Sales Program Manager
(Chassis/Motion Control)

Join our team in Wytheville, Virginia as a Sales Manager

We are looking for a qualified Sales Program Manager. This position is primarily responsible for developing and managing program activities, including master schedules, milestones, and KPI management, both internally and per customer requirements.

Duties and responsibilities

Major Model APQP Management / Changepoint APQP Management

  • Participation and approval of corporate level Feasibility studies/iPCR approval
  • Lead manufacturing team program management activities from new business – Major Model or iPCR Issuance – Change Point material localization/sourcing changes and new equipment management
  • Develop and manage SAI program master schedules retaining release history for program change points
  • Manage program milestone/document retention from Gate 1 to Gate 7 of SAI’s APQP process
  • Develop and manages trial event requirements. (Material requirement, KPI targets, Trial check sheet)

Customer Program Management

  • Customer survey responses (Ex. TMNA G-SPIMs SPPM, SIA Tooling Confirmation / Readiness)
  • Customer production readiness confirmation (OT – SOP production, operation, quality readiness)
  • Trial Status confirmation (OT Eval, OTOP Eval, OTOP LVPT, OTOP HVPT, Line fill / Ramp up)
  • Customer information sharing / Initial program kickoff meeting

Documentation & Retention

  • Feasibility studies / iPCR approval

  • New business notification

  • Master schedule / Milestone revision history

  • Trial event checklist and status sheet

  • DFMEA, PFMEA, MQC, OT & OTOP evaluation report, PVTS, SDS, CPK Analysis

  • Meeting minutes (Milestone meeting, Tooling plan, Manufacturing plan, Gauge plan, Capacity plan)


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below represent the required knowledge, skill, and/or ability:

  • Effectively interact with customers, upper-level management, and other affiliated locations
  • Uphold and participate in formulating and administering company policies and the development of long-range company goals and objectives
  • Communicate effectively to ensure team members are adequately informed
  • Promote and engage in employee involvement, team building, and continuous improvement
  • Foster a positive attitude towards company goals and actively coach and support team members while encouraging professional development, growth, and continuous improvement

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree (B.S.), ten years related experience, or combination of education/related experience and/or training

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Build teamwork and cooperation among departments and team members
  • Ability to take a leadership role within the company
  • Must Possess a strong work ethic
  • Capable of multitasking
  • Innovative self-starter who can work well under pressure
  • Negotiation skills required and the
  • Ability to drive transition and change

Travel Requirements

  • Periodic travel between Somic America manufacturing and customer locations for development and cross-functional activities
  • Occasionally, domestic and foreign travel to customers, suppliers, parent company, or affiliates as required for meetings, development, and training activities
  • Must maintain passport eligibility to facilitate foreign travel as needed


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) 3% Match
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Sales Program Manager

(Chassis/Motion Control)

We are a team that supports each other, collaborates on projects, celebrates success, and works hard. Many staff in leadership positions began their work on the factory floor! Whether your goal is to become an engineer, quality specialist, or executive, there is an upward path.