Program Manager - Coventry, UK


Coventry, GB

Country/Region:  United Kingdom
Job Function:  Program Management
Requisition ID:  33510
Employment Type:  Salary

Company Overview

Lear, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, enables superior in-vehicle experiences for consumers around the world. Our diverse team of talented employees in 37 countries is driven by a commitment to innovation, operational excellence, and sustainability. Lear is Making every drive better™ by providing the technology for safer, smarter, and more comfortable journeys. Lear, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, serves every major automaker in the world and ranks #186 on the Fortune 500. Further information about Lear is available at, or follow us on Twitter @LearCorporation.  


Position Overview

Reporting to the Platform Manager we are searching for a Program Manager to lead our JIT Program team. Based in our World Class UK headquarters in Coventry, the Program Manager will be responsible for timely delivery of the program Job1 + 90dys. You will be leading global cross functional teams which includes sales, engineering, manufacturing, finance, quality and purchasing. You will be responsible for program timeline development, documentation and execution ensuring scope, quality, timing, and cost targets are met.


Main Responsibilities :


  • Lead cross functional teams to plan and flawlessly execute programs which exceeds both customer and internal expectations.
  • Full accountability for the program to ensure it is delivered on time, within budget, within approved profitability and to required quality standards.
  • Planning and executing of all activities in accordance with the milestones defined by the customer
  • Managing product changes, according to flexibility and cost defined/agreed with Engineering and Sales.
  • Identifying possible risks and critical points and applying the necessary corrective actions by escalating to get the needed support.
  • Logging, tracking and timely closure of key program open issues
  • Lead customer DCR process for change requests
  • Lead program change control through the CR/CN process, with robust monitoring and tracking of all CR/CNs
  • Reporting of key metrics and KPIs, including leading Management Gateway Reviews
  • Lead systems management and adherence (LearPro / PLM) for your programmes
  • Taking the lead to reach the yearly targets for the Cost Technical Optimization Ideas (CTOs) in your program


Key Skills and Qualifications:


  • Successfully completed an Appropriate Program Management Qualification / Degree in Engineering or similar discipline
  • Experience working in automotive field, seating background would be advantageous
  • 5 years of work experience in project management leading cross functional teams
  • Positive “can do” attitude and ability to lead by example
  • Effective communication skills, with ability to build relationships internally and with customer at all levels in multiple locations
  • Flexible approach to problem solving
  • Robust decision-making principles
  • Sound time management, organisation, and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a wider team



Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.

Applicants must submit their resumes for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.



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