Launch Coordinator

Department: Launch
Location: Lighting Office
Report To: Launch Manager
Type of Position: Full-time

General Description

Manage the program specific activities required for the introduction of new projects in the plant

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Manage the scope, cost, and timing of new projects
  2. Coordinate all manufacturing engineering and quality engineering activities for new programs
  3. Coordinate the packaging of the finished product in support of Materials and Global PM
  4. Provide problem solving support to the production lines
  5. Support the implementation of Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen events and VA/VE activities
  6. Coordinate the industrialization of tools into the plant operation
  7. Provide follow-up to the purchase orders for production components, tools and equipment
  8. Support the design and development of the PFMEA, Control Plan and Flow Chart
  9. Schedule and provide follow-up to pre-launch trial runs
  10. Coordinate APQP activities with cross functional team and provide frequent updates
  11. Support preliminary layout and planning, balance, and R@R activities with cross functional teams
  12. Act as primary share holder for new programs for TN Lighting plant to SL Global PM and Design teams
  13. Provide support to the pre-production area and external vendors as required
  14. Support customer requirements and requests as needed in the role of Local PM
Job Requirements

Work Experience:

  1. 2 years minimum experience launching automotive products; lighting product experience is preferred
  2. 5 years minimum working experience in an automotive supplier manufacturing facility


  1.  Completed college degree; prefer bachelor degree or higher
  2.  Current PMP certification preferred
  3.  Prefer 6 sigma green belt minimum

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  1.   Management
  2.  Quality and environmental systems
  3.  Customer Service and relationship management
  4. Problem solving techniques; green belt six sigma or higher preferred
  5.  Communication techniques
  6. Training in the work area
  7. Knowledge of computer packages (MS OFFICE)
  8. English 90% (written and spoken)
  9. Development and structuring of PPAP’s, PFMEA’s, Control Plans, Flow Charts
  10. Negotiation and cost management
  11. Validation testing including customer specific requirements
  12. SAP
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