Program Manager


Plymouth, MI, US

Entry Level:  Professionals (3+ years)
Function:  Project Management

Webasto is looking for:

Webasto Roof Systems Inc. is currently recruiting for a Program Manager located at their Detroit Plant in Plymouth, MI.  


If you have experience in Automotive Program Management, then this position might be right for you! 


Job Responsibilities:   

  • Coordinates ongoing program management for launched programs exiting Gate 5

  • Manages inter-plant projects and carry over programs

  • Manages Engineering Change and PPAP Process for Effectiveness at Plant Level

  • Interface with Purchasing and SQE regarding suppliers for development, quality, and continuous improvement activities

  • Coordinates product improvement activities for cost reductions and achieves cost reduction targets

  • PPM to maintain BOM, PPE or ME or AME team make manufacturing plan

  • Maintains a warranty concern plan for containing and correcting field and return problems

  • Maintains and resolves product open issues list

  • Maintains product related fiscal Operating Budgets, Contribution Margin. Main focus should be BOM & labor

  • Maintain purchase requisitions for non-PPAP’d material to support Prototype builds

  • Conduct project overview meetings with appropriate colleagues and customers

  • Ensures customer deliverables and Webasto measurables are met with good quality and on time

  • Ensures Webasto representation at customer product planning and product review functions regarding serial production

  • Ensures adequate customer in-plant visits and open lines of communication and support

  • Team building and leadership of teams to support assigned programs

  • Manages Knowledge Management and Lesson Learned systems

  • Shut down assembly line for quality and safety issues

  • Make timing commitments to teams and customers

  • Conduct finished good audits

  • Provide input into team member annual appraisals


 Education & Experience:   

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Engineering plus 5 years Automotive Program Management experience, or at least 12 years directly related technical experience in the automotive industry
  • Technical skills and project management experience 
  • Good verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills 
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Must be able to travel with little to no notice; International travel may be required



Webasto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against  race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status. 

Nearest Major Market: Detroit