Program Manager


Major Responsibilities

  • Work closely with assigned customer accounts to gather pertinent information for all new tooling projects
  • Manage new internal tool builds as well as those built by partners in tooling
    • Use 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
    • Provide regular future sales forecast updates to assist in the upfront capacity planning process
    • Maintain new tool job summary spread sheets for each tool build project to track all commercial activity status
    • 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 as per ISO to ensure clear scope of work to be performed is clearly defined
    • Assist in improving program management systems and processes
    • Must be able to travel for investigational or training purposes, often on short notice

Knowledge and Education

  • PMP designation or Tool Maker’s certificate, an asset

Work Experience

  • Extensive program management experience in the medium to large size tooling industry
    • Must have 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 and Competencies

  • Proficient in the use of 3D design software for the purpose of part/tool interrogation.
    • Strong Microsoft Office (including Project and Visio) and Outlook skills
    • Perform well in high pressure situations
    • Strong negotiation skills
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – verbal and electronic
    • Excellent problem solving and facilitation skills
    • Self-motivated and able to work independently
    • Possess sound financial and business knowledge, an asset
    • Ability to communicate in a second language, an asset (Spanish, Mandarin, German)



Please send your resume to george@halliwellconsulting.com with availability and salary expectations.