Senior Group Manager, Cost Optimization Project Management

Date: Sep 26, 2023

Location: Fountain Valley, CA, US, 92708

Company: Hyundai Motor America

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~ Direct and coordinate all project management activities related to cost reduction in support of the Cost Optimization Committee.

Major Responsibilities

~ Provide day to day leadership for the management of all cost optimization projects as defined by the Cost Optimization Committee, including project status reporting vs. established target.

~ Facilitate and educate project members of PMO objectives, strategies, standards, and policies.

~ Execute PMO maturity plans to develop the PMO Cost Optimization Center of Excellence.

~ Implement, manage, and lead continuous improvement of the Cost Optimization Management System digital tracking tool (COMS).

Major Responsibilities (continued)

~ Perform all program management activities, including the following quality assurance functions:

       ~ a. Ensure all Cost Optimization Committee policies, standards, and processes are followed.

       ~ b. Ensure quality of materials to be presented to the Cost Optimization Committee.

       ~ c. Facilitate seamless communication to appropriate organizations to ensure their awareness of details that may affect their areas.

       ~ d. Ensure financial tracking is aligned with official HMA financial forecasts.

       ~ e. Coordinate, schedule, and create accurate project health and status reports.

~ Track status on a real-time basis and report to broader organization on a weekly basis.

~ The ideal candidate is someone who is detail oriented and able to quickly make correlations between activities and financial impact.


~ Propose detailed processes required to efficiently operate the Cost Optimization Committee.

~ Directly communicate with HMA, HMNA, HMMA, HATCI and HMC executives and team leaders as required to make the Cost Optimization Committee effective.

~ Represent the Cost Optimization Organization in VA/VE related activities.
~ Manage department budget and lead activities related to coordination of vendors, as required.


~ Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Applied Statistics/Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering or Automotive Engineering preferred.
~ Master’s degree a plus

Related Experience

~ At least ten years of relevant Complex Project Management required.

~ Intimate knowledge of procurement processes a plus.

~ Vehicle Engineering experience is a plus.

~ Experience in strategic sourcing in the auto industry is a plus.

~Project Management office experience a plus.


~ Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project.

~ Strong written and oral communication skills.

~ Data management and statistical analysis and reporting.

Certification Required

~ Certified Project Manager Professional is a plus.

Physical Requirements

Normal office duties
Occasional Lifting and/or vehicle mechanical assembly/disassembly

Work Model

#LI-Hybrid (80% Onsite/20% Remote)


$132,300.00 - $196,000.00 Annual




Actual pay will be based on skills, experience and education. Our total rewards package includes base salary, bonus and benefits. Benefits include healthcare insurance (medical/prescription, dental, vision), 401(k) company match, a quarterly employer enhanced contribution, basic life insurance, short- and long-term disability, employee assistance program (work/life balance programs and confidential counseling), expert medical services (provider referrals, second opinion), business travel accident insurance, health advocacy (coordinate care and services, assistance with claim and billing issues, understanding Hyundai benefits), annual discretionary bonus, accrued vacation pay, company provided sick pay, vehicle lease program (monthly fee includes insurance and maintenance).


Our Company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state and local laws.  The information requested on this form is sought in good faith and will not be used to discriminate against the applicant based on race, religion or creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, marital status, sex or gender (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, or related circumstances), gender identity, gender expression, age, citizenship, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, military and veteran status, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles