Ford Motor Company Design Program Manager in Atlanta, Georgia
What you'll do...
You are a master planner and a flexible program manager who balances multiple projects in an innovative design environment.
You provide program management and operational support throughout our team and across partner teams by increasing communication and connection points and streamlining processes. You’ll work cross-functionally and collaborate with managers, designers, product, and engineering teams to plan projects, define milestones, assess risks, manage data, and help projects meet deadlines and deliverables. You will also manage project-related communications to team members, executives, and other stakeholders.
As a Design Program Manager you will...
Collaborate with and support team leads in delivering the highest level of trust-building and strategic counsel through all project interactions
Document and implement end-to-end repeatable processes that help the team plan, manage, and deliver
Identify team needs with regards to process, tools, documentation, capacity, data and asset management, and educate leadership in order to bring changes to ensure designers and developers are working efficiently
Act as a bridge across cross functional teams, connecting them and facilitating clear communication, ensuring interdependencies are understood and planned for
Act as a design team advocate, working with Design Systems, Quality Assurance, and enterprise stakeholders to hold quality to the highest bar
Communicate project status with team, stakeholders and senior management regularly (with visuals and data)
Work with management and across teams to understand, coordinate, and prioritize initiatives
Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, and articulate risks, trade-offs, and recommend prioritization based on a balance of business needs and constraints, capacity, and customer impact
Guide design projects from pitch to completion by facilitating team productivity, advising on deadlines, managing expectations, and providing communication between teams and stakeholders
Support design teams to scope new product initiatives, identify priorities, and deliver key projects, that have multiple stakeholders and moving parts
Facilitate meetings to drive progress against goals and objectives, establishing clear next steps and owners, and resolving blocks that impede progress
Proactively assess risk and resolve issues before they become problems for the larger teams
Measure impact and operational efficiency of programs and initiatives both qualitatively and quantitatively
Support the management team with effective team communication, proactive problem solving, data driven insights and information distribution
4+ years of successful experience as a Project or Program Manager, or similar role, in a creative environment
2+ years of experience leading large projects through their full life-cycle in a large, cross-functional team
Experience working with global teams
Even better, you may have...
Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to present in a clear and concise manner to all levels within the enterprise
Results oriented person with a proven track record of on-time project/program delivery for large, cross-functional projects with global stakeholders
Experience working and contributing to project playbooks, building schedules, managing issues/risks, establishing communication plans and stakeholder management
Experience with Agile and Lean methodologies, and with Jira
Understanding of design and development processes. Experience working with design systems
Ability to translate complex ideas and express them in concise, simple to understand ways
Effectively using digital tools and platforms
Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines with changing
You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!
As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder…or all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:
• Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage
• Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more
• Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases
• Tuition assistance
• Established and active employee resource groups
• Paid time off for individual and team community service
• A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day
• Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.
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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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Requisition ID : 17630
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