HEAD OF LAUNCH AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT

Location Irapuato, Mexico

Pacesetting. Passionate. Together. Since 1899, HELLA, one of the leading 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, 39,000 employees worldwide are committed to this with passion, know-how and innovative strength.

YOUR TASKS

Project Management:

  • Proposing, agreeing and following up targets in terms of quality, costs and timing with Project Management, on behalf of the Internal Factory Manager / Plant Manager
  • Ensuring that project targets are being achieved or overachieved simultaneously or with the priority to selected dimension(s). Monitoring launch and change performance, identifying gaps and defining actions and countermeasures to correct / prevent deviations from target KPIs
  • Ensuring the definition of members for Operations Project Teams (core and extended team), with the help of the functional departments. Assuring effective integration and communication within Operations Project Teams, including resolution of conflicts with functional departments.
  • Knowing and proactively advancing HELLA standards for processes, methods and tools in the field of Launch and Change Management, incl. relevant cross-functional Operations and Project Management standards.
  • Ensuring that project tasks and work packages within the Operations Project Teams are defined, planned,coordinated and monitored by using predefined HELLA standards
  •  Assuring that claim potentials resulting from engineering changes are identified and a valid status on engineering changes (e.g. change requests) with regards to their effects on project targets is maintained.
  • Understanding and knowing the product specifications and manufacturing process to the extent that they build a basis for profound decisions. Reflecting the effects of decisions onto other departments (e.g. withinOperations, Purchasing, Program Management, Quality Development, Design)

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS

Job Objective:

  • Managing and guiding the Launch and Change Management team within the plant (e.g. Project Manager Operations, C Sample Coordinator, ECM Specialist, Project Manager Series) to ensure an excellent launch of new products as well as a successful implementation of engineering changes and further cost improvements during the complete product life cycle till end of production.
  • Ensuring full transparency within assigned projects, proactively reporting to different management levels (e.g. Plant Manager, Regional Head of Launch and Change Management) and escalating following HELLA instructions if necessary.

  • Assuring that boundary conditions for a successful cross-functional cooperation with relevant stakeholders (e.g. Program Management, Internal Factory, Manufacturing Engineering, Logistics, Technical Services, Quality and other related departments) are established.

  • Accountable for the correct application and execution of the PEP and of HELLA standards regarding processes,methods and tools.

  • Conditionally taking over tasks of Project Manager Operations (PJO) for one or more complex projects.

Job Experience: more than 6 years in automotive industry.

WHAT WE OFFER

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 9000000.

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YOUR CONTACT

HELLA Automotive Mexico S.A. de C.V.
Ms. Tania Bistrain
Centro Industrial Guanajuato, Carretera 110
C.P. 36844 Irapuato - Abasolo, México
  +52-462-478-5038