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Dearborn Program Manager

Company Name:
QuEST Global
Essential Job Functions:
Lead the Delivery team in day-to-day operations. Initial Services will likely include Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Project Engineering
Align the team to the QuEST Mission, Vision, Core Values and Culture.
Responsible for interviewing and hiring based on cultural fit and talent, developing the next line of leadership, ensuring program goals are achieved, and continuously improving the Service Readiness and Service Health of the account.
QuEST Project Management Sponsor: Approve quoted tasks, review weekly communications, implement risk mitigation for schedule and cost variances, identify, train and mentor future QuEST Project Managers, and ensure overall program success.
Interact regularly with the customer to develop trust and rapport and build QuEST's credibility
Create, implement, and continuously improve training and development plans that align with market needs.
Secondary Job Functions:
At QuEST, we often challenge our team members to temporarily work outside the scope of their primary job functions to broaden their skills and help the organization. Some of these roles and opportunities include:
Execution within multiple services
Technical Leadership and Technical Reviews
Cross-functional teams
Geographic re-assignments
Account Management and Sales
Enabler roles, such as Human Resources, Technology Development, and IT
Quality Management and Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
BS in an engineering or technical field, MS preferred
Minimum 5 years of working experience in a technical or industrial environment
Experience with CFD and related tools preferred. Understanding of CFD required.
Ability to work under minimal supervision to execute the 'Essential Job Functions' required
Successful supervisory experience required, including achieving organizational goals and helping team members reach their full potential
Ability to develop and present business correspondences required
Experience working in ambiguous situations required, such as taking action when all the information is not available
Personal Work Attributes
Familiarity or interest with the automotive industry preferred
Self-motivated, disciplined, and organized
Perseverance / Ability to understand the long-term potential of opportunities
Focus: take a direction, follow through, and make the corrections necessary to stay on track. Prioritize, and then act.k
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work with multiple cultures and geographies
Great interpersonal and networking skills
Core Value Alignment:
Customer Focus: Strive to exceed our customers' expectations each and every time
Teamwork: Draw strength from teamwork / collaboration irrespective of geographical, organizational, and cultural boundaries.
Accountability: We shall be quality conscious, process disciplined and strive for continuous improvement.
Change Championship: The speed at which we adapt is critical to our success.
QuEST's continued success is based on the sustained alignment to the core values. Please be prepared to discuss the alignment of your personal values to these core values.
Typical Career Paths
Technical Leadership: provide technical guidance, review other team members' work, evaluate capabilities, develop team competencies, develop and improve technical processes, create technical collateral, and create technical tools.
Managerial Leadership: project management, personnel management, alignment of team members' efforts, set and achieve team goals, performance feedback, hire and onboard, and strategic business decision-making.
Key Skills you will have the opportunity to develop:
Exposure to world-class automotive industry and engineering environment
Leadership
Program Management, Risk Mitigation, and interdependent thinking
Service Industry Soft Skills- how to develop and foster customer relationships
Strategic Decision Making
Managing Ambiguous Situations
Creative thinking and Idea Generation
Motivation and Inspiration of team members
Physical Requirements & Work Environment:
Examples:
Mostly Office Environments.
Substantial amounts of telephone and computer work.
Heavily Regulated Industries with strict adherence to procedures.
Flexibility to meet business deadlines by staying late or arriving early.
Typical 8 hour days plus lunch / 40 hour weeks / core (required) hours are 9 AM to 4 PM
Ability to use personal transportation to visit local customer locations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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