Program Manager

Ottawa, Canada

Our client, a large global supplier to the automotive industry, is looking to add a Program Manager to their team!


  • Lead and manage program and project teams comprising all areas of the company acting as Customer Liaison and resource for other departments during program.
  • Manage program related equipment and tooling projects, with the help of the appropriate technical resources within engineering. Tasks may include, but not limited to:
    • Write, send and follow-up on requests for quotes, with consideration for capacity, performance, quality, and warranties.
    • Coordinate feasibility reviews and obtain team sign-off.
    • Write and present capital request proposals.
    • Manage regular reviews with equipment builders / subcontractors.
    • Create and maintain budget and timeline documents.
    • Coordinate installation, through a combination of internal resources and external contractors.
    • Coordinate, buy-off and PPAP activities on these projects.
  • Lead and manage execution alternatives such as outsourcing.
  • Coordinate feasibility reviews, and implementation for any internal or external engineering change as per our internal procedure.
  • Coordinate program related commercial activities (quotes, PO reviews…) for any engineering change.
  • Ensure program metrics, and open issues list are tracked, using the appropriate templates and hold monthly reviews with management on progress.
  • Coordinate cross functional activities to ensure process flow, FMEA, control plan documents are accurate and effectively address risks of the program. Participate in RPN reduction activities.
  • Liaise through purchasing with material suppliers to establish program requirements.
  • Liaise with all departments such as quality, finance, human resources, maintenance, production, and materials to produce best quality products at least costs.
  • Write customer correspondence and customer liaison with customer buyers, engineers, and quality personnel as required; copy all correspondence to all appropriate parties to ensure effective communication.
  • Adhere to TS 16949 system.
  • Manage program cost accounting, assist in quoting and estimating as required
  • Write related purchase orders to submit for approval.
  • Approve invoices prior to payment by insuring supplier has fulfilled all obligations to meet specifications, parts quality requirements and required production rates.
  • Maintain excellent housekeeping and follow the 5S principles. Participate in MAFACT program, and implement world class manufacturing principles related to the program. Practice our “safety first” policy by addressing: hazards, defective equipment, wearing personal protective equipment as required, and by reporting unsafe conditions immediately.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives.


  • Engineering degree with minimum 4 year experience in program management.
  • Ability to develop and execute program plans.
  • Able to communicate requirements clearly in written, oral and in drawing formats.
  • Computer programs (MS Project, Powerway, MS Office, MS Project, Auto CAD)
  • Able to read and interpret blueprints and schematics.
  • Must have good understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T).
  • Must be able to work and communicate effectively in team environment and must be able to solicit and implement ideas from teams.
  • Able to demonstrate understanding of how job performance affects product quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Exceptional ability to work with others; build and maintain positive employee relations.
  • Able to prepare, read and interpret written reports, correspondence, instructions, procedures and guidelines.
  • Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, employees, suppliers and customers.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality, and use discretion and tact.
  • Able to manage and schedule multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Able to work flexible hours and overtime.

Interested? Email your resume to Lindsey Bond today!

  • Lindsey Bond
    Lindsey Bond Talent Acquisition Lead

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