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Program Manager

2021 年 7 月 22 日


BorgWarner is a global product leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. Our facilities are located across the globe to provide local support for our diverse customer base.


BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems (PDS) is currently looking for “dynamic, results driven” individual to join as a Program Manager at our Indiana Technical Center.

In this role, the Program Manager is responsible for organizing, coordinating, and executing a comprehensive program management process to achieve defined business objectives and customer requirements according to the PDS Development Process.  The Program Manager is accountable for the performance and success of the program team without any direct organizational reporting relationship.  The Program Manager must work at all levels, internal and external to BorgWarner, to ensure successful program execution.

The Program Manager may be assigned to multiple program types:

  • New business pursuits
  • New product or new business launches
  • Current production applications

    BorgWarner PDS products that the Program Manager may support include:

  • Electronic Control Modules:  Engine Control Modules, Transmission Control Modules, Automotive Sensors and other custom electronic control products
  • Electrification Products:  Inverters, On-Board Chargers, DC/DC Converters, Hybrid Control Units, High Voltage Box, and Battery Control Modules
  • Electric Motors and Integrated Drive Modules:  Px On and Off Axis Modules, Traction Motors, Electric Drive Motors, eGearDrive Transmission; and On and Off Axis Integrated Drive Modules 

    Key Accountabilities:

Serve as the program owner that is accountable for successful program execution

  • Manages and executes the program based on the PDS Development Process to meet defined metrics.
  • Drives accountability and action within the Program Team.
  • Develops and validates program scope and customer deliverables to ensure that customer expectations for quality, timing, and product performance are met. Instills clear and executable vision for the program and the team.


  • Lead a cross-functional Program Team to achieve success based on BorgWarner PDS metrics and customer requirements
    • Drive consistent positive dynamics and interactions within the Program Team.
    • Organize and facilitate team meetings at the necessary frequency.
    • Lead efforts to ensure that BorgWarner expectations of program financials are met.
  • Communicate effectively
    • Clearly communicate a fundamental understanding of BorgWarner and customer norms, values, and expectations.
  • Influence
    • Lead by example.
    • Provide appropriate constructive feedback where necessary to help team members be more effective.
    • Ensure the Program Team has the necessary resources to succeed.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude
    • Approaches program execution and challenges with a professional, positive attitude.
    • Respectfully challenges all levels within the organization when appropriate.
  • Demonstrates strong problem-solving skills
  • Conflict Management
    • Deals with conflict swiftly, constructively, and decisively, inside and outside of BorgWarner, regardless of levels in the organization
    • Deals with conflict in an unbiased and arbitrating manner
    • Seeks compromise, but does not lose sight of the program objectives

      Understands and applies financial concepts

  • Understands key drivers of program financials
  • Ensures that program financials are factored into all business decisions

    Risk Management

  • Escalates and drives issues appropriately (both internally and externally) to secure the necessary support to resolve issues
  • Respectfully challenges the organization for key information, rationales, root causes, evidence, desired outcomes, and next steps

    Champions transparency and compliance to APQP-based PDS Development Process

  • Documents and articulates all aspects of the program in a thorough, accurate, and timely fashion
  • Ensure sufficient resources are allocated to the program

Manages the customer relationship

  • Represents BorgWarner PDS credibly and confidently in front of all levels of the customer organization
  • Champions the customer’s needs within BorgWarner.  Be the “Voice of the Customer”.

    Possesses a high level of product and process knowledge

  • Applies a high level of product knowledge including design, specifications, applications, and system integration
  • Applies a high level of relevant manufacturing knowledge including BorgWarner processes, supplier processes, capital equipment and tooling

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or related discipline required.  Advanced degree level preferred.
  • 8+ years’ experience in business, engineering, or manufacturing (automotive preferred)
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience as a program manager, with a preference of 6+ years.  Experience must include strong program management skills in resource, task, and budget planning.
  • Product and process launch experience strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated team leadership experience and training, including the ability to influence and motivate others.
  • History of effective team building.
  • Solid understanding of managerial finance as it relates to program and business metrics.
  • High level of technical competence, problem solving, organization and communication skills to effectively interface with all levels BorgWarner, external customers, and suppliers.
  • Languages: English and customer specific language depending upon program assignment(s)
  • Solid understanding of engineering and manufacturing functions within the automotive supplier market segment
  • Proficient in computer skills for industry standard word processing, spreadsheet, intranet, and PLM software
  • Travel requirements depend upon program assignment(s)

BorgWarner Competencies:

  • Business Acumen
  • Customer Focus
  • Problem Solving
  • Organizational Agility
  • Process Management
  • Drive for Results
  • Decision Quality
  • Motivating Others
  • Influencing Others
  • Building Effective Teams



This position will adhere to Global Star Safety Program, including safety rules, practices and training as outlined in the BorgWarner NTC/WHQ 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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