Customer Project Manager
Plymouth, MI 
Posted 2 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description

In this position, you will be responsible for leading the new projects coming in the pipeline, pushing industrialization, innovation, group/automotive product changes out of the whole SKF Automotive portfolio. As the Automotive Customer Project Manager, you will be part of the Automotive Customer Project Management team and will report to the responsible for Automotive Customer Project Management Americas within the Automotive Digitalization & PMO.

We are looking for proactive, can-do, hands-on, dynamic personalities who promote a positive culture and teamwork.


  • Drive and execute new Customer Engineer to Order projects (ETO, based on APQP Advanced Product Quality Planning) and/or Innovation Projects, which will come from all Automotive Product Lines.
  • Ensure flawless launches, maximizing the customer satisfaction.
  • Lead and steer the project team to the achievement of the QCD (Quality, Cost, Delivery) targets.
  • Establish a lean and solid link with Manufacturing clusters, Purchasing, Sales, Product Lines: escalation process to be used, when needed.
  • Formalize best practices, identified through projects handling, (actually, push for continuous improvement)!


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a technical or business field required
  • Experience promoting a positive culture and teamwork within international and multicultural project teams.
  • Experiences with project management suites/platforms, e.g., MS Project, Jira, Asana, MS Teams & Planner
  • Proven skills in managing customer-centric projects, across various cultures and regions.
  • Capabilities and experiences in Program & Project Management techniques, preferably linked to automotive APQP principles, Prince2, PMI and/or new ways of working (Scrum, Kanban, SAFE, Design Thinking, Lean etc.).

Skills for Success:

  • Leadership, influencing skills.
  • Ability to develop positive and lasting relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to communicate timely and effectively (verbal, written, presentation).
  • Can-do, hands-on, dynamic personality that promotes a positive culture and teamwork.

About SKF:
SKF's mission is to be the undisputed leader in the bearing business. SKF offers solutions around the rotating shaft, including bearings, seals, lubrication management, condition monitoring and maintenance services. Global manufacturers of cars and light trucks require a reliable supply of high-quality repair components for their aftermarket businesses. We are an established and trusted manufacturer of wheel end, engine, transmission, steering and suspension components. In addition, we supply the bearing, tooling and lubrication products that underpin these systems. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in SEK is around 85 billion and the number of employees are 45,000.

What You'll Love About SKF:

Rest and Relaxation. Enjoy a robust PTO policy and 13 paid holidays!

Work/Life Balance. A possibility for flexibility and an opportunity for occasional remote work.

SKF Celebrates Diversity in the Workplace! We actively develop ourselves and our teams to enable outstanding delivery. Trust the strength of diverse teams and encourage agile ways of working.

Health and Wellness Benefits. SKF cares about the wellbeing of our employees. Many options for best in class medical and dental plans to fit your needs; a wellness plan that includes biometric screening and health risk assessment for you and your spouse and incentives for healthy living!

Invest in your Future. SKF offers amazing retirement options! Participate in our 401K program that boasts a 100% match up to 5% of your elected contribution (100% Vested). And regardless of your participation, SKF automatically contributes 5% into your account per pay period (3 Years Vesting).

SKF Cares! The four fundamental cornerstones of SKF Care - Business, Environment, Employees and the Community are critical for us to sustain long-term success.

Much more! Growth opportunities, tuition reimbursement, voluntary critical illness coverage, voluntary legal plan, employee assistance program, life insurance, vehicle discount programs, mobile phone discounts, and with so many benefits to working for SKF, we could not name them all!

Reports to: Global PMO, Digital & Process
Location: Plymouth, MI
Job ID: 15281

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Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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