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Senior Program Manager

United States - MI - Novi

Job Description

1. Leadership: Represent the Simultaneous Development Team (SDT) in a professional way to the customer and YFAI management. Motivate the team to meet commitments to the established timing. Build team technically and personally through mentoring and coaching. Resolve conflicts between team members, departments and the customer. Negotiate with internal and external groups, vendors and customer. Ability to identify root cause of a problem, develop corrective action and lead team to resolution.
 
2. Simultaneous Development Team (SDT) Management: Act as the central communication point for the SDT to ensure that each SDT member is aware of their deliverables, timing, and commitments at all times. Trains and coaches the SDT in YFAI Product Launch process to ensure compliance. Manages the SDT to meet timing, cost, manufacturing, quality and cost targets. Establishes the SDT meeting cadence and monitors attendance to assure the correct team members are present at each meeting. Creates agenda, schedules meetings and keeps the meeting on task. Provides team information needed to perform tasks. Actively includes suppliers as a member of the team.
 
3. Scope Management: Communicate the impact of scope changes to the customer and SDT in a timely manner in terms of cost, timing, product, quality of execution and impact on the program. Manage the program scope and ensure all scope changes are captured in the appropriate documents. Utilize the scope change approval process for internal and customer scope changes. Differentiate scope changes from engineering changes. Manage the risk of scope changes and keep management informed of change and effect on the program. Ensure that financial performance is protected and enhanced by customer driven scope changes.
 
4. 0-0-0-100-90 Planning: Attain 0 recordable accidents, 0 rejected parts per million, 0 delivery misses, 100% of financial commitments at 90 days post launch. Anticipate risk caused by late tasks and changes by developing mitigation strategy. Establish a documented implementation plan and containment action for engineering changes at launch. Work with suppliers to ensure all necessary resources are in place for launch. Provide on-site plant support throughout pre-production builds. Follow up on MSO to ensure plant material functions are ready. Foster effective working relationship between Plant launch team and CBU

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Published: 11/18/2021
Job Field: Program Management
Location: United States - MI - Novi
REQ. NO.: 20212333
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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI)

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors – today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has approximately 110 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 18 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture automotive interior components for all automakers. LEARN MORE

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