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Project Manager, Cost Optimization Planning

Hyundai Motor America
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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At Hyundai, weve rethought our business and created cars that combine performance, quality, design and innovation into a complete package.

Its time you rethink what you expect from an employer.

At Hyundai, we understand you're not just building a career you're building a life. We believe in our people and realize that our success is a direct result of our commitment in offering you great opportunities for your career. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for a chance to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.


~ Responsible for tracking and managing all necessary tactical activities required to realize potential savings from proposed/approved Cost Optimization measures; as well as support and lead other routine functions of a Program Management Office.

Major Responsibilities:

~ Provides day to day leadership for the management of all cost optimization tactical activities, as defined by the Cost Optimization Committee, including project status reporting.

~ Track status of all implementation steps and tasks on a regular basis and report to broader organization leveraging internal COMS system

~ Perform Program Management activities as a project management professional. These include:

~Ensure all Cost Optimization Committee Policies, Standards, and Processes are followed.

~Ensure quality of materials to be presented to the Cost Optimization Committee

~Ensure clearly defined action plan with assigned owners is developed and managed

~Ensure measure owners are clearly defined and understands responsibilities

~Ensure all materials properly entered into COMS system

~Work closely with measure owners to drive implementation of defined actions plan

~Follow up with all individuals in the global organization to make measures happen

~Escalate issues to CO office and functional leaders if necessary

~Develop and report out weekly status report highlighting key roadblocks

~Leading multiple concurrent cost saving programs

~Delivering complex programs on time and on schedule

~Developing and communicating project plans and schedules

~Identifying and communicating program-level risks and issues

~Leading weekly cross-functional team meetings for each program

~Leading daily stand-up meetings with the program leadership team

~ Leading cost optimization VAVE events, tracking measures and new potential savings, coordinating schedules and resources, and looking after all details.

~ Collaborating and communicating with various groups within the organizations such as Manufacturing, Engineering, Design, Purchasing, Global Design, and Global Product Planning.

~The ideal candidate is someone who is detail oriented and able to quickly make correlations between activities and financial impact.

~ Candidate should also have strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to develop internal network.


~ Propose and manage detailed processes required to efficiently realize cost optimization measures.

~ Directly communicate with HMA, HMNA, HMMA, HATCI and HMC executives and team leaders as required to realize cost optimization measures

~ Represent the Cost Optimization Organization in VA/VE related activities and create transparency on required analysis / for decision making

~ Travel up to 10% of the time.


~ Bachelors degree Required.

Related Experience:

~ At least six years ofProgram Management required in Automotive or Aerospace industry.

~ Intimate knowledge of procurement processes a plus.

~ Vehicle Engineering experience is a plus.

~ Experience in strategic Sourcing in the auto industry is a plus.

~ Project Management Office experience a plus


~ Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project.

~Excellent computer skills, especially with communication tools and program management tools

~Proficient with Project planning Tools such as Microsoft Project, JIRA, Workfront, and Smartsheet.

~ Advanced Proficiency with MS Powerpoint, Microsoft Excel, Pivot tables, and Data Analytics tools such as Tableau, and Alteryx

~ Strong written and oral communication skills.

~ Data management and statistical analysis and reporting.
~ Excellent ability to work with and communicate across cross-functional teams
~ Multidisciplinary technical background be comfortable in EE, ME and Manufacturing domains
~ Being comfortable working in a fast moving, multi-threaded, environment
~ Experience clarifying ambiguity were a new team, making new ideas, to generate new cost savings, with new processes

Certification required:

~ Satisfactory driving record

~ Certified Project Manager with certification of PMP, PgMP, or PfMP Professional

Physical requirements:

~ Significant data analysis and manipulation using keyboard

~ Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

~ Must be willing to travel up to 10% of the time. Sometimes travel requirements will have very short notice.

Our Company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this form is sought in good faith and will not be used to discriminate against the applicant based on race, religion or creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, marital status, sex or gender (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, or related circumstances), gender identity, gender expression, age, citizenship, sexual orientation, family care or medical leavestatus, military and veteran status, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state and local laws.

Posted: 2021-09-10 Expires: 2021-10-09
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