Project Manager

TRW - Shanghai

Posted 784 days ago
  • Experience
    Associate
  • Job function
    Project Management
  • Employment type
    Full-time
  • Industry
    Automotive
  • Job ID
    3142050

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Job description

The program manager is responsible for managing all aspects of a project over the entire life of the project as shown by the following Project Phases:  Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing.

Initiating Process

The program manager is responsible to manage the Initiating Phase, the key deliverables being the receipt and approval of the Handover Package and the development and management of the Preliminary Scope Statement.  These documents formally sanction the project and documents project characteristics, respectively.

Planning Process

The program manager is responsible to manage the Planning Phase, the key deliverable being an approved Project Management Plan which integrates all subsidiary plans to create one coherent document.

The program manager will integrate and manage all of the work products into the Project Management Plan, ensuring that lessons learned are incorporated.

Executing Process

The program manager is responsible to manage the Executing Phase, the key deliverable being work results.

A focus on integration management continues to be an important element for the successful program manager, who is responsible to direct and manage project execution. 

Monitoring & Controlling Process

The program manager is responsible to manage the Monitoring & Controlling Phase, the key deliverable being accepted deliverables.

A focus on integration management continues to be an important element for the successful program manager, who is responsible to monitor and control project’s work and ensure integrated change control and project change management. 

Closing Process

The program manager is responsible to manage the Closing Phase, the key deliverable being a successfully delivered product.

The program manager is responsible to close any contracts and formally close the project, and ensure that lessons learned and best practices are appropriately stored and/or disseminated.

Desired Skills and Experience

Personal Characteristics:

Must demonstrate achievement orientation and initiative, concern for order, quality and accuracy.

Must be information seeking with a customer/stakeholder service orientation.

Must demonstrate  high levels of interpersonal communication skills with the ability to impact and influence others.

Must be a strong team leader fostering teamwork, cooperation, and relationship building while developing others.

Must demonstrate strong analytical thinking and problem solving using conceptual thinking.

Must exhibit high levels of self-control, self-confidence, and flexibility

Must demonstrate organizational awareness with superior organizational commitment and commercial intuition.

Technical Characteristics:

Must demonstrate competency in TRW product design fundamentals,  automotive APQP processes, PPAP/ PSO processes, manufacturing knowledge, and financial management basics (capex and non-recurring cost mgt.).

Must demonstrate competency  with the PMI PMBOK Nine Knowledge Areas including Project Integration Mgt., Project Scope Mgt., Project Time Mgt., Project Cost and Profitability Mgt., Project Quality Mgt., Project Human Resources Mgt., Project Communications Mgt., and Project Risk Mgt.

Focus on program management as a profession through continuous learning.  Receive and act on feedback on performance from Manager of Programs with input from project team and other stakeholders. 

Contribute to continuous improvement of program management processes and tools using Lean, VA-VE, Six Sigma, and DFSS methodologies.

Internal Candidates:

Experienced and proficient in GDPIM processes and able to mentor others and lead teams through GDPIM processes and procedures.

Preferred PMP-certification through the Program Management Institute (PMI), with some review of certification through other certifying bodies considered (i.e., German Program Management Association (GPM)).  PMP certification through PMI required within 12 months of accepting job.

Successful candidate must exhibit proven team leadership capabilities.

Must achieve the appropriate business unit requirements for PMI and Six Sigma certifications. 

External Candidates:

At least three years Project Management experience through the entire project life cycle as outlined in the PMI PMBOK (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling, Closing)

Four to six years experience in the automotive or supplier industry

Preferred PMP-certification through the Program Management Institute (PMI), with some review of certification through other certifying bodies considered (i.e., German Program Management Association (GPM)). 

Successful candidate must exhibit proven team leadership capabilities

Must achieve the appropriate business unit requirements for PMI and Six Sigma certifications. 

 

Educational:

Bachelor, or master degree, MBA or/and PMI is a plus

Experience:

Minimum 6-8 years working experience at manufacturing industry; 4-6 years automotive industry experience with quality, operation, PM, engineering related functional expertise

Attributes:

Excellent leadership management and long term visional planning capability;

Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills.

Passion, willing to take challenges

Strong working experience in multi-cultural working experience

Hard working and very good initiative, strong ability under pressure.                                      

About this company

TRW

With 2011 sales of $16 billion, TRW Automotive ranks among the world's leading automotive suppliers. The company is focused on supplying a broad range of automotive safety systems to help protect drivers, occupants and other road users. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in 26 countries and employs over 60,000 people worldwide. TRW Automotive products include integrated vehicle control and driver assist systems, braking systems, steering systems, suspension systems, occupant safety systems (seat belts and airbags), electronics, engine components, fastening systems and aftermarket replacement parts and services. TRW Automotive news is available on the internet at www.trw.com.

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