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Tooling Program Manager

MRI Tallahassee

Tooling Program Manager


The Program Manager is the primary customer service advocate and champion and ensures the customer has a world-class experience during the new business development phase.


  • Must have experience managing projects that involve injection-molded plastics
  • Experience launching new programs with Tier I automotive suppliers or automotive customers is highly desirable
  • Must have strong tooling and some design background
  • Must have experience with 3D CAD modeling software (Solidworks)
  • Must have experience working alongside clients and manufacturing teams while developing products
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (preferred), manufacturing engineering, or business or technical equivalent.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assume accountability for enhancing the customer experience, adhering to project timelines, and achieving set deliverables. Coordinate efforts across the organization to support customer needs, project goals, and overall objectives.
  • Maintain active involvement throughout all project phases, spanning from initial project allocation to the secure launch phase.
  • Lead collaborative efforts within cross-functional teams, overseeing the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process.
  • Coordinate and facilitate comprehensive design assessments and gain approval from the Tooling Director, promoting effective cross-functional communication.
  • Deliver comprehensive tooling solutions, systems, and production processes to the operations team, ensuring the resolution of functional and dimensional concerns before the Start of Production (SOP).
  • Ensure the attainment of cost targets, including Bill of Materials (BOM) costs, tooling expenses, engineering expenses, and Engineering Change Order (ECO) budgets.
  • Regularly update customers on project timelines
  • Actively participate in all tool samplings
  • Supervise the validation of overseas tooling through runoff processes before granting approval for tool shipment.
  • Travel as necessary to support customer demands visit suppliers for tool quality oversight, and ensure alignment with project schedules and customer expectations.


  • PTO
  • Holiday Pay
  • Health, Dental Vision, Life
  • 401K with match
  • Opportunity for growth/career development

Classification: Exempt, Permanent, Full-time

Location: Indiana

100% on site

Salary Range: $90,000-$110,000

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