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Southfield, MI, US

Platform Manager


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.




As a member of the Program Management team, the Platform Manager will be responsible for:

The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  •  Program Execution - Drive the cross functional team to accomplish product launch while utilizing Lear Program Management Process and disciplines
    • Run regular meetings with
      • Southfield Sales
      • Southfield Purchasing
      • Product Engineering
      • Plant Quality
      • Southfield Quality
      • Customer
  •  Drive Accountability to the APQP process to assure program launch with quality
  •  Responsible to assure program budget requirements and financial returns meet or exceed Lear hurdle rates and corporate commitments
  • Run Management Gate Reviews in Profile
  • Create Program Deliverable Timelines based on customer milestones
  • Be the face of Lear to the customer
  • Will report to Platform Director for specific OEM Customer
  • Based in Southfield


Your Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business
  •  At least 7 years of automotive experience and firm grasp of APQP principles
  • Working knowledge of program and operational finance
  • Proven record of managing within cross functional teams and matrix style organizations
  • Ability to travel domestically, with occasional international


Bonus If You Have:

  •  MBA
  • Electronics and Electrification Experience

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


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.


Nearest Major Market: Detroit