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Program Manager

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Rochester Hills, MI
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Direct Hire
Jun 04, 2017
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Responsible for coordinating and directing the overall product development activities from program initiation to mass production for complex programs.  This position works out of our Detroit based, USA World Headquarters leading a cross functional team through  phased APQP gate review process throughout the product life cycle ensuring that all customer and company product objectives are achieved.

  • Ensure that the product being developed meets customer targets (Price, quality, Functional Performance, Timing, Launch), as well as SLPT’s program targets of profitability and within budget.
  • Lead the cross functional team meetings; facilitate communication and interaction amongst the functional representatives.
  • Lead the cross functional team through  phased APQP gate review process.
  • Be the primary point of contact for customer communication.
  • Develop the master timing plan and maintain updates to the plan throughout the product life cycle.
  • Control, track and report program status relative to the timing plan, budget and APQP phase review tasks.
  • Develop and implement recovery plans for off-schedule instances.
  • Evaluate risk, develop risk mitigation plans and reduce risk in a timely manner, including escalation to senior management as required.
  • Other duties as necessary.


  • Proven program management success, including strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Solid oral and written communication skills.
  • Solid organizational and analytical skills.
  • Capable of mentoring less experienced team members in the Program Management department.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software, including high proficiency with Microsoft Project software.
  • Trained in APQP, PPAP, MSA, Problem Solving, Quality System, and Leadership.