KFI Banner

Program Manager

Portage, Wisconsin 53901, EE. UU. Sol. nº 68
viernes, 13 de enero de 2023


Job Title:        Program Manager                                                                                                      

Department:  Engineering                                                                                                    

FLSA:            Salaried Exempt



Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of designated projects to ensure goals or objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters through assigned resources.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • A demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment, to be proactive, to work independently of day-to-day supervision
  • Works with Business Development and Marketing to identify and document project deliverables including cost requirements, objectives, quality standards and timing expectations
  • Leads regular timely reporting of project status via review meetings with the project team, customer, and KFI key stakeholders
  • Collaborates with Engineering, Purchasing and Operations to ensure project budgets, tooling cost estimates and piece price cost estimates conform to margin, tooling, capital, and development cost expectations of all stakeholders including customers
  • Consults with management to ensure needed resources are allocated to meet overall business development and individual program requirements
  • Manages and maintains master program timing and escalates timing issues appropriately when identified to key stakeholders
  • Works with project team and involves others as necessary to resolve timing and cost issues
  • Promotes compliance with the KFI NPD Gateway process
  • Identifies systemic workflow issues, proposes resolution, and assists in implementing improvements
  • In conjunction with VP Engineering, establishes scope of work, project budget and project team for New Material Development initiatives
  • Perform all duties in compliance with regulatory requirements as well as company policies and procedures



Manages one to five employees.  Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the team.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 



  • Associate degree and minimum of 5 years’ experience in program management or a related field
  • Experience with full cycle automotive engineering design concepts: research, design requirement, feasibility, conceptualization, preliminary design, detailed design, design for manufacturability and production planning
  • Experience with the Launch of Automotive OEM or Tier 1 suppliers’ products
  • Demonstrated history of managing multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt and PMP desired
  • Ability to operate a variety of office equipment with intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.  Advanced knowledge of ERP functions and CRMs



Fluency in English is required. The ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents and the ability to effectively present information to all levels of employees including top management in a variety of settings is required.



The ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists is required.  The ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form is required.



The physical demands described in this section are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, talk, walk, hear, reach with hands and arms, stoop and bend.  The employee must seldom lift and/or move more than 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.



The work environment characteristics described in this section are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  The majority of time will be spent in the office area; however, the employee will spend time in the production areas. 


The production area temperatures can fluctuate significantly based on the time of year.  The noise levels can be moderate to high.  The use of hearing protection and safety eyewear is required while on production floor.  The use of additional specific safety equipment may be required.  The noise level in the office is usually quiet. The noise level in production is usually moderate.



Must have the ability to work all shift schedules, periodic overtime and be available for periodic weekend work. 


Travel requirements: <10%


Issue Dated: 30 JUL 21 
Revision Dated: 12 JAN 23 

Otros detalles

  • Tipo de pago Salario
Location on Google Maps
  • Portage, Wisconsin 53901, EE. UU.