Purpose of the Role
Support management with program deliverables, timing and milestones
Key Responsibilities :
The Program Management function is a key functional pillar within IMG PD that provides business unit support to LEA activities to ensure on time delivery of product programs that fully meet regional requirements and operating conditions profitably.
Maintain Book of knowledge of the region, including regulations, unique market requirements, customer preferences
Ensure applicable IMG input for
Lead development of supplementary IMG milestone papers and present to IMG SAR for approval
Participate in key GPDS gateways to support the carline teams to develop products suitable for IMG Markets.
Lead local assumptions PAT. Coordinate with Global PM to input regional product requirements. Ensure costs and investments are appropriate for MEA needs.
Ensure IMG cycle plan vehicles meet specific market requirements , including where applicable the improvement of company products to better meet market needs.
Develop program level workplans and track local and global program progress.
Participate in Global PST, VLD and other relevant meetings.
Develop IMG bundles - RHD / LHD, Regulations, etc for complexity rationalization
Lead PD / Marketing / Manufacturing / FCSD interface with functional leads
Evaluate and validate new vehicle programs prior to launch
Single point of contact for / to LEA for IMG markets for respective programs
Act as Single point of contact to IMG Program Management for Southern Africa product programs
Successful global program gateway approvals incorporating all MEA requirements.
Successful program milestones at IMG SAR / PRC as per program timing plan
Minimum experience & qualifications required
B Degree in Engineering. Business degree to complement preferred
Knowledge of GPDS preferable
Excellent Engineering background and understanding (Technical, Program Management, Organizational and Budget)
Behavioral skills required
Excellent organizational skills with an ability to manage multiple programs effectively
Highly motivated self starter who drives for results, practices tenacity, and does what it takes to get the job done
Ability to work within a very culturally and functionally diverse environment
Impeccable integrity and prudence, good attitude and excellent interpersonal skills
Demonstrably strong teamwork with peers, cross-functionally, internationally and with Leadership
Excellent English language written, verbal, communication and presentation skills
Flexibility for occasional early morning and frequent evening work due to time zone difference with global work partners.