Program Manager

Hamilton, Ohio, United Statesthyssenkrupp Bilstein of America Inc

Type of contract:Full-time, Permanent
Experience level:Professionals
Remote work:Not possible
Job field:Project Management
Status:Ongoing recruitment, entry date flexible
Posting date:2022/12/23
Job number:US_RS_05355
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Your responsibilities

Position Responsibilities:

· Collaborates with Sales, Engineering, Quality, and Operations functions to satisfy both internal and external customer expectations through the overall management of new program launches through the identification and coordination of appropriate resources, determination of project scope, and managing and communicating project timelines, deliverables, issues, risks, and success metrics.

· Strategizes and outlines goals and objectives of the program.

· Leads cross-functional project teams to solve problems and chairs regular project meetings to track progress towards shared objectives.

· Monitors profitability of projects and ensures expected targets are achieved.

· Develops and monitors budgets for assigned projects and assures that costs are planned, invoiced, and distributed appropriately.

· Maintains a clear project plan with major milestones and critical paths clearly identified.

· Tracks project progress against defined cost and timing objectives and reacts proactively to potential variances.

· Ensures projects align to the strategic initiatives defined for the Business by gathering appropriate information from individuals and the project team in order to make correct decisions.

· Completes accurate, high quality documentation of projects, including project schedules, status reports, and action plans.

· Manages and submits program reports for upper management and executive review.

· Presents program status and escalates issues as necessary to program sponsors and steering committees.

· Coordinates engineering changes through the change management process.

· Travels to customer and supplier locations as well as to international Bilstein facilities as necessary.

· Communicates with customers regarding Bilstein’s products, facilities, and capabilities.

· Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Your profile

Selection Criteria:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent education and experience.

· In-depth knowledge of, and experience working in, the automotive or heavy vehicle industry with a history of increasing responsibility.

· Substantial relevant large-scale Project Management experience.

· In-depth knowledge of project management methodologies, tools & techniques.

· Bias to action, proven ability to successfully get things done.

· Proven experience delivering effective presentations to executive management.

· Demonstrates competency to being structured, organized and detail oriented.

· Is an independent thinker and problem-solver that is comfortable working in a changing operational organizational environment.

· Strong leadership, mentoring, organizational and communication skills.

· Proven experience collaborating with internal and external customers, senior leadership and project managers.

· Sufficient technical acumen to participate in engineering discussions with internal and external parties.

· Willingness to travel to customer and supplier locations and to international Bilstein facilities.

· Strong, highly developed written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

· Demonstrated record of building both internal and customer relationships and rapport.

· Strongly demonstrated leadership skills, including sound reasoning and decision-making ability.

· Is able to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively with minimal direct supervision.

· Is highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.

Your benefits

Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation packages, Bilstein of America proudly offers a rich history, steeped in innovation and a lasting commitment to our customers, employees and communities. We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at

Benefits offered on the first of the month after your employment date:

  • Medical, Dental and Optical
  • 401(k) with 5% company match (after 90 days of employment)
  • Company paid short-term disability (after 6 months employment)
  • Paid personal time off
  • Annual Company bonus






70000 - 95000 / per year

Important to us

Health & Safety

Highest health & safety standards and a wide range of health promotion and healthcare activities.

Highest health & safety standards and a wide range of health promotion and healthcare activities.

We value diversity

It is thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America’s policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status. If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact the Human Resources department at the Hamilton Plant. thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


thyssenkrupp is an international group of companies comprising largely independent industrial and technology businesses and employing more than 100,000 people. Across 56 countries it generated sales of €34 billion in fiscal 2020/2021. Its business activities have been bundled in six segments: Materials Services, Industrial Components, Automotive Technology, Steel Europe, Marine Systems, and Multi Tracks. Backed by extensive technological know-how, the businesses develop cost-effective and resource-friendly solutions to the challenges of the future. Around 3,600 employees work in research and development at 78 locations all over the world, mainly in the fields of climate protection, the energy transition, digital transformation in the industry and mobility of the future. The thyssenkrupp group currently has a portfolio of approximately 18,100 patents and utility models. Under the umbrella brand thyssenkrupp, the group creates long-term value with innovative products, technologies and services and helps make life better for future generations. thyssenkrupp is listed in the MDAX index. thyssenkrupp shares are traded on Frankfurt Stock Exchange (symbol: TKA) and as American depositary receipts (symbol: TKAMY) in the USA.

From receiving your documents to acceptance: the application process

Step 1

Online application

Have you found an interesting vacancy? Then apply online. You won’t need more than 10 minutes. The entire application process – from initial contact to response – usually takes between four and six weeks.

Notes on application

You will have submitted your online application to thyssenkrupp in no time! As long as the position is available on our career page, you have the opportunity to apply.

We have adapted the application process to the current situation and conduct our interviews by video (not in the U.S.), telephone and also personally - in compliance with the applicable and necessary distance and hygienic rules. You will receive detailed information on this topic from our recruiting experts during the application process, while you can find general information and application tips here finden.

Further information about thyssenkrupp, our products and locations can be found directly on the company website.

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