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Technical Project Manager ( 2 positions )

Field: Product Engineering
Location: Canada

Who is Litens?

We are a diverse group of talented people committed to creating solutions to problems and making the world a better place. We enhance and deliver both mechanical and electrified solutions that bring efficiency and sustainability to new heights. Founded in 1979, Litens has a proud history of being an innovative and highly respected company specializing in powertrain system engineering and component supply. Our history includes numerous achievements, many of which have been recognized through prestigious awards from our customers.

Experience a fulfilling and supportive environment where ingenuity is rewarded, collaboration is encouraged, and opportunities are readily available.

 Why Join Litens?

Join the Litens Engineering team as a Technical Project Manager. This position is perfect for a Project Manager who can execute a new product development project from an idea or opportunity to product release while meeting project expectations and in compliance to appropriate processes and standards.

At Litens, you can make an impact. We’ve purposefully cultivated a supportive and flexible environment that gives everyone the opportunity to succeed. Litens offers competitive compensation and benefits, and we are committed to provide balanced employment and advancement opportunities for everyone.

Our diversity is our source of strength. At Litens, we value and welcome diversity. We respect employees’ rights for a safe and respectful workplace.

 What you will do?

Be responsible for managing commercialization activities of complex New Product Development projects.

Projects involve cross-functional departments, multiple design domain and service groups, and may span multiple global site locations.

Work closely with the Product Realization Team to develop project plan, budget, including required resources.

Manage delivery by independently and continuously assess project status and impeding risk, develop strategy, and take appropriate action to ensure project success.

Monitor adherence to timeline and upcoming milestones, applying course corrections or early escalation for potential of missing targets or pending impediments while meeting the needs and expectations of the customer (external and internal stakeholders).

Responsible for risk assessment and risk management, including change management.  Expose risks early and often.

Assist the project team to achieve a high level of performance and quality. Hold participants accountable for their work, removing obstacles, and mentoring less experienced team members.

Facilitate various project activities, review meetings, planning, escalation, investigation/8D, proto build, and corrective actions.  Provide leadership where any gaps exist.

Role will require intimate knowledge of New Product Development and other associated  processes among other standards.

Responsible to develop and maintain effective project metrics (KPIs) and seek opportunities for improvement and implement lessons learned.

What you will bring?

Bachelors degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent.

Minimum 4 years of fast paced environment experience after graduation; automotive/IATF industry preferred; including 2 years of project management responsibilities.

PMP or PMI-ACP certification

Experience defining and managing OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators).

Strong leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills including the ability to influence to drive results and spur change, and hold multiple team members, including managers accountable.

Demonstrated high level of expertise, in-depth knowledge of project management, self-motivated, successfully leading projects/programs to on-time, on-schedule, on budget, within expectations.

Understands business strategy, processes, activities, expenses, profits and established goals/OKRs.

Experience using project management tools such as Microsoft D365/Project Operations, MS Project.

Additional preferred qualifications: 

Knowledge and/or experience of IATF 16949 and/or aSPICE environments.

Experience with new product development projects and/or application engineering projects; experience from initial idea/requirements/concept development through to launch release and including applied lessons learned.

Knowledge of prototyping programme or testing.

Knowledge of common design project work products such as project plans, budget, requirements, SOR/SOW, DFMEA, DVPR, PFMEA, Control Plan, Configuration Item List, etc.

Previous experience in Agile methodology and/or products with embedded software/aSPICE.

Atlassian tools such as Jira and/or Polarion.

Problem Resolution Process and 8D methodology.

Interested in this position?

Submit your resume below for consideration.

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