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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 Program Manager, Climate Sense




We are creating and delivering extraordinary thermal solutions that make meaningful differences in everyday life, by improving health, wellness, comfort and energy efficiency.


ClimateSense™ is an integrated automotive microclimate system that embodies the truth of what Gentherm can deliver - thermal solutions that break boundaries between what is and what’s possible. It uses localized convective and conductive heating and cooling solutions, plus radiative heating to create personalized comfort while reducing vehicle thermal energy consumption by up to 85%*.


As our Lead Climate Sense Program Manager, you will have the opportunity to make an impact in the following areas:


  • Shape the Vehicle Cabin of the Future.
  • Bring Gentherm’s first ClimateSense™. program into the market.
  • Define and implement System Program Management at Gentherm.
  • Prepare for scale of future system wins globally.
  • Drive collaboration and agile mindset and methods.
  • Have high visibility, to executive leadership.



  • Single point of contact for key customer adopting ClimateSense™.
  • Develop and execute a robust project, resource and risk management plan.
  • Lead a highly talented cross functional team of system, software, hardware and mechanical engineers, as well as technical project leaders.
  • Drive problem solving and make challenging and balanced decisions to meet the customer commitments.
  • Build strong relationships with customer stakeholders and cross functional Gentherm leaders.
  • Develop continuous improvement and continuous learning muscle memory.
  • Provide progress and risk transparency for Gentherm’s executive leaders.
  • Lead Gentherm’s efforts to establish excellence in program management for connected systems.
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities in close alignment with customer business unit leaders.





  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or closely related discipline OR over 15 years of automotive Program Management experience
  • 5 years of experience in technical leadership roles; technical program management, system development and product management
  • Experience in managing system projects in an automotive environment
  • Strong technical background
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Experience in defining and continuously improving execution excellence




  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate with technical and non-technical stakeholders across all levels of the organization
  • Knowledge of ASPICE and ISO 26262 functional safety
  • Passionate about delivering great customer experiences and the way consumers experience their vehicles
  • Led agile teams



TRAVEL: The employee may be required to travel to various domestic and international locations for the purpose of conducting business on behalf of the company.


LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBLITIES: Matrix leadership of other Program Managers                                                            



  •  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.

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:  8483
Country/Region:  US
Published:  Jan 18, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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