The Project Manager is responsible for managing new business launch development and change management teams. As a key position within the engineering group and supporting the facility’s APQP process with the flawless launch of the new products and processes. The position also assures compliance to IATF 16949 and pertinent industry standards. The Project Manager provides leadership to the cross-functional teams.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE JOB:
Project Managers have the primary responsibility for the successful launch to production. They must provide strong, broad leadership and professional attitude in a team environment. Be able to prioritize tasks and coordinate efforts with numerous departments. Must be able to complete project and implement improvements in an expedient manner in a face-paced environment. Flexibility with accepting new responsibilities and assignments.
Project Managers interface with, lead, and influence a wide variety of individuals and positions within the facility and externally with corporate functions, suppliers, and customers. As such, they need to make a good first impression, wear well over time, be professional, and provide an atmosphere of trust and teamwork.
Obtaining cooperation and support from individuals who report to another manager is sometimes a challenge, requiring effective communication skills and project management techniques.