Sensata Technologies, Inc. AFM Project Engineer in Aguascalientes, Mexico
Sensata Technologies (ST) is seeking a Global Aftermarket Vehicle Management Solutions (VMS) Project Engineer / Product Manager to support on-going expansion into the Independent Aftermarket (IAM). Working closely alongside a global and cross-functional team with mentors, this role will refine, standardize, and manage the end-to-end process of New Product introductions (NPI) and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for Aftermarket (AFM).
Leads multiple project activities throughout project lifecycles to ensure completion within the defined scope, quality, time and cost constraints
Work closely with cross-functional teams, and assigned project managers to plan and develop scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, budget, and timing for new initiative
Develop and control deadlines, budgets and activities
Apply change, risk and resource management
Resolve projects’ higher scope issues
Assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.
Ensure goals are met in areas including customer satisfaction and team member performance
Implement and manage changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved
Meeting with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions on services
Producing accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle
Analyzing program risk
Experience / Qualifications
A university degree and 4-6 years of experience (i.e. Bachelors degree) or a graduate degree and 2-4 years of experience (i.e. Masters degree) or a higher level degree and 0-2 years of experience (i.e. Doctorate degree)
Must be a team player able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing tasks and demands
Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation
Strong organization, planning and time management skills to achieve results
Strong personal and professional ethical values and integrity
Holds self-accountable to achieving goals and standards
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
Strong interpersonal & collaboration skills to work effectively with all levels of the organization including suppliers and/or external customers
Support VMS Aftermarket (Sensata products outside of TPMS) expansion, including growth within established categories and introduction of new categories
Quickly and accurately launch Aftermarket items in line with business priorities and customer needs, with a focus on Vehicles In Operation / Sensors In Operation (VIO / SIO) coverage to maximize Sensata’s share of Global Independent Aftermarket (IAM) replacement demand
Review production part information (Bill of Materials, Specifications, Drawings, Production Readiness) and understand current or previous Change Management and Engineering programs to identify the required end product for AFM
Identify and collaborate with key cross-functional team members, including Design Engineering, Manufacturing, Process Engineering, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service to execute introduction of items through an AFM-appropriate New Product Development (NPD) process
Refine and standardize the New Product Development (NPD) process for VMS Aftermarket, and lead process alignment across the global Make sites
Assess opportunities to and create framework for selling excess / obsolete items into AFM channels
Identify and lead efficiency and productivity improvement projects such as SKU consolidation / rationalization for inventory optimization and Aftermarket-focused sourcing to streamline current processing
Manage Agile project and be able to modify existing master documentation (control plan, flow chart, FMEA) to accommodate the new aftermarket part numbers and work with the quality team for Production Sign-Off (PSO)
Work with local planning teams to ensure launch and ramp readiness (in our systems, e.g. documentation and part number setups, and on the manufacturing floor, e.g. materials) as well as any support needed for customer samples
Work with local process and manufacturing teams to accommodate any required customer- or business-specific packaging and determine best practices for fulfilment
Ensures VMS AFM product management databases are completely up to date and maintained
Identification of competitor parts and possible determination of benchmarking requirements, compatibility and coverage with respect to ST products, sources of information for database and catalogues.
Assist in cataloguing process where required
Regular participation in Sales, Marketing, Product Management and Business continuity meetings
Participation in required trainings and additional training as necessary
Potential travel to Make Sites and local customers required
Customer Interface / Inquiries
Serve as VMS Aftermarket contact for customer requests and inquiries, including samples, compatibility, technical characteristics, cross-referencing, manufacturing output, and other different support requirements as needed
Work in alignment with Sensata’s priorities
Product Portfolio expansion
On time production launch and ramp, including material readiness and sample support
Coverage of Vehicles In Operation / Sensors In Operation (VIO / SIO)
Proficiency working in Sensata internal systems
Contributions to overall VMS Product Management Team deliverables recorded
Ensures compliance with company, strategic and statutory requirements
Excellent verbal and written English
Background in program or product launches, preferably within process engineering
Ability to multi-task in multiple computer programs
4-6 years of professional experience
2+ years of Automotive industry knowledge
Automotive Aftermarket experience a plus
- Minimum 4 year / Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required
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