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Program Manager

Company: Itw
Location: Tinley Park
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

ITW (Illinois Tool Works Inc.) is a Fortune 200 company and is one of the worlds leading diversified manufacturers of specialized industrial equipment, automotive components, consumables, and related service businesses. ITW businesses serve local customers and markets around the globe, with operations in 55 countries and an employee base of more than 48,000 women and men who adhere to the highest ethical standards. These talented individuals, many of whom have specialized engineering or scientific expertise, contribute to our global leadership in innovation. We are proud of our broad portfolio of more than 17,000 granted and pending patents.

The Seats, Safety & Motion Division within the ITW Automotive Segment delivers highly differentiated, precision-engineered plastic solutions to our 80 global OEMs & Tiers across North America and Europe through customer back innovation, targeted at addressing the emerging pain points associated with passenger seating & comfort, and ensuring best-in-class quality & delivery through our commitment to 80/20 operational excellence.

Job Description

The Program Manager will be based at either of our automotive manufacturing facilities located in Lakeville, CT. or Tinley Park, IL. As a key member of our divisional Engineering team, this role leads customer (internal and external) projects by planning and implementing engineering processes, to drive successful completion of assigned projects within budget and deadlines.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: may include some of the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Manage and lead overall project by applying the APQP process with a cross functional team.
  • Address any project issues or concerns with the Sales team as they arise, provide technical support to customer as needed.
  • Facilitate regular meetings with cross functional team to verify completion of tasks per timeline.
  • Work with internal and external Engineering resources to review customer / ITW designs for tooling and product functional feasibility and potential improvements, where applicable.
  • Review product design for compliance with engineering principles, customer contract requirements and related specifications.
  • Prepare new product cost breakdown with the support of operations.
  • Coordinate activities concerned with technical developments and resolving engineering design and test problems.
  • Create detailed budget and controls expenditures within limitation of project budget.
  • Partner with Quality to complete corrective action process related to manufacturing and design.
  • Secure competitive quotes for purchased goods and tooling, source new tools and tracks tool build timing to assure due dates are met for new programs (including customer funded tooling CAPEX).
  • Assist Sales team with data transfers from customers.
  • Act as technical representative for product line, to ensure customer product/application needs are met.
  • Apply ITW Toolbox to assure proper execution of projects from the design to manufacturing.
    Qualifications
    • Bachelors Degree from four-year college or university (Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Engineering Technology preferred)
    • Minimum of 3 years Engineering work experience
    • Previous work experience in the automotive industry required; Previous experience working directly with Ford highly desired
    • Project Management experience required
    • Working knowledge of CAD (SolidWorks or CATIA)
    • Previous work experience in the automotive industry required; OEM
    • Excellent organization and time management skills
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to influence cross-functional team
    • members
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Strong customer service orientation and support
      Desired Skills
      • Understanding of plastic injection molding, tooling and assembly process
      • 80/20 mindset and understanding
      • Leadership skills
        Special Requirements
        • Position requires travel, primarily within assigned region (approx. 15-20%). Must have valid drivers license and good driving record. Must be able to travel internationally, if required.
          Additional Information

          All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.by Jobble

Keywords: Itw, Tinley Park , Program Manager, Executive , Tinley Park, Illinois

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