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Program Manager

Asheville - North Carolina - USA

Apr 30, 2021

Full time



Responsible for organizing, coordinating, and executing a comprehensive program management regimen that meets customer expectations.


  • Provides program management for customer programs, focusing on (1) the assertive oversight of product launches, (2) vigilant cost containment, avoidance, and reduction throughout a product’s life cycle, (3) a comprehensive communications effort.
  • Works at all levels of the organization to build a case for the program and gain the commitment of the department heads allowing the allocation of the necessary resources.
  • Interacts with customer teams to help develop and lead programs aimed at satisfying customer demands.
  • Serves as program owner, accountable for the execution and success of the program.
  • Leads the program team to achieve the financial results the program was approved on. 
  • Develops programs from inception thru Completion of Quality Gate 6. 
  • Leads customer program teams through established BW PM process. This would include but not be limited to strategic programs involving planning and defining objectives, product design and development, process design and development, product and process validation, and initial production performance.
  • Drives the APQP process to meet cost, timing, and delivery objectives in a TS16949 environment.
  • Ensures internal and external required documentation is delivered on time.
  • Creates and manages program timelines to meet critical milestones.
  • Manages financial outcomes of the programs.
  • Maintains program charter, timing plan, and gate review metrics and documentation.
  • Ensures customer team members are trained on BW PM process when needed. 
  • Establishes and maintains communications with both customer personnel and senior management.
  • Effectively presents high-level information to senior management and customers. 
  • Ensures that common inquiries or complaints from customers and internal personnel are handled in a timely manner.
  • Develops relationships with customers that make the product launches an experience that contributes to awarding new business in the future.
  • Recognizes, identifies, and drives changes/improvements to BW PM process.
  • Leads program team to meet APQP requirements and deadlines.
  • Understands financial reports and engineering documents/data.
  • Understands and adheres to current quality and control policies. 
  • Understands and adheres to current health, safety, and environmental policies.
  • Communicates and enforces safe work procedures.     
  • Identifies and closes safety issues (suggestions, inspection and investigation findings) and their corrective actions.   
  • Performs other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.


  • BSME, BSEE, or BSIE. Advanced engineering/Business degree is preferred.
  • 0-3 years of program management experience with a minimum of 5 years’ experience with demonstrated experience in working cross/multi-functional teams.
  • Requires at least 5 years’ experience in business, engineering, or manufacturing experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Project) required.
  • Demonstrated team leadership experience required.
  • Ability to influence and motivate others and build effective teams
  • Strong program management skills in resource, task, and budget planning are required.
  • High level of technical competence, problem solving, organization, and communication skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. 
  • Understanding of managerial finance as it relates to program and business metrics
  • Familiarity with turbochargers and/or engines is preferred.
  • Solid understanding of engineering and manufacturing functions within the automotive supplier market segment.


  • Priority Setting                                  
  • Conflict management
  • Business Acumen          
  • Customer Focus
  • Building Effective Teams                               
  • Sizing up people
  • Process Management
  • Organizational Agility                     
  • Drive for results
  • Informing
  • Decision Quality
  • Motivating Others
  • Priority Setting
  • Timely Decision Making


Direct Reports:     None

Indirect Reports:  None  

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