Program Manager at Tenneco (Detroit, MI)

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Job Description

Tenneco is one of the world's leading designers, manufacturers, and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with full year 2021 revenues of $18 billion and approximately 71,000 team members working at more than 260 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Performance Solutions, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.

Tenneco is one of the world's largest pure-play powertrain companies serving OE markets worldwide with engineered solutions addressing fuel economy, power output, and criteria pollution requirements for gasoline, diesel and electrified powertrains.

We are looking for a Program Manager. Implementation of the phase gate review process (Customer Product Development Process or CPD) for customer application projects, development projects, and other types of internal projects. The purpose is to ensure Sealing Systems delivers its projects and programs in accordance with well-defined goals (performance, timing, and cost). The program manager must promote a disciplined approach to project management using SSG's phase gated review process throughout the organization.

Our recruiting team is ready to act immediately. You'll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our Hiring Manager. We pride ourselves on moving through the process quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication.

  • Personal management of large-scale programs.
  • Coordinate or conduct Project Gate Reviews.
  • Provide "fresh eyes" input to all Gate Reviews in assigned projects
  • Manage resources for projects he/she personally manages.
  • Utilization and advancement of ProjectLink as a project management system
  • Escalate visibility of at-risk projects.
  • Provide regular summary of project status.
  • Work directly with customers and suppliers as needed on specific programs and work closely with Sales, Engineering, and Operations to create team accountability for projects.
  • Knowledge and experience in Project Management methodologies.
  • Ability to plan and manage complex projects crossing over many departmental lines.
  • Good problem-solving skills with working knowledge of Tenneco PM Tools. Able to use other root cause analyses such as Fault Tree Analysis, Ishikawa Diagrams, etc.)
  • Effective communication skills, written and oral, to all levels of the organization (within Tenneco, customers, and suppliers).
  • Working knowledge of computers and software, with the capability to thoroughly learn new applications.
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Project and ProjectLink.
  • Ability to train others in business processes and systems.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Goal oriented and results based thinking.
  • Excel in a team oriented environment.
  • Capable of providing support as requested by supervisor.

Required Experience

EDUCATION: BS Engineering, PMI Certification, or equivalent experience

  • 5 or more years of relevant work experience
More Information on Tenneco
Tenneco operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Lake Forest, IL, Southfield, MI and Indianapolis, IN. Tenneco was founded in 1888. It has 18578 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K), Family Medical Leave and Paid Holidays. To see all 58 open jobs at Tenneco, click here.
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