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Farmington Hills | USA Project Manager (Sr.) (Hybrid)

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We are a leading developer and manufacturer of mechanical and electronic locking systems as well as car access and authorization systems for the global automotive industry. Founded in 1908 in Velbert, Germany, we are an independent, family-owned company with around 7,300 employees at locations in Europe, America and Asia and achieved sales of more than EUR 1 billion in the financial year 2022.

The Project Manager is responsible for developing and leading the assigned projects with cross-functional teams to assure project success. Responsible for achieving the On-Time and On-Budget Launch while also ensuring sub-goals for Quality, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Sales, and Engineering.

Key Activities

  • Be the Project CEO.
  • Main customer interface on the assigned project(s).
  • Review project requirements and develop timelines to meet project milestones with the project team (internal and external).
  • Ensure the Project is on Budget, on Time, and on Quality.
  • Set a budget, analyze, and activate recovery plans as necessary to meet budget goals.
  • Ensure that all Tasks according to the Huf Product Development Process including Project Gate Reviews are completed accurately and timely.
  • Establish, monitor, track and maintain the project Open Issues list and Engineering Changes and drive for timely completion.
  • Lead, motivate, and mentor project team members in a matrix environment.
  • Lead problem resolution between Huf and Customer.
  • Lead problem resolution between Huf Departments located in different geographic locations (Tennessee, Detroit, Mexico, China, Brazil, and Germany).
  • Notify Management (including the Site Manager or Sr. Vice President if necessary) of critical issues in a timely manner.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of the team and escalate as required.
  • Participate in frequent project status review meetings by presenting project status reports to senior management in US, Mexico, and/or Germany.
  • Support Sales and Engineering departments with commercial discussions and negotiations.
  • Mentor Team Members to successfully achieve their tasks.
  • Lead change management.
  • Update customer portals as necessary.
  • Lead team in pre-production quality resolutions.
  • Be the spirit of the team and set the example of success.


Desired Profile


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or a related technical field or an Associate’s Degree with 15 years of related experience.
  • 10 Years Project Management experience.
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written in English. German or Spanish language skills is an advantage.
  • Strong computer skills; knowledge of Microsoft Office and Project is essential.
  • Able to maintain and work with confidential information.
  • Strong negotiator who brings resolution to problems and issues.
  • A strong presence in front of the customer who can argue their position.
  • Knowledgeable in electrical and mechanical systems such as zinc die casting, plastic injection molding, assembly, and painting.
  • Strong administrative, organizational skills and the ability to simultaneously manage and coordinate projects in different geographic locations that are on different time zones.
  • Negotiate using internal resources in a matrix-based Project Management structure
  • The ability to manage a budget and react accordingly.
  • A strong presence in front of the customer who can argue their position.
  • Able to manage multiple projects concurrently with different timelines.
  • A good aptitude to learn new skillsets and the ability to adjust to a changing environment.
  • SAP experience is an advantage but not necessary.
  • Managing teams remotely and conducting meetings using MS Teams.
  • Multi-OEM experience is recommended.


  • Full comprehensive health insurance, dental, vision, flexible spending account
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid Time Off

We offer a competitive salary and a full benefit package.

Huf North America Automotive Parts Manufacturing, Corp.
Shellie Rytlewski
24860 Hathaway Drive
Farmington Hills, MI 48335

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Huf North America (Farmington Hills)

24820 Hathaway Drive
Farmington Hills, MI 48335, USA

+1 248699 0800

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