Program Manager Europe (m/f/d) - Automotive Portfolio Company

Full Time
Experienced Professional
May 23, 2022
Remote (hybrid)

Mutares SE & Co. KGaA, Munich (www.mutares.com), acquires medium-sized companies and parts of groups with headquarter in Europe that are being sold in the course of a repositioning process at their owners and show a clear potential for operational improvement. Mutares actively supports and develops its portfolio companies with its own investment and consulting teams as well as through acquisitions of strategic add-ons. Our goal is to acquire companies with a turnover of EUR 50 to 500 million. The aim is to achieve a clear value increase with a focus on sustainable, long-term growth of the portfolio company.

For one of our portfolio companies we are looking for a Program Manager in Europe (m/f/d) as soon as possible.

The Job incumbent leads customer development projects from acquisition until product launch (project request approval until project closure) focusing on programs (complex multi-site projects involving different regions). You lead an international/global project team and ensure that the defined objectives in terms of acquisition hit rate and project targets for quality, cost and timing are achieved on a global level. The Program Manager assumes responsibilities within the product development process by performing all acountabilities on a global level.

Your Tasks
  • Lead customer development projects from acquisistion to product launch phase considering technical and commercial aspects
  • Plan, structure and coordinate all project related activities of a crossfunctional team in accordance with the Development process to ensure the achievement of quality, timing and commercial targets
  • Ensure the achievement of quality requirements by initialing and coordinating all required activities (risk analysis, feasibility, product assurance plan) 
  • Project budget, timing and profitability responsiblity:
    Plan, track and analyze; Initiate corrective actions and/or escalate in case of deviations
  • Maintain all PM relevant (master) data and CIM Database to ensure that all information and PM relevant documentation is available and up-to-date
Your Profile
  • Successfully completed commercial-technical studies (industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, plastics technology or similar) or comparable training with focus on sales
  • At least 3 -5 years of relevant work experience
  • Analytical and conceptual skills combinded with entrepreneurial thinking
  • Business fluent in English
  • Very good MS Office skills
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