Advanced Launch Manager

BorgWarner - Noblesville, IN (30+ days ago)3.9

BorgWarner is a global product leader in powertrain solutions. We focus on developing leading powertrain Technologies that improve fuel economy, emissions and performance. Our facilities are located across the globe to provide local support for our diverse customer base.

We operate in two groups: The Engine Group develops air management strategies and products to optimize engines for fuel efficiency, reduced emissions and enhanced performance. BorgWarner’s expertise includes engine timing systems, boosting systems, ignition systems, air and noise management, cooling and controls. The Drivetrain Group harnesses a legacy of more than 100 years as an industry innovator in transmission and all-wheel drive technology. The group leverages this understanding of powertrain clutching technology to develop interactive control systems and strategies for all types of torque management.

BorgWarner PowerDriveSystems is currently looking for “dynamic, results driven ” individual to join as an Advanced Launch Manager at our Noblesville Technical Center located in Noblesville, Indiana.

In this role, and under direct supervision of the Supply Chain Director, the Advanced Launch Manager will act as the program purchasing lead and the voice of global supply chain management within the program team. This position will be responsible for maintaining financial ownership for the entire Bill of Materials in the Advanced Launch Phase, working closely with the Global Commodity Managers and Local Plant GSM Buyers to ensure parts are sourced on time while meeting the program budget, initiating the APQP process in conjunction with the Supplier Development Organization and working to ensure that APQP deliverables are being executed in accordance with the overall program timeline, and providing support to Local Plant GSM at various BorgWarner manufacturing sites. .

Key Accountabilities:
Responsible for holding program kickoff reviews with the rest of the GSM Team to outline key program deliverables
Report status of current production leverage opportunities, sourcing plans, carryover parts/capacity, and raw material economic exposure
Work to identify and execute improvement opportunities when budget overages exist in the Bill of Materials
Manage launch reports, cost walks, and one pager summaries
Participate in cross functional teams, including Engineering, Program Management, Supplier Development, and Manufacturing Site Team
Responsible for the sourcing of new components that are not included in existing commodity strategies
Responsible for holding launch readiness reviews with the entire cross functional team, which would include identifying issues, assigning tasks, and driving accountability
Responsible for managing supplier tooling
Manage a smooth transition from Advanced Launch phase to production phase by ensuring that the local GSM team is fully supported
Responsible for supporting BorgWarner's new technology products by identifying and driving new supplier technologies
Responsible for driving early supplier onboarding for new programs
Exhibit overall process discipline within the GSM function
Responsible for managing all post supplier nominations / sourcing activities as it pertains to engineering driven changes:
Send updated drawings to the supplier having them confirm their quotation.
Ensure that BW PDS and the supplier completes and signs off the Team Feasibility Commitment Form (TFC).
Organize any necessary follow up reviews with the supplier and BW PDS engineering.
If an engineering changes drives up cost, validate that the supplier’s cost is justified and work with the supplier to mitigate that cost.
If an engineering change is intended to reduce cost, make certain BW PDS receives the subsequent piece price or tooling cost reduction.
Track all cost changes in the Advance Launch Overview document (i.e. track engineering driven, customer driven, GSM driven costs, etc.).
Ensure the PO documentation / authorization issued by the local GSM team is to the correct design revision level.

Bachelor Degree in Supply Chain Management/Engineering/Business Management Required
8 plus years of purchasing or program management experience working in an automotive production purchasing/GSM environment
Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) a plus
Experience working as member of a team
Program Management Skills
Team Leader Skills
Critical Analysis Skills
Excellent Negotiation Skills
Strong Interpersonal Skills - Position interacts with all levels of BorgWarner/Supplier Management
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes, eRFQ, Web based Intranet Systems, MRP systems knowledge a plus.
Must be self-motivated/directed. Required to determine most, if not all, of own work assignments; both tactical and strategic. Requires minimal management input to achieve objectives.

Business Acumen
Priority Setting
Conflict Management
Timely Decision Making
Functional / Technical Skills
Decision Quality
Ethics and Values
Action Oriented
Drive for Results
Interpersonal Savvy

This position will adhere to Global Star Safety Program, including safety rules, practices and training as outlined in the BorgWarner ITC/WHQ Safety Policy Manual, which includes the use of equipment, protective devices, or clothing that the employer requires. This individual will work in manners that stress the importance of preventing accidents and illnesses. He/she must take every precaution reasonable in the given circumstance for the protection of themselves and co-workers. In addition, he/she is responsible for reporting all injuries and/or possible dangerous situations, incidents, or occurrences to the immediate supervisor.

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