Project Manager -Analyst

Location Palo Alto, CA, USA

Pacesetting. Passionate. Together. Since 1899, HELLA, one of the top 40 automotive suppliers worldwide, has shaped the industry with innovative lighting systems and vehicle electronics. In addition, the company is one of the most important partners of the aftermarket and independent workshops. What motivates us: Shaping the mobility of tomorrow and fostering the central market trends such as autonomous driving, efficiency and electrification, connectivity and digitization as well as individualization. Every day, more than 40,000 employees worldwide are committed to this with passion, know-how and innovative strength.

Position

Project Manager - Analyst

Duties

Responsible for collaborating with automobility focused startups to project manage Proof-of-Concept (PoC) projects; develop a project plan and coordinate PoC project efforts between the startup, Hella, and other Hella engineering organizations; execute corporate sponsored projects with university student teams; collaborate with both internal and external customers on projects; coordinate the project team efforts across distributed development teams; involve local management by providing transparent project status reports, and foster alignment between team members; perform Risk Management to address existing project concerns and to ensure the project’s deliverables are met; ensure project targets are being achieved; identify and analyze relevant risks with local management and experts; identify and evaluate promising new auto-related technologies and business models applicable for the automotive industry; analyze latest mobility trends, including autonomous vehicles, connected cars, and alternative mobility business models to incorporate in future projects; utilize MS Project, ProjectLibre, Project Management, Risk Management/ Mitigation, Decision Analysis tools including decision trees, Porter’s 5 forces analysis, analysis of formal and informal Organizational Design and Organizational Culture, market validation and analysis to perform assigned duties; collaborate with deal flow sources, including universities, associations, accelerators, VC firms, networking events, and the internet to find high potential start-ups that are auto-focused with a potential fit for Hella; and perform initial qualification and due diligence on auto related start-ups, including pre-screen calls, market analysis, technical assessment, evaluation and analysis of financial statements and business plans.

Location: 306 Cambridge Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Salary: $89,606 per year;

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelors – Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Technology Management, Computer Engineering, or in a related field of study (will accept equivalent foreign degree);

Training:  None.

Experience: Two (2) years in the position above, as an Electrical Engineer, as a Graduate Research Assistant, or in a related occupation;

Will accept Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Technology Management, Computer Engineering, or in a related field of study (will accept equivalent foreign degree), in lieu of primary education and work experience requirements.

Other Requirements: Professional and/or academic experience must have included any use of all the following: MS Project, ProjectLibre, Project Management, Risk Management/ Mitigation, Decision Analysis tools including decision trees, Porter’s 5 forces analysis, analysis of formal and informal Organizational Design and Organizational Culture, market validation and analysis; evaluation and analysis of financial statements and business plans.

Will also accept any suitable combination of education, training, and/or experience.

Take the opportunity to reveal your potential within a global, family-run company that offers you the best possible conditions for progressing in your career.

Please send us your application through our careers portal, citing reference number 00.

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YOUR CONTACT

HELLA Corporate Center USA, Inc.
Ms. Taylor Vance
43811 Plymouth Oaks Blvd. Plymouth Twp.
48170 Plymouth/Michigan