improvements, and process improvements.

  • Support sales teams in presenting new technologies and products to existing customers and current products to potential new customers.

  • Provide technical direction and serve as the point of contact for design engineering and process/manufacturing engineering.

  • Learn and use the Marquardt Product Development Process.

  • Plan programs with multiple technical components, track budgets and timelines, and prepare/ present status reports for management.

  • Manage the Engineering Change Notice (ECNs) needed for the project(s), being the Gate Keeper of the ECN process.

Required Qualifications for this role include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or related field.

  • 1+ year of experience in Project/Program Management.

  • 1+ year of experience in Project/Development Engineering preferred.

  • Mechanical or Electrical (preferred) design/development skills.

  • Automotive industry experience.

  • Ability to manage projects, including planning and organization, decision making, problem solving, work delegation, and employee development.

  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Email, MRP software and PLM software is a plus.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.

  • Strong Presentations skills. Must be able to present to large and small groups including project teams, management and customers.

  • Basic accounting and budgetary skills.

  • Foreign language (German/Spanish) is a plus.


  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally, mostly local, as needed required (15%)

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to sit for extended periods

  • Ability to occasionally stand and walk

  • Ability to use close vision, color vision, and depth perception for extended periods

Core Values We Admire:

  • Integrity– We believe in honest and transparent communication internally and externally.

  • Flexibility– You prefer a fast-paced and dynamic environment and are agile and comfortable enough to keep up as plans change and evolve.

  • Partnership– You’re the excellent team player, able to build strong relationships and effectively partner with other team members to achieve results.

  • Innovation– You want to support Marquardt in pursuing new and game changing technology.

  • Pursuit of excellence– You strive to be the best.

What We Offer:

  • Innovative products and diverse customer base.

  • Competitive compensation and paid vacation annually plus personal time.

  • Generous benefits (medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 401k with matching).

  • Support and resources to continue learning and training.

  • Onsite gym.

  • Tuition reimbursement program.

  • Amazingly smart and fun teammates, and a management team invested in your development and success.

  • Supplier discounts on GM, FCA, and BMW.