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Production Program Manager



Garden Grove, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

About Harbinger

Harbinger Motors Inc. is a Southern California-based electric vehicle manufacturer on a mission to transform the automotive and transportation industries, bringing to market EVs developed from the ground up to address the needs of the Medium Duty vehicle industry. This broad, and to date poorly addressed, market segment includes class 4 to 7 commercial delivery vehicles, RVs and utility vehicles, among others. Leveraging a foundation of proprietary, in-house developed vehicle technologies, Harbinger's first-of-its-kind EV platform will bring enhancements in vehicle performance, durability and operator comfort. And importantly, Harbinger's vehicles will be priced for zero acquisition premium relative to traditional gas- and diesel-based competitors, removing one of the most tenacious barriers to EV adoption.

Harbinger's team, with operations in Southern California and Michigan, includes industry veterans with expertise in powertrain, battery, chassis and software development, along with leaders in advanced manufacturing, corporate development, operations and finance. Our team members come from leading innovators, both in and out of the automotive industry, including Tesla, Rivian, Canoo, Ford, Anduril, and SpaceX.

Founded in 2021, Harbinger is a venture-backed startup on a rapid growth trajectory, looking for candidates that thrive on tackling complex challenges and who share in our passion to bring clean transportation alternatives to a segment of the market starving for innovation.

Position Overview

Harbinger Motors is looking for a Production Program Manager to join our growing Production team. The Production Program Manager will work closely with a cross functional team including Engineering, Engineering Program Management, Supply Chain & Logistics, Quality, Central Production and Manufacturing to ensure processes, equipment, parts, systems and resources are implemented on time in accordance with the Production team launch schedule and to budget per the financial plan. Additionally, the PPM will be responsible for ensuring the Production plan is accurately updated and for reporting status on a weekly basis. At Harbinger, Production includes Quality, Supply Chain, Logistics & Materials Management, Manufacturing Engineering and Manufacturing.

What You'll Do:

  • Project Planning: Responsible for coordinating the overall activities within the Production teams to ensure production launch timing and alignment.
  • Communication: Act as the liaison between the Production department and the Engineering Program Management team to convey project status (accomplishments, concerns, next steps, action items, etc.). Collaborate with the IT Systems team to ensure alignment on critical systems implementation milestones, fostering cross-functional efficiency and synergy. Proactively identify and resolve obstacles in collaboration with cross-functional leaders, enhancing operational efficiency and driving process success.
  • Meetings: Participate in daily / weekly production, sourcing council and other relevant meetings to stay informed on tooling,mfg equipment, part and hiring status, as well as help guide recovery plans should timing fall behind.
  • Risk Management: Collaborate with fellow managers to align the various risks within the project and clearly identify the critical path to launch.
  • Data Management: On a weekly basis, verify that the MBOM, PFEP, PPAP and BOM cost status is reported 100% accurately
  • Production Schedule: Visualize the end-to-end Production launch tasks, milestones and schedule from manufacturing & suppliers sourcing, process concepts to production line implementation and SOP, ensuring seamless execution and alignment with strategic objectives and launch strategies for new development initiatives.
  • Project Management: establish and optimize efficiency-focused project management processes to productivity and streamline workflows.
  • Reporting: Monitor and report on program status in the most effective manner. Ensure adherence to timelines and budgets, and effectively communicate program progress to stakeholders.

Who You Are:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in an engineering discipline.
  • Experience: Minimum of 5-10 years of work experience in Program Management in an automotive sector. Startup experience is a plus.
  • Skillset:
    • Proficient in Google Suite/Workspace: Google Docs, Sheets, Slides.
    • Experience working in SmartSheets (or MS Project).
    • Experience working in Atlassian Jira.
    • Experience in Tableau
  • Flexibility: Ability to contribute to other activities outside of primary job responsibilities.
  • Execution: Ability to manage and complete projects from ideation to completion.
  • Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills and able to convey complex ideas in a clear, concise manner.
  • Independence: Ability to work independently and manage ambiguity. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

Rev up your career with our electrifying compensation and benefits package! At Harbinger Motors, we understand that your skills, experience, and expertise are as unique as our cutting-edge electric vehicles. That's why we tailor our offers to suit your individual profile, considering your years of experience, specialized knowledge, and market demands.

In addition to a competitive base salary, our perks charge ahead of the competition:

  • 100% Comprehensive Health Coverage: You and your loved ones are covered with top-tier medical, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Accelerate Your Wealth: As one of our first 100 employees, you'll have the opportunity to rev up your financial future with early-stage stock options.
  • Unleash Your Time: Take control of your work-life balance. Salaried teammates receive flexible PTO and the freedom to celebrate holidays and wellness days as you see fit.
  • Cruise into Vacations: Enjoy an exciting annual vacation stipend to help you recharge your batteries.
  • Fuel Your Day: Forget brown bag lunches; we've got you covered with paid lunches and dinners to keep you energized.

These are just a few of our benefits and perks, as we're constantly adjusting and adding more benefits to best serve our teammates. At Harbinger Motors, we don't just offer jobs; we provide the fuel for your career journey. Join us in shaping the future of sustainable transportation, where your hard work and dedication are always rewarded.

Get ready to drive your career forward with us!

California Pay Range
$120,000$190,000 USD
Equal Opportunity
Harbinger is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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