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Program Manager

Location: Kentwood, Michigan
Date Posted: 09-21-2018
Program Manager – Grand Rapids, Michigan
Disher is currently partnering with a leading automotive supplier in Grand Rapids, Michigan to fill their Program Manager role. In this position, you will lead a team of cross-functional experts, anticipating and meeting deliverables to effectively launch customer programs.

What it’s like to work here:
  • There is focus on building strong, trusting relationships and confidence with customers by providing great value and maintaining the standard for the customer experience.
  • It is a fast-paced environment, working with OEM, Tier I and Tier II automotive suppliers.
  • There are some growing pains as well as rewards that come with a fast-growing company.
  • It is a family-oriented work environment, where everyone has fun, but still gets the job done.
  • Work-life balance is a priority, there is trust that employees will self-manage their work and schedules.
What you will get to do:
  • Manage program timing and profitability.
  • Provide leadership to the program team members and hands on project management on the floor. Become the Subject Matter Expert (SME) in customer systems and grow customer confidence by consistently meeting timing and quality expectations.
  • Facilitate a collaborative program launch process and develop strong teams between cross-functional areas.
  • Learn and understand the company’s PM process/systems and collaborate on process improvements.
  • Support customer engineering change requests (ECR) from order through production launch plus 90 days.
What will make you successful:
  • Experience with the pace and rigors of the automotive industry, OEM, Tier 1 and 2, or similar experience.
  • Project or Program Management experience is preferred.
  • Track record of successfully leading and facilitating project teams.
  • Driven mind-set with the willingness and ability to learn.
  • The ability to get along with a wide spectrum of personalities in the work place.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent technical and problem-solving experience in a similar role.
  • Ability to travel up to 20-30% of the time. Travel is planned in advance and not last minute.
Apply for this position here: www.disher.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: http://disherdesign.catsone.com/careers
Keywords: Program Management, Automotive, Tier 1. OEM, Project Management, Project Engineer, PPAP, AIAG. 
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