Project Manager at Magna International (Detroit, MI)
Magna is an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of high quality complete seating systems. Our solution includes seating structures, mechanisms and hardware, as well as foam and trim products for global automotive, heavy truck and bus industries. Our capabilities include market and consumer research; full concept development; design and engineering capabilities; testing, validation and world-class manufacturing. Our award-winning seating solutions are developed from consumer research, finding the ease of operation to be comfortable, convenient and connected.
Directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority on behalf of the purchasing organization. Oversees control, integration, and completion of activities related to all purchasing activities for multiple programs. Monitors tasks and recommends improvements to processes and procedures. Promotes coordination and communication on behalf of the purchasing team. Completes the following duties and responsibilities under the guidance and direction of purchasing management.
• Ensures proper coordination and communication of the purchasing team on all projects.• Consults and collaborates with personnel in various activities relative to project requirements. Conducts effective communications within the project team with guidance from purchasing management. • Manage all aspects of program sourcing and maintain all appropriate documentation• Monitors purchasing department adherence to department systems, processes, and work instructions.• Monitors and analyzes established project plans, milestones and confirms the purchasing team is on track to meeting commitments.• Identifies and communicates impediments to the successful completion of project milestones as established in the plan to appropriate personnel.• Utilizes and follows the product delivery process to coordinate all activities concerned with the completion of the project up to and including the launch of the assigned project. • Attends meetings (e.g. phase and gate reviews, PDTs, change management meetings, monthly program reviews, launch readiness reviews, etc.) with internal and external customers. Represents the purchasing team and reviews documentation to provide guidance as appropriate. • Conveys customer requirements and issues to the team and ensures appropriate resolution is provided to the customer within established timeframes.• Supports Internal / External Audit efforts regarding ISO 9001:2015, and IATF 16949 Certifications.• Supports the requirements as detailed in Standard Operating Procedure 8000 (Quality Management System).• Ensure employees work in the manner consistent with the organizations established objectives and targets utilizing protective equipment, devices, measures, and procedures as promulgated by state and federal regulations. Establish clear goals for workplace health and safety. Complete safety talks, safety meetings, and required training, as defined.
Bachelor's Degree (or bachelor's equivalency) in Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Business Administration, Engineering or related field, or combination of equivalent education and work experience.
Two (2) years preferred diversified program management experience or equivalent as deemed by Purchasing Management.
Strong communication skills: verbal, written, and technical presentations.
Ability to plan and independently prioritize work.
Demonstrated successful performance with independent problem solving and quantitative analysis skills,
Strong organizational skills and the ability to successfully complete multiple tasks within established and changing deadlines.
Must be able to apply academic principles and utilize math-based tools.
Demonstrated successful performance with word processing, presentation, database applications and spreadsheet software to track data and perform calculations.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
Normal amount of sitting or standing, average mobility to move around an office environment, able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer, minimal travel required.
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Nearest Major Market: Detroit