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Project Manager (Design to Order)

Company: Gillig Corporation
Location: Livermore
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

GILLIG LLC is the largest and most dependable manufacturer of Heavy Duty Transit Buses in North America. Our customers are in all 50 states, and include cities, counties, transit districts, universities and major private fleet operators. We are headquartered in Livermore, CA. About The RoleThe Technical Project Manager (Design to Order) is a key member of the GILLIG team, the industries leading transit bus manufacturer. Using leadership and facilitation expertise, the Technical Project Manager (Design to Order) is responsible for managing the requirements and interactions between the Sales and Engineering departments throughout the bus order process. He/she is expected to operate with a minimal amount of supervision under direction from the S & OP Program Manager. The overall objective is to streamline order management processes, improve communication, and remove roadblocks to ensure Sales receives required services from Engineering, and Engineering receives high quality customer requirements from Sales.Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for resource planning, forecasting, and executing all customer REIs on a subset of orders
  • Responsible for monitoring progress and tracking completion of REIs for the given orders.
  • Responsible for ensuring procurement (the customer) receives required services from Engineering
  • Responsible for root cause identification of all issues and advise management on process improvement opportunities
  • Responsible for providing engineering support to sales during the customer bidding process such as:
  • Perform research related to RFP language, SAE standards, and design compliance
  • Ensure that the meeting notes and REIs written have the necessary amount of detail for the BOM and Engineering teams
  • Responsible for streamlining processes, improving communications, and removing roadblocks to ensure Sales (the customer) receives required services from Engineering
  • Responsible for reactively prioritizing team's workload; Understanding causes of delay; suggesting initiatives to fix them
  • Responsible for contributing input as required to help Supervisors and above complete their teams formal feedbackPlease note: We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor work visas now or in the future.About You
    • BS or BSE required; MBA preferred
    • 2 years + in a robust Program Management role required; additional 3 years + in an Engineering role preferred
    • Ability to manage multiple programs to ensure timelines and deliverables are met is required
    • Experience in Six Sigma, LEAN principles, and other continuous improvement methodologies are highly desired
    • Background in Automotive, Aerospace, or Construction/Commercial Equipment preferred.
    • Strong financial acumen to understand stranded cost impacts.
    • Experienced professional with strong communication skills (written and verbal) who is able to interact with senior management.
    • Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization.
    • Strong analytic and decision-making abilities. Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal.
    • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office & ProjectAbout UsAfter 125 years, GILLIG holds strong to its family values and focus on its employees and customers. Our motivated and dedicated employees have a passion for quality and customer satisfaction.We are committed to building buses that connect communities, eliminate congestion, and contribute to a greener environment.Our Company pride is exemplified by the thoughtful design and quality craftsmanship present in every GILLIG bus. GILLIGs steadfast focus on quality and unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service sets us apart from our competition. In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, GILLIG has a longstanding commitment to provide a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards in which the company operates. Drug abuse poses a threat to the health and safety of GILLIG employees and to the security of the company's equipment and facilities.For these reasons, GILLIG is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace. All applicants must pass a drug test before beginning work.GILLIG offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including 100% company-paid premiums for medical, dental and vision for employees and their families. Other benefits include a unique 401k profit-sharing plan.GILLIG is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. PI113736617

Keywords: Gillig Corporation, San Francisco , Project Manager (Design to Order), Executive , Livermore, California

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