Program Manager III - Tier One Experience

Extol, Inc. - United States (30+ days ago)4.6

Job Summary for Program Manager III - Tier One Experience

Located in West Michigan

**For the right candidate, we will offer a relocation package to the West Michigan Area. We are NOT offering sponsorship for ANY candidate at this time.**

Manages automation and manufacturing solutions projects from receipt of purchase order until shipment and verification of customer satisfaction. Works internally with ME and EE engineers and customers to ensure product meets expectations in terms of design, performance and timeliness. Ensures appropriate documentation is completed throughout project, and documents lessons learned for use in future project planning. Performs other duties that may be assigned as needed.

Full-Time, 48 Hours/Week (Average) Exempt

Program Manager III Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The activities listed below will be performed at all levels within the progression but with increasing independence and emphasis on unique situations and original thought. Independent thought and problem solving is expected with ability to identify difficulties and ability to determine what proactive measures are to be taken to prevent project delays.

  • Leads project team, clarifies customer requirements and specification as outlined in the quote and customer specifications
  • Works with the project team to assure design concept is consistent with the project scope and is capable of satisfying all project requirements
  • Ability to manage high volume of projects; 12-24 week projects on average
  • Capable of risk identification and mitigation
  • Complete appropriate documentation for machine – including a product manual for the customer
  • Establishes key milestones to drive progress toward machine build completion
  • Documents and tracks all project changes
  • Supports internal dry cycle run, debug and run-off processes to certify product performance
  • Ensure appropriate clean up and documentation occur upon completion of testing
  • Ensures appropriate documentation of design decision is maintained
  • Monitors component deliveries and works with purchasing to adjust schedules accordingly
  • Maintain project communication with all stakeholders
  • Arranges shipment of the finished product from Extol to the Customers facility

Required Skills & Experience for Project Manager III

  • BS degree in Engineering and 5-7 years of experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment (automotive)
  • Experience working for Tier One Suppliers
  • Strong Mechanical/Technical aptitude
  • Minimum of 5 years project management experience with demonstrated ability to conclude complex projects on time within budget; able to provide visible influence (positive) on the bottom line of the organization
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of complex machine design, build and control systems as well as production and product launch techniques
  • Demonstrated in-depth production processes (plastics joining and assembly techniques) with the ability to develop original solutions to complex production issues
  • Demonstrated understanding of special machinery with the ability to problem solve moderately complex issues
  • In-depth understanding of PMO concepts, practices, tools/techniques and procedures to manage complex and unique projects
  • Maintains PMP or CAPM certification from PMI
  • Minimum of 5 years in managing customer processes for quality with ability to leverage that knowledge to increase customer satisfaction

Program Manager III Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Leadership skills with ability to continually strive for excellence along with ability to build high demand team with strong dynamics that can react to fast pace
  • Manages performance standards for Project Managers I and II
  • Ability to consistently manage projects that push the limits of our capacity and technology with successful results
  • Ability to work well into the first third of the project timeline to identify and mitigate risk while maintain effective communication with customers and internal resources
  • Demonstrated capacity to work inside of the PMO on internal and process development projects


  • Medical/Vision/Dental/401K
  • Generous Company Contributions to HSA Accounts
  • PTO
  • Bonuses
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Weekly Payroll
  • Great Working Environment

Job Type: Full-time


  • Program Management: 5 years (Required)
  • Tier One Suppliers: 5 years (Required)
  • strategic and tactical Program Management: 5 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Required)