Project Manager

Poway, California, United Statesthyssenkrupp Bilstein of America Inc

Type of contract:Full-time, Permanent
Experience level:Professionals
Remote work:Possible
Job field:Project Management
Status:Ongoing recruitment, entry date flexible
Posting date:2023/02/24
Job number:US_RS_05604
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Your responsibilities

We are looking for an experienced project manager who has a background in the automotive industry at an OEM or tier 1 supplier. In this role you will work with cross functionally with all areas of the organization and will be heavily involved in the program acquisition phase. This position will work out of our Poway, CA office and is eligible for a hybrid-remote schedule. Occasional travel to our other plants and customer locations may be required.


  • Manage large, complex development programs
  • Full management of the program acquisition phase including analyze RFQ, conduct feasibility study, establish SOW, set program budget, and complete product cost estimation
  • Create program timing plan in line with customer main milestones. Monitor progress and create recovery plan when required.
  • Leads cross-functional/cross-continental locations Project Teams (Sales, Engineering, Purchasing, Process, Manufacturing, Logistics) to achieve project timeline and goals
  • Work closely with customers to update them with project status and discuss open items
  • Monitor program budget and issue Changes Notices to customers, when required.
  • Analyze data and develop meaningful KPIs to present the status of programs and escalate critical issues
  • Present the status of projects in Steering committee
  • Monitor and support projects after production
  • Compliance to contract order quantity
  • Support to remove obstacles. (Supply chain, quality issues, etc.)
  • Assist with post production project management of major changes

Your profile

Our ideal candidate is an experienced project manager with aftermarket automotive experience. You should have a proven track record of successfully managing cross-functional project teams for design, development and introduction of new products. You should also have experience in a technical role in the product lifecycle process. To be successful in this role you will need:

  • 5+ years project management experience at an automotive OEM or tier 1 supplier
  • 2+ years’ experience supervising technical personnel preferred
  • Experienced in program acquisition phase
  • Lean Manufacturing experience required
  • Strong organizational, planning, and people skills.
  • The ability to juggle competing priorities, handle diversity and provide leadership through problem resolution.
  • Inspiring degree of initiative and drive, including a dynamic personality with the ability to influence others
  • Exceptional presentation ability, including written and oral, to all levels of management.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Power Point, Visio, and Excel.
  • Working knowledge with SAP, Oracle, MS. Access, SmartSheet or similar programs.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or equivalent education and experience is preferred.
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) is a plus

Your benefits

Your Benefits With Us

  • Hybrid-remote work schedule available
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Company-Paid Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Company-Paid Short-term Disability
  • Annual credit to company store
  • Discount employee shocks
  • Fitness benefit






100000 - 140000

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. 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.

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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.

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