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Program Manager - Battery Cell Product Development

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JOB TITLE:
Program Manager - Battery Cell Product Development
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JOB LOCATION:
Ann Arbor Michigan / United States

JOB DESCRIPTION :
Job Summary:
The Program Manager is responsible for driving project planning, execution, financial performance, and scale up and production launch plans. This responsibility exists throughout the program lifecycle from initial idea through development, launch, and post-production handoff continuous improvement.
The Program Manager will lead cross functional product development teams to execute multiple battery cell development projects and support proposal development for future products/projects. This position involves managing government funded development programs in combination with internally funded efforts toward product development and launch for commercial sales of battery-based energy systems to military, aerospace, and government related markets. The PM oversees all aspects of projects, tracks execution to deadlines and resource allocations, and monitors and summarizes progress of project. The PM prepares reports for upper management and customers regarding status of project. The PM will support Contract Administrator in meeting contractor report and compliance deliverables. The PM will identify and implement improvements in operational efficiency.
Essential/Key Functions:
Read and comprehend instructions and follow established procedures.
Plan, develop costs, and execute complex projects involving cross functional resources to deliver a robust financial return to the company.
Work closely with customers and stakeholders to define project deliverable requirements that satisfy both external and internal goals.
Actively lead problem solving, conflict resolution, and solution development to meet project milestones, with the goal of exceeding expectations for performance, quality, and timing.
Drive open issues to closure through a robust plan, do, check loop.
Effectively manage and communicate project tasks and commitments with project team members.
Proactively manage scope, identify potential risks, develop and promote contingency plans.
Conduct regular status and coordination meetings both internally and with customers.
Track program revenue and cost actuals to budget and compile monthly reports for review.
Provide all external customer contractual reports on time and to specifications.
Support sales team on proposal development for new projects.
Be actively involved in optimizing and improving company work process and methodologies.
Performs in a manner that will prevent errors and omissions.
Provides advisory support and assistance to the department manager as needed.
Responsible for meeting team targets and key performance indicators.
Participate in activities needed to support the management functions of the team.
Follow all safety guidelines and operate in a safe manner.
Physical presence on the job is essential and necessary including weekends and holidays if deemed.
Other duties as assigned by management
Management Responsibilities: No direct reports.
Minimum (Required) Qualifications:
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or STEM discipline.
5+ years of work experience in program management, systems engineering, or technical project leadership.
PMP certification desirable but not required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Strong leadership, organizational, and motivational skills.
Excellent communication skills, verbal, written, and visual.
Detail oriented with the ability to effectively persuade through data and analysis.
Technical comprehension capacity for battery system design architecture and application.
Team-based problem-solving experience using structured methods such as 8D and Six Sigma.
Proficient in Microsoft Office including Microsoft Project.
Ability to travel up to 10%.
Lithium-Ion battery product launch experience, preferably at cell and cell component level.
Energy storage device product development and launch experience.
Government funded program management experience, i.e. DOD, DOE.
Six Sigma green belt.

Position Details

S1617465829866714
Michigan / United States
Ann Arbor
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Job Summary:
The Program Manager is responsible for driving project planning, execution, financial performance, and scale up and production launch plans. This responsibility exists throughout the program lifecycle from initial idea through development, launch, and post-production handoff continuous improvement.
The Program Manager will lead cross functional product development teams to execute multiple battery cell development projects and support proposal development for future products/projects. This position involves managing government funded development programs in combination with internally funded efforts toward product development and launch for commercial sales of battery-based energy systems to military, aerospace, and government related markets. The PM oversees all aspects of projects, tracks execution to deadlines and resource allocations, and monitors and summarizes progress of project. The PM prepares reports for upper management and customers regarding status of project. The PM will support Contract Administrator in meeting contractor report and compliance deliverables. The PM will identify and implement improvements in operational efficiency.
Essential/Key Functions:
Read and comprehend instructions and follow established procedures.
Plan, develop costs, and execute complex projects involving cross functional resources to deliver a robust financial return to the company.
Work closely with customers and stakeholders to define project deliverable requirements that satisfy both external and internal goals.
Actively lead problem solving, conflict resolution, and solution development to meet project milestones, with the goal of exceeding expectations for performance, quality, and timing.
Drive open issues to closure through a robust plan, do, check loop.
Effectively manage and communicate project tasks and commitments with project team members.
Proactively manage scope, identify potential risks, develop and promote contingency plans.
Conduct regular status and coordination meetings both internally and with customers.
Track program revenue and cost actuals to budget and compile monthly reports for review.
Provide all external customer contractual reports on time and to specifications.
Support sales team on proposal development for new projects.
Be actively involved in optimizing and improving company work process and methodologies.
Performs in a manner that will prevent errors and omissions.
Provides advisory support and assistance to the department manager as needed.
Responsible for meeting team targets and key performance indicators.
Participate in activities needed to support the management functions of the team.
Follow all safety guidelines and operate in a safe manner.
Physical presence on the job is essential and necessary including weekends and holidays if deemed.
Other duties as assigned by management
Management Responsibilities: No direct reports.
Minimum (Required) Qualifications:
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or STEM discipline.
5+ years of work experience in program management, systems engineering, or technical project leadership.
PMP certification desirable but not required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Strong leadership, organizational, and motivational skills.
Excellent communication skills, verbal, written, and visual.
Detail oriented with the ability to effectively persuade through data and analysis.
Technical comprehension capacity for battery system design architecture and application.
Team-based problem-solving experience using structured methods such as 8D and Six Sigma.
Proficient in Microsoft Office including Microsoft Project.
Ability to travel up to 10%.
Lithium-Ion battery product launch experience, preferably at cell and cell component level.
Energy storage device product development and launch experience.
Government funded program management experience, i.e. DOD, DOE.
Six Sigma green belt.