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Textron Program Manager CVS in Lavonia, Georgia

Program Manager CVS


Kautex, a subsidiary of Textron Inc., is rated among the Top 100 Automotive Suppliers worldwide. The company is a leading global supplier of hybrid and conventional plastic fuel tank systems, selective catalytic reduction systems (SCR) and clear vision systems and sensors. In addition, the company produces and supplies camshafts, castings and industrial packaging. Headquartered in Bonn, Germany, the company owns and operates more than 30 facilities in 14 countries worldwide.


  • Leads all programs assigned to a Program Manager (or customer(s)) lead to meet customer requirements and business commitments

  • Develops, facilitates the implementation and maintains schedules, program deliverables and program status including status of key health milestones and KPIs on a timely basis.

  • Facilitates effective PMT meetings on the appropriate cadence, driving proactive issue resolution. These meeting should set up the team members for success.

  • Ensure via regular and effective communication with Platform Manager consistent understanding and executing of the PMR process

  • Acts as the objective management voice in the project team

  • Drive adherence and support continuous improvement to PMR process to deliver increase quality and cost performance

  • Drive Program budgets adherence for all in PMR mentioned resources and tasks

  • Ensure quarterly reviews of CAR to accurately represent the project status and escalate to Platform Manager with options if misalignment to desired metrics is evident

  • Responsible for all documentation residing in PLM, reflect actual working practice for programs/ customers which are assigned to them or their team members

  • Ensure via regular and effective communication, with all supporting functional teams, a clear and concise understanding of all requirements and status of changes to program or customer development timeline

  • Supports continuous evaluation of program risks by tracking and driving the appropriate implemented risk mitigation

  • Ensure knowledge about and compliance with Customer Specific Requirements throughout your team

  • Drives a learning environments across program team through active listening and coaching.

  • Responsible for create a positive, proactive environment which focuses on “making people successful” and “doing what we say”

  • Responsible for new quotation support (mountain chart) in accordance to PMR for programs in your responsibility

  • Ensure PM metrics are adhered to, escalate with options and lead team to drive full root cause analysis to any deviations to plan

  • Ensure self-development plans, holiday schedule coverage and all project tracking KPI’s are adhered to i.e. booking of hours to appropriate projects and meet target percentage of booking

  • Become the key contact for programs/customers you are responsible for

  • Unless otherwise agreed to by platform manager and finance a minimum of 80% of hours are to be spent on project work

  • Support Platform Manager as delegate when requested

  • Ensure relationships with customers and team members are strong



  • University degree in Engineering or Business Administration or a comparable required

  • 5 years’ experience in international automotive industry desired

  • International experience desired

  • Strong knowledge of Program Management and PMR process is beneficial

  • Experience leading a multinational program team or customer group

  • Good understanding of Commercial, Product and Process requirements

  • English required, other languages as per customer need


  • Self Development

  • Priority Setting

  • Drive for Results

  • Strong Communication Skills: verbal and written

  • Coaching and mentoring team members

  • Ethics and Values

  • Ability to evaluate risks and execute alternative plans in a swift and concise manner

  • Working within ambiguity

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Program Management

Primary Location US-Georgia-Lavonia

Other Locations US-Michigan-Troy

Recruiting Company Kautex

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 287675