Hope Global
  • 31-Mar-2017 to 29-Dec-2017 (EST)
  • Operations
  • Auburn Hills, MI, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefit package, Medical, Life, Disability (Long & Short Term), 401K, PTOl, Tuition Assistance, Vision, Company paid Life Insurance

Program Manager
Hope Global - Auburn Hills, MI

Hope Global is seeking a PROGRAM MANAGER for the Automotive Interior Components Division. This position is responsible for the Program since ideation to launch and is responsible for the execution of the program deliverables to meet the customer program milestones on time following the deliverables outlined within the Launch Process / APQP. The PROGRAM MANAGER leads the Launch/ APQP efforts and will work with other departments, team members and suppliers in accordance with Company procedures.


  • Lead APQP Process
  • Prepares Product Launch Timelines.
  • Coordinates sample development.
  • Leads multi-department Quote Review Meetings.
  • Liaison between customer and manufacturing plant.
  • Works with engineers, designers, purchasing and suppliers on changes and adjustments to Product/ Process.
  • Consults with clients, vendors, and personnel in other departments to discuss and corrective actions and resolve issues.
  • Develops launch budget. Ensures launch costs are within budget.
  • Keeps track of engineering changes.
  • Maintains the APQP records are up to date.
  • Ensures customer milestones are completed on time.
  • Evaluates and improves company's program management processes.
  • Supports the Cost Savings / VA VE efforts.
  • Ensures financial budgets are followed.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.
  • Travel 50%


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Program Management.
  • Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering Degree or applicable work experience required.
  • Strong plastic injection, foam and assembly cost estimating background in the automotive industry.
  • Strong understanding of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Standardized Work.
  • Strong CAD capabilities to analyze modify CATIA, NX, STP models.
  • Knowledgeable of PPAP requirements.
  • Ability to coach individuals to follow established procedures.
  • Experience with part approval with the OEMS (AAR, Construction, Validation,etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Organized and detail-oriented.
  • Spanish language is a plus.
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