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Senior Advanced Program Manager

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Date Posted: 03-30-2018
Senior Advanced Program Manager – Grand Rapids, Michigan

DISHER is currently partnering with an automotive company in Grand Rapids, Michigan to fill their Sr. Advanced Program Manager role on the team. In this role, you will lead advanced development and technical development programs.  This will involve leading a cross-functional team in the creation of timing plans, market analysis, product or process maturation, product specifications, scheduling, and facilitating both Phase Exits and Technical Reviews.

What is it like to work here:
This growing, privately-owned company has created a culture where its team is empowered to make decisions that affect the company. The close-knit team says that you truly feel cared for by the company and by your team members and are given a lot of flexibility in the way you get your work done.

What you will get to do:
  • Lead a program through the ADP (Advanced Development Process) or TDP (Technology Development Process) process from concept to launch
  • Act as a key liaison between the team and customers
  • Issue, monitor, update, and distribute timing plans
  • Lead and direct team member’s program/project tasks
  • Present status updates on new technologies and gauge interest in customer meetings
  • Active engagement in selling new programs and changes to global customers
  • Establish and track open issues
  • Assist in coordination of cost estimates
What will make you successful:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive program management experience
  • Experience in advanced development of tier one automotive products and electronics
  • Experience with APQP, FMEA, CAE, DFM, Product design, MS Project, GD&T, Problem solving methods, Lean practices
  • Understanding of accounting principles as they relate to cost estimating, budget tracking, and return on investment
  • Ability to travel internationally to support global customers and partners is preferred.
What’s next?
Apply for this position here: http://DISHERdesign.catsone.com/careers 
DISHER is a full-service product development and engineering services firm in East and West Michigan and Indianapolis, Indiana. Our engineering team is highly technical and diversified, serving in a variety of markets including automotive, office furniture, alternative energy, and medical. Our capabilities span from napkin through launch, providing numerous opportunities for us to partner with clients in product and process development, as well as in talent identification and attraction.
Learn about other DISHER opportunities here:  www.disher.com/careers

Keywords: Program Manager, ADP, TDP, Concept to Launch, Electronics, Automotive.
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