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Program Manager

At Roush, we fuse technology and engineering to provide product development solutions to customers in a diverse range of industries. Widely recognized for providing engineering, testing, prototype, and manufacturing services to the transportation industry, Roush also provides significant support to the aerospace, defense and theme park industries.  With over 4,000 employees in facilities throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America, our unique combination of creativity and tenacity activates big ideas on a global stage.  We want motivated, ambitious people who put the needs of our customers first, bring creativity to their work and will do whatever it takes to achieve success.  If you share our passion for providing innovative solutions to complex challenges, we want you on our team.  

Are you looking for a dynamic company to join? Are you an experienced Program Manager with an interest in autonomous vehicles or defense? If you answered yes, then Roush should be your next career move! Roush is a leader in advanced technology, defense, manufacturing, alternative fuels, and so much more. We are on the cutting edge of many new and exciting programs, such as the successful launch of the Domino’s DXP delivery vehicle. We have an immediate opening for a Program Manager that will work on programs such as this and much more. The position will act as the lead for a multi-disciplined team; typically consisting of purchasing, supply chain, process engineering, manufacturing and quality engineering from program launch to closure. As a Program Manager, the position will monitor progress of suppliers of equipment and production parts to ensure on-time delivery and correct PPAP documentation where required. This position is located at our Livonia, MI facility.


  • Conduct planning activities to ensure programs launch on-time and meet deliverables.
  • Track and report program financial to ensure profitability and capital financial targets are achieved throughout program life cycle.
  • Monitor timing, quality, scope, technical and financial risks and issues on assigned projects.
  • Mitigate risks through risk analysis and quantification, resolving issues where possible.
  • Elevate and focus management attention when there is not timely resolution.
  • Ensure that timely and accurate gate reviews and routine reports are conducted on assigned projects, using these tools to expose risks and elevate issues.
  • Determine post launch profitability as early as possible in development, and report gaps to business case profitability.
  • Remain flexible to changing responsibilities and workload adjustments.
  • Act as a customer advocate when conferring with other departments and provide direction on program requirements and priorities within the Roush organization.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, coaching and technical support to team members.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering is required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of project or program management experience in a product development and vehicle manufacturing environment.
  • Experience launching complete vehicle production or up-fit programs with adherence to APQP processes is required.
  • Must possess extensive product development experience.
  • Expert knowledge of program management processes such as change control, risk identification and phase gate processes.
  • Expert knowledge of program management tools such as EVM, risk analyses, communication plans, timing plans, business cases and comprehensive financial analyses.
  • Must possess strong leadership/management skills, ability to solve complex problems and be self-motivated.
  • Must be customer-focused while also being focused on cost, quality and delivery.
  • Expert skills in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal in the English language.

Preferred Skills

  • MBA preferred.
  • PMP certification preferred.
  • Lean Six Sigma certification preferred.

To apply, please visit the Roush careers page by clicking on this link:


Our Full-Time benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, earned sick time, STD, LTD, 401K, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and paid holidays.


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