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Aerotek Program Manager in SAGINAW, Michigan


The Program Manager will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to the program team and

the staff of all support groups in setting and achieving program objectives for timing, cost, manufacturability, quality, localization, and customer

satisfaction for the development and launch of new automotive products.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

· Perform as the focal point for product development and launch for customer programs

· Lead team activities, including: planning new program launch; creating project schedules with key milestones; defining each

functional area's deliverables; communicating plans, schedules, and changes;

and generating consensus from the team

· Ensure adherence to project plan and schedule

by conducting team meetings, generating follow-up documents, managing open

issues, facilitating team member's jobs and soliciting management support in

overcoming problems

· Budget, track and control all project costs in real time, ensuring that all chargeable costs are assigned to the customer and

obtain management approval for all cost overruns

· Conduct gate reviews


· Degree in engineering or related technical field is required

· Advanced degree and/or certification

considered a plus (i.e. MBA, Six Sigma, PMP, etc.)


· At least 3 years of Automotive Program Management experience or comparable experience in automotive industry

Skills and


· Comprehensive knowledge of product development engineering practices in automotive field,

· General knowledge of project monitoring and control techniques

Personal Requirements

· Able to work effectively in a global environment

· Able to lead and motivate a team

· Able to represent technical topics internally and externally

· Excellent communication skills

· Must be willing to travel up to 30%

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.