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Ref: #51651

Program Manager in Automotive Domain


For our client based in Eindhoven, I’m looking urgently for a Program Manager.

Job Description :

Your working area & responsibilities

  • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
  • Provide delivery and new opportunity insights with Client Partners and Delivery Head
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Provide Delivery Updates to customer stakeholders on timely manner
  • Track, renew and extend the ongoing contracts
  • Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs
  • Report and escalate to management as needed


Your skillset

  • 15 years of experience in the automotive industries and Solid knowledge in project management, automotive engineering.
  • Candidate should have had prior experience as a Program manager or a Portfolio manager
  • Experience in managing Multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience in executing technology or consulting – Projects, predominantly in Agile framework
  • Good in preparing / developing project schedules, estimation, establishing measures and milestones, definition, scoping, tracking etc.
  • Knowledge of managing projects through use of processes like risk management, quality management, Issue/problem management & Scope change management
  • Excellent communication inter-personal skills
  • Excellent client facing/client service skills
  • Extensive experience in client facing role with strong stakeholder relationship with executive leaders
  • Good understanding of the Delivery Operational parameters and drive them to align to organization norms.
  • Align with the client partners to build winning solutions and deliver proposals – proactive & reactive.
  • Instrumental in Delivery Led Growth by scoping new opportunities within the accounts proactively
  • Strong experience in SW development in Automotive sector
  • Knowledge of architectural principles and different SW architectures
  • Good knowledge of engineering development processes (SPICE, CMMI): e.g. code documentation guidelines, peer reviews, testing strategies, requirements traceability, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences, Electronics, Telecommunications or similar
  • Good knowledge of English, both written and spoken


Preferred Skills:


  • Knowledge of vehicle electrical systems: ADAS, Smart-Light, Telematics, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of latest AUTOSAR standards e.g. 4.2.2 and Adaptive AUTOSAR
  • Knowledge and experience with data communication and diagnosis protocols
  • Knowledge of ISO 26262 and applied it in the development of high-integrity software
  • Experience in executing technology or consulting – Projects, predominantly in SaFe
  • Master’s degree in computer sciences, Electronics, Telecommunications or similar
  • Open for new technologies and interest in embedded development.
  • English fluency is mandatory
  • Dutch proficiency nice to have

Contract : Freelance 
Start Date : ASAP to 2 week’s notice
Duration: 6-12 months
Rate : Depending on experience 
Location : Eindhoven, Netherlands (Hybrid) 
Contact : stefene@next-ventures.com

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