Technical Program Manager, BlueOval Battery Plant, Michigan


On Site
Full Time


Manufacturing execution system
Cross-functional team
HR management
Use cases
System integration
Payroll administration
Benefits management
Business process
Test strategy
Regression testing
System testing
End-user training
Incident management
Computer science
Information systems
Critical thinking
Problem solving
HR management system
Enterprise resource planning
Regulatory Compliance
Value engineering

Job Details

Job Description

If you're ready to change the way the world moves, join us at BlueOval Battery Park Michigan, a new state-of-the-art facility in Marshall, Michigan. You'll be a key part of the launch team that will help bring the electrification revolution to driveways, job sites, and highways everywhere. BlueOval Battery Park Michigan will produce the lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery cells to power the next-generation Ford EV passenger vehicles and trucks under development. This new wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company will create more than 1,700 jobs when production begins in 2026.

This role will start remote and then will be working hybrid out of Marshall, MI, with expectation to be on-Site at Marshall once building construction and timing is established (relocation package available).

At BlueOval Battery Park Michigan, you will...
  • use your entrepreneurial skills and team mindset to come up with data-driven solutions.
  • build and lead an agile team to deliver the advanced technology that drives the future.
  • create a culture of trust, encourage diversity of thought, and foster leadership in others.
  • be part of the historic transformation of the automotive industry.

You'll also...
  • Serve as the IT owner of HR Management Systems (HRMS); Partner, collaborate and develop positive relationships with HR functional Directly Responsible Individual (DRI) and subject matter experts (SME) to understand business needs in support of launching the new subsidiary.
  • Support Operating Model blueprinting and HR Use Case definition.
  • Partner with functional stakeholders to identify and analyze business operation capabilities and data requirements and map them to ERP / HRMS system configurations.
  • Lead the evaluation / selection of HRMS, system integration partners, payroll management, and benefit administration software platforms; Advise functional teams on business process impacting system options, risks, and cost vs. benefits.
  • Lead the implementation of the HR systems, ensure compliance with corporate security standards and seamless integration with other ERP and internal or partner Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
  • Develop and manage system launch plan.
  • Lead day-to-day implementation activities; Communicate implementation status including timelines, issues, risks and changes to stakeholders at various forums.
  • Set HRMS end-to-end test strategy, develop system and regression test cases, lead system testing.
  • Support user training and post launch incident management.

You'll have...
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited university or college with a minimum of 10 years of professional experience in computer science, information systems, or other related fields.
  • Must have experience managing large program requiring cross-functional team collaboration to implement SaaS ERP/HRMS/HRIS solutions, preferably in manufacturing space.
  • Experience facilitating meetings and driving positive outcome with diverse group of audience.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to draft reports and communications in a professional manner.

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to the BlueOval Battery Park Michigan facility, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder...or all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:
  • Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage,
  • Flexible family care, parental leave, and more.
  • Vehicle discount program for employees and family members,
  • Paid time off for individual and team community service.
  • A generous schedule of paid holidays, and paid time off

For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

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It is anticipated that within 30 days of your employment with Ford, you will become a secondee of BlueOval Battery Michigan LLC. A secondee is an employee who will continue to be employed by Ford Motor Company but work at BlueOval Battery Michigan, Ford's wholly owned subsidiary. Afterwards it is anticipated that within 8 months of your employment with Ford, you will become an employee of the Ford's fully owned subsidiary of BlueOval Battery Michigan LLC. The terms and conditions of your employment with the separate BlueOval Battery Michigan LLC company will be communicated to you in advance of your transition to that entity. You will remain an at-will employee at all times during your employment with Ford or any Ford affiliate or subsidiary with which you later become employed.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

Unless expressly agreed by you, Ford, and your later employer in writing, you will remain an at-will employee at all times during your employment with Ford or any Ford affiliate or subsidiary with which you later become employed.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-.



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