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Program Manager - Functional Safety/Breakthrough Quality (Electronic)  

Job Description

Position Summary:
This position will monitor and actively participate with the product teams to ensure that relevant functional safety (ISO26262), processes (DFMEA) and quality (TS16949) standards are achieved and maintained for its current and future electronic and electromechanical safety systems.


  • Drive and coordinate activities to improve Functional Safety including creation/monitoring of relevant internal processes (ISO26262 (Functional safety - Road Vehicles), CMMI (Capability Maturity Process Integrated) and ISO 15504 SPICE), their implementation for electronics products to achieve the desired levels and coordination with Europe to ensure alignment. Maintains the safety plan and monitors the progress of the safety activities against the safety plan
  • Coordinate the implementation of Quality activities for the Electronics business unit, including alignment of electronics quality projects with published Breakthrough Quality program guidelines. Manage the completion of improved DFMEA, PFMEA, and associated control plans and work instructions for safety critical electronic products per established schedule
  • This position will be more hands-on versus coordinating to implement and maintain the Functional Safety requirements working directly with product engineering, manufacturing plants, external suppliers, and quality engineering
  • Resolves critical issues during the entire life cycle of the project programs

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of quality processes and tools, including Advance Product Quality Planning (APQP), FMEA activities, and control plans
  • This individual should have a working knowledge of software development - this position requires the individual to work closely with the software development team to properly implement the ISO26262 requirements.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and manage conflicts, both internal and external and with counterparts in Europe
  • Strong ability in establishing milestones, project planning and implementation (execution skills) while meeting commitments. Ability to prioritize, schedule, and plan; anticipate obstacles and manage risks
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; capable of formal and informal discussions at all levels of the business, customer, and supplier organizations

Job Location
Elyria, OH, US.

Position Type

Relocation Assistance Available?

Travel Required
Up to 25%

LocationElyria, OH
CountryUnited States of America
Employment AgencyBendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
Posted Date05/26/2011 11:33:17
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