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Gentherm, Inc. Program Manager in Northville, Michigan

At Gentherm, we say, "It's about the person." We're with you on a cold winter day when you turn on your heated seat and steering wheel or helping manage patient body temperature in the operating room, recovering room or intensive care units. We take a human approach with everything we do.As the global leader in thermal management technologies we embrace the opportunity to create and deliver extraordinary thermal solutions that make meaningful differences in everyday life. We do this by improving health, wellness, comfort and energy efficiency.We embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and combine that with our global leadership to deliver results. Working at Gentherm provides you the opportunity to not only shape the future of the automotive and medical industries, but also influence your career throughout the company. You will be engaged, challenged and inspired by our team to deliver leading thermal technologies that positively impact lives around the world.PROGRAM MANAGER - ELECTRONICS IMPACT AND OPPORTUNITYThe Program Manager is the primary contact with customers on programs and key position that is driving the evolution of Gentherm as an Electronics supplier. You will have a significant role in growing Electronics Business Unit and its transformation towards an Agile organization. You will also collaborate closely with the companyand#8217;s business leaders and the worldand#8217;s largest Automotive OEMs and technology partners to launch new products to market, driving significant footprint and business growth for Gentherm!ESSENTIAL FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBLITIESand#8226;Establish and execute program timelines, milestones and program commitments made with the customer.and#8226;Maintain EBITDA/Gross Margin by program per negotiated business award.and#8226;Ensuring that a clear line of communication occurs between customer base, Gentherm and all key personnel are engaged throughout the program lifecycle.and#8226;Manage/ensure the following processes are executed: Prototype Orders, RFQ Process, Tooling Orders and ramp up material planning for start of productionand#8226;Follow up to ensure costing receives necessary data to develop quote.and#8226;Ensure programs are within budget at program end and for the life of the program.and#8226;Lead the Program Team to identify and achieve Continuous Improvement /cost reductions on programs.and#8226;Ensure customer involvement where necessary to achieve Continuous Improvement objectives by program to increase overall program margin.and#8226;Develop a detailed program plan, resource requirements and overall costs to launch the program with the Program Team and present status updates at executive program review meetings.ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIESand#8226;Manage core team, customer relationship, and program open issues to ensure program milestones are achieved and information is maintained in PLM systemand#8226;Elevate red risk items to Top Management for immediate response and resolution on show stopper issues.and#8226;Manage, capture and process engineering changes for the life of the program.and#8226;Ensure that appropriate technical interface during the product development cycle is established and maintained with the customer including providing support during field failures or other failed components when necessary.and#8226;Participate in program launches, customer audits or conferences at Gentherm and/or customer plants as necessary.and#8226;Responsible to maintain relevant customer information and systems such as APQP status, program milestones and ECN updates in the PLM systemQUALIFICATIONSMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:and#8226;Bachelorand#8217;s degree in Engineeringand#8226;Experience in managing electronics projectsand#8226;5-7 years of automotive experiencePREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:and#8226;Automotive programroject management experienceand#8226;Working knowledge of APQP and IATF 16949, ASPICE and ISO 26262 functional safetyand#8226;Experience with automotive seat systems an