Program Manager – Automotive Industry


Baden-Württemberg (BW)

Are you goal driven with a previous successful managerial experience in the automotive industry?

Join this position currently open near Karlsruhe, Germany!


  • Founded in 2008 in Strasbourg in France, XS is a consultancy firm that supports its industrial customers in carrying out their engineering projects on both sides of the Rhine river, in France and Germany
  • Our 50 consultants, who specialise in mechanical engineering and electronics, are involved in the various phases of the V cycle of high added-value R&D projects
  • Independent we have the freedom to choose the innovation issues we work on


Your main mission, if you choose to accept it, will be to manage projects for one specific customer (well-known automobile manufacturer) while respecting cost, time, product, and quality objectives :

  • You will lead and coordinate a multilocation cross-functional project-team in the development of mechatronics products
  • You will communicate with and works closely to internal and external stakeholders, customers and suppliers to achieve your goals and to resolve identified risks and issues
  • You will provide support to change management in projects
  • You will conduct Program Reviews and report summary program stats every month


  • 5 years’ managerial experience in the automotive industry
  • 5 years’ higher education in electronics/electrical engineering, mechatronics or equivalent (is a plus)
  • Strong inclination for building and leading high performing teams in a fast paced environment
  • Strong inclination for setting and tracking of program budget (invest, R&D budget, piece price, costed BOM,…) to achieve financial targets
  • Strong inclination for setting, updating and controling projects timelines to achieve internal and external milestones, deliverables, deadlines and plant start-up
  • Fluency in English


  • An initial telephone discussion (15 minutes)
  • A recruitment/HR exchange via Teams (30 minutes)
  • A preparation meeting for the client interview via Teams (30 minutes)
  • A client interview via Teams or in person (1h00)
  • A detailed written offer of employment from our client – if our client selects you and you wish to join their team!

Job ad written by a human being – Adrien



Expérience minimum

5 years

Niveau de diplôme

BAC +4/5

Date de démarrage



100 - 150 K €

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