Program Manager

Job Reference: WM – 4508

Location: China

Salary: £Negotiable (call for details)

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Program Manager

The Role:

  • An opportunity for a versatile engineer to join a UK based established service provider to OEMs in China; focused on delivering the very best moulded automotive kinematic products. Products include interior parts for automotive using the injection moulding process.
  • You, as Program Manager, will be leading a cross functional team responsible for the importation of new components into manufacture. This is a technical role, where you will also be responsible for the maturation of the injection moulded tools together with Product Development with support of a Program Engineer


  • Responsible for projects’ timeline, quality of products and profitability
  • Ensure projects’ completion on time, within budget and meet customer objectives
  • Act as liaison for external customers and internal team
  • Lead Cross Functional Team for APQP activities; strive for continuous improvement
  • An experienced leader of direct and indirect teams and their management
  • Experienced in an OEM or tier one with a high level of knowhow on plastic injection moulding and fixture management
  • Proven ability in delivery project management within an APQP or similar framework
  • Sound commercial and financial sense considering Program budget
  • Extensive experience in automotive industry, in particular kinematic interior parts development with good knowledge from start of Program to smooth transition of production transfer
  • Experience of high volume and low volume vehicle programs
  • PC and CAD literate and at ease with MS Office products

About You:

  • Bachelor degree or above, major in Mechanical / Automotive Engineering, or related disciplines
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience in project management for Program Manager applicants
  • Familiar with Automotive Industry and TS16949 quality system is a must for Program Managers
  • Good leadership, people skills and result oriented
  • Effective communication, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Fluent in English (Knowledge of anyone of these languages Mandarin, German, Spanish & French is a plus)
  • Having a PMP Certification or other Project Management related certificate is a plus
  • Work in Shenzhen, China
  • Work timings => 08:00 am to 17:00 pm
  • Probation period => 6 months

Job Application:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to send a copy of your full CV – or call us now.

Whilst this position may not be of interest to you or suit your skills and experience, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team at Willcox Matthews to understand how we can support you.

We receive a large number of applications for all of our positions – Therefore, If you have not received a response within 10 working days, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK