Together, we move the world—we’ve been doing it for over 100 years. At MAHLE, as a leading international development partner and systems supplier to the automotive industry, we pursue the objective of making mobility more efficient, more environmentally friendly, more convenient, and more economical. As part of our dual strategy, we are working both on the intelligent combustion engine for the use of hydrogen and other nonfossil fuels and on technologies for fuel cells and e-mobility.

With more than 72,000 employees, MAHLE generated sales of approximately EUR 9,8 billion in 2020 and is represented in over 30 countries with 160 locations, including 12 major research and development centers. Join our MAHLE team! #StrongerTogether

Your Role & Responsibilities

  • SUMMARY: The HVAC Program Manager will be responsible for driving new programs from concept to launch. She/He will oversee the Development, Coordination, and Implementation of Project Plans for HVAC customer programs. In addition, the HVAC Program Manager will actively manage programs end to end in order to ensure budget, deliverables, timing, and targets are met, as well as initiating all necessary support activities for rest of Product Life Cycle. They will also contribute to the enhancement of program management knowledge for new Program Managers.
  • Lead programs from concept to launch by interfacing, coordinating, and supporting cross functional teams across several disciplines such as engineering, quality, logistics, and purchasing
  • Manage and interface with internal global, regional, and functional teams in regards to program
  • Develop and execute Project Plan (project structure; project phases, schedule and milestones; project organization, etc)
  • Obtain commitment from all core team members for complete Project Plan
  • Organize and execute Project Meetings (weekly team meetings, project reviews, quality gates, etc)
  • Track, manage, oversee and report on all program deliverables (financials, quality, timing, technical specifications, etc.) and status.
  • Execute Project Reviews & Escalation [e.g. MSP approval, PRC & other reviews]
  • Project Budget & Cost: Manage consolidated program costs, profitability, and budget. plan, get approval, update & control [including Capex, ROS] - in all involved regions
  • Project Risk Management: execute assessment, make proposals for risk mitigation, update, control [e.g. feasibility, intellectual property rights, contract performance over all tiers for internal and external suppliers]
  • Organize & Control Project Changes [including product, process, quality & other business parameters]
  • Manage, drive, and own timing and change management deliverables
  • Provide “voice” to and from the customer (in alignment with Sales), serve as filter, and drive consensus on all technical aspects between customer and company objectives
  • Define and assure customer reimbursements
  • Ensure application of all standardized methods, tools and forms (PDP (PTO), APQP)
  • Travel to multiple MAHLE production sites (15%-25%)

Your Skills & Strengths

  • Bachelors Degree in an Engineering or Business Discipline is Required; Masters Degree is Preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in Program Management managing Series or Component automotive programs is Required; 5+ years of Tier-1 Passenger Car / Light Truck Program Management experience is Preferred
  • Experience working in a Global environment with remote teams using Program Management tools (MS Project, Quality tools, risk Planning & Assessment) is Required
  • Ability to analyze problems from different perspectives, to be able to recognize and consider relevant influencing factors and consequences for the solution, and to apply suitable methods for reaching defined objectives: i.e. Plans effectively with both internal teams and customers. Documents, updates, revises, and distributes program timelines/milestones. Monitors program status, Holds all required meetings, Handles multiple programs from inception to final launch and Effectively resolves issues to solve problems. Documents and follow-ups that decisions were implemented. Works proactively within the program structure to ensure decision making at the appropriate levels.
  • Ability to establish contact to different people, to express oneself to others according to the issue and situation, as well as to communicate one’s own viewpoint convincingly. i.e. Listens, understands, and responds to both internal teams and customers within all levels of the organization. Discusses technical issues and address complex situations. Seeks agreements that satisfy the interests of both internal and external parties.
  • Ability to consistently and constructively support employees to reach their given objectives as part of a structured working situation, to further develop their potential and to ensure the sustainability of achieved results.
  • Motivates and inspires team members to drive the program towards successful completion. Encourages and enables team members to work together as a team to accomplish program goalsEnables team to own their responsibilities and to participate to program decision making. Mentors program team members.

In addition to work in a great team, we encourage you to reach your personal potential and through outstanding learning and development opportunities. Exciting assignments and personalized support for your career are available to you.

Facts about the job

Entry level

Experienced hires


MAHLE Behr Troy Inc.

Functional area

R&D / Engineering, Project Management, R&D / Engineering Product development, Production Production planning

Functional area

R&D / Engineering, Project Management, R&D / Engineering Product development, Production Production planning


MAHLE Behr Troy Inc.


Lockport, New York

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Jordan Taylor

Jordan Taylor

MAHLE Engine Components USA Inc.
Area of responsibility: Research and Development
Muskegeon, MI
Phone: +1 248 735 3610

Your future at MAHLE

As a team player and someone who thinks ahead, you can deploy all your skills with us. In cooperation with colleagues from different countries and areas, you contribute in designing the mobility of the future. When selecting MAHLE, you choose trend-setting technologies and strategies. Are you interested in working with us and developing efficient and environmentally-friendly solutions, optimising existing products, and turning innovative ideas into reality? Then MAHLE is the right address for you.

Shape the future with us.

Dual Group Strategy

Based on our Dual Group Strategy, we are strengthening our market position and tackling future trends. Our motivation is to optimize existing technology and to break new ground – having one goal in mind: Mobility should be efficient, environmentally friendly and comfortable. Integrated system solutions for electro-mobility are just one of our priority areas.

We look forward to welcoming you!

MAHLE offers you an attractive international working environment. Our work is characterised by collegiality, flat hierarchies and personal responsibility. Apply now and join our team!

I see MAHLE as a strong global player, where people ultimately matter. Here I have the freedom to contribute my own ideas and to break new ground - and I pass that on to my team. At MAHLE, the task, and not hierarchy, always takes priority.

Jonathan Dörflinger

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