Program Manager in Carol Stream, IL at DAVIES MOLDING, LLC

Date Posted: 7/20/2022

Job Snapshot

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  • Experience:
    At least 7 year(s)
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Job Description

Primary Responsibilities


  • Create and direct the implementation of innovative engineering solutions for products and processes desired by our clients.
  • Support continual progress in quality, efficiency, cost and margin improvement of current tooling.
  • Ensure timely delivery and quoted margins of new mold builds.
  • Track program against schedule and budget reporting status to Manager and Client on a regular basis.
  • Continuously engage with Engineering, Operations, Quality, Plannig, Sales, Procurement, and Management regarding status of existing programs and plans for future RFQ’s.
  • Lead Kaizen events continuously reporting out monthly on results.
  • Monitor customer scorecards and lead efforts to rectify negative information reported.

  • Identify and recommend changes to existing custom molded products/components that will maximize cost efficiency, quality, and customer satisfaction.
  • Review designs for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, industry standards, government regulations and related specifications
  • Engage with Business Development to improve margins of existing custom business and to expand our custom molding business in concert with the Strategic Plan.
  • Investigate and assist in resolving tooling problems
  • Engage with Operations to reduce labor and scrap components of the large contributors
  • Confer with producers of materials such as inserts, or polymers during investigation and evaluation of materials suitable for specific product applications.
  • Engage with tool makers on behalf of client and/or Davies. Recommend tool makers which specialize in capabilities which individual projects may demand.
  • Develop ideas for program extension/growth and engage with procurement, engineering, sales and marketing departments of our clients in order to attain an inside position in the development of future programs.


Job Requirements    



  • Degree in engineering or related technical field


Skills & Relevant Work Experience

  • 7 years manufacturing experience with 3+ years in engineering/program management roles (preferably in IATF certified environment).
  • Excellent knowledge of program management and PPAP process.
  • Technical competency and extensive experience preferably in plastics.
  • Able to handle multiple projects and make sound decisions.
  • Able to communicate with clients, vendors and Davies departments at all levels.
  • Computer/Part-Mold Print literacy (Microsoft Office, Moldflow, 3-D Cad programs)
  • Exceptional personal and professional skills and behavior commensurate with an Engineering leadership position.
  • Experience with North American and Asian tooling sources.