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Project Manager- Die & Mold

Honda North America
paid time off, paid holidays, sick time, tuition reimbursement, 401(k), relocation assistance
United States, Ohio, Anna
January 05, 2024
Honda Development and Manufacturing of America, LLC.

Project Manager - Die & Mold

Location: Anna Auto Plant - PEBU

Level: EX3

What Makes a Honda, is Who makes a Honda

Honda has a clear vision for the future, and it's a joyful one. We are looking for individuals with the skills, courage, persistence, and dreams that will help us reach our future-focused goals.

At our core is innovation. Honda is constantly innovating and developing solutions to drive our business with record success. We strive to be a company which serves as a source of "power" that supports people around the world who are trying to do things based on their own initiative and that helps people expand their own potential. To this end, Honda strives to realize "the joy and freedom of mobility" by developing new technologies and an innovative approach to achieve a "zero environmental footprint."

We are looking for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, continuous improvement values, and a strong work ethic to join our team.

If your goals and values align with Honda's, we want you to join our team to Bring the Future!

About this Position:

A Project Manager (EX3 grade level) for Die & Mold Production department is responsible for executing New Model and/or Business Plan project activity across design, manufacturing, quality, and production in achieving the new model quality, cost, and delivery targets which are critical to the success of New Model launch at the production site for large or multi-plant full model change (FMC) or minor model changes (MMC) while under the guidance of the Unit Lead or assigned mentor. You will be expected to influence cross-functional Honda teams within the department and respective plant locations with support/direction from the Unit Lead or assigned mentor.

Responsibilities include:

* Lead the execution of Die-Mold NM and BP Projects to achieve the project general schedule and specified action plan. Use technical expertise to develop Project SAP and develop resolutions to schedule delays/concerns from manufacturing overlaps from tool sets and projects with guidance from Unit Lead or assigned mentor

* Collaborate and lead communications with all required entities across PEBU, Global and Local Honda (MMC, Accounting, Purchasing, etc), TW, EGAS, EGID, Local and Global Suppliers. Communicate project status to all levels of management. Drive daily/weekly meetings and coordination with support groups and other ADC BU's.

* Lead the execution of maturation adjustment activities to meet build events and mass production dates. Use technical expertise to provide guidance and/or direction on action achievement.

* Lead and chair evaluations based on Technical and Management evaluation requirements during the execution phase. Expected to develop expertise and build proficiency in New Model evaluation content.

* Resolve issues and conflicts that arise during the project so that project goals and targets can be successfully achieved. Expected to negotiate and influence outcomes with cross functional teams, suppliers, Japanese counterparts with the guidance of the Unit Lead or assigned mentor.

* Monitor Plant activities to proactively identify issues and develop countermeasures to improve Plant Characteristics, Competitiveness, and KPI achievement

* Lead supplier development activities to improve the competitiveness and characteristics of Die-Mold Tooling

* Expected to grow New Model knowledge, skill, develop expertise, and build proficiency in New Model activity.

Who we are seeking:

Required Work Experience:

* Minimum of 5+ years of experience in design, manufacturing, and/or maturation methods for die-mold manufacturing or relevant years of experience in Engineering/Production.

Required Education:

* Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or other relevant degree or equivalent work experience

Desired Skills:

* MS Office, Catia, Communication - Public Speaking/Presentation skills

* Problem solving and decision making, & Interaction with executive level management

* TQM style analysis and problem-solving skills.

Additional Position Factors:

* Need to be comfortable on Plant Floor Production area, Open Office and Meeting Room.

* Short to moderate periods of high workload based on needs of overlapping projects.

* Domestic and International travel as needed.10% of the time.

At Honda, you will play a key role in our journey to become a company that society wants to exist now, and in the future. Your endless curiosity will drive innovation and your courageous spirit will challenge the status quo. We believe having a workforce made up of diverse thinkers and innovators makes us a better Honda. Respect for each other and respect for diversity each and every day drives our associates to contribute at the highest level and work effectively in a team environment. We make the dream of mobility a reality with our innovative and high-quality products. Together, we Bring the Future to our customers, associates, and communities. We are Honda!

What differentiates Honda and make us an employer of choice?

Total Rewards:

* Competitive base salary

* Overtime compensation

* Annual Bonus

* Associate lease car program with a cost

* Industry leading Benefit Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision)

* Paid time off, including vacation, paid holidays, sick time, personal days

* 401K Plan with company match + additional contribution

* Relocation assistance (if eligible)

Career Growth:

* Advancement opportunities

* Career mobility

* Education reimbursement for continued learning

* Training and Development programs

Additional Offerings:

  • Wellbeing program
  • Community service and engagement programs
  • Product programs
  • Free drinks onsite

Honda is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.