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Director, Vehicle Line Program Management

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Leading the future in luxury electric and mobilityAt Lucid, we set out to introduce the most captivating, luxury electric vehicles that elevate the human experience and transcend the perceived limitations of space, performance, and intelligence. Vehicles that are intuitive, liberating, and designed for the future of mobility.We plan to lead in this new era of luxury electric by returning to the fundamentals of great design - where every decision we make is in service of the individual and environment. Because when you are no longer bound by convention, you are free to define your own experience.Come work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. Beyond providing competitive salaries, we're providing a community for innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you are driven to create a better, more sustainable future, then this is the right place for you.
We are currently seeking a Director, Vehicle Line Program Management for an agile team that has fun bringing cutting-edge products to life. This position requires an experienced professional that can lead multiple vehicle nameplates and product lines from concept, engineering, launch, to ongoing product continuity in the marketplace. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches their work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, and to possess the ability to lead and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment.The Role:

  • Lead a team of VLEs (Vehicle Line Executives) that own the totality of nameplate life-cycle management and performance across multiple stages of the product development process, to launch, and through to marketplace continuity
  • Ensure that VLEs lead as the final arbitrator for vehicle changes between internal functions including product engineering, software, supply chain, logistics, manufacturing, and quality
  • Develop teams that leverage functions such as platforms and modules across multiple vehicle lines to optimize product costs and investment
  • Ensure program readiness by meeting engineering, volume, and quality standards
  • Responsible for making financial and business decisions for the vehicle lines
  • Develop business cases for vehicle development and secure approval from company leadership
  • Provide vehicle line engineering leadership for a large segment of vehicle platforms to achieve segment objectives by balancing engineering requirements with timing, cost, investment, quality, performance and manufacturing capabilities in concert with customer expectations
  • Mentor and guide the organization to develop skills and competencies for program management and cross-functional collaboration to deliver enterprise goals and objectives related to vehicle launchesQualifications:
    • Strong time management skills
    • Ability to prioritize competing requests and needs
    • Highly collaborative; comfortable working with people in a matrixed environment
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
    • Competency in Microsoft applications including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook
    • Ability to foster and support a culture of diversity, inclusivity, collaboration and teamwork; able to build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues across all departments
    • Able to analyze data to guide strategic planning
    • Strong technical aptitude necessary to drive development of a high technology product
    • Comfortable to give effective presentations to and facilitate meetings with all levels of the organization
    • Able to travel frequently and internationally
    • 10+ years of experience in automotive industry product development and program management preferred
    • 5+ years of experience program managing high dollar value products/product development preferred
    • Experience as an engineer in automotive, aerospace or other relevant product area preferred
    • Experience taking multiple products to market as a program manager or other relevant leader with direct experience
    • Experience with NPI (New Product Introduction), product launch, and post-sales support preferred
    • Experience working closely with all functions of an enterprise (Finance, Marketing, Sales, Engineering, Industrial Design, etc) to manage the product development life cycleAt Lucid, we don't just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations.
      Notice regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirement as a condition of gainful employment within the United StatesAt Lucid, we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus, and the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all new Lucid employees, whose job will be based in the United States, must provide original documentation confirming status as having received the prescribed inoculation (doses) based on the manufacturer's guidelines on their first day of employment.Individuals seeking a medical and/or religious exemption from this requirement may be granted such an accommodation after submitting a formal request to and the subsequent review and approval thereof by our dedicated Covid-19 Response team.To all recruitment agencies: Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees. Lucid Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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