Lear Corporation Global Leather Systems Manager in Southfield, Michigan

Tracking Code262986Job DescriptionPosition Summary:This position will provide single point global responsibility for Leather Division launch systems and processes, including all processes currently in place and those planned for future deployment. The individual will be the primary representative for the global launch team as we maintain and continuously improve the leather LPMP within the Lear-common Profile system. The individual will be responsible to maintain launch databases, standard work documents, and regional launch training, as well as assessing and managing global staffing requirements to support all mentioned activities. The individual will continuously assess region-specific tools for global deployment with the goal of establishing and maintaining global common best practices for all leather launch systems and processes.Key Responsibilities•Project Launch Management Project Support•Maintenance and improvement of leather program management and launch systems. This role represents the launch team requirements and also serves as one of the stakeholders for how the system will be laid out, operated, maintained, and improved.•This role assumes leadership of global training of the system and making sure all training documents are developed and maintained.•Ensure timely project initiation and program kickoff•Ensure all new program awards are documented by the sales team, then assigned to a manufacturing region and given to the launch team to execute.•Profile system continuity•Owner of the leather LPMP process and primary interface to Lear Profile team.•Responsible for update and system improvements.•Global training for Launch and program team new hires or when a process changes.•Map tooling order process to Profile.•Global Profile Super User•Global process owner of the leather LPMP in the Lear Profile system.•Corporate subject matter expert of the Profile system.•Regional Super Users are dotted-line responsibility.•Responsible for integration of APQP phases and gates and deliverables into the Profile system.•Responsible for management of master data base.•Responsible for management of master templates.•Responsible for management of global training program.•TS Audit support•Support program teams and plants for quality audits. Ensure proper processes are being complete and the required documents are being completed and properly stored.•Management of launch reporting•Coordinates and prepares regional monthly reports.•Leads, coordinates, and prepares R4G reporting.•Creates custom reports as required.•Coordinates and prepares NA monthly launch review.•Develop a global process to support an upfront and early focus on launch readiness.•Key interface between LDO ops and commercial teams•Participates in all NA APQP meetings to provide first line escalation•Monitors and provides guidance/remedial training for all processes shared between operations and program management in all regions.•Manages global Change Request/Change Notice engineering change process.•Ensures closure of gates and completion of MGR reports for all programs, all regions.•Support launch teams with Launch Readiness Reviews as required.•Coordinates quarterly Lunch and Learn training sessions.•Primary interface between product development and launch•Works directly with PD regional leadership to address launch conc