Director of Program Management | Engineering Management - Automotive
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Director of Program Management | Engineering Management Resume

Desired Industry: Automotive/Mechanic SpiderID: 81747
Desired Job Location: Grand Blanc, Michigan Date Posted: 1/13/2019
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date:
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, 50-75%
Highest Degree Attained: Other Willing to Relocate: Yes

Innovative, goal-driven, and performance-focused leader with track record of success in project management and technical engineering in the automotive and plastics industry. Effective at designing and implementing tactical processes and tools focused on enhancing operational productivity and efficiency. Recognized for adeptness in defining business initiatives, developing procedural strategies, and providing effective training and team supervision. Resourceful leader; capable of establishing and strengthening strategic partnerships to ensure efficient and sustainable business development and growth.

Gates Corporation • Rochester Hills, MI
Director of Program Management – North and South America 2017–Present
Successfully launched new program management process and tool for tracking programs
Communicate directly with the Executive Management Team to report program readiness on a monthly basis, as well as escalate high-risk issues for roadblock removal
Promote safe launch process of program by ensuring production facilities are knowledgeable of program timing and risks
Render expert leadership to a team of program managers by facilitating training and mentoring regarding company and customer processes, products, cost analysis, and budget management
Lead vave activities resulting in over $2M savings for the company
Re-establish an automotive APQP process to the automotive segment of the business
Function as senior decision maker to ensure appropriate context, data, and opportunities on improving production and process development
Demonstrate excellent presentation capabilities to interact with executive management, internal/external clients, and other stakeholders through written reports and work documentations
Direct overall project life cycle ownerships and delivery from initiation to deployment for multiple initiatives
Deliver comprehensive reports on successful criteria results, metrics, test, and deployment management efforts

Hope Global • Auburn Hills, MI
Senior Program Manager 2016–2017
Steered efforts in the development of new customer process, as well as process implementation into new facilities
Dealt with wide array of program timing, involving customer milestone, as well as customer deliverables
Consistently conducted program production development meeting to ensure cross-functional ownership

Yang Feng • Clinton Township, MI
Senior Program Manager 2014–2016
Held full responsibility in managing pre-production material orders and all purchase requisitions
Directly communicated with supplier to ensure seamless deliverables of program timing and costs
Reported to customer senior management on weekly basis
Carried out meetings focused on program product development team

Draexlmaier Automotive of America • Detroit, MI (2007–2014)
Program Manager 2009–2014
Responsible for all aspects of program timing, including customer milestone
Organized and facilitated program production development team meetings
Took hand off of a global design from Europe; managed all changes from test failures and assembly; issues that resulted in a complete redesign prior to production in North America

Lead Engineer 2007-2009
Led design of all “B” side surfaces and interfaces to meet all customer gaps/flush requirements
Managed all engineering changes
Rendered hands-on technical support to various customers
Fulfilled wide range of technical and engineering functions

Professional Development

ASE Nationally Certified and State Master Automotive Technician, Baker College • Flint, MI
Project Management Professional (PMP) – Training and Certification

Program Management Training
Conflict Management Training

Operation Management ~ Root Cause Analysis ~ Program Planning and Implementation ~ Conflict Resolution
Engineering Support ~ Core Process Improvement ~ Troubleshooting ~ Plastic Injection Molding ~ GD&T Understanding

Additional Information:
Technical Acumen

Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project)
EDS Net Frame | GMTKS E2 | Clarizen | SharePoint

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