Launch Manager

Employer: VARROC LIGHTING SYSTEMS ELECTRONICS ROMANIA
Domain:
  • Engineering
  • Production
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
    Location:
  • Arad
  • Lugoj
  • Timisoara
  • Updated at: 30.11.2021
    Short company description

    VLSER Vision:

    We aim to be the best electronics provider for intelligent vehicle lighting.

    VLSER Mission:

    Our people are the key drivers for our success.

    We ensure sustainable economic growth and a constant contribution to our customer’s success through innovative and high-quality products.

    To actively support the development of the product from concept to manufacturing

    The team strives to continuously improve our performance, anticipate & drive change in order to be one step ahead.

    Currently we are looking to expand our team and find some new enthusiastic and creative colleagues.

    If you like new challenges, have automotive background or want to learn about it then we would like to meet you.

    Varroc Lighting Systems is a global automotive supplier providing custom design solutions and innovative product development for exterior vehicle lighting systems. Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, we manufacture world-class lighting created through our leading-edge global manufacturing capabilities.

    Varroc Lighting Systems is a premier developer and manufacturer of next-generation external lighting systems and vehicle control electronics for the automotive and two-wheeler industries. Focused on safety, mobility, and style, Varroc Lighting Systems brings leading-edge technology to the mainstream automotive market with high-quality and cost-competitive solutions. Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, U.S., the company has more than 8,000 employees worldwide with operations in in 17 countries and capabilities on every continent where vehicles are produced. Varroc Lighting Systems is a key member of the Varroc Group family of automotive components businesses.


    Requirements

    EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

    Bachelors in electronic engineering or mechanical engineering and business studies background
    EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

    Minimum 3-5 years experience as Project/ Launch/ Product Manager

    Responsibilities

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Responsible for coordinating cross-functional project teams ( engineering, manufacturing. supply chain, quality) to meet or exceed project objectives and customer deliverable in relation to quality, profitability, cost, timing, and resource planning
    Manages project scope, risk, communication, and reporting activities from project inception through launch
    Leads internal operating system processes and procedures for project teams. Lead gate reviews for both pre-reviews and executive gate reviews. Ensure projects are complete and approved prior to review
    Scope Management – Leads development, management, and confirmation of customer requirements including Statement of Work and Design Change Requests. Communicates with customer through customer warning/impact letters when customer related decisions jeopardize company’s ability to deliver to project objectives
    Risk Management – Establish Risk Mitigation Plans
    Establishes strong customer relationships – including the OEM Purchasing, Program Management, Engineering and Quality departments
    Single point of contact to customer for company‘s actions. Responsible for implementation and communication of action plans to meet the OEM’s cascaded objectives.
    Timing Management – Ensure project/customer timing is met. Communicate status to customer and internal team members.
    Cost Management – Ensure project meets profitability targets established during gate 2 program commitment targets. Establish profitability road maps to meet objectives.
    Supports quoting activities
    Bills all project tooling in less than 7 days past PPAP
    Makes cost reduction budget commitments for product line
    Provides program status reports to the customer
    Single-point-of-contact with customer for program issues, timing, change control
    Leads the preparation activities for phase out of product out of serial production
    Ensures smooth hand over to serial production

    Other info

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

    Strong written and verbal communication skills
    Strong presentation and negotiation skills
    Ability to function in a fast-paced team-oriented environment and handle multiple priorities
    Strong project management, organizational skills, business acumen and process improvement skills including lean business process development and value stream mapping
    Demonstrated ability to plan projects and motivate and lead a team to meet planned dates for cost, quality and timely delivery
    Experience leading a cross-functional team, ideally an international cross-functional team
    Launch experience and/or manufacturing experience is desired
    Experience interfacing with product development and customer is required, including demonstrated ability to manage customer expectations
    Ability to review, understand and convert functional requirements into valid technical specifications and documentation
    Ability to review, understand and covert financial calculations into customer quotes and breakdowns
    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Strong skills in English language for communication, negotiation and presentation
    Flexibility to travel for project support

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