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Program Manager

Division: Automotive Components | Plant Name: Emrick Plastics

Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada | Posted Date: 2018-11-15

Overview

Come join us! The Automotive Components Division of Windsor Mold Group is a full service supplier of interior and exterior injection molded plastic components and assemblies, providing innovative solutions for automotive plastics applications to original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers. We offer a great work environment offering industry-competitive pay and benefits. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for Program Manager for our Automotive Components Division. The ideal candidate can manage program activities by leading cross-functional team and customer from concept through life of the program and has Toyota systems experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create requests and prepare quotes, including tooling and internal cost sheets. Able to clearly identify assumptions within the quote.
  • Know the different major types of plastics including their performance and requirements for injection molding. Understand basic injection molding processing and secondary manufacturing (i.e. tape, clips, foam etc.) Has a basic understanding of manufacturing methods (waste reduction, 5S, JIT, Poke Yoke).
  • Follow the WM APQP Procedures and Gate (M&P) system. Keep system updates as required.
  • Process engineering changes, internal changes and tooling changes, following proper procedures including creating Purchase Orders, obtaining PO numbers, and filling out requisitions.
  • Kick off tools or equipment by issuing a tool kick off form and issues final release data to the tool builders.
  • Fill out timesheets, understanding what hours and other costs are applicable to SRED, and understands how to identify potential programs for further submission.
  • Manage customer engineering change process. Keeps customer system updated as well as internal systems (i.e. Ford-WERS, GM-EWO etc.)
  • Manage customer temporary change system. Obtaining timely approvals and keeping internal systems up-to-date. (i.e. Ford Alerts, GM TEWO, etc.)
  • Manage customer invoice requirements to ensure timely payment of tooling P.O.’s. (i.e. PPAP paperwork, Ford Tool Pix, GM VTAM.)
  • Manage customer launch system requirements (i.e. Ford VPP, Schedule A, GM GQTS, SQRR, etc.)
  • Support customer launch build events as required.
  • Execute new model launch and PA process activities for Japanese OEM Customers

Education/Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma is required (Engineering, Manufacturing, Accounting, or Business).
  • A minimum of 3 years of automotive work experience, including experience as a program manager.
  • Must have Toyota systems experience
  • Background in plastics is an asset
  • Knowledge of Project Management principles, methods and techniques.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple simultaneous projects involving cross-functional product teams within budgetary and schedule constraints.
  • Must demonstrate a strong technical and business aptitude, and attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal skills to communicate with all levels of the organization and external stakeholders

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Automotive Components Division

Windsor, Ontario

phone · (519) 258-3211

fax · (519) 258-7330

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