Product Engineering Manager (PEM)

| Detroit, MI, USA | Hybrid
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About us
We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That's why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.
Forward. For all.
Group Summary
Magna Electronics leads the way in active safety technologies, revolutionizing the automotive industry and improving lives. With a strong focus on adapting ADAS systems and electronic solutions to any vehicle, we address a wide range of mobility and safety needs. As we build a safer, more intelligent, and connected mobility experience, Magna is dedicated to creating a better future for people globally.
About the Role
The Product Engineering Manager (PEM) within the Development Engineering team is responsible for the successful development of automotive electronic products and leads the cross functional development team from concept to production within project and company mandated targets. The Product Engineering Manager is the key interface for all technical/engineering topics including product specification & requirements.
Your Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the product development in an assigned project
  • Own the product design. Review and approve engineering work products
  • Develop effort estimates and engineering timing plans per internal and external milestones, expected work products, and product deliveries
  • Manage and support the definition of requirements, change requests, and unwritten requirements
  • Review, track, communicate and approve product Verification and Validation test status
  • Responsible to communicate development status using dashboards, charts and reports to management
  • Manage engineering risks, report status, prepare contingency and mitigation plans and execute corrective actions
  • Initiates escalation of unmitigated technical issues to engineering management
  • Responsible to actively pursue cost savings ideas
  • Lead and prioritize day-to-day activities of the technical project team
  • Facilitate all cross functional design reviews (DFA/DFM/DFT, HSIS, ME/EE, etc.)
  • Ensures engineering targets (quality, delivery timing, performance, product BOM Costs, etc.) for product deliverables are met on-time
  • Supports engineering quote response for new projects
  • Responsible for the consolidation of engineering estimation efforts, cost and timing impact of change requests
  • Participates in continuous improvement efforts, researches, recommends and initiates implementation of enhancements to products, processes and programs

Who we are looking for
Required Training /Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (EE, CS) - Master's degree a plus

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 7 years deep and relevant experience in the automotive electronics industry
  • Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated experience in a technical leadership role is required (Leading a global team is a plus)
  • Proven track record of successful launches of automotive products

Your preferred qualifications

  • Deep and comprehensive knowledge of product development engineering practices in automotive field
  • Deep knowledge of the automotive software development process, experience with SOC a plus
  • Demonstrated decision making capability with a strong technical background
  • Hands on approach when required
  • Strong technical background. Understands needs of systems, optics, electrical, mechanical and software engineers for successful product execution
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of configuration management, project planning, monitoring and control techniques (PMP certification a plus)
  • Able to lead and motivate a diverse, global team
  • Able to represent technical topics internally and externally
  • Excellent communication skills to all internal and external interfaces
  • Travel (domestic and international) may be needed
  • Positive attitude and self-motivated under all working conditions (thrives under pressure)
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office package
  • Comprehensive knowledge of English

What we offer
At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.
Site Benefits

  • Flexible working hours and remote work to the extent of up to 40% of working hours for a good work-life balance
  • On-site fitness center, sports and team events
  • An extensive training program and exciting internal development opportunities
  • In addition to the statutory holiday entitlement, 12/24 and 12/31 are free of work and no vacation days have to be consumed for this purpose
  • Canteen
  • Parking for two-wheelers, four-wheelers or electric vehicle

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.
At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That's why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.
Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

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What makes someone successful on your team?

Having the willingness to take initiative, a positive attitude, and the ability to learn quickly while working well with others leads to success on our Magna Electronics Software team. We emphasize flexibility and adaptability to help reach our goals when evolving software requirements on a demanding project schedule.


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What are Magna International Perks + Benefits

Magna International Benefits Overview

At Magna, our employees are at the center of what we do. It’s a priority to protect the health of our people and our business and we do this in a variety of ways. We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, pharmacy, disability, life insurance, FSA, 401(k) with company match, profit sharing plan, Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP), pet insurance, auto/home insurance, wellness programs and much more!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Hybrid work model
Summer hours
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family medical leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences

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