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At Gentherm, we say, “It’s about the person.” We’re with you on a cold winter day when you turn on your heated seat and steering wheel or helping manage patient body temperature in the operating room, recovering room or intensive care units. We take a human approach with everything we do.


As the global market leader of innovative thermal management and pneumatic comfort technologies for the automotive industry we embrace the opportunity to create and deliver extraordinary solutions  that make meaningful differences in everyday life. We do this by improving health, wellness, comfort and energy efficiency.



We embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and combine that with our global leadership to deliver results. Working at Gentherm provides you the opportunity to not only shape the future of the automotive and medical industries, but also influence your career throughout the company. You will be engaged, challenged and inspired by our team to deliver leading thermal technologies that positively impact lives around the world.

Senior IT Manager, PLM and Engineering Systems




The Senior IT Manager, PLM and Engineering Systems will be responsible to apply an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to assist with analyses, design, and leading the development of PLM programs through their entire lifecycle. Additionally, this role will also create consistent CAD/PDM/PLM approach & guidance for cross-functional needs across departments.



  • Accountable for executing and driving results on large-scale efforts or multiple smaller efforts like ematrix migration, Teamcenter upgrade etc.
  • Collaborate and co-ordinate with engineering, manufacturing, supply chain to support the use of CAD, PLM/BOM and ERP integration
  • Lead initiative to migrate ematrix PDM to Teamcenter PLM
  • Applies project management strategies to review and translate high-level requirements into program goals and prioritized deliverables, coordinates business processes
  • Facilitate design sessions with business partners, technical leads, and others on the project team to elicit and define solutions.
  • Communicate progress, anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, identify, assess, track, and mitigate issues/risks at multiple levels.
  • Interfaces between business departments and internal as well as external service providers. Coordinates internal and external consultants, software vendors and partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide robust solutions to complex problems in a timely and cost-effective manner, with proven ability to organize and drive continuous improvement
  • Work closely with other engineering disciplines in an integrated team environment to develop system architecture in compliance with interface definitions and system/subsystem requirements
  • The information is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time





  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Information Technology, or a related degree
  • Minimum 10+ years of experience in Product Development Transformations or PLM implementations, defining strategic roadmap, and executive alignment
  • Experience with one or more PLM systems and end to end digital enablement (including CAD Tool integrations/interface, Simulation Tools, Requirements management, SAP integration)
  • Experience leading or managing teams
  • Experience with core PLM capabilities such as Bill of Material or Engineering Change Management
  • Drive best practices through documentation control policies and procedures across functions




  • Experience working with Service Now, Jira, Confluence, SharePoint
  • Basic problem-solving/Analytical skills Application issues, Root cause analysis, and Configuration



TRAVEL: Up to 25%  Global


LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBLITIES: Manages a team of 4-5 people



  • Deliver Results
    • Understand the mission and output of your team; set SMART objectives and deliver
  • Drive Change
    • Focus on agility and commitment to continuous improvement; Understand and act on internal and external drivers of change
  • Build Capability
    • Foster a culture of learning and development; Support individual growth through continuous feedback to achieve personal and professional goals
  • Cultivate Innovation
    • Openly embrace, create, implement and support new and innovative ideas, processes and technology that deliver business results



All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. Gentherm is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship. #LI-ML1

Gentherm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Req ID:  8665
Country/Region:  US
Published:  Mar 11, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

Job Segment: Supply Chain Manager, Thermal Engineering, Product Development, Supply Chain, Operations, Engineering, Research, Automotive