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Southfield, MI, US, 48033

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.




Position Summary:  

Reporting to the Global Operations Director, the Platform Manager will be responsible to lead and direct cross functional launch team to ensure timely completion of all APQP deliverables; resulting in a successful product launch that meets product, customer and business goals.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Maintain working relationships with the OEM, Tier 1 and Lear Manufacturing Facilities
Ensure customer expectations are met or exceeded. (Voice of the Customer)
Close communication with the Engineering group to ensure information is translated to support the quotation process and launch requirements are being met.
Evaluate and approve costs that are obtained within the corporation’s due process. This includes communication and timely closure of the Internal RFQ’s and External Quotes to the customer relative to the launch.
Monitor program activities for compliance with company philosophies, strategies, procedures, conformity to contract scope; follow scope change, notification and approval.
Manages Program through LearPro and SEMS
Updates and Maintains Advanced Program Review (APR)
Creates Communication Plan
Develops Cross Functional Team
Creates Customer Review Plan
Utilizes Lessons Learned
Conducts Make Verses Buy Analysis
Conducts Management Gateway Reviews (MGR) within each LPMP phase
Develop Program Plan
Develop Roadmap Investment
Manage Build requirements and support plan
Conduct reviews
Develop Feasibility Commitment
Obtain PFA approval (if necessary)
Conduct internal Launch meetings 
Conduct Service Review
Maintain and manage open issues deck.
Responsible for maintaining Program Budget and launching within Budget
Timely Decision Making
Manage Risk
Guarantee Customer Satisfaction
Address Quality Concerns
Manage Launch timing
Visit Lear plants as necessary
Create and maintain open lines of communications
Perform other duties as required that supports the corporation’s well being.




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