Director Customer Program Manager (m/f/d)

Director Customer Program Manager (m/f/d)

Director Customer Program Manager (m/f/d) Automotive




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    Kara PetriskoHR USA


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    Orlando (FL, USA) , Dallas (TX, USA), Greenville (SC, USA), Detroit (MI, USA)

    What you'll do

    • You ensure superior operational delivery for product initiatives and various programs and projects
    • You are responsible for managing strategic cross-functional global initiatives
    • You create strategies, product roadmaps and business plans with regards to the portfolio of programs ensuring programs to run side by side without interfering or canceling another out
    • You meet regularly with your program managers facilitating project meetings ensuring the project teams deliver with the highest quality standard in a timely manner.
    • You mentor project team members and program manager, developing and implementing a coaching program
    • You analyze and perform benchmarks of technology trends and derivation of measures for the portfolio.
    • You are responsible for the risk management, perform risk analysis, escalating and identifying alternate options as appropriate
    • You implement a continuous project controlling and reporting to achieve the agreed project results in compliance with the set framework conditions (time, costs, quality) for the program portfolio
    • You prepare, organize, and lead meetings with stakeholders regarding various projects and programs.
    • You collaborate with Program Managers to manage KPIs and assist with budget management and roadmap documentation
    • You proactively establish and optimize processes as well as create new structures and procedures in the programs

    Who you are

    • You have worked 15+ years in automotive industry and you have successfully implemented new programs and initiatives
    • You have worked on advanced automotive products and high-tech projects before
    • You have extensive experience working directly with OEMs
    • You are characterized by a precise, independent, and structured way of working in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment, you have a quick perception and a high business acumen
    • You are a motivated self-starter with leadership and management qualities
    • You have strong organizational and excellent communication skills especially when interfacing with customers
    • You are an experienced negotiator, ideally with international experience, and you are proficient in MS Office applications.
    • You have leadership experience as a mentor/ coach and the ability to drive cross-functional teams to deliver best performances
    • Preferred: You have Lidar or ADAS experience
    • You are willing to travel.
    • You are authorized to work in the US.

    Good to know

    • We offer a competitive salary with bonus potential
    • You can get healthcare, life insurance, dental & vision, 401(k) matching
    • You have Career opportunity in a fast-growing Company and work in small, efficient project teams