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Project Manager -(Automotive Plastic)

Job Description

Job Description

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Initiate Project Management Cycle with each Customer / Project. Tracking of project timing and plan and work on closing gap.
  • Executing project to ensure that deliverables are achieved, Identify 80 opportunities at their OEM's related to core products, core competencies.
  • Determines appropriate revenue recognition, ensures timely and accurate invoicing, and monitors receivables for project
  • Managing Program Profitability & planning & dealing with multiple functions
  • Shall be responsible for entire product lifecycle management from requirement to production
  • Elicitation of customer requirements and providing quotations / RFQ’s for those products and services and provide Technical contact to the customer.
  • Responsible for product costing and negotiating with OEM / Tier 1 customers on pricing and increasing penetration per car. Should be market savvy and prepare market analysis reports based on varied inputs.
  • Together with the S&E Director and the Key Account Managers he supports strategic planning including
  • comprehensive market research and competitive analysis to understand the market niche and product development
  • Managing and co-ordinating all 8D responses
  • Be responsible for managing and co-ordinating engineering initiatives
  • Handling and co-ordinating all commercial issues related to the Project / Customer
  • Be a single point of contact for answering and investigating any small concerns raised “up stream”
  • Act as an Interface between the Customer and Company
  • Visit Customer on regular basis and establish relationships with Operatives, Line Managers, STA, Quality at customer’s location and nurture project-related key customer relationships
  • Working closely with senior leadership and operations; leverage local market knowledge to focus on growing core products and introduce new ones applying an “outside in” discipline with meaningful $/Car, value proposition and a sustainable differentiation.
  • Support on FTB 80 – 20, PLS projects and ensure that all projects are profitable. Work with OEM’s on price corrections, Exit strategy as and when required.
  • Support the  innovation strategies to identify opportunities utilizing the company policy

Competencies Required
Behavioral Functional

  • a) Assertiveness a) Relationship Management
  • b) Ability to handle pressure b) Negotiation Skillsc
  • c) Strong interpersonal skills c) Client/Customer Service
  • d) Drive for results d) Coordination Skills
  • e) Project Management

Required Skills

  • An Engineering Degree (BE) or Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Should have similar experience of 9 – 11 years
  • Should possess knowledge on Plastic Components
  • Should have experience in handling Automotive OEM / Tier 1 customers
  • Have good experience in Project & Budget planning & Tracking
  • Must have very good understanding of Product development processes & Automotive standards
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Milind Pandya
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