Cosma International Program Manager in Brampton, Ontario

Company Introduction

This position is for a division of Cosma International.

Cosma International, an operating unit of Magna International, is one of the world‘s premier global automotive suppliers providing a comprehensive range of body, chassis, and engineering solutions to our customers. Our pioneering technology and creativity allows our customers to ask for solutions that lie beyond what they previously thought was possible.

Job Introduction

POSITION TITLE: Tooling Program Manager

Major Responsibilities
  • “Cradle to Grave” program support is expected including Home Line commissioning continuous and effective communication with Customer is expected, in an effort to ensure Press Time is scheduled efficiently to support Program Master Time Line.

  • Ensure APQP is followed and maintained on a weekly basis and available for review with management at any time.

  • Report to General Manager on weekly basis program status and any deviation from timing and quality expectations.

  • Ensure a good relationship is kept with the customer at all times, and understand the customer requirements and manages the customers’ expectations (internal and outsourced projects)

  • Ensuring that the delivery of all Products is to the appropriate levels of quality, eng level, on time and within budget, in accordance with the program master time line.

  • Responsible for project planning, ensuring project runs as per customer master time lines, oversees and manages Engineering changes and ensure that accurate information is communicated clearly and available to the specific departments when needed.

  • Ensure that all program milestones and key dates are communicated well in advance to all internal groups.

  • Ensure that the program is run with in a budget and communicate with finance to ensure that the budget is managed properly, all program expenses to be managed and documented with cost saving in mind, an update needs to me available at any time to Management.

  • Supporting Sales in quoting engineering changes and new programs to customer.

  • Responsible to ensure that all projects are managed in accordance with the Quality Operating System requirements.

  • Ensure All sign off’s are officially received from customer and exit strategy from the Customers facility is professional and successful.

  • Responsible to maintain “project binder” documentation to validate completeness of project to internal and external specifications.

  • Responsible to prepare and/or update various reports including but not limited to Schedules / Time Line’s, FMEA, BOM, Buy Off, Feasibility, Project Status, part tolerance/process evaluations, etc.

  • Responsible to provide technical advice and assistance for the completion of draw developments, FEA simulations, quotation studies, hard tool/soft tool checks, etc.

  • Responsible to ensure open and effective communications to Cross Function Team members, own or other departments either written, verbal, or visual (CFT boards) for all assigned projects

  • Responsible to perform other reasonable duties as required or requested

Knowledge and Education
  • Post-secondary training: Tool and Die Maker or Engineering

  • Finance basics – understanding of basic financial reports, understands cost impacts at business level, VAVE

  • Quotation, Customer Focus, Design Planning Procedures (QOS), or any other ISO 9001 or ISO 14001 training as prescribed through the QEMS (see matrixes)

  • Basic Catia, Unigraphics, SMIRT – able to read and understand

  • Use of Webex, Conference Calling, Microsoft Outlook, SharePoint, Excel, PowerPoint, Word

  • FMEA, APQP, PPAP, SPC, GD&T;, knowledgeable in any other customer specific buy-off requirements (eg. Chrysler PSO), FLD & Simulation Training

Work Experience

10 yrs relevant work experience in die build manufacturing

Work Environment
  • Regular travel local and/or international, overtime as approved for smooth running of build program, office and plant environment, excellent communication skills verbal/written for internal/external/electronic, ability to lead teams without direct authority and facilitate meetings, ability to manage conflict, ability to manage multi-tasking environment and deadlines

  • Overtime is expected

  • Day and/or overnight travel is required.

  • Office environment

  • Day Shift

Group: Cosma International

Division: Massiv Die Form

State/Province/County: Ontario

City: Brampton

Job Type: Regular