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Engineer - Program Management

Chennai - India

Apr 08, 2021

Full time


The Program Manager is responsible for organizing, coordinating, leading and executing a comprehensive program management regimen to meet the customer expectations by following BorgWarner ETTS’s APQP process viz. the PDP process.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Serves as program owner, accountable for the execution and success of the program.

  • Develops and validates program scope and customer deliverables and ensures that customer expectations for quality, timing, and product performance are met.

  • Identifies and manages assigned resources (purchased material, engineering development, capital investment, and launch costs, contract provisions) to minimize total program costs and maximize expected return.

  • Meets program deliverables (financial targets of appropriation request, cost, timing, completeness) as defined by the Executive Oversight Team (“EOT”) & Plant Management Team. 

  • Leads efforts to ensure that BW expectations of financials , viz, Operating Margins, ROI and EV are met.

  • Alerts the EOT and plant management of program risks that are beyond the scope of the program team in an appropriate timeframe; continuously identifies risk factors and seeks to mitigate adverse impact.

  • Works with functional managers to assign members to setup  cross-functional  product launch teams.  This includes but is not limited to manufacturing management, production operators, maintenance, materials, finance, quality, safety, sales, engineering and HR.

  • Leads and manages team environment through all program phases / gate points with emphasis on synergy, development and empowerment to ensure collaboration, team unity and team success.

  • Conducts frequent Team meetings.  Leads team meetings, monthly functional meetings, joint BW/customer meetings and EOT review meetings.

  • Maintain program contract, timing plan and gate review documents.

  • Helps the team reach consensus when necessary and makes decisions as required.   Knows when to make decision independently and when to ask for guidance and input.

  • Addresses and resolves program "roadblocks” through the appropriate functional managers, or functional directors, or vice presidents.

  • Serves as contact person to the customer and participates in, or leads in some cases, customer meetings; a key contact for the customer APQP program.

  • Ensures internal and external documentation requirements are met.

Key Competencies (5 Key)

  • Customer Knowledge & Impact (Business Acumen)
  • Program Accountability (Drive for Results)
  • Positive Attitude (Optimistic & Can-do attitude)
  • Cross Functional Team Leadership (Building Effective Teams)
  • Effective Communications
  • Product & Process Knowledge
  • Fundamental Planning & Organizing Skills (Priority Setting)
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Networking and Organizational Agility

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