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Job title: Program Manager - Cape Town
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 3 to 5 years
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 14 January 2021
Job reference no: 4230787211

Job Description

Purpose of the job:

From program award until handover to production site, the program manager has the overall responsibility of the program in all aspects as below:

  • Lead program team as functional manager, with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Meet financial targets (Operating Income, cash, Internal Rate of Return, Upfronts…)
  • Ensure customer satisfaction (timing, quality, costs, product performance…)
  • Plan and execute all activities which contribute to program success
  • Ensure compliance code of ethics and code of management and escalate non-compliance items according to guidelines

Responsibilities:

  • Secure staffing of the whole Core Team from the functions, in due time
  • Build and monitor Master Schedule
  • Achieve program targets through development & deployment of program roadmaps and cascade program objectives and assignments to team members
  • Use Business Plan to monitor permanently convergence to financial expectations
  • Manage the core team and ensure cooperation with the functions and the plant(s)
  • Apply Program Management System (with successful and on time achievement of work packages, mandatory deliverables and key program milestones)
  • Identify risks and opportunities. Ensure risk management and alert process
  • Arbitrate top issues internally or externally within the program
  • Act as official Company Program representative towards the customer to support its expectations while preserving company from risk exposure (like Engineering Change, planning…)
  • Support or take the lead of commercial negotiations for contract evolutions
  • Communicate and report relevant program status to secure proper management support on program issues
  • Ensure that program experience is capitalized in knowledge management to improve future programs’ performance

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Degree/Diploma in Engineering or in Business Administration

Experience:

  • Experience in Engineering or Quality or Purchasing or Manufacturing in Automotive sector (car manufacturer/Tier)
  • Demonstrate product and process engineer experience
  • Team management experience
  • Experience in budget control and profit enhancement

Program Manager: Minimum of 3 yrs experience

Technical skills:

  • Knowledge of quality tools (FMEA, design of experiment, “QRCI”/problem solving skills)
  • Finance skills (master business plan calculation)
  • Program management knowledge in particularly in matrix organization (external)
  • Ability to develop strong customer relationships at senior level
  • English fluent

Behavioural skills:

  • Negotiation skills & customer orientation
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage a team in a matrix organization using management by objectives
  • Network animation and influencing skills
  • Ability to anticipate risks
  • Accountability and transparency
  • Ability to make quick and tough decision
  • International mind set
  • Entrepreneurship mindset

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