Project Manager II

Location Northville, USA

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.

  • An entrepreneur who utilizes the Hella environment to empower a team to achieve ambitious project targets while aiming for customer satisfaction


  • Entrepreneurship
  • "Owning" the project by showing commitment to running a successful project and understanding to be fully responsible for the success of the project. Ensuring that the project’s core team members share this entrepreneurial mindset
  • Assisting by challenging the team and the organization by being vigilant with regards to optimization opportunities in the fields of project profitability and process efficiency and assigning the responsibility for these improvements to the relevant stakeholders or act on the opportunities
  • Challenging the technical solution suggestions in terms of profitability by triggering approaches to identifying opportunities to increase the project's total profitability together with the project team based on feasible modifications of the technical concept. Closely integrate domains
  • Supporting in maintaining a customer relationship (incl. "face to the customer" role) in alignment with GS on a project-specific level by aligning and defining the technical requirements and the timing with the customer in the form of defined project deliverables. Establishing and maintaining a professional interaction / communication with the customer and being a main point of contact for the customer
  • Making and driving decisions (incl. balancing and taking risks) by showing the responsibility to fulfill decision-needs in time, through profound balancing of risks and opportunities with relevant on the effects on the project
  • Identifying areas to improve optimization potentials in the fields of project profitability and process efficiency and proactively supporting optimization opportunities in the project lifetime
  • Thinking out of the box (incl. sharing customer insights with program management) and support optimizations and new processes, methods and tools as well as how to make the customer relationship more valuable. Challenge established concepts
  • Internal and external stakeholder management
  • Supporting the escalation methods throughout the project lifetime
  • Involving program management by providing transparent project status reports. Sharing background information on decisions already made or to be made in the future
  • Presenting project status taking account of a continuous preparation and interpretation of internal and external information; monitoring, reporting and forecasting the current status of the project's main targets in the dimensions of "Time", "Cost" and "Quality / Maturity"; supporting to integrate the project team's status reports and assessments
  • Leadership
  • Coordinating and supporting a team by identifying and motivating individual employees to form a team that stays together, works together efficiently and achieves the project deliverables
  • Delegating tasks to the local project members. Controlling and holding core team members accountable for the (intermediate) work results of their work packages by identifying tasks to be worked on by the team members and ensuring that the work results meet the expectations; apply means of controlling and measurement; provide sufficient feedback to the team members in order to support the buildup of a continuous improvement mentality
  • Fostering alignment between team members (e.g. application of the same methods across all domains).
  • Support in defining which valid communication strategies are to be applied by the entire project team members in alignment with the project manager; support in application by team members
  • Support defining and communicating expectations towards the single team members, paying attention to the needs of the team and recognizing their performance; providing feedback to support the individuals’ development
  • Communication
  • Dealing with existing conflicts and preventing conflicts from coming up in a way that the project’s deliverables are being achieved in an efficient manner; enabling the team members to focus on their core tasks. Proactively seeking support in solving conflicts
  • Target and scope management
  • Ensuring that the project targets in the dimensions of "Time", "Cost" and "Quality / Maturity" are being achieved or overachieved simultaneously or with the priority to selected dimension(s). Be able to focus on the most relevant deliverables (e.g. Functional Safety requirements). Align with overall Project Manager / Program Management and domains.




  • Qualification certificate for college or higher education  
  • Job-related Experience:
  • more than 2 years up to 3 years
  • Additional Knowledge / Skills / Experience:
  • Project Management (Basic)
  • Communication / Presentation
  • Leadership
  • view specific qualification profile / role


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HELLA Electronics Corporation
Mr. Dwayne Harris
15951 Technology Drive
48168 Northville Township, Michigan