Program Manager


Coventry, GB

Country/Region:  United Kingdom
Job Function:  Program Management
Requisition ID:  34511
Employment Type:  Salary

Program Manager

Coventry - UK


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 more than 165,000 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


We are currently looking for a Program Manager, whose full scope and responsibility will be to manage the team to ensure efficient introduction of new program launches, to control all Functional groups and to ensure flawless delivery of multiple complex programs on time, on budget and to the required quality Standard. 


Main Responsibilities :


Fully accountable for the assigned UK JLR Program.

Full Budget control of program cost centers.

Ensure program is effectively controlled and take a leading role in any recovery plan.

Establish and build effective customer interfaces at all levels of the business.

Lead the Manufacturing teams to deliver future MY changes and new model launches, ensuring engineering/cost/quality and timing objectives are defined and achieved.

Understand key financial tracking tools - Control, track and report program status throughout the program life to Senior Management using Lear Gateway / Profile system.

Full program financial accountability (APR) and ownership of the roadmaps to profitability. Manage resources within optimum levels of business requirements and budget.

Ownership and progression of the OI roadmaps to ensure CTO targets are achieved.

Assume leadership role in resolution of issues and conflicts.

Liaise with other European E-system units to promote synergies.

Work closely with other functions (such as Sales) to ensure a unified approach.

Focus the team on delivery of program and customer sign off (PPAP approval) to ensure customer cost recovery in line with Corporate requirements.

Develop and maintain program timing plans and budgets to match internal and external customer requirements.

Manage tooling timing and budget to support program milestones.

Define workload and resource requirements in conjunction with functional departmental managers to deliver robust design on time and on budget.

Take a lead role in the implementation and promotion of the Lear Corporation procedures, corporate tools, and processes.

Take a leading role (when appropriate) in quality issues.

Experience of working closely with manufacturing plants to ensure all elements are controlled including PAR, Components, Logistics etc..


Key Skills and Qualifications:


Relevant Engineering, Business degree or equivalent

5+ Years of relevant experience.

Proven Project / Program Management experience

Proven People Management Skills

Demonstrate ability to Manage budgets

Familiar with Automotive processes and procedures

Previous experience of vehicle launches

Project Management Software experience

Commercial / Financial awareness

Ability to motivate a team and drive problem resolution through hands on approach

Understanding of APQP processes and deliverables


As well as an attractive salary we offer:


  • Group Personal Pension with AVIVA 
  • Hybrid Working (3+2) (non-contractual)
  • Core hours working  (non-contractual)
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Life Cover 3 x Basic Salary (Expression of wishes form required)
  • AXA PPP Private Medical Insurance
  • EV Salary Sacrifice


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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