Optimal
  • Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Contract

Position Description:

In this role, you will be responsible for driving the stability of cost-efficient designs for forward model platforms, programs and modules in support of Best Cost @ Job 1 (BCJ1) Target Delivery for both Material Cost and Vendor Tooling. This is an opportunity to be part of one of the "Top 5" Fitness Initiatives for the Company.

 

Skills Required:

  • Lead Program Level BCJ1 Implementation and eliminate the potential of Cost Creep in the system from to Lead BCJ1 with Program Management and Integration Assure BCJ1 Tools Deliver Cost Ceiling (lead interface to Functional Cost Supervisors) Monitor Status to Cost Ceiling, Anticipate Issues and Develop actions to stay under Cost Ceiling including initiating application of Design to Target workshops Develop and implement tracking metrics for programs Identify Cost Reduction actions and potential Mega Projects prior to Provide Feedback to Process and Tool Leads Support development of process enhancements based on lessons learned, team feedback and personal experiences

 

Skills Preferred:

  • Strong Project Management skills and ability to deliver projects on time and to target Understanding of GPDS Knowledge of Purchasing and Finance processes Strong communication, inter-personal and team building skills Skilled in consolidating input from various sources to enable decision making Motivated self-starter that is able to manage multiple tasks and work streams Adept at working across organizational boundaries to accomplish tasks Strong computer skills (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, SharePoint) Ability to create and publish high quality status presentations for all levels from working level teams to executive leadership Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

Experience Required:

  • 2+ years of experience in automotive industry or other in program management roles Excellent team leadership skills Demonstrated experience successfully working with and leading cross-functional teams Strong experience with complex process management Engineering or Purchasing background and prior functional experience are a plus

 

Education Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering preferred
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