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Milwaukie, OR Full Time Posted by: Dover Corporation Posted: Thursday, 26 March 2020

Responsible for the overall direction, evolution and completion of customer-specific projects and programs according to strict deadlines and within budget while ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals. This role will ensure that customer and business expectations are satisfied through the coordination of development and production activities by managing program requirements and customer expectations, leveraging proven methods as well as developing novel approaches and then successfully executing the agreed-upon program and project plans.

COMPANY OVERVIEW: Warn Automotive's (WA) mission is to deliver safety, freedom, and adventure by innovating and collaboratively building the world's most efficient 4WD and AWD systems. Our customers range from startup electric OEM's to the world's largest automotive OEM's. Products include basic mechanical and sophisticated electronic solutions, all integral parts in sought after platforms. Warn, is headquartered and manufactures products in Portland, OR with a presence in Detroit, MI through our Tech Center. New technology and vehicle platform wins are growing and driving significant investment in the business. It is a very exciting time at Warn Automotive and our dedicated team of employees are passionate about succeeding. We are looking for the right experienced executive to be part of our transformation, drive successful change across programs and projects, and lead our team in a way that encourages the highest performance.


Manage customer-specific programs and projects to meet strategic and operational business requirements.
Define the overall objectives of the projects and program in collaboration with the customer and key stakeholders.
Devise and execute appropriate management tactics to ensure that all required program launch activities and quality planning activities take place during the development of the program.
Establish project work plans to meet all project targets including program costs, schedules and timing, customer requirements and risks.
Ensure project team is responsible for all disciplines, team success and the results of each team member.
Establish and manage program budget to attain overall profitability, revenue and margin.
Build, develop and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the program and projects.
Accountable for all program deliverables.
Assure all company policies are followed including personnel matters, hazardous waste, product liability, and other corporate compliance issues within areas of responsibility.

CONTACTS (Internal and External)

Extensive contact with all internal areas of WA as well as contact with program and project stakeholders including customers and vendors.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Carry out direct and indirect supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Key development drivers include:

Lead by example and demonstrate fair, firm and consistent treatment of all employees. Builds and sustains honest relationships with staff. Manages program and projects by interaction and clear communication. Assures a safe work environment.
Take an active role in developing and facilitating desired behaviors (ethics/work standards, safety, communication, teamwork, continual improvement, accountability) in his/her employees.
Take ownership of evaluating his/her program to assure the right people with the right skills are in the right jobs.

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual shall demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical - Synthesize complex or diverse information; Design processes, work flows and procedures.
Accountability: Accept responsibility and accountability for both the strategic planning and the successful implementation of all projects/programs/duties as outlined in this job description. Demonstrate a sound balance between quality and quantity of work while maintaining a sense of urgency toward completion.
Continuous Improvement & Problem Solving - Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner. Perform root-cause analysis and implement viable, permanent solutions to global issues. Use technical/analytical abilities to assure existing work practices are the most efficient and cost effective possible.
Visionary Leadership - Display passion and optimism; Mobilize others to fulfill the vision; Provide vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.
Cultural Awareness - Demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to global cultural differences. Work comfortably in a myriad of environments. Promote and support corporate diversity initiatives.
Change Management - Develop workable implementation plans; Build commitment and overcome resistance.
Delegation - Set expectations and monitor delegated activities.
Strategic Thinking - Develop strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understand organizations strengths & weaknesses; Adapt strategy to changing conditions.
Ethics & Work Standards - Maintain the highest ethical and work standards, while promoting the same attributes in subordinates, business partners, and vendors.

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required, with a preference for a degree in Business, Engineering, Project Management plus professional certification or advanced degree. 5 - 10 years of program and project management leadership experience.

Communication Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write proposals using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to top management, customers and other program stakeholders.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual shall have knowledge of related business systems software; Strong computer software skills required (word processing, spreadsheet, and project management tools).

Milwaukie, OR, United States of America
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3/26/2020 6:07:59 PM

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