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Program Manager - Senior - PSP - JP4323  

Windsor, Ontario
Job Title:  The Assistant Family Manager

The Assistant Family Manager - High Voltage Batteries will be responsible for BEV Battery system and component execution, typically for up to 2 or 3 different batteries depending on complexity. The Battery Family Manager leads cross functional team and guarantees all deliverables and targets identified in the approved initiative over the product development lifecycle (timing, cost, performance, quality, etc.), be the single point contact for product team members for the given scope of work, and reports to the Global Family Manager.

 Job responsibilities of the Battery Family Manager include but not limited to:

Manages all aspects of the assigned program to assure cost, timing, quality and performance achievement
Coordinates cross functional family team involved in program targets achievement
Be responsible to ensure program budget achievement identifying all possible efficiencies vs. approved business case
Ensures procedures, best practices and methodologies application according to required standards and leads program documentation creation, monitoring and updating in line with Global Powertrain (propulsion systems) Development Process
Be responsible to ensure product readiness to support approved launches while defining appropriate timing milestones for the given project and leading the change review meetings
Reports programs status, risk management and issue resolution
Identifies program requirements and assembles cross-functional department information/data to take decisions in the appropriate forum to meet program objectives
Co-leads proactive risk management tasks with the Quality Manager and platform team and tracks/leads risk status update
Supports the technical reviews/evaluations in respect to program targets/milestones
Supports global purchasing and global manufacturing strategies
Leads the responses to investigate/action bulletins related to product/process changes
Coordination and implementation of value optimization and quality improvement activities
Manages product lifecycle, including support of supply chain and logistics issues to guarantee production continuity

Bachelors of Science in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (or equivalent)
5-8 years' experience in product development engineering with at least THREE (3) years of program management experience with an Automotive OEM or Tier 1 supplier
Strong cross functional team management skills along with superior written and oral skills

 Additional Must Haves

Strong communications skills in the English language.    This person will be responsible for organizing and speaking to presentations that get reviewed all of the way up to a SVP level.
Experience with engineering design and release.   A big part of the job is following up with engineers to get part released, ordered and sent to the assembly site.
Experience with time line development and recovery actions.   This person will be responsible for keeping the battery program on track.
Experience with managing a development budget.   Tracking costs to a budget and finding offsets for overages is a big part of the job.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal with a high pressure environment.   The battery programs are challenging and we are all learning as a team to execute them for the first time.
Location: Hybrid – ARDC
No Driving of Stellantis vehicle
Occasional travel to the US CTC – 1 to 2 times per month.
Some additional travel to other sites in Canada may be required such as the Windsor assembly plant.    This could be daily trips for a week or two at a time for build events.  Or, an occasional week long trip to Mexico.   

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