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Modern wire harness systems and exclusive vehicle interiors: The name DRÄXLMAIER stands for automotive innovations – products that enhance your driving experience. Every day, approximately 70,000 associates around the world cooperate to contribute their knowledge, skills and automotive passion toward this goal. Individuals, who like to take on responsibilities, use their creativity and contribute their ideas toward the common success. Individuals like you!

Managing Project Leader IS

Job Req ID:  16139

Mountain View, US, 94943

Work Type:  Full time
Contract Type:  permanent

Objective of job

  • Lead and coordinate a main project in category A, or more than 2 main projects in category B, according to customer requirements for assuring product development and support from the conception phase until series production


Principal activities

  • Create project plans/concepts and assure they are followed (e.g. resource planning, schedule planning, cost planning, etc.) in cooperation with technical areas; introduce actions in case of deviations, as required
  • Cooperate in conducting risk analyses
  • Develop suggestions for project organization; select suitable associates in cooperation with supervisors and define tasks, rules and interfaces
  • Assure compliance with allocated project budget and distribute to functions reporting to him/her (e.g. project leaders, etc.); introduce actions in case of deviations
  • Act as contact person for the entire project or project group for all technical areas, work with the customer’s module managers and act as interface between involved internal/external areas (e.g. key project leader, customer, suppliers, departments, etc.)
  • Assure compliance with set project indicators/goals
  • Analyze and evaluate changes (internal/external), cooperate in negotiations (e.g. volume and costs of changes, etc.) and assure implementation
  • Create and check project reports and presentations, as well as project conclusion documentation
  • Provide technical leadership for technical project leaders
  • Optimize and develop processes, systems and methods (e.g. conducting lessons learned reviews, etc.)
  • Conduct the bid process as part of already acquired project volumes, including the appropriate departments
  • Assure and coordinate target cost management for the entire project or the product groups
  • Conduct gate reviews, in cooperation with quality, to check project status
  • Coordinate individual project organization in the technical areas
  • Promote problem solving, setting priorities, and making future-oriented decisions in cooperation with the departments and with the supervisors
  • Assure compliance with defined escalation steps in case of target/actual deviations
  • Process tasks according to SEP (analysis of concepts and scenarios)
  • Hand over the project to series production (or representatives from series production); conduct series support in the sense of technical product responsibility, as a contact person for product-specific matters


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree
  • Automotive experience 5-7 years
  • Design/set up methods of resolution (primarily within a verified knowledge base) for differing and complex situations, including a detailed analysis of the situation/ causes
  • Defined guidelines as general orientation; overall monitoring of success (at longer intervals)
  • Microsoft office [Project, Excel, Word, Power Point]
  • Project Management experience 3-5 years
  • Strong analytical skills