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Program Manager Resume Profile



  • Clear methodic thinker with the ability to complete difficult tasks with little or no direction
  • Ability to manage complex projects involving global cross-functional teams and departments
  • Able to challenge and coach all levels of the organization and to take action and make improvements
  • Cross-functional team leadership - Work successfully across internal departments, leadership teams and supplier organizations
  • Building strong lasting relationships with coworkers, employers and supplier organizations
  • Experienced in international travel and working with multiple cultures

Work Summary

Program Manager


  • Proven results meeting project schedule, within budget and resources defined
  • Act as both project manager to coordinate local team activities and program manager to direct global needs to maintain project continuity and meet milestone requirements
  • Report project status and risks at all levels of leadership, including Presidents and Vice-Presidents
  • Work with local and global cross-function teams to define, execute and maintain project schedules, risks, recovery plans and deliverables
  • Traveled extensively throughout Europe, China, Japan and North America

Supplier Development Manager


  • Act as lead auditor and follow up project manager to complete supplier quality audits
  • Coach supplier top management and all levels to meet expectations
  • Approve supplier PPAP's including verification of PPAP while on-site for run off
  • Project manager of resourcing projects for quality and cost improvements and special project needs
  • Training for suppliers in PPAP, Corrective Actions, LEAN and company standards
  • Facilitate and insure completion of activities identified during DFM PMR sessions
  • Traveled extensively throughout Europe, China and North America


  • Manage commodity team personnel to organize and execute commodity strategy
  • Organize, execute and review large dollar RFQ's to determine source decisions for various product and facilities.
  • Create risk assessment of the supply base to identify need for improvement and additional competitive suppliers.
  • Work with Global Commodity Manager to develop and execute commodity strategy


  • Manage personnel to follow up and expedite supplier material to meet the manufacturing schedule
  • Execute on-site supplier visits regarding the progress of material to be delivered.
  • Manage and execute developmental opportunities with the supply base in conjunction with internal departments to reduce rework to the entire value stream.
  • Develop strategic plans for the Purchasing Department related to global commodity structure, personnel, processes, roles, responsibilities and sourcing decisions.
  • Increase of supply base on time delivery of 17 percentage points over 18 months.
  • Facilitation of the Purchasing Strategy Team in the development of new business opportunities and new business processes.
  • Facilitate cross-functional teams to improve and develop Corporate Logistic Organization and Corporate Non-Conformance Resolutions system.


  • Develop the business model and strategic plans of the Purchasing Department Supply Chain Management and Development
  • Establish the Purchasing Platform Coordinator process, roles and responsibilities
  • Project leader in design and implementation of improved Controls Enclosure Purchasing
  • Co-facilitator of cross-functional team to improve the Ford Platform Estimating Department
  • Coordination of functional specifications, technical specifications and implementation of an electronic release system to eliminate the need to transport paper prints from multiple facilities
  • Manage multiple project teams related to Purchase Order Creation, Invoice Matching, Point-of-Use material coordination and Warehouse Replenishments
  • Facilitation of Kaizen events resulting in improvements to support material delivery

Project Leader IT Department


  • Project Leader of full BaaN ERP implementation during Comau North America and Progressive Tool merger
  • Design and implementation of interface to Hours Accounting and Payroll system for all employees
  • Re-Design and implementation of Engineering Change Tracking System
  • Integration of Controls Design Department with BaaN ERP system
  • Continuous improvement of employee BaaN interface processes for all departments including Engineering, Purchasing, Shipping Receiving Inventory Control and Manufacturing

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