Chicago Automotive Recruiters | Program Manager Job | Tier 1 Supplier

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago technical recruiting firm that focuses on engineering, manufacturing, operations and supply chain recruitment and placement. We are currently recruiting for a Program Manager for a tier 1 automotive supplier.


  • Develop and adhere to project schedules for multiple engineering projects
  • Manage company programs to guarantee that the customers’ objectives are met
  • Change management including quotation development and sample part submissions, tooling, and capital costs
  • Manage the change request process from customers, review feasibility and deliver results according to customer expectations
  • Continually track program status with regard to schedule, budget, and product quality guidelines
  • Drive the APQP process from concept through delivery
  • Track open issues for each project


  • Several years experience in systems engineering for automotive products
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering preferred. MBA is a plus.
  • PMP certification
  • Proven ability to support OEMs & tier 1 automotive vendors
  • Experience in device and mobile application connectivity
  • Experience working within automotive development cycles, both OEM and vendors.
  • Available to travel as necessary
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills