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Program Manager

bw_wordkay_placeChangnyeong - South Korea, Daegu - South Korea

bw_wordkay_timeDec 03, 2019

bw_wordkay_optionFull time



  • 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, 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”).
  • Leads efforts to ensure that BW expectations of ROI and EV are met.
  • Assists the EOT in developing a program strategy and converts the strategy into action.
  • Alerts the EOT 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 of cross-functional SEG product launch teams.  This includes but is not limited to manufacturing management, production operators, maintenance, materials, finance, quality, safety 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 charter, timing plan and gate review matrices.
  • 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.
  • Evaluates and reviews team member performance and provides input to TMS.
  • Addresses and resolves program "roadblocks” through the appropriate functional managers, or functional directors, or vice presidents.
  • Keeps program team in place for 3 to 6 months after launch to ensure objectives of delivery, quality and cost are met.  Objectively evaluates performance with input from the EOT to determine at the 3 month after launch window if extension is required.
  • 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.
  • Develops relationship with customer that makes the product launch an experience that contributes to awarding new business in the future.
  • Ensures internal and external documentation requirements are met.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in business, engineering or related discipline
  • Advanced engineering/business degree preferred
  • 5 years business, engineering, or manufacturing experience
  • 0- 3 years of Program Management experience with a minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience in working cross/multi-functional teams
  • Demonstrated team leadership experience
  • Ability to influence and motivate others and build effective teams
  • Strong program management skills in resource, task, and budget planning
  • High level of technical competence, problem solving, and organization and communication skills
  • Understanding of managerial finance as it relates to program and business metrics
  • Solid understanding of engineering and manufacturing functions within the automotive supplier market segment
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to prioritize, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy essential.
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) with intermediate- to advanced-level experience in Microsoft Excel required.

[BorgWarner Competencies]

  • Customer Focus
  • Ethics and Values
  • Informing
  • Process Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Action Oriented
  • Decision Quality
  • Motivating Others
  • Priority Setting
  • Sizing up people


This position will adhere to Global Star Safety Program, including safety rules, practices and training as outlined in the BorgWarner PDS CN Safety Policy Manual, which includes the use of equipment, protective devices, or clothing that the employer requires.  This individual will work in manners that stress the importance of preventing accidents and illnesses.  He/she must take every precaution reasonable in the given circumstance for the protection of themselves and co-workers.  In addition, he/she is responsible for reporting all injuries and/or possible dangerous situations, incidents, or occurrences to the immediate supervisor.

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