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Job Description
Job: VMEC Program Manager
Operations, Production & Supply Chain, Strategy role
Full Time Job
Posted on: May 12, 2021
Locations: USA (Michigan)
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Job Description
  • Provide the voice of VMEC to the Vehicle Team and bring the voice of the Vehicle Team into VMEC
  • Understand the needs from their program team and the capacity within VMEC to deliver expected features
  • Provide the Agile Release Trains (ARTs) insights into program priorities and needs
  • Negotiate any adjustments both within assigned program and across other programs to ensure VMEC is working on the highest value content at the right time
  • Provide visibility to program teams on the work being completed in VMEC and how it aligns to their program timing and plan
  • Resolve any issues that arise if development isnít aligning to expected plan by connecting the proper parts of the VMEC organization together to ensure visibility and delivery
  • Ensure Vehicle build success and drive Issue Resolution
  • Serve as the Program Team point contact to facilitate issue resolution by applying VMEC systems organizational knowledge to ensure the right problems are being resolved by the right people
  • Demonstrate leadership ability to proactively remove roadblocks
  • Work with partners beyond VMEC such as Validation and Calibration to ensure issue resolution and aligned delivery

Additional Job Description

Critical Skills:

  • Focuses on Customer and Stakeholder Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of customers to meet or exceed their expectations
  • Business minded:† Ensure knowledge and information flowing seamlessly thorough both technical know-how and first-hand knowledge of the tasks they assign to others to keep the program moving forward
  • Decision Making: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency, and risks, and make clear decisions, which are timely, and in the best interests of the organization
  • Drives for Results: Demonstrated ability to attain results, while balancing technical solutions with business imperatives.
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.† High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, motivate and elicit work output
  • Organizational Agility: Demonstrated ability to work end to end throughout vehicle development cross-functionally across multiple sectors (hardware, software, vehicle, platform, manufacturing) and boundaries (requirements, electronic modules, controls design, software, and calibration).†

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science - Engineering degree
  • 5+ years of engineering experience
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, motivate and elicit work output

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree (MBA, MSE)
  • DFSS Black Belt Certification
  • Knowledge of safety and quality systems (RPR+; PRTS; Safety Field Investigation; RedEx; GMS; SAFe)
  • Vehicle launch and design release experience
  • Extensive knowledge of vehicle motion systems and cross-functional vehicle development in all phases of the VDP
  • High level of analytical/problem solving skills where problems are unusual and complex


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