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Program Manager

02_Young Professionals (technical)
BU3 Thermal Management


Responsible for driving new programs from concept to launch.  Responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of project plan.  Actively manages program to ensure budget, deliverables, timing, and targets are met.  Initiates all necessary support activities for rest of Product Life Cycle. Contributes to enhancing program management knowledge for new Program Managers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead programs from concept to launch by interfacing, coordinating, and supporting cross functional teams across several disciplines such as engineering, quality, logistics, and purchasing
  • Manage and interface with internal global, regional, and functional teams in regards to program
  • Develop and execute Project Plan (project structure; project phases, schedule and milestones; project organization, etc)
  • Obtain commitment from all core team members for complete Project Plan
  • Organize and execute Project Meetings (weekly team meetings, project reviews, quality gates, etc)
  • Track, manage, oversee and report on all program deliverables (financials, quality, timing, technical specifications, etc.) and status.   Execute Project Reviews & Escalation [e.g. MSP approval, PRC & other reviews].
  • Project Budget & Cost:  Manage consolidated program costs, profitability, and budget.    plan, get approval, update & control [including Capex, ROS] - in all involved regions.  
  • Project Risk Management:  execute assessment, make proposals for risk mitigation, update, control [e.g. feasibility,  intellectual property rights, contract performance over all tiers for internal and external suppliers]
  • Organize & Control Project Changes

[including product, process, quality & other business parameters].

  • Manage, drive, and own timing and change management deliverables
  • Provide “voice” to and from the customer (in alignment with Sales), serve as filter, and drive consensus on all technical aspects between customer and company objectives
  • Define and assure customer reimbursements
  • Ensure application of all standardized methods, tools and forms (PDP (PTO), APQP)
  • Travel to multiple MAHLE production sites (15%-25%)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business (Masters preferred)
  • Experience in program management is required.    Experience in managing automotive programs is preferred
  • Experience working in a Global environment with remote teams using program management tools (MS Project, Quality tools, risk Planning & Assessment)
  • Understanding of the formal and informal structures within the organization in order to “get things done”
  • Ability to analyze problems from different perspectives, to be able to recognize and consider relevant influencing factors and consequences for the solution, and to apply suitable methods for reaching defined objectives.
  • Plans effectively with both internal teams and customers
  • Documents, updates, revises, and distributes program timelines/milestones
  • Monitors program status
  • Holds all required meetings
  • Handles multiple programs from inception to final launch
  • Effectively resolves issues to solve problems.
  • Documents and follow-ups that decisions were implemented.
  • Works proactively within the program structure to ensure decision making at the appropriate levels.
  • Ability to establish contact to different people, to express oneself to others according to the issue and situation, as well as to communicate one’s own viewpoint convincingly.
  • Listens, understands, and responds to both internal teams and customers within all levels of the organization.
  • Discusses technical issues and address complex situations
  • Communicates using various methods (verbal and written)
  • Uses objective criteria to evaluate proposed agreements
  • Seeks agreements that satisfy the interests of both internal and external parties.
  • The ability to recognize potentials for change, to initiate changes purposefully and to control change processes in a holistic way.
  • Constructively challenges team to look for new solutions to meet program deliverables
  • Drives change management deliverables
  • ​​​​​​​The ability of being smart and critical of oneself, of developing productive viewpoints, values and ideals, as well as to base one’s own action on them.
  • Takes ownership and responsibility for all the outcomes associated with the program.
  • Sets expectations for personal goals that lead to successful completion of programs
  • Understands strengths and opportunities for improvement and takes appropriate action to continue to develop
  • Leadership and Management
  • The ability of consistently and constructively supporting employees to reach their given objectives as part of a structured working situation, to further develop their potential and to ensure the sustainability of achieved results.
  • Motivates and inspires team members to drive the program towards successful completion.
  • Encourages and enables team members to work together as a team to accomplish program goals.
  • Enables team to own their responsibilities and to participate to program decision making
  • Mentors program team members
  • Effectively handles team issues and concerns.
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking and Acting
  • The ability to base decisions and actions on financial ratios, to handle corporate resources in a responsible way and to shape and further develop one’s own division according to market needs.
  • Identify, analyze, and respond to program risks
  • Manage project resources and budget appropriately
  • Applies fact-based decision making to current and future issues



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Facts about the job

Benefits:  Benefits-US/CH_CN_DI_IB_LI_MA_MP_MW_OB_PH
Entry level:  Experienced hires
Part- / Full-time:  Full Time
Functional area:  R&D
Department:  BU3 Thermal Management

Troy, MI, US

Company:  MAHLE Behr USA Inc.

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