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with proven project management and strong leadership skills

DANA Belgium (Bruges area), is part of DANA Corporation, a listed US multinational. Spread over 25 countries, 90 production plants and 15 R&D centers continuously work on state-of-the-art technology and products for automotive, commercial and off-highway machines. The group realizes a turnover of 6.6 billion USD with approximately 23.000 employees. The plant in Bruges belongs to the Off-Highway division of DANA and is the competence center of torque converters and powershift transmissions for heavy-duty vehicles. About 500 employees are involved in development, production and sales.


Due to a large-scale expansion project, they are looking for a (m/f):



With proven project management and strong leadership skills


Job description


As the Program Manager of specific product or customer programs, you will provide leadership and responsibility, including planning, implementation, follow-up, measurement, refinement and improvement of all tasks within the program:


  • Successfully manage the programs to 90 days post start of production (SOP) using the company’s program management stage gate and APQP processes.
  • Assemble the core program team and meet all the design-, quality-, production-, financial needs and milestones of the program.
  • Communicate the project’s status through reports and program management reviews at all levels.
  • Identify and resolve project issues, using root cause analysis and provide a robust process for change management.
  • Liaison with the customer regarding program issues, including participation in their meetings. Monitor the project’s concept, budget & schedule for compliance with customer specifications.
  • Coordinate the activities of all cross-functional team members and resolve project team conflicts.
  • Assist the plant with the establishment of production lines and production personnel to maximize utilization of resources.
  • Plan and manage all budgets and costs associated with the program, and adhere to the program pro forma.
  • Sponsor the APQP awareness within the BU and support the development and deployment of change management processes.




  • You have a university degree in engineering, with a proven track record in quality assurance processes and project/program management.
  • Experience in a tier one automotive supplier is a strong advantage.
  • Knowledge of APQP and standard automotive quality tools.
  • You have strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • An energetic personality and excellent leadership capabilities to lead multidisciplinary teams.
  • You are willing to travel (±20%).
  • Fluent in English and Dutch.




  • A very challenging role with high exposure within an intellectually stimulating, international environment.
  • An organization that offers the possibility to show your own initiatives and to realize professional growth.
  • Competitive compensation package in line with your experience.




Please send your application to Hudson, attn. Sielke Vercooren, Moutstraat 56, 9000 Ghent, tel + 32 9 242 53 32, email Do not forget to mention BE763327.


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