Senior Manager, Software Project Center

  • Farmington Hills (Michigan)

About us

Elektrobit (EB) is an award-winning and visionary global supplier of embedded and connected software products and services for the automotive industry. A leader in automotive software with over 30 years serving the industry, EB‘s software powers over 1 billion devices in more than 100 million vehicles and offers flexible, innovative solutions for connected car infrastructure, human machine interface (HMI) technologies, navigation, driver assistance, electronic control units (ECUs), and software engineering services. EB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Continental.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the US without Elektrobit visa sponsorship.

Your responsibilities

The Senior Manager, Software Project Center is responsible for winning and successfully executing software projects with one or several automotive OEM and Tier 1 customers. This position manages one of three Customer Centers in the US, and reports to the Head of Customer Centers, Americas.  The Senior Manager leads a team of project managers responsible for running projects ranging from 10 to over 100 people globally.  This individual establishes transparent and reliable planning of revenues and profit; develops well organized, competitive responses to customer RFQs; and drives excellent project execution to achieve predictable, long-term and growing project business with our customers. Perform all necessary testing activities within assigned software projects.

  • Financial planning and tracking        
  • Assure profitable project execution               
  • Assure on-time delivery of contracted work packages   
  • Assure high customer satisfaction and definition of measures in case of customer complaints          
  • Foster synergies between projects in the same region and/or for the same customer    
  • Strategic customer development planning together with Sales 
  • Competence, skill and capacity planning together with the Centers of Competence

Your profile

Required Skills:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 8 years of successful software project leadership experience          
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills           
  • Structured way of working and able to define structured reporting including definition of technical and non-technical KPIs
  • Understanding of business administration and financial tracking              
  • Experience managing global projects and teams
  • Able to take over the lead for project teams in case of customer escalations        
  • Willingness to travel (approximately 10-20%)       
  • Confident and professional behavior in critical situations    
  • Automotive project management experience with an OEM or Tier 1   
  • Agile project management experience
Preferred Skills:
  • Project Management Professional Certification

What we offer

  • Exciting projects in the automotive industry
  • Flexible working hours and family-friendly working atmosphere
  • Trainings in our own academy

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EEO / AA / Disabled / Protected Veteran Employer. Elektrobit offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to unlawful consideration to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. In addition, as a federal contractor, Elektrobit complies with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities, where they apply.

Elektrobit also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance in the application process, please reply to or contact our US Recruiting team for our Bothell, WA and San Jose, CA locations at +1.425.686.3100, and our Farmington Hills, MI location at +1.248.994.0684.