Technical Project Manager - Body & Interior

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Scout Motors

Here at Scout Motors, we're carrying forward the heritage of one of the most iconic American vehicles in history. A vehicle dating back to 1960. One that forged the path for future generations of rugged SUVs and will do so once again.

But Scout is more than just a brand, it's a legacy steeped in a culture of exploration, caretaking, and hard work.

Scout is all about respect. Respect for the environment by developing all-electric vehicles with the capability to get you to any location. Respect for the past and the future by taking an iconic American brand that hasn't been around for a while, electrifying it, digitizing it, and loading it with American innovation. Respect for communities by creating a company that stands for its people and its customers. And respect for both work and play, with vehicles that are equally at home at a camp site, a job site, or on a Tuesday commute.

At Scout Motors, we empower our talented, inclusive, and entrepreneurial teams to innovate. What makes a Scout? Someone who is a visionary and a leader, who seeks new paths and shares lessons learned. A knowledgeable doer who collaborates across the company to build better. A go-getter with unrivaled passion.

Join us at Scout Motors and be part of shaping the future of transportation. If you're ready to drive change and make history, apply now!

What you'll do

Become part of an iconic brand that is set to revolutionize the all-electric pick-up truck & rugged SUV marketplace by achieving the following:

  • Lead Engineering meetings (prepare meeting agendas, and document meeting minutes), including organizing and facilitating discussions with cross-functional teams to review progress, address challenges, and drive alignment and implementation.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define project objectives, requirements, and deliverables.
  • Foster strong relationships with key stakeholders, including engineering teams, and senior leaders, to ensure alignment and support for change management.
  • Develop and maintain project plans, including timelines, milestones, and resource allocation.
  • Coordinate and monitor project activities, ensuring adherence to project scope, timeline, and budget.
  • Track project progress, identify potential risks, and propose mitigation strategies.
  • Facilitate effective communication and collaboration among project team members, stakeholders, and suppliers.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends, market dynamics, and regulatory requirements related to EV automotive technologies.
  • Manage project documentation, including project charters, requirements, specifications, and change requests.
  • Conduct regular project status meetings, prepare meeting agendas, and document meeting minutes.
  • Ensure seamless integration of technical components, systems, and processes throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to project team members, assisting in problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Evaluate project outcomes, gather lessons learned, and make recommendations for process improvements.
  • Lead cross-functional workshops with a focus on cost and mass optimization.
  • Represent the module group externally and be the single source of truth to the rest of the business.

Location & Travel Expectations: The responsibilities of this role require attendance at in-person meetings and events regularly. This role will be based out of the Scout Motors location in Novi, MI. Applicants should expect that the role will require the ability to convene with Scout colleagues in person and travel to participate in events on behalf of the company from time to time.

What you'll bring

We are seeking an experienced and detail-oriented Technical Project Manager to join our team. The Technical Project Manager (Body & Trim) will play a crucial role in overseeing and coordinating the successful delivery of technical projects within our Engineering organization. This role requires a solid technical background, excellent project management skills, and the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with cross-functional teams.

We expect all Scouts to have integrity, curiosity, resourcefulness, and strive to exhibit a positive attitude, as well as a growth mindset. You'll be comfortable with change and flexible in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. You'll take a collaborative approach to achieve ambitious goals. Here's what else you'll bring:

Qualifications:

  • University degree in technical discipline (e.g., Project Management, Engineering etc.).
  • 5+ year of relevant practical experience in the automotive industry (proven experience in technical project management or a related role)
  • Relevant knowledge and experience in managing and steering the complexity of a new project in the automotive industry.
  • Strong understanding of project management methodologies and best practices.
  • Excellent organizational, multitasking, and time management skills.
  • Proficient in project management tools and software (e.g., Microsoft Project, JIRA, Decisions)
  • Solid technical background and understanding of automotive industry, current trends and developments, EV mobility and software.
  • Experience in managing complex technical projects involving multiple stakeholders and vendors.
  • Experience in understanding and solving cross-functional targets conflicts.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and engage stakeholders at various levels.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of quality management systems and industry standards related to automotive parts.
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on delivering high-quality results.

Preferred Qualifications & Experience:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Experience working with Agile or Scrum methodologies.
  • Familiarity with technical domains such as software development, IT infrastructure, or data analytics.
  • Proven experience of Electrical Vehicle development
  • A good understanding of the PEP Product development system
  • Basic German language skills would be advantageous.

What you'll gain

The benefits of joining Scout include the chance to build products and a company from the ground up. This is a chance to create something new and lasting – with an iconic brand at its foundation. In addition, Scout provides competitive compensation and benefits to support your physical, mental, and financial wellbeing. Program specifics are detailed in company policies and employee benefit guides, select highlights:

  • Competitive insurance including:
    • Medical, dental, vision and income protection plans
  • 401(k) program with:
    • An employer match and immediate vesting
  • Generous Paid Time Off including:
    • 20 days planned PTO, as accrued
    • 40 hours of unplanned PTO and 14 company or floating holidays, annually
    • Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave for biological and adoptive parents of all genders
    • Paid leave for circumstances related to bereavement, jury duty, voting time, or military leave
  • Corporate Vehicle Program with:
    • Eligibility to lease up to 2 vehicles at competitive rates

Pay Transparency

This is a full-time, exempt position eligible to receive a base salary and to participate in an annual performance bonus program. Final salary offered will be determined based on factors including but not limited to the candidate's skills and experience. The annual performance bonus program is preset and not candidate dependent.

Initial base salary range = $135,000-$155,000

Internal leveling code: IC8

Notice to applicants:

  • Residing in San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Scout Motors will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
  • Residing in Los Angeles: Scout Motors will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
  • Residing in New York City: This role is not eligible for remote work in New York City.

Equal Opportunity

Scout is committed to employing a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, or any other characteristics protected by law. Scout is committed to compliance with all applicable fair employment practice laws.