ClearMotion is launching a groundbreaking new technology for the automotive industry – a high bandwidth active suspension system. We have high demand for our product from both suppliers and OEMs. We are hiring a Program Manager (PM) who is responsible for driving new programs; leading program-related communications and taking full program management ownership of related activities performed by multi-disciplined cross functional teams.
Coordinates and drives all disciplines of the Product Development Team (Purchasing, New Product Launch Manger, System and Design Quality, Product Quality, Sales, Resident Engineer, Technical Project Leader) and takes personal responsibility for successfully leading a program to production based on the approved programs pre-commitments.
Manage and maintain program documentation and processes including customer’s Statement of Work, Program Pre-Commitment Sheet, Open Issues List, Timeline, Monthly Project Reports, and Prototype Build Tracking.
Establish program timeline with internal and external targets, objectives and deliverables that supports a successful launch by working with Management, Customers and Program Team.
Drives the entire Program Development Team with critical production preparation activities and develop Key Process Indicators (KPI’s) to ensure correct progress is made per milestone.
Achieves all internal and external financial targets based on program’s Pre-Commitment.
Ensures successful on-time completion of program deliverables per approved scope.
Utilize change control for all scope change requests (internal and external) and quotes that include program scope, cost, and timing impact to ensure ClearMotion’s position is protected.
Preparation and communication of program status meetings to management and escalation of critical risks and issues.
Use a risk and issue management approach to anticipate and prevent problems from occurring.
Ensure program meets all internal and external quality targets while adhering to all customer quality systems and processes.
Together with Technical Project Leader and Sales, will be primary point of communication interface to the customer for assigned development programs.
Travel domestically and internationally to customer sites and proving grounds when required
Degree in Engineering required. MBA/MS/MA/PMP certification a plus.
10+ years of experience at an OEM, supplier or automotive engineering consultancy
A minimum of five years' program management experience in the automotive industry or closely related industry. Preferable experience with a tier 1 automotive supplier.
Experience in at least two cross functional areas (Quality, Engineering, Operations, Purchasing and/or Sales); preferably including launch of a product.
Project leadership experience in a matrix organization.
Excellent planning, collaboration, and facilitation skills, a must to coordinate and leverage capabilities across a highly matrixed organization involving multiple products, channels & functions. Ability to influence their peer group in that environment.
Proficiency in MS Office 365 and other systems supporting program management.
Data-driven problem-solving skills, with understanding of problem-solving tools and key performance indicators / metrics.
Understanding of project accounting financials, detailed cost management, and desire to be an expert in program financials.
Willingness and ability to travel, as necessary.
Ability to influence internal and external technical experts and decision-makers
Goal oriented methods of work, overall mindset of moving company forward with customers