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PMO Program Manager

General Motors

General Motors

Operations
Zürich, Switzerland
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Job Description

Join GM Europe in our mission to achieve zero emissions, zero congestion, and zero crashes by playing a pivotal role in introducing our innovative EV portfolio across Europe. Based in our modern and conveniently located office in the heart of Zurich city, you will be part of a diverse and dynamic team dedicated to transforming the automotive industry. As a Program Manager, you will lead and oversee all aspects of our automotive programs, ensuring successful execution from planning and development to launch and post-launch support. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a sustainable future while collaborating with talented professionals from around the globe.

Key Responsibilities

  • Organize and manage programs delivery processes, including setting up meeting governance, moderating sessions, coordinating delivery of milestones across teams, etc.
  • Maintain comprehensive program documentation, including plans, schedules, and reports.
  • Work closely with Team leaders, cross-functional teams, and assigned managers to develop the scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, and timing for new initiatives and market launches.
  • Act as the primary liaison between project owners and senior management.
  • Regularly monitors programs progress and propose adjustments as necessary to ensure successful completion.
  • Ensure key requirements for cross-functional teams are identified and communicated to the right stakeholders.
  • Hold project owners accountable and facilitate discussions around roles and responsibilities gaps to find solutions.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and overcome program risks, and produce regular program reports for the leadership team and team managers.
  • Promote and implement continuous improvements initiatives within the PMO and GME to enhance program outcomes.
  • Conduct program reviews and post-mortem analyses to identify areas for improvement.
  • Foster a collaborative and respectful work environment that encourages creativity and problem-solving

Additional Job Description

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in program management within the automotive industry or a Direct-to-consumer business.
  • Minimum bachelor's degree in engineering, Business Administration, communications or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing complex programs from inception to completion.
  • Excellent Organization Skills – The ideal candidate must feel a strong need to put structure together and bring clarity in an ambiguous business context.
  • Experience in using resources effectively and efficiently and ability to arrange and present information usefully. Speed to respond to last-minute requests and changes is essential to be successful in this role.
  • Strong relationship-building skills to influence without authority, to lead and motivate cross-functional teams.
  • Highly effective presentation skills in various formal presentation settings: one-on-one, small and large groups with peers and leadership.
  • Able to make or to lead the process for making sound decisions, based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment.
  • Ability to break down barriers and quickly achieve high impact progress in a complex team environment to get things done; uses resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Creative and open-minded approach to new ways to drive program success.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to identify issues/opportunities and develop solutions/recommendations
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple assignments utilizing highly efficient time management skills

About our team:

Our PMO team is a vibrant and dynamic group of professionals from various industries and corners of the globe. As a small, close-knit team, we value diversity and foster an inclusive environment where every voice is heard. We believe in the importance of team building and personal growth, regularly setting aside time for activities that strengthen our bonds and enhance our skills.

Working with us means you’ll have the unique opportunity to collaborate with all departments within GM Europe and the Software team in the North America, gaining invaluable insights and learning from a wide range of perspectives. If you're looking for a challenging yet rewarding role where you can make a real impact and grow both personally and professionally, come and join us!

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.