Stoneridge is an international market leader in the field of high-tech camera and monitor systems for commercial and industrial vehicles. For our location in Barneveld, we are looking for a Program Manager.

What are you going to do?

The Program Manager is accountable for the achievement of project targets and objectives (quality, profitability, timing and risks) validated by the management. The PM leads project in accordance with SPLP rules and principles. Manages the core team. Ensures customer satisfaction. Defines quality, profitability & cost targets and leads all project team members to achieve these targets with a permanent focus on cash. Respects timing and controls risks.

Activity 1: Project Planning

  • Builds project plan.
  • Sets project planning, anticipates deviation risks and takes corrective actions.
  • Ensures management of the project during development until it is closed.
  • Ensures management of the project along production period and manages the productivity with effect on product/process.
  • Reviews with corporate legal function acceptability and consistency of all contractual and warranty obligations with the customer, suppliers and third parties.

Activity 2 : Team Management

  • Develops teamwork on a collaborative mode and works in synergy with all project team members to achieve project objectives.
  • Secures availability of adequate resources with the Core Team Members.
  • Contributes to appraisal process of core team members.
  • Ensures coordination and good information flow between project team and plant(s).

Activity 3 : Financials

  • Establishes budget and manages development, tooling and other expenses of project within budget objectives and optimizing cash.
  • Issues regular reporting & re-forecasting of project profitability, project development costs, investments and cash (typically monthly).
  • Proposes cost savings.

Activity 4 : Product/Process

  • Masters product and process design to achieve target costs and to meet profitability and cash-in/cash-out targets.
  • Makes sure that technical/process choices are made in accordance with quality targets.
  • Makes sure that quality targets will be reached, checking that all quality assessments (FMEA, …) are done properly.

Activity 5: Customer

  • Interfaces with the customer on all project issues, ensures good communication and information flow between the customer project team (including production sites) and the SRE project team (including production sites).

Activity 6 : Steering

  • Organizes with the project team regular project meetings (weekly) and MPRs (monthly).
  • Prepares and presents project to gate reviews (and in any other program/project review as necessary).
  • Identifies project risks and implements action plans.
  • Records project history file and shares experience within SRE; Implements “lessons learned process” on the project.

What we offer

  • Opportunity to grow in a stable international organization; 
  • 8% holiday allowance; 
  • 27 vacation days and 13 ATV; 
  • Employee benefits (FiscFree); 
  • Laptop; 
  • Ability to work at home (hybrid); 
  • Very nice team where collaboration drives our high performance culture: we think we accelerate when we learn from each other.

What we ask for

  • Bachelor's or M.Sc degree 3+ years of experience in project management
  • Strong academic results or equivalent background.
  • Solid understanding of PM discipline and processes.
  • Strong drive and focus on results.
  • Organized, structured way of working, ability to take a holistic view still with attention to details.
  • Proven people management and leadership skills, ability to lead and coach and get things done in cross-functional environments.
  • Team player with excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to instil a culture of accountability.
  • Prepare relevant data to be able to make difficult decisions.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manage tight deadlines, work under pressure.
  • Under all circumstances and in front of customers always represent SRI with professionalism
  • Ability to step into a difficult situation, perform root cause analysis and plan for way forward quickly.
  • Strong in MS Project, MS Excel, and data management.
  • Knowledge of automotive core tools such as PPAP, APQP, DFMEA's.

Applicate in 5 steps

Step ① ➟

Have you submitted an application? Thank you! We will do our best to respond to your application by phone or email as soon as possible.

Step ② ➟

A manager, HR Business Partner or Recruitment Specialist will assess your application. In this first stage of the selection process we look at your training, work experience and motivation. If the job in question is not the right fit for you, we will look at whether there might be other options for you in any of our offices.

Step ③ ➟

If you match our requirements for the role we will then arrange to talk to you. You will meet the department manager and an employee from within the department. We will ask you relevant questions about the job. And you can ask us about anything you want to know. This process will quickly tell us if we are a match. We may progress to discussing terms and conditions straight away.

Step ④ ➟

For some roles (depending on the job level) we may ask you to take an assessment with us or with an external agency.

Step ⑤ ➟

If both parties are happy to take the selection process further, you will be invited to a second interview with a manager and usually an HR Business Partner. This gives us all the opportunity to discuss our organization, the role and your strengths in more detail.