Program Strategy Manager

Ford Motor Company
March 05, 2024
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Job Description


  • The purpose of the Strategy Manager is to lead a team of Manufacturing Engineering Supervisors / Engineers within the Final Assembly Engineering Organization in the areas of Quality, Product and Process Standards, Fastening, Digital Transformation, and Machinery & Equipment:
  • Quality - Lead team to improve quality metrics in all Ford North America plants, drive quality pain point projects to implement continuous improvements into the plants and support process improvements for future programs
  • Product and Process Standards - Lead team to create, update and deliver Global Manuracturing Requirements into the product design, update and create process standards and process control plans to support core engineering deliverables
  • Fastening - Lead team to develop fastening tooling and standards, drive new technology into current plants to support process and quality improvements
  • Digital Transformation - Lead Global team to ensure proposed digital technology solutions support core process deliverables, track and implement solutions to deliver digital transformation technology into core process deliverables
  • Plant Vehicle Teams (PVT's) - Collaborate with plant teams to support Final Assembly Engineering required deliverables, support quality and process improvement activities into plants
  • Machinery and Equipment - Lead team to develop major equipment requirements for new future programs, support quality and process continuous improvement activity into major equipment at the plants
  • All job functions will support new future programs, current programs, campaign prevention, and reaction plans for Ford North America Final Assembly Manufacturing facilities
  • Lead project and strategy development during development phase through delivery and implementation
  • Responsibilities


  • Strategy Manager
  • Timing
  • The Strategy Manager works on new future programs, current programs and non-program projects
  • The Strategy Manager supports projects from initial concept development phase through plant launch and acceleration
  • Responsibilities:
  • Lead team of Manufacturing Engineering Supervisors / Engineers in the areas of Quality, Product and Process Standards, Fastening, Digital Transformation, and Machinery & Equipment
  • Lead Quality Pain Point projects to reduce warranty costs and improve overall vehicle quality
  • Investigate, develop, and vet new technologies and vendors
  • Work on Global Manufacturing Standards by Developing Procedures, Global Manufacturing Requirements (GMR), Standard Cells, Gap Strategies with Product Development, Standard Costing for Future Model Programs
  • Work with Cross Functional Teams in PAC Papers and Stop Ships to further Improve our Manufacturing Standards and Reduce Warranty Costs
  • Support the Development of New Technology into our North American Plants
  • Lead the Development of Online and Offline Torque Strategies and Improvements
  • Collaborate with Plant Vehicle Teams to support continuous improvement projects and new future project implementations
  • Support Ford of India Team in developing and implementing digital transformation into core process deliverables
  • Ensure all aspects of the program are delivered within cost, delivery, and safety
  • Develop Design and Build Scopes of Work associated with Tooling and Equipment along with Installation Scopes of Work
  • Work closely with VOME Core Process Team's, Assembly Plant & Suppliers to support deliverables
  • Collaborate with Process Engineers and Product Development Team to generate facility & tooling costs, improve quality, and reduce labor requirements
  • Develop and foster working relationships with new and existing tooling vendors to develop new processes/equipment and to continuously improve the equipment we have already deployed
  • Lead identification, resolution, and closure of quality improvement projects
  • Support Program Cost Studies and work with cross functional teams within the organization to ensure proper Tooling is included and a plan for implementation
  • Work with counterparts in PD to drive design requirements
  • Support launch coordination meetings: AIMS, DEMS, Whiteboard, Scorecard, etc.
  • Incorporate new technologies and automation into the tooling development to improve delivery and quality
  • Work with upfront Process Core Team to incorporate new process standards to accommodate new technologies and quality / efficiency improvements
  • Support builds / installations onsite
  • Use Plant High Hurts to predict and mitigate Launch risks in Forward Model Development
  • Support GMR standard & equipment updates / migration plan through closed loop lesson learned process
  • Review "Lessons Learned" from New Model launches and implement Prevent Reoccurrence Actions into future programs
  • Teach, coach, and develop training plans for all employees
  • Exhibit Ford + behaviors including excellence, focus and collaboration
  • Qualifications


  • B.S. degree required
  • 10 + years experience in Manufacturing Engineering / Operations
  • Major program Launch as Leader or discipline equivalent
  • Working knowledge of MDQOS deliverables such as tooling development, LQOS, DPA5, GSPAS/VPS, APT, Teamcenter, PFMEA, SCCAFs, Error Proofing Principles, GMRs/Health Charts, and VOSS
  • Understanding of relationships between VOME, New Models, Program Management and Operations through Launch of a vehicle
  • Knowledge and/or experience within other Manufacturing Vehicle Functions
  • Strong technical knowledge of quality improvement process
  • Leadership communication skills consistent with reporting out to Director and VP level leadership
  • Willingness to Travel for extended periods of time
  • You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

    What you'll receive in return:

    As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builderor all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

    Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage

    Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more

    Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases

    Tuition assistance

    Established and active employee resource groups

    Paid time off for individual and team community service

    A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year's Day

    Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

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    Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

    Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.

    About Us

    At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career and help us define tomorrow's transportation.

    About the Team

    At Ford Motor Company, we have always believed that freedom of movement drives human progress. It's a belief that continues to fuel our passion to create great vehicles for our customers. Today, our autonomous vehicle and electrification teams are changing the way the world moves. Ford is building an autonomous vehicle business that can scale city to city to improve the movement of people and goods through an intuitive, enjoyable and trusted experience.

    More Information on Ford Motor Company

    Ford Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Dearborn, MI and Palo Alto, CA. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903. It has 175633 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 143 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.

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