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Program Manager

Magna International

This is a Contract position in Bradford, ON posted November 17, 2022.


Job Number: 51423 
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting  
Division: Dortec – Bradford 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 


Group Description

The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML’s expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.


Role Summary

This position is accountable to the successful launch and maintenance of divisional programs within the specified quality, budget, and timing targets that will ensure customer satisfaction as well as internal objectives.

Key Responsibilities

Manage, monitor and analyze key tasks, activities and cost through the multiple phases of the program
Outline timing, monitor and report (monthly) all activities (internal and external) on a division program with respect to:

  • Total program costs/budgets
  • Open issues (total program – departmental and supplier) of a divisional program
  • Meeting reports
  • Suppliers
  • Coordination of cross-functional team responsibilities (internally and externally) for divisional program issues

Involvement in customer negotiations
Ownership for programs from conception to production. (“Cradle To Grave”)
Drive APQP disciplines within organization
Lead CFT and hold team members accountable to timelines, budget, etc.
Meet or exceed budget and improve contribution margin
Obtain and present divisional metrics that are related to the specified program to the Chief Program Manager/ Senior Program Manager
Utilize Company and Customer Timing Plans, Time/resource Activity Plans, Program Open Issues Lists, PDP and Meeting Reports to control the activities of all resources assigned to Division Program.
Interface with Project Managers as necessary on program related new business opportunities.
Provide guidance to Management in all Program related decisions.
Provide timely coaching, counselling and feedback to employees, as well as input into Performance Reviews of assigned CFT members.
Maintain a confidential and professional demeanor at all times.
Work in a safe manner at all times including the use of PPE.
Abide by company rules and policies as set out in the Employee Handbook.
Set SOW/SOR for all new programs.
Establish and develop the Cross Functional Teams
Meet all customer commitments and all customer milestones
Obtain proficiency in TCAS 
Manage production and prototype tool progress
Conduct all necessary Launch Readiness Reviews

Key Qualifications/Requirements

Engineering Degree with at least 5 years automotive experience or 10 or more years auotomotive experience with at least 3 in a similar role

Cross function experience, including Quality Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Design and Financials 

Experience with OEM customer base

DFSS and/or Six Sigma experience an asset

Familiar with the following tools: D/PFMEA, DFM, VA/VE, DOE, DVP&R, PPAP

Additional Information

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

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