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Oberding, BY, DE, 85445

Program Manager German OEM - Oberding

Program Manager BMW BU – Oberding


Lear Corporation holds no. 186 on the Fortune 500 with world-class products designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of talented employees. As a leading supplier of automotive seats and electrical engineering, Lear serves its customers on a global scale while maintaining an individual approach. Lear Corporation is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan and operates globally at 257 locations in 38 countries with approximately 169,000 employees. Lear is traded under the symbol [LEA] on the New York Stock Exchange.



Position Overview:

As a Program Manager based in Oberding, Germany you will take a lead on the delivery of multiple programs for the Seating division. You will be leading global cross functional teams which includes sales, engineering, manufacturing, finance, quality and purchasing. You will be in charge of program timeline development, documentation and execution ensuring scope, quality, timing and cost targets are met.



Responsibilities will include (but may not be limited to):

  • Lead cross functional teams to plan and flawlessly execute programs which exceeds both customer and internal expectations.
  • Taking responsibility of 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
  • Fully understand of program cost and ability to set action plan to achieve and improve profitability
  • Managing product changes, according to flexibility and cost defined/agreed with Engineering and Sales
  • Review of program spend on monthly basis i.e. Tooling, Engineering Costs, Purchasing Piece Prices and Capex spend vs Margin Roadmap
  • Identifying possible risks and critical points and applying the necessary corrective actions by escalating to get the needed support.
  • Achievement of project milestones & product financials


To be a success in this role you must have:

  • Successfully completed Bachelor's degree in technical subject
  • Experience working in automotive field
  • 2+ years of work experience in project management leading cross functional teams both local and distributed in highly dynamic environments
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in English, German is an advantage
  • Proactive, accountable, can-do attitude and resilient.