NDS Automotive Project Manager

HERE Technologies
Eindhoven, The Netherlands/Remote
Added: April 26, 2024
What's the role?

As the global NDS team (8 colleagues) continues to grow due to the increasing demand for NDS deliveries in support of autonomous OEM drive functionality, we are currently seeking a talented individual to join our team in Germany/ Netherlands. As a member of our Customer Release and Integration team within SDE (Spatial Data Analytics and Engineering), you will play a pivotal managerial role in aligning customer requirements with internal data and compiler, ensuring customer satisfaction and efficient production planning. NDS, the Navigation Data Standard, is a crucial format for in-vehicle navigation used in ADAS and electronic horizon systems.

As our NDS Project Manager, you will be the primary interface between our customers for content products and various stakeholders, both internal and external. Your role will encompass managing the successful delivery of NDS Program releases, as well as being an evangelist for our projects throughout the company. Success in this position will require quick learning, adaptability, and continuous improvement of our products and services, while growing your own skill set. You will be the pivotal force driving the business success of our NDS product portfolio, with increasing revenue impact.

As The NDS Project Manager, You Will

  • Serve as the main point of contact for customer communication related to the NDS program(s).
  • Be accountable for product configuration, aligning specifications with customer approval.
  • Take end-to-end responsibility for NDS customer release planning and execution, tracking progress and ensuring on-time, on-scope, and on-quality delivery of the program, including handling escalations.
  • Coordinate deliverables and dependencies with multiple stakeholders, both internal and external, and remove blockers. Define priorities and effectively manage planning, execution, and monitoring to ensure successful release delivery.
  • Communicate complex product information to all relevant HERE stakeholders and customers.
  • Manage the performance of external partners (suppliers).
  • Be accountable for maintaining quality standards and ISO/A-Spice certifications.
  • Ensure enhanced customer satisfaction and increased process efficiency through quality improvement efforts, including coordinating and leading investigations and resolutions of quality incidents, facilitating Root Cause Analysis (RCA) meetings, and more.
  • Inspire managers and leaders to take action and influence wider stakeholders outside GCO for overall portfolio success.

As the NDS Project Manager, you will play a crucial role in driving the success of our NDS program and ensuring customer satisfaction while maintaining high quality standards.

Who are you?

We are seeking a highly qualified candidate for this role, with a minimum of 10 years of related experience, accompanied by a bachelor's degree, or 8+ years of experience with a master's degree.

To excel in this position, the ideal candidate should possess the following skills:

  • Project management experience, with the ability to lead cross-functional teams in executing new strategies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, analytical, and presentation skills. Must be able to influence stakeholders with clearly articulated recommendations and concise data presentations. Fluency in English is required, and German language skills are strongly preferred.
  • Exemplary planning skills, with a keen attention to detail and the ability to execute against tight timelines.
  • Ability to lead and facilitate cross-functional meetings, and comfortable with presenting to senior management and executives.
  • Previous experience with Lean Six Sigma practices is preferred.
  • Willingness to travel, both domestically and internationally, up to 20%.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to quickly respond to changing business needs and processes.

If you possess these skills and qualifications, we would like to hear from you. Join our team and contribute to our success in this exciting role!

HERE is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

As part of HERE Technologies employment process, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment screening process. This offer and any related claims are subject to the successful completion of a pre-employment screening. This will involve employment, education, and criminal verification if applicable. -

Who are we?

HERE Technologies is a location data and technology platform company. We empower our customers to achieve better outcomes – from helping a city manage its infrastructure or a business optimize its assets to guiding drivers to their destination safely.

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