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Program Manager

Location: Zeeland, Michigan
Date Posted: 10-25-2018
Program Manager -  Zeeland, Michigan

Disher is currently partnering with a growing automotive distribution company in their need for a Program Manager to join their team in Zeeland, Michigan. In this role, you will interface with the customer to provide updates and resolve issues while coordinating internal and external resource to ensure quality products are produced and delivered on-time.
What it is like to work here:
This global automotive distribution company offers a small tight knit company feel with the ability for you to make a direct impact on the success of the company. It is a fast-paced environment, but flexible schedules allow the team to have a work / life balance.
What you will get to do:
  • Manage pre-award development with customers and partners
  • Manage customer programs from award through end of service
  • Coordinate internal and external resources to ensure efficient execution and on-time delivery of programs
  • Work with Engineering, Quality, SCM, and Partner teams to ensure quality products are produced per customer specifications and delivered on time
  • Regularly communicate with and update customer regarding program progress, delivery dates, and metrics as well as being available to answer customer questions and resolve issues
  • Help problem-solve pricing and/or delivery issues to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Maintain and monitor internal Launch system (VSLP) for each program to ensure timely resolution of all open actions
  • Perform risk management and escalate appropriately
  • Ensure that the Company has appropriate legal documentation for all contractual obligations
  • Develop new processes and tools for better optimize Launch system.
  • Develop and maintain program management’s Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
  • Manage annual objectives with coach through regular 1-1’s.

What will make you successful:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering  
  • 5+ years of experience in program management or similar role
  • Automotive industry experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to interface with the customer and partners
  • Interest in working in a small company and wearing many hats
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to travel up to 15%
  • Must have current and continuing right to work in the USA without sponsorship.
Please apply and attach resume at the following link:
About Disher:
Disher is a full-service product development and engineering services firm in West Michigan and Ann Arbor. 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.
Keywords: Program Management, Customer Interface, Risk Management, On-time delivery, Automotive, Manufacturing.
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