Akka-Technologies

Project Manager

Bessemer, AlabamaFull-time
About the Job
Mission
Ensure Project performance objectives (Quality, Cost, Profitability, Delivery and Timing) in the management
of Projects. Ensure Project or System coordination to achieve all projects launch(es) in compliance with
the Client and Customer expectations.

Responsibilities:
  • Manage operationally and functionally the Projects he/she is assigned to
  • Manage OEM/OES Projects (Component, System with known technology components, …)
  • Is responsible for the achievement of the Project KPI in terms of profitability (both product/development vs Development
  • Activity Payback and Extended Margin), Quality and Production Preparation
  • Secure Project resources and control them
  • Drive the Associated P2 Actors in case of P2 not completed in P1
  • Solve all project issues requiring any type of support of all suitable functions via the Project Escalation
  • Check and validate Project Team Members’ activities and proposes timing scenario to achieve milestones
  • Could conduct concept competitions to obtain customer orders (prefer: on case by case...)
  • Define and manage his/her budget including the budget of Projects part of his/her Project/System
  • Define scope of projects
  • Prepare decision making process for relevant committee and challenge his project team readiness
  • Prepare and submit CAA and IAR (Project/System level) and challenge the P1 Project Managers or Launch Managers of the Projects part of his/her Project/System Project
  • Manage all project changes (internal and customer) and coordinates through his team
  • Is applying Design to Cost methodology
  • Escalate at the right level and with relevant speed/anticipation the gaps versus targets
  • Lead AAI and development of all PTM’s from his team
  • Is functionally responsible of all PTMs, set project objectives, ensure appraisal of Project Team Members
  • Experience with Just In Time (JIT) delivery to customers
  • Experience working with dimensional compliance requirements
  • Manage communication with Customers on Project development progress
  • Keep client(s) updated on Project progress.
  • Prepare/validate reports on Project development progress to PSC and PMC and to all Governance stages when
  • required
  • Manage customer relationship (local and central) and coordinate communication within his team but also with P2/P1
  • projects associated
  • Ensure management of Escalation if any
  • Promote clients Values, Culture and Standards (Product, Methodology, Tools) within the System/ Project
  • teams and control their application
  • Respect Code of ethics
  • Respect health, safety and environment charts and requirements
  • Ensure Project (System or not) development in compliance with the client's standards

Education/Training:
  • What education and education level are necessary for the position?
  • Engineering/Master degree
  • Personal skills to manage functional organization
  • Valeo CIP development methodology or similar
  • Financial skills about Product cost structure, pay back, …

Professional Experience:
  • How many years of professional experience in a specific professional area are required for the position?
  • Product Development process knowledge and practice (5/7 years)
  • Get successful development experience in P0/P1 Project development function (2/3 years)
  • Experience in other development functions (Quality, Process, Sales, Purchasing), two at least

Project Length: Start out as 6 months with possibility of extension and/or hired on directly
    About Akka-Technologies

    The AKKA Group, an engineering and technology consulting company, supports its clients in meeting their increasing challenges. Our key assets are: a wide-range of global services for industrial projects, the ability to collaborate across the entire product lifecycle, Offices in Europe, Africa, Middle-East, Asia and Americas, 21 centers of excellence across Europe and the World to enhance Group synergies, 12,000 skilled and dedicated employees. Thanks to the assets of our in-house research center, AKKA Research, we enable you to develop and create your vision of the future. We have the tools and means to turn your concept into reality.