Project Management Specialist

Ford Motor Company
April 23, 2024
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Job Description

Project Management Specialist

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we're all a part of something bigger than ourselves. Are you ready to change the way the world moves?

We're in the midst of the biggest change the automotive industry has ever seen. Just as cars changed the world over the last century, new technologies such as self-driving cars, electric powertrains, and connected vehicles will radically reshape how we live, work, and play in the next hundred years. As a member of the Experience Design (XD) Team, you'll be at the heart of creating that future. Every day, Ford's vehicles, and services support millions of people around the world. You'll craft every touchpoint our customers encounter, designing people and society's needs into the heart of our next generation of out-of-vehicle products, services, and experiences.


What you'll do

Our PMO team looks at processes and logistics as a design challenge. We are constantly thinking of improving ways of working, all to keep the design community focused, creative, and in sync with its values. As the Project Management Specialist, you amplify high-quality design, methods, processes and culture. You develop and implement the systems and processes around our design teams with the goal of making our creative teams successful.

  • Work directly with a multidisciplinary team of designers, researchers, and developers.
  • Manage weekly project operational review process: schedule, organize and facilitate weekly portfolio evaluations, moving teams through the start of a project and helping leadership evaluate capacity planning implications.
  • Build great relationships with project leads and senior leadership, communicating about project status, risks, and resourcing.
  • Work across teams, understanding the necessary workflow to ensure excellent outcome delivery.
  • Participate in scoping new project work opportunities, determining required design talent and budget to accomplish project objectives and evaluating strategic fit.
  • Help define timelines, facilitate progress, manage adaptable budgets, and assure all projects meet their deadlines with success.
  • Owner of portfolio management and capacity forecasting operations and associated tools.
  • Steward organizational data quality to inform data-driven decision-making.
  • Develop, share, and provide operational methodologies, digital tools, and data management best practices across the labs.
  • Business owner of project-specific and project-management digital tools and platforms.
  • Assist teams with production-specific needs such as sourcing vendor partners and contractors, managing printing, assisting photoshoot planning, and other production projects.
  • Solve process problems proactively and creatively, using data-driven insights and operational metrics.
  • Act as the point of contact when human-centered design input is needed for other departments or corporate activities i.e. workshops and tours.
  • Provide regular portfolio and capacity metrics to executive leadership.
  • Qualifications

    You'll have

  • Bachelor's degree or a combination of education and equivalent experience
  • 3+ years' experience in an operation, office management, or project producer/program management role.
  • 3+ years of experience supporting large scale client meetings.
  • 1+ years of experience with vendor management.
  • Even better, you may have

  • Deep understanding of human-centered design methods and mindsets.
  • Excellent project management skills: efficient, organized and collaborative; able to keep track of multiple streams of work and accomplish work through others.
  • Design acumen: ability to understand how creative professionals work, their needs and mindset, and also to think creatively with high foresight.
  • Experience of event management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills as well as cross-functional team leadership and strategic planning.
  • 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!

    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 not 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.


    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 183 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.

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