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Program Director - Joint Venture Programs

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Project & Program Management  |  ID: REQ-13106


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Program Director - Joint Venture Programs

The Challenge

The Program Director - Joint Venture Programs acts as a hybrid Program Manager, leading both GE Appliances and Mabe product development teams. This role is focused on program execution, including the development and launch of Top Load Washers and Dryers.

What you will Do

  • Hybrid Program Manager Leading both GE Appliances and Mabe product development teams.
  • Lead program execution for developing and launching Mabe, Saltillo Plant-manufactured Top Load Washers and Dryers.  Product targeted for specialty markets where extensive technical and market research will be required for development of Product Technical Specification (PTS).
  • Ensure GE Appliances New Product Introduction (NPI) policies and procedures are adhered to and, as necessary, escalate deviation items for leadership review.
  • Own compliance to the GE Appliances Product Technical Specification for the program.  Co-develop the PTS with the GEA Dryer Center of Excellence (COE).
  • Develop new specialty market performance and reliability qualification plan to establish and verify product conformance to GE Appliances product mission requirements.
  • Work closely with Product Management, Sourced Product Quality, APP development team and Sourcing regarding program and product definition and execution.
  • Lead program pulsing reviews, technical reviews, and program level NPI Program Execution Day (PED) reviews.
  • Own Failure Reporting and Corrective Action Status (FRACAS) list to closure for all failure items discovered during the testing phases of program execution.
  • Own development and maintenance of the financial 4-block agreement for the program between GEA and Mabe.
  • Manage multi-million dollar program budget to meet financial performance metrics.

What you need to Succeed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum 20 years of experience in product design with a minimum of 7 years product design management or program management position within that time-frame.
  • Prior cross-company leadership position leading joint venture product development in full-sized Laundry products.
  • Prior experience in leading development of a new North America based manufactured product platform.
  • Prior leadership experience with globally resourced product developments; resources located in a Europe, North America and Asia supporting the same project at the same time.
  • Demonstrated capability to develop and manage project schedules and budgets to achieve financial performance metrics.
  • Experience with reliability analysis, root cause and corrective action analysis as well as reliability life test creation and execution.
  • Ability to communicate technical information and give technical presentations to a technical audience.
  • Takes ownership and has ability to drive decisions.
  • Ability to work in a global environment.
  • Fluent in both English and Spanish.
  • Global travel required. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMP Certification
  • Six Sigma Black Belt certification

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.



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