Program Manager Employment | Management Recruiters in Chicago

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago recruitment agency that focuses on engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and operations recruitment and placement. One of our clients, a tier 1 automotive supplier, seeks a Program Manager with automotive manufacturing experience.


  • Will formulate strategies and implement solutions to improve project timelines and deliverables.
  • Manage tier 1 automotive projects from concept to production
  • Will serve as point person for customer presentations and status updates.
  • Manage all phases of projects: initiation, coordination, controlling, and conclusion.
  • Direct project schedule, process and human resource allocation for all phases of tier 1 projects.
  • Coordinate activities of cross functional teams to meet schedule and budget goals.
  • Will proactively communicate with customers to preempt any potential issues or problems.


  • Bachelors degree is required. Engineering degree is preferred
  • MBA & PMP certification is preferred
  • APQP, PPAP experience
  • Several years program management experience in an automotive manufacturing environment
  • Tier 1 experience is a plus