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Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Assistant Program Manager

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
5 days ago

The number of stack products being developed and maintained by T&PD Commercial Stack Programs is growing and as a result there is a need for an additional Assistant Program Manager (APM). The duties of this position include assisting with the execution of the various plans for the programs, tracking and reporting on the budgets and expenses for the programs, and helping to coordinate different activities/projects to achieve specific deliverables.

The candidate will interface with various functional teams within the organization and is vital to have strong communication and people skills. This position requires an individual with the drive and passion for product development and project management. The ideal candidate will possess a combination of fuel cell technical knowledge, basic principles in project management, product development experience, and good time management skills.

  • Support engineering and build teams to maintain schedule and budget, providing regular updates on progress
  • Manage that stacks can be built on time to meet customer and internal deliverables. Coordinate part design releases, part ordering processes and incoming quality inspections with part owners and other functions of the organization.
  • Track part availability status and report to program management
  • Attending weekly project meetings taking minutes, managing Open Points Lists (OPLs), addressing issues, and driving the teams to complete tasks and achieve milestones
  • Monitoring, updating, and communicating program schedules
  • Assist tracking and highlighting key quality related activities and issues directly related to the programs
  • Support resolution to customer, manufacturing, and/or supply chain issues that arise
  • Assist identifying, determining, and documenting risks and issues which might affect the program
  • Maintaining and updating program risk registers
  • Recording and documenting Lessons Learned for the programs
  • Manage various project management tools and updates in support of the Project Manager
  • Communicate internally on progress against deliverables
  • Other duties assigned as needed

  • The ideal candidate will be results oriented, possess strong project management and communication skills, with experience in a product development environment
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant work experience in product development and project management
  • Certified Project Management Professional or SCRUM Master is an asset
  • Experience in project management of custom design and build projects in an engineering environment and knowledge of fuel cell stacks, fuel cell systems, test stations or similar systems would be an asset
  • Manufacturing, supply chain or quality background will be considered an asset
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Familiarity with engineering tools such as structured problem solving (8D, root cause, IS/IS NOT) and DFMEA
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with a willingness to interact frequently with individuals and groups for project planning, and a proven ability to communicate effectively
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Professional proficiency of Chinese Language would be considered an asset

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Ballard values diversity in the workplace and is committed to Employment Equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates.