The Plant Program Manager’s (PPM) is the plant primary contact and responsible for leading the plant internal cross-functional team (CFT) toward a successful launch of new products, transferred products, or changes. They lead the plant by setting up the plant internal CFT meetings, defining/driving the agenda, preparing meeting minutes and actions lists, following up on open tasks, driving progress to the process and closure of issues.
Same as responsibilities as for New Launch, but in addition, the PPM assumes the Project Leader role for transfers within the US in accordance with the responsibilities defined in ABC-P025, prepares/owns the master timeline, master CFT leadership and master open issues list, and other responsibilities as defined in the QMS.
The plant may designate a Change Manager who focuses on managing change within the plant. This designate role has the same responsibilities as for New Launch, but in addition, the PPM assumes the Project Leader role for implementation of changes within the plant, prepares/owns the master timeline, master CFT leadership and master open issues list, and other responsibilities as defined in the QMS. In addition:
Education and/or Experience (minimum required for the position)
Bachelor's degree in Engineering (B. S.) from four-year college or university is preferred; Minimum of 5 years job experience directly related to engineering, program management, manufacturing, material handling, and/or quality is required. Familiarity with brake components and APQP processes are required.
Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Ability to use conventional e-mail and engineering office software (Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook) to communicate concepts, timing charts, etc.). High level of proficiency in Microsoft Project.
For lead PPM or Manager of Plant Program Management manage, train plant program managers, develop skills matrix, performance reviews, development, and general management responsibilities for PPM group.
For positions reporting to lead PPM or Manager of Plant Program Management, this job has no supervisory responsibilities.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Some travel to suppliers, various plants and Akebono R&D center.