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Advanced Launch Manager

2021 年 4 月 26 日


Reliably delivering what’s needed today

There are few challenges as important today as creating solutions that support a cleaner, more energy-efficient world. This requires a commitment to constantly improve the transportation of people and things.  We, at BorgWarner, made that commitment decades ago and have since been creating technologies to improve efficiency, emissions and performance in all types of vehicles.

Constantly pursuing what’s next

Our proven track record has made us industry leader in clean, energy-efficient propulsion system solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. We uncover strong trends and use smart science and technology to address a future based on varying regulations, consumer demands and automaker requirements.

Product leadership that’s changing the world

Our employees have earned trusted partnerships with customers and suppliers around the world.  We leverage these relationships to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges at hand and then do what it takes to develop the next solution.  Our strong operations and commercialization expertise result in high volume availability of competitive, efficient products that truly drive change.

BorgWarner PowerDriveSystems is currently looking for “dynamic, results driven” individual to join as an Advanced Launch Manager.  This position can be located at the Kokomo, Indiana (preferred); Noblesville, Indiana; or Auburn Hills, Michigan locations.

In this role, and under direct supervision of the Supply Chain Director, the Advanced Launch Manager will manage the  program purchasing function in his/her assigned area and be the voice of global supply chain management within the program team. The Advanced Launch Manager have  financial ownership for the entire Bill of Materials in the Advanced Launch Phase, working closely with the Global Commodity Managers and Local Plant GSM Buyers to ensure parts are sourced on time while meeting the program budget, initiating the APQP process in conjunction with the Supplier Development Organization and working to ensure that APQP deliverables are being executed in accordance with the overall program timeline, and providing support to Local Plant GSM at various BorgWarner manufacturing sites..

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for managing program kickoff reviews with the rest of the GSM Team to outline key program deliverables
  • Report status of current production leverage opportunities, sourcing plans, carryover parts/capacity, and raw material economic exposure
  • Work to identify and execute improvement opportunities when budget overages exist in the Bill of Materials
  • Manage launch reports, cost walks, and one pager summaries
  • Participate in cross functional teams, including Engineering, Program Management, Supplier Development, and Manufacturing Site Team
  • Responsible for the sourcing of new components that are not included in existing commodity strategies
  • Responsible for holding launch readiness reviews with the entire cross functional team, which would include identifying issues, assigning tasks, and driving accountability
  • Responsible for managing supplier tooling
  • Manage a smooth transition from Advanced Launch phase to production phase by ensuring that the local GSM team is fully supported
  • Responsible for supporting BorgWarner's new technology products by identifying and driving new supplier technologies
  • Responsible for driving early supplier onboarding for new programs
  • Exhibit overall process discipline within the GSM function
  • Responsible for EMS (electronic manufacturing supplier) relationship maintenance and in region PCBA outsourcing activity by analyzing and competing with internal making cost under GSM general policies.
  • Responsible for managing all post supplier nominations / sourcing activities as it pertains to engineering driven changes:
    • Send updated drawings to the supplier having them confirm their quotation.
    • Ensure that BW PDS and the supplier completes and signs off the Team Feasibility Commitment Form (TFC).
    • Organize any necessary follow up reviews with the supplier and BW PDS engineering.
    • If an engineering changes drives up cost, validate that the supplier’s cost is justified and work with the supplier to mitigate that cost.
    • If an engineering change is intended to reduce cost, make certain BW PDS receives the subsequent piece price or tooling cost reduction.
    • Track all cost changes in the Advance Launch Overview document (i.e. track engineering driven, customer driven, GSM driven costs, etc.).
    • Ensure the PO documentation / authorization issued by the local GSM team is to the correct design revision level.


  • Bachelor Degree in Supply Chain Management/electrical or electronic Engineering/Business Management Required
  • 8 plus years of purchasing or program management experience working in an automotive production purchasing/GSM environment
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) a plus
  • Experience working as member of a team
  • Program Management Skills
  • Team Leader Skills
  • Critical Analysis Skills
  • Excellent Negotiation Skills
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills - Position interacts with all levels of BorgWarner/Supplier Management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes, eRFQ, Web based Intranet Systems, MRP systems knowledge a plus.
  • Must be self-motivated/directed. Required to determine most, if not all, of own work assignments; both tactical and strategic. Requires minimal management input to achieve objectives.

BorgWarner Competencies:

  • Business Acumen
  • Priority Setting
  • Conflict Management
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Functional / Technical Skills
  • Decision Quality
  • Ethics and Values
  • Action Oriented
  • Drive for Results
  • Interpersonal Savvy


This position will adhere to the Global Star Safety Program, including safety rules, practices and training as outlined in the BorgWarner Safety Policy Manual.  This individual will work in a manner that stresses 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 their immediate supervisor.

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