Our client located in Concord, Ontario has an immediate opening for a Program Manager (1 year contract) 


  • Work closely with assigned customer accounts to gather pertinent RFQ information for all new tooling projects to be passed on to estimating as per ISO work instructions
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ensure any changes to customer specifications or processes that would affect their tooling, are communicated back to the appropriate personnel
  • 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
  • Must be able to travel for investigation or training purposes, often on short notice
  • Perform all job functions in a safe and healthful manner, abide by all health, safety and environmental rules and regulations, promote safety in the workplace
  • Report all accidents/incidents and unsafe conditions/behavior
  • Adhere to applicable quality systems and support the total Management System (MAFACT, WCM, ISO-9001)
  • Participate in and support Continuous Improvement and WCM initiatives
  • Maintain work area in accordance with the principles of 5S and operate daily within these standards; Ensure work area is kept neat and organized
  • Perform other duties as required


  • PMP designation or Tool Maker’s certificate, an asset
  • 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
  • Proficient in the use of 3D NX 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, 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
  • Possess sound financial and business knowledge, an asset
  • Ability to communicate in a second language, an asset (Spanish, Mandarin, German)


Please submit resumes to [email protected] including salary expectations and availability or contact Mike MacLeod @ 1 877-737-6562 extension 103.

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