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Director, Program Management Office (Automotive)

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Job Description:

Leading the future in luxury electric and mobility
At Lucid, we set out to introduce the most captivating, luxury electric vehicles that elevate the human experience and transcend the perceived limitations of space, performance, and intelligence. Vehicles that are intuitive, liberating, and designed for the future of mobility.
We plan to lead in this new era of luxury electric by returning to the fundamentals of great design – where every decision we make is in service of the individual and environment. Because when you are longer bound by convention, you are free to define your own experience.
Come work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. Beyond providing competitive salaries, we’re providing a community for innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you are driven to create a better, more sustainable future, then this is the right place for you.
Notice regarding COVID-19 Vaccination for positions located in Newark, California
At Lucid (the “Company”), we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus, and the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all Lucid Employees whose employment is based in Newark, current and future, must be fully vaccinated and provide proof thereof as a condition of continued or future employment with the Company.
Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

We are currently seeking a deeply experienced senior leader to program manage Lucid’s product development across the company.  This is a rare opportunity to lead a cutting-edge vehicle development program, working with staff and leadership across the enterprise.  You will take the lead in ensuring on time delivery of the Air with market leading features and an excellent customer experience.  

You Will:

  • Lead and grow the enterprise PMO team in line with business objectives, including implementation of relevant processes and tools
  • Be responsible for program management of the Lucid product portfolio, creating an environment of innovation and product excellence
  • Manage the Lucid Air sedan product and the success of the vehicle lifecycle from development to launch and mid-cycle updates.
  • Create and maintain the cycle plan for the sedan and other products
  • Be responsible for the overall timing across products - critical path, milestones, key dependencies, and summary.
  • Drive the vehicle/product development process in conjunction with the relevant leadership and functions (design, hardware, software, supply chain, prototype build, NPI, production manufacturing, marketing/sales, etc.)
  • Interface with Marketing and Sales to define the vehicle features and requirements as a function of trim level and related production start dates as influenced by the product plan (market requirements) and relevant constraints (product requirements)
  • Be responsible for ensuring accurate and complete capture of performance and other product goals, appropriate requirements decomposition, architecture definition, test plan definition, and successful test and validation to the requirements both functional and nonfunctional.
  • Ensure that products homologation and relevant certifications as required by law and supported by the appropriate business areas
  • Ensure readiness for mass production and service phases of the lifecycle
  • Coordinate closely with sales and marketing to ensure a successful market launch
  • Be responsible for key vehicle financial and budgetary activities including the costed bill of materials, the program prototype budget, PMO budgets (headcount, expense, etc.)
  • Be responsible for program performance measurements, reporting, quality, resource allocation, risk management
  • Aggressively and proactively manage risk across the program portfolio

You Bring:

  • 10+ years of experience in automotive industry product development and delivery
  • 5+ years of experience program managing high dollar value products/product development
  • Experience as an engineer in automotive, aerospace or other relevant product area
  • Experience taking multiple products to market as a program manager or other relevant leader with direct experience
  • Experience with NPI, product launch, and post-sales support 
  • The strong technical aptitude necessary to drive development of a high technology product
  • Experience working closely with all functions of an enterprise (Finance, Marketing, Sales, Engineering, Industrial Design, etc) to manage the product development life cycle
  • Excellent communication (written, spoken) at all levels of the enterprise
  • Best in class cross-functional interaction skills and a history of driving teams to perform to highly demanding schedules/challenges
  • Ability to coordinate the actions of a large multifaceted organization. A deep understanding of the multiple phases of a large program, how to measure performance in those stages, communicating those two Leadership and staff at large
  • Ability to travel as needed

  • A bachelor's degree in engineering (e.g. mechanical, electrical engineering), master's degree preferred
  • A master’s degree in business administration (MBA).  A master’s degree in engineering with relevant business experience acceptable

Bonus Points:
  • PMP certification

At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations.
To all recruitment agencies: Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees. Lucid Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

Keywords: Lucid Motors, Redwood City , Director, Program Management Office (Automotive), Other , Redwood City, California

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