Program Manager – Automotive

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Livermore, CA


Livermore, CA

Description :

Job Title: Program Manager

Location: Livermore, CA. (Relocation Assistance Available)

  • Must reside in commutable distance of Livermore, CA. (This is an Onsite role, Remote & Hybrid work is not available.)


  • Bachelor’s degree in technical field
  • Experience in automotive, commercial vehicle or aerospace product development roles.
  • Strong technical background who is comfortable communicating complex issues at all levels of the organization.
  • Good verbal and written presentation, communication, and persuasion skills.
  • Excellent business knowledge to align teams to strategy to achieve business and program objectives

Preferred, but not required:

  • Master’s degree/MBA.
  • Experienced in systems engineering.

Experience level: Mid-senior

Experience required: 10 Years

Education level: Bachelor’s degree

Job function: Management

Industry: Automotive


  • As a Program Manager, you will deliver company-wide programs and strategic initiatives on a cross-functional basis. The company is working to transform the way we do program management and is looking for agile leaders who will help champion this change. The ideal candidate will understand Lean Six Sigma and other portfolio-based methodologies.
  • You will report to the Senior Director of Program Management and will work collaboratively and closely with the company’s leadership team.


  • Lead cross-functional teams to deliver new product development and introduction programs on-time, on-budget, and on specification, creating an environment of product excellence
  • Work with each functional area within the company to define the content, tools, processes, deliverables, and core competencies needed to successfully develop and launch new products
  • Partner with key stakeholders to ensure impactful program level risk and/or issues are timely communicated, understood, and mitigated to minimize the impact to program delivery
  • Drive estimation, planning, organizing, and monitoring of the activities of cross-functional teams including ownership of the overall program schedule — driving/critical path, milestones, key dependencies, status, and summary
  • Ensure organizational readiness for successful new product introduction
  • Responsible for program performance measurements, reporting, quality, resource needs, and key program financial and budgetary activities
  • Proactively apply appropriate risk management (risks, issues, & opportunities) across assigned programs
  • Track, analyze, and report on costs, schedule, and performance of programs to ensure team members and key stakeholders are informed of program status.
  • Provide guidance to team members to ensure the program management processes are followed and programs are on track
  • Act as a program management single-point-of-contact for assigned programs and assist with providing timely/accurate information.
  • Actively cultivate an inclusive program management culture, including a help-needed philosophy, to foster cross-functional buy-in and commitment to program success.
  • Institutionalize improvement opportunities using a formal Lessons Learned process.
  • Work independently and handle frequently changing needs of an organization that is dynamically evolving.


  • Bachelor’s degree in technical field, Masters a plus, MBA preferred
  • Experienced systems engineering background preferred
  • Required 10+ years of experience in automotive, commercial vehicle or aerospace (or related field) product development and delivery, 5+ of which are program managing high dollar value products/product development
  • This position requires an experienced professional with a strong technical background and excellent communication skills who is comfortable communicating complex issues at all levels of the organization
  • Exhibit strong emotional intelligence, interpersonal and leadership skills to build loyalty trust, and commitments from key internal and external contacts involved with making decisions
  • Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination
  • Demonstrates quality in their respective fields, possesses ability to learn quickly within a fast-paced environment
  • Experience taking multiple products to market as a program manager or and integrated product team (IPT) leader with direct experience
  • Excellent business acumen, demonstrated ability to align teams to strategy to achieve business and program objectives
  • Experience leading and facilitating program team meetings, cross-functional communication and decision making, and ensuring ongoing alignment with internal/external stakeholders
  • Highly accomplished verbal and written presentation, communication, and persuasion skills
  • Deep understanding of a large program lifecycle, how to measure performance and communicating those to Leadership and staff at large.
  • Proven strategic and critical-thinking skills, high level of independent judgment, initiative, and creativity to identify and clearly communicate strategies to senior management.

Working Conditions

  • As an exempt position, flexibility may be necessary to meet timely goals
  • Working environment is primarily indoors (office and production environment)
  • Physical requirements – Regularly required to sit, stand, and walk; Sitting may be for long periods of time.
  • Travel to meet with key partners to support program may be required

We offer quality benefit programs that include:

  • Company paid 100% employee and their dependent benefit premiums (medical, dental, vision)
  • Generous retirement contributions
  • … and more

Job Type: Full-time

How to apply :

Send "Pre-Screening" Question Responses & Resume to: [email protected]


  • Application question: What is the highest level of education you have completed?
  • Application question: How soon can you start upon acceptance of an offer?
  • Application question: What is your desired total compensation?
  • Application question: Do you currently live within a commutable distance of Livermore, CA., (if not, are you willing to relocate to the area)?
  • Application question: What is your Work Authorization (US citizen, green card, etc)?
  • Application question: Please provide the link to your LinkedIn profile?
  • Application question: Please explain your experience in engineering, automotive, commercial vehicle or aerospace product development.
  • Application question: How many years of Program management experience do you have?
  • Application question: How many years of Lean manufacturing / Six Sigma / Continuous Improvement experience do you have?
  • Application question: How many years of Leading Cross Functional Teams experience do you have?
  • Application question: How many years of Developing & Launching New Products experience do you have?
  • Application question: How many years of Manufacturing experience do you have?

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