059134-Technical Program Manager – Vehicle Seating Systems

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The candidate is expected to have in depth knowledge of Complete Seat Development, Structure & Mechanisms Development, Comfort Systems, Testing & experience with launch of complex Seating Systems programs.


o Leadership: Motivate the team to meet commitments to the established timing. Negotiate with internal and external groups, vendors and customer. Ability to identify the root cause of a problem, develop corrective action plans and lead the team to an effective resolution.

o Proactive Communication: As the central point of communication, the candidate would be responsible to keep the team members aware of their deliverables and timing commitments. The candidate establishes meeting cadence and monitors attendance to assure the correct team members are present at each meeting. Creates agenda, schedules meetings and keeps the meeting on task. Provides team information needed to perform tasks. Actively includes suppliers as a member of the team.

o Scope Management: Communicate the impact of scope changes to the executive & program team in a timely manner in terms of cost, timing, product, quality of execution and impact on the program. Publish and maintain the ESOWs and ensure all scope changes are captured in the documents. Manage the risk of engineering changes and keep management informed of significant changes and their effect on the program.

o Timing: Effectively manages overall program timing for key program activities. Creates and manages open issues list that is clear and concise with due dates and deliverables. Leads the team in effective risk management techniques to ensure timing commitments are met.

o Global Management Skills: Function in a different culture while matching his/her interpersonal style to the culture they are working in. Has awareness and respect for different cultures.

o Define the work packages and develop the master timing plan including key dependencies (Structure, Mechanisms, Complete Seat systems, DVP&R, End of Line Testing, etc.)

o Track and manage the backlog of key actions and risks that enable the development process.

o Interact closely with all necessary domains, from engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, sales/marketing, finance and others.

o Facilitate product and functional/technical safety requirement and test case documentation, as well as architecture documentation

o Coordinate vendor and display selection across engineering, supply chain, design… Play a primary role in outsourcing activities including RFP and SOW development, coordination of technical and performance evaluation, negotiation of commercial and technical terms (in support of supply chain) and the management of outsourced development activities.


o A minimum of 5 years of experience project managing Seating Systems development programs

o Experience holding team sync-ups that deliver measured project status instantaneously. Jira, Confluence or similar planning tools.

o A minimum of 5 years in Seating Systems design & development including Complete Seats, Structure & Mechanisms, Plastics & Foam development

o A proven track record of bringing seating products from the early development phase to production.

o Experience engaging, working and managing the output of suppliers

o Experience with best practices and tools for development of seating components

Preferred Qualifications

o Experience in leading & developing Complete Seats & Seat Structure & Mechanisms

o Experience with vehicle integration and test processes

o Experience with test and build aspects of seats

o A strong ability to discern between lower and higher priorities

o Learn very quickly with an aptitude for technical subjects

o Ability to move easily between tactical and strategic perspectives

Applications Consultants have expertise in a specific technology environment.  They are responsible for software-specific design and realization, as well as testing, deployment and release management, or technical and functional application management of client-specific package based solutions (e.g. SAP, ORACLE).  These roles also require functional and methodological capabilities in testing and training.


Required Skills and Experience:


You have a leading role in projects with strong client exposure. You are responsible for functional and technical guidance over the whole project or application lifecycle and you act as a client-facing lead developer. You drive sales opportunities within your area of responsibility. You know future developments in several applications and/or technologies and you are seen as subject matter expert within your unit and beyond. 


• Qualification: 6-8 years (2 years min relevant experience in the role) experience, Bachelor’s Degree.

• Certification: Should have SE level 2 and seeking level 3.

• Should be master in Package Configuration.

• Must have experience in Architecture Knowledge, Testing and Vendor Management.

• Should be proficient in Business Analysis, Business Knowledge & Technical Solution Design.


Candidates should be flexible / willing to work across this delivery landscape which includes and not limited to Agile Applications Development, Support and Deployment.



Posted on:

November 11, 2021

Experience level:


Education level:

Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

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Business units:

DEMS (us-en)