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Program Manager

Date: Sep 27, 2022

Location: Paris, IL, US, 61944

Company: North American Lighting

Job Summary

Who We Are 

North American Lighting Inc., member of the Koito Group of Companies, is the largest tier one automotive exterior lighting manufacturer in North America. As the market share leader in exterior automotive lighting, NAL provides advanced lighting technology, engineering design expertise, and state-of-the-art production capabilities to auto makers based in North America and around the world.  

  

Our Opportunity 

North American Lighting (NAL) is looking for a Program Manager to join our team. The ideal candidate will provide leadership and direction to the launch teams and the staff of all support groups in setting and achieving program objectives for timing, cost, manufacturability, quality, localization, and customer satisfaction for the development and launch of new automotive lighting products.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Your Priorities 

  • Performs in the lead role — the focal point — for product development and launch for both the customer and NAL on new automotive lighting programs.  
  • Leads Core Team activities, including: planning new program launch; creating project schedules with key milestones; defining each functional area’s deliverables; communicating plans, schedules, and changes; and generating consensus from the team. 
  • Understands all customer requirements for the project, communicates them to the team, and ensures that the team meets or exceeds them. 
  • Ensures adherence to project plan and schedule by conducting core team meetings, generating follow-up documents, managing open issues, facilitating team member’s jobs, and soliciting management support in overcoming problems. 
  • Budgets, tracks, and, controls all project costs in real time, ensuring that all chargeable costs are assigned to the customer, and obtaining management approval for all cost overruns. 
  • For projects developed by Koito, ensures smooth transition to NAL by tracking and controlling pre-SOP localization progress, and serving as the main contact for communication with Koito. 

Requirements

Your Background 

Bachelor Degree in Engineering or related technical discipline, plus 6 to 8 years of experience in program management, design, product development, sales, quality, engineering, and/or manufacturing within the automotive industry. 

Master's Degree in Engineering or MBA, and experience in exterior automotive lighting is preferred. 

At North American Lighting

Team Member Benefits 

World class health insurance plans 

Award winning 401k plan 

Relocation assistance 

Paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays, etc) 

Supplier discounts (wireless, computer, vehicle, etc.) 

Company sponsored wellness program including gym reimbursement 
 

Diversity at NAL: 

The mission of NAL’s Diversity Committee is to facilitate NAL’s ongoing and continuing efforts to foster a culture and atmosphere of mutual respect, for the benefit of all Team Members from different backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities that represent our communities. 

You can learn more about NAL and our opportunities at jobs.nal.com. 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, and veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Requisition ID: 10262

Location: Paris CHQ 


Nearest Major Market: Decatur