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Group Manager, Program Management

REQ: REQ-135276 Administration

Panasonic Smart Mobility
  • Peachtree City, GA, United States
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Panasonic Smart Mobility Office – Group Manager, Program Management

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What You Will Get to Do:
  • Responsible for Program Management Execution for all global OneConnect programs from sourcing to end of life.
  • Required to consider and ensure the Global Functional Elements and Business Relationships are structured, outlined and agreed to ensured Successful Launch of Products.
  • Responsibility for PM team assigned to Customer Products. Directs team members accordingly. Build positive relationships with customers and team.         
  • Provides support for PM Members to ensure their successful completion of tasks and deliverables; may have direct reports.
  • Leads internal and external Product Development Team and related meetings.
  • Plan and directs schedules and budgets monitoring the project from initiation through delivery. 
  • Responsible for total customer scope and co-ordination of cross function teams in development, operations, quality, sales and so on to ensure OEM deliveries are made on-time, to budget and to ultimately delight the customer.
  • Organizes the interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project and product on schedule and within budget constraints.
  • Works with all departments and holds accountable all participating individuals to the successful execution of projects.           
  • Plans, develops and maintains methods, procedures and timing for implementation of new product launches; PLS Lite
  • Execute programs in accordance with business Decision Processes framework; DP. Recommends end updates as appropriate.
  • Required to consider and ensure the Global Functional Elements and Business Relationships are structured, outlined and agreed to ensured Successful Launch of Products.
  • Works closely with Sales and Application Engineering teams to provide consistency on communicating commitments to the customer. Manage escalations as required.
  • Works with all departments and holds accountable all participating individuals to the successful execution of projects.           
  • Maintains summary program status charts and documentation. Supports and red items with root cause explanation and recovery plans.
  • Required to consider and ensure the Global Functional Elements and Business Relationships are structured, outlined and agreed to ensured Successful Launch of Products.
  • Ensure compliance with all import and export regulations and other applicable certifications.
  • Develops cost models and simulates local and Global profit and loss models.
  • Tracks Financial Condition for Customer Base.
  • Evaluates and pursues Cost Improvements; OH, Labor and Development.
  • Maintains current documentation related to projects: Open issues, Program Timing, Key Contracts, Engineering Change History, Tooling Details, Cost Data BOM/E and C Grades, Development Parts and Delivery Schedule, Customer Delivery Agreements, DPIM Materials.
  • Supports Business Plan and Mid-Term Plan Budget Development.
What You'll Bring:

Education and Experience:  
  • Bachelors Degree in relevant field plus 7 years work experience as a program manager in mobility solutions or automotive industries.
  • Masters degree in engineering or business highly desired.
  • Experience with business processes of a large global organization required.
  • Experience of standard data management tools and equipment to prepare and change key documents within extremely short timeframes
  • Proven technical understanding of automotive or mobility telematics systems.
  • Experience with the design and implementation methods and procedures for new product launch or mass production.
  • Excellent project management and execution skills.
  • Excellent skills with MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Teams.
  • Ability to interact formally and informally with senior management.
  • Ability to remain organized and self-directed in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to develop solutions for moderate to complex problems.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage several tasks simultaneously.
  • Able to work in a cross-functional, team-oriented environment and independently when needed.
  • Methodical Planner who is able to see and then pre-empt potential problems to manage a multi-million dollar demand and supply process within very tight total inventory requirements.
  • Able to rapidly identify individuals or groups who can help with issues outside of own ability or experience.
  • Demonstrates ability to work with a broad range of personalities to obtain a satisfactory solution for the benefit of the company as a whole. Will require ability to build consensus and be assertive as appropriate
  • Effective presentation and leadership skills.
  • Effective analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to converse orally and in writing with global team members.
  • Effectively communicate with management to convey the pros and cons of various approaches accurately and clearly.
  • Ability to deal with many different personalities and take appropriate action to solve problems.
  • Must be able to work well with customers and manufacturer reps and understand their needs with respect to hardware and warranty issues. 
Other Requirements:
  • Ability to travel as required of the position.
  • Peachtree City, GA or Farmington Hills, MI strongly preferred.
  • Travel post-Covid up to 50 percent; US Domestic and International

What We Offer:

  • The salary for this position is expected to be $155K per year or higher, based on qualifications
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • 401K
  • Paid Parental Care Leave
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Educational Assistance
  • Flexible Work Program
  • Volunteer time Off
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Total Well Being Program

Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Corporation of North America.

#LI- Peachtree City, GA

REQ: REQ-135276 Administration

  • Peachtree City, GA, United States
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