Hendrickson is searching for a Program Manager to join their Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems Group in Woodridge, IL. This individual will be responsible for managing projects within the established budget, schedule, and product objectives.
Leads and manages Simultaneous Product and Process Development (SPPD) teams to ensure successful new product launches by establishing goals and objectives for each functional group and monitoring performance.
Leads and manages Current Products (CP) teams to ensure successful implementation of internal and customer-driven product changes by establishing goals and objectives for each functional group and monitoring performance.
Responsible for developing and/or managing project timing, capital requests (CERs), capital budgets and product objectives (cost, weight, performance etc.).
Responsible for managing programs/projects from the study phase through the evaluation phase of the SOP4.4K process meeting the project schedule and ensuring proper submission of SOP4.4K deliverables.
Responsible for developing and updating program metrics using standardized reporting tools and other methods as required.
Responsible for providing periodic updates to the SPPD Executive Committee
Develops QOS metrics for programs, projects and team performance and provides regular updates.
Communicates regularly with all functional areas, including engineering, sales, marketing and supply chain management personnel regarding project goals, issues, and accomplishments.
Lead customer program launch meetings once the program has been accepted and resourced in the customer's organization.
Coordinate communication between various divisions, joint ventures, engineering groups, and customers as required.
Frequent interface with customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders
Ensure return on investment strategies are maximized
Ensure manufacturing strategies are in alignment with program objectives
Other duties as required
The successful candidate will possess:
Bachelor's degree required.
5 years relevant experience.
Proficient in MS Office applications, MRP(KBM) systems and CAD software.
Ability to organize, prioritize and manage projects.
Individual must possess self-motivation, driven and results-oriented characteristics.
Able to act independently, efficiently, and demonstrate ability to quickly close open issues.
Communication skills for both internal and external customers a priority, written, verbal and
Ability to lead others in solving problems through a structured approach, emphasizing root cause analysis and decisive implementation.
Hendrickson is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.