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Program Manager

Company: Nidec Mobility America Corporation
Location: Huntley
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Nidec is the world's No.1 comprehensive motor manufacturer handling "everything that spins and moves", miniature to gigantic. Nidec is a global enterprise comprised of over 300 subsidiaries/affiliates. We are a leading manufacturer of commercial motors, industrial motors, appliance motors, and controls. Our product line features a full line of high efficiency motors for industrial applications in water treatment, mining, oil and gas, and power generation, and for commercial applications such as pool and spa, condensers, cooling towers and large refrigeration units.

From keeping us comfortable in our homes to pumping clean water to making our cars more safe, electric motors are an indispensable part of our daily lives. At Nidec, our employees are on the forefront of developing new motor technologies. As we move deeper into the age of robotics, the impact of motors will only increase.

With over 140,000 employees stationed worldwide, Nidec continues to be a unique organization, and each location maintains its individual personality.


The Program Manager is responsible for successful product launch in terms of overall customer satisfaction, meeting program schedule requirements and meeting program profitability targets. The Program Manager will manage the development process from concept quotation through the post-SOP (start of production) management gate review with the support of the program cross-functional team.

Essential Responsibilities
Serves as a primary interface to customers and account managers, development process management, management of program cross-functional teams, review and negotiation of quotations and sales contracts, and leadership of VA/VE (value added/value engineering) and continuous process improvement programs.
Development and management of program plans to general APQP and specific Nidec Mobility America development processes.
Prepare reports and summaries of program status for team review and generation of cross-functional team metrics.
Management of Nidec Mobility cross-functional teams.
Plan and conduct program gate reviews.
Act as the Nidec Mobility interface to customer contacts: Meet with customers on a regular basis to account for the status of current programs, confirm compliance to customer information system requirements, generate reports, and monitor pilot requirements.
Act as the Nidec Mobility interface to the Nidec Mobility America account managers: Evaluate new business opportunities and justify investment, review and negotiate quotations, prepare program planning related presentation material.
Track actual costs against planned costs: Finished part cost, Development cost, Capital expense.
Supports / Implements the ISO14001 Environmental Policy as it pertains to work activities.
Experience with business planning activities such as cost analysis, price negotiation, quotation review and capacity planning.
Comfortable working with ISO 9001 / IATF 16949.

3+ Years' Program Manager / Project Management experience in automotive industry
3+ Years' reviewing / negotiating quotations and sales contracts
3+ Years' Manufacturing / Electronics environment
3+ Years' APQP
1+ Years' VAVE leadership
PMP Certification, a plus

Education: Bachelor's Degree (BSME / BSEE preferred). BB w strong mechanical/electronics experience/aptitude
Certifications: PMP Certification desired, but not required

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Project)
Experience with electronic/mechanical design and manufacturing processes.
Strong oral/written communication skills including email and meeting coordination.
Strong analytical, problem solving ability while effectively managing time and resources.
Work independently, and use judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

Travel Required: up to 25%
Physical Demand (Special Considerations): While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds.

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

This position description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of essential job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee will possess the skills, aptitudes, competencies and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at Nidec
Nidec is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, genetic information, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following website: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

No Soliciting
Nidec will not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to Nidec job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. Pre-approval from the Nidec Talent Acquisition team is required before any external candidate can be submitted and such candidate must be submitted to the Nidec Talent Acquisition team.

Keywords: Nidec Mobility America Corporation, Elgin , Program Manager, Executive , Huntley, Illinois

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