Karma Automotive

  • Manager, Interior Engineering

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    Karma Automotive creates expressive and beautiful luxury cars that are environmentally conscious.  We deliver them with personal attention to customers in the global marketplace.  Our customers expect high levels of personalization and customization and we intend to deliver on that promise. If these commitments excite you, we would love to talk. 


    • The Manager, Interior Engineering will manage the overall development, execution, resources and deliverables associated to the IP, Console, door trim and X-Car Beam.


    • Manage the interior commodities, including but not limited to the following key activities: internal resourcing & ramp-up, development, production, PPAP, & launch;
    • Manage and coordinate internal resources and external suppliers to develop, package and design all components and assemblies required for completing the vehicle interior on time;
    • Maintain the interior issues list & ensure issues are opened, root caused & resolved in a timely manner;
    • Manage and monitor the interior program budget with a common goal to deliver under budget;
    • Organize and lead interior design reviews and support total vehicle design reviews;
    • Manage the interface with the Design Studio to ensure aesthetic targets & DFM requirements are harmonized;
    • Manage the interface with the Vehicle Integration department to ensure the entire interior meets all global safety requirements and internal targets;
    • Support the application & finalization of typical sections and dimensional specifications & tolerances;
    • Support sourcing activities as needed, including the creation and delivery of interior sourcing packages and providing educated tooling cost & time estimates;
    • Must be able to assess the needs of the program and apply accurate cost and timing estimates;
    • Must be able to evaluate all associated tasks & apply accurate completion timing;
    • Must display the ability to identify problems, elevate concerns, recommend solutions & resolve issues;
    • Must be able to accept personal responsibility/accountability for program execution & quality of work;
    • Must be able to communicate efficiently & effectively with internal & external departments & work equally well within a team or individually as required;
    • Must be able to create and relay reports and presentations to senior leadership;
    • Must be able to foresee & plan resolution for issues effecting the critical path of the module and vehicle program;
    • Mentor & guide engineers & lead by example;
    • Evaluate existing staff & potential hires.


    • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSME, BSEE). MBA is a plus;
    • 10+ years’ in Automotive Interiors with proven management experience;
    • Knowledge of automotive vehicle systems with an emphasis on automotive interiors, including but not limited to; interior assemblies, components, materials, tooling, packaging, & dimensional specifications;
    • Knowledge of Instrument Panels, Consoles, Door trim, vehicle cross car beams, ambient lighting, electrical wiring, speakers, HVAC, airbags & restraints;
    • Knowledge of Design for Manufacturing, Best Practices, Interior Development Processes, Global Safety Requirements, Regulations & Zones (including FMVSS, ECE/ECC and head impact effects on interiors) Continuous Improvement and Aesthetic Interior Design (Studio);
    • Knowledge of Automotive Interior Supply Chain and a basic understanding of sourcing processes;
    • Program Management (plan design, cost, timing, execution) & Team Leadership experience required;
    • Basic PC Skills (Email, Excel, Word, and relevant technical software). CAD experience is a plus;
    • Ability to travel nationally & internationally may be requested.
    • Basic knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015), as applicable.


    NO 3rd Parties, Principals Only, Please


    Come and join the great Karma Team, where you can make a career! Karma Automotive offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD; paid vacation, holidays and personal days; and a 401K with matching contributions. Relocation assistance may be available.


    Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law. Karma Automotive LLC, complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability. Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties.


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