The Project Manager is the Project expert and knows all details of the project including but not limited to contact information, tooling, costs, revenues, timing, packaging, etc..
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop/design tooling – Work with tooling supplier to assure that the purchased tooling and equipment meets the required tolerances, can produce at the rate required/quoted, causes an acceptable amount of scrap and fits within the existing equipment (bed size, shut height, open height, bolt pattern, tonnage, etc…). Runoff tooling and dedicated equipment to ensure all requirements are met.
- Manage timeline – manage the timing such that the required milestones are met based on customer requirements as they were defined at the quoting and sourcing phases. Modify and manage timing as the project scope changes due to customer modifications. (Note: project timing does not change unless customer changes scope.)
- Manage budget – successfully launch project within the quoted budget.
- Manage open issues and tasks list – Drive project through APQP meetings in which open issues and required tasks are coordinated through the cross functional team. (R&D, Manufacturing, Process Eng., Quality Eng., DSTC, etc…)
- Track/manage all PPAP activities – coordinate the completion of process flows, control plans, work instructions, capability analysis, material specifications, etc…Drive CFT member that is responsible for each task as well as participate in the development of this documentation.
- Run internal/external trials – coordinate the scheduling of the line, labor and procurement of materials until the part is fully into production. Initiate and oversee the trial until complete or until acceptable based on the complexity of the trial.
- Coordinate/submit all internal documentation – Ensure BOM’s and routings and all units within are correct per the pre-production trials.
- Quote newly awarded projects – Quote based on the review of customer supplied data and requirements and the capability of the existing equipment and processes. Work with process engineering to determine capital requirements if project will not work within existing processes. Get quotes for tooling from suppliers.
- Reconcile actual and quoted costs – Track and confirm that production costs due to tool scrap rates, material usage and throughput rates are equivalent or better than those originally quoted. If costs are higher, develop, manage and implement action plan to achieve quoted costs.
- Approve customer print – accept or reject the print based on the customer requirements and internal process capabilities. Confirm part will meet all test requirements and specified GD&T.
- Submit for testing – submit parts or material for testing based on customer requirements.
- Coordination of tool shipments.