Product Management Specialist – Metalsa Structural Products Inc – Owensboro, KY

Product Management Specialist
Metalsa Structural Products IncOwensboro, KY

MISSION: Responsible for project management activities related to one or more platforms. Supports the achievement of all PM KPIs related to one or several platforms or programs through the alignment of operations in order to to integrate Engineering changes into the manufacturing process.

SCOPE & IMPACT: Supports the Platform PM role by coordinating with operations and performing assigned project management duties. Key accountabilities include process documentation, budgeting, KPI tracking and data management related to the assigned Engineering Changes. Business impact is reflected through excellence in project management and communications in order to achieve cost, schedule and quality KPIs for all related ECs such that the PM process and outcomes support a balance of profit margin and customer satisfaction.

Scope of role – SupportsAccountable for project management, process documentation and KPI measurement related to the execution of engineering changes for assigned programs and platforms. Additional scope and objectives for this role will be established by the Platform PM to strengthen the experience, capabilities and bench strength of the PM team at the facility.

Key relationships – Provides support to the Platform PM role in terms of information management and KPI?s data and works in support of successful transition of ECs from PM to Operations. Follows through on operational and financial performance of the EC after implementation and provides feedback to the facility PM team from operations.

Financial – Creates the budgets for CAPEX and tooling costs related to EC production & process cost standards related to each EC. May Support the Platform PMs on ad hoc analysis of the financial impact of the portfolio of EC at the facility or deployment of continuous improvement ideas .

EC development – Performs administrative duties and collects related inputs to EC proposals at the request of the Platform PM. Learns the EC development process and supporting technical skills in preparation for potential future moves into the Platform PM role.

Customer – Ensures timely data management and inputs into the customer system in support of commercial and Platform PM?s working directly with customers. Communicates customer requirements to operations under the direction of the Platform PM.

Operational – Documents detailed operational process information and costs standards that are utilized in development of EC proposals and assessment of EC performance. Continually improves communication, alignment and response time between PM and Operations to support the effectiveness of ECs.

Tooling – Supports the Platform PM in tracking tooling costs and related POs. Supports operations and the PM team understand tooling design performance and collaborates and consolidates all the information during the tooling disposal process.

Data management – Manages part and raw material documentation in support of manufacturing and product management. Contributes to the effective use of process data in support of continuous manufacturing process improvement projects, under the direction of the Platform PM.

Performance / KPI?s – Continues to monitor all relevant documentation and performance data over the life of the EC. Implements continuous improvements actions to achieve the desired targets esablished by the Facility and the Platfrom Co.?s.

Talent Management – Develops his or her own PM technical skills and capabilities in preparation for increasing responsibility within the PM team or potential progression into the PM Platform role. Looks for opportunities to take on increasing responsibility or leadership role in projects or operational meetings to build credibility and reputation with the Operations team. JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Academic: BBA degree (Engineering) BA/BS from accredited institutions or equivalent experience
Fluency in English, Spanish desired, or specific to the assigned Region – those essential for communication within METALSA and also with key customers
2 + years in Product Development / Business Development /or Technology in the automotive or metallurgical industries.
Expertise in project management, team leadership and continuous improvement disciplines
Strong people leadership, communication (writtern and oral) and negotiation skills
Knowledgeable in Financial KPI’s product management

Managing Through Systems: can achieve results through systems without intervening, designs then manages through processes and procedures
Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change, can decide without having the total picture, can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty
Innovation Management: can project how potential ideas will play out, is good at brining new ideas to market, is sensible about managing other’s creativity
Approachability : Easy to talk to, puts others at ease, builds rapport, is a good listener, always makes time
Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
Business Acumen: Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in practices, trends, technology, the competition; is aware of strategies and tactics.

TECHNICAL SKILLS and KNOWLEDGE:Deep knowledge and skills support the position:
Project Management Ability – Be able to manage projects in order to achieve planned platform objectives in time, sales and number of changes.
Problem Solving Skills – Knowledge and experience in the A3-methodology in METALSA across Operations and Commercial process.
Manufacturing Skills – Knowledge in Product and Process productions process.
Financial Skills – Able to understand financial structure of costs for products and tooling
Techical Skills -Knowledge of Production and Processing techniques, Manufacturing, and Industrial Design activities. Material Selection expertise and processes to lower material and manufacturing costs. Experience with Body and Chassis Structures, Stamping Process.

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