Our client located in Concord, Ontario has an immediate opening for a Program Manager in their Mexico facility

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work closely with our customer accounts in Mexico to gather pertinent RFQ information for all new tooling projects to be passed on to estimating as per ISO work instructions
    • Take a sales approach when following up on quotes submitted to customer
    • Provide regular future sales forecast updates to assist in the upfront capacity planning process
    • Manage new internal tool builds as well as those built by our strategic partners in tooling to ensure the best value tooling that will yield the highest part quality with the lowest cost of ownership (The Global Tooling Strategy)
    • Use NX CAD software to interrogate tool/part models to define scope of engineering changes/repairs on both new and existing tooling projects
    • Develop engineering change and repair estimates as per ISO work instructions that include detailed breakdowns of work to be performed
    • Support new programs by attending product development meetings at customer facilities to ensure tooling is considered with respect to timing, product design and cost
    • Work closely with advanced feasibility designers to provide timely and accurate part/tooling feasibility feedback during the early stages of part development
    • Maintain new tool job summary spread sheets for each tool build project to track all commercial activity status
    • Provide regular future sales forecast updates to assist in the upfront capacity planning process
    • Review all purchase orders for new tool and engineering change projects to ensure all aspects of the purchase orders
    (price, payment terms/dates etc.) are in line with all quotations prior to purchase order acceptance
    • Attend new tool trials documenting all details of any tooling related deficiencies as per ISO work instructions
    • Provide complete new tool kickoff information to design group as per ISO work instructions
    • Facilitate various customer reviews for new tooling projects ensuring that all proper approvals are in place at the various stages of development
    • Facilitate engineering change, warranty and repair meetings with production and/or our strategic partners in tooling as per ISO to ensure clear scope of work to be performed is clearly defined
    • Ensure any changes to customer specifications or processes that would affect their tooling, are communicated back to the appropriate personnel at our facility
    • Must be able to provide timely and accurate progress reports on programs as requested by customers
    • Assist in improving our program management systems and processes
    • Capable for successfully managing over 30+ molds with same kick off time
    • Attend mold flow reviews, can identify issues and provide suggestions with a strong understanding of filling analysis such as pressures, hesitation, shear rates, freeze off conditions etc.
    • Manage and Update PDP (Product Delivery Process) Timing, Milestones and Deliverables by using Trax Software
    • Develop customer relationships that support our ability to be successful
    • Utilize effective communication with Employees, Managers, Divisions and Customers
    • Incorporate best practices and lessons learned into process designs and communicate lessons learned for the benefit of other programs; Assist in improving our program management systems and processes
    • Must be able to travel for investigational or training purposes, often on short notice
    • Adhere to applicable quality systems and Support the company Management System (MAFACT, WCM, ISO-9001)
    • Participate in and support Continuous Improvement and WCM initiatives

• College diploma / University degree in Mechanical Engineering
• Engineering Degree, PMP Designation, Mold Maker’s Certificate or Tool and Die Certificate, an asset Experience:
• 10+ years of experience in mold making, machining or automotive manufacturing
• Extensive program management experience in the medium to large size tooling industry
• Strong understanding of the tool function and manufacturing processes for large injection tools
• Mold design experience (large size tooling) with an emphasis on part/tooling feasibility
• Mold making and mold processing experience (preferably with fascias), an asset Skills:
• Must be able to communicate (verbally and in writing) fluently in both Spanish and English
• Possess a valid Passport with no travel restrictions and must be willing to travel on short notice globally
• Must possess sound financial and business knowledge
• Advanced understanding of tool design (core, cavity, ejection, injection, actions (lifters/slides), components)
• Advanced understanding of tool manufacturing (3D CNC machining, 2D boring mill, gundrilling, EDM)
• Advanced understanding of toolmaking process (fitting of components, spotting core to cavity parting line, disassembly/assembly, polishing, welding)
• Proficient in the use of 3D NX design software for the purpose of part/tool interrogation
• Effectively network and communicate to utilize resources within the company
• Strong Microsoft Office (including Project and Visio) and Outlook skills
• Perform well in high pressure situations
• Strong negotiation, problem solving and facilitation skills
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – verbal and electronic
• Self-motivated and able to work independently


Please submit resumes to george@halliwellconsulting.com including salary expectations and availability or contact George Halliwell @ 1 877-737-6562 extension 109.

Job Number 2352