Canoo Technologies Inc.

Manufacturing Technical Project Manager

Job Locations US-MI-Detroit | US-OK-Tulsa
Full Time

About Canoo

Canoo’s mission is to bring EVs to Everyone. The company has developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with bold innovations in design, pioneering technologies, and a unique business model that spans all owners in the full lifecycle of the vehicle. Distinguished by its experienced team from leading technology and automotive companies – Canoo has designed a modular electric platform purpose-built to deliver maximum vehicle interior space that is customizable across all owners in the vehicle lifecycle to support a wide range of vehicle applications for consumers and businesses. With offices around the country, the company is scaling quickly and seeking candidates who love to challenge themselves, are motivated by autonomy and purpose, and get things done.


Oversee and coordinate technical manufacturing projects ensuring within and between synergies, and program targets and goals are achieved. Organize programs and activities to improve operational efficiencies, building long-term results and achievements for company projects, developing programs and project budgets.


  • Target-oriented planning, implementation, introduction of production processes and production initiatives
  • Ensuring target achievement for production-relevant goals (deadlines, costs, quantities, process reliability, HPV, eHPV, quality and content)
  • Planning, monitoring, controlling and ensuring the execution of work packages in terms of performance, capacities, costs, deadlines and quality
  • Development of a project structure and process plan (work packages, deadlines, etc.) together with the Industrialisation PMO, as well as agreement of targets within the project organization
  • Analysis of the target and actual data during the course of the project and identification of needs for action, and proposed solutions to reach the targets
  • Introduction of production concerns into the project or other functional areas in the project (development support and other areas)
  • Commissioning of functional groups to investigate production alternatives
  • Coordination of manufacturing issues
  • Organize daily activities based on the goals of the organization
  • Devise new programs that support the organization’s objectives
  • Set sustainable goals for the organization
  • Work with other departments to develop budgets and plans for the operation and programs
  • Evaluate and assessing the programs’ strengths and weaknesses
  • Monitor projects and overseeing project managers to ensure goals are met
  • Meet with stakeholders to discuss program status and goals
  • Work with peers and other department teams, to improve strategies

Representation of the product project with regard to production in the relevant committees:

  • As a member of committees representing production interests.
  • Regular information to Manufacturing teams


Adherence to the defined budgets:

  • Implementing project goals by means of target agreements with the technical and facilities teams
  • Initiating personal development and qualification together with the other Manufacturing leads
  • Define the work objectives and review the work results. Ensure development and qualification of employees regarding production and project work. Professional management of the production contact persons from the departments (including development)
  • Compliance with the conditions (process safety, quality, quantities, HPV, eHPV, cost, and morale)


The manufacturability of the products:

  • The short and long term ability to match performance targets to actual results
  • Assure the accuracy of financial and operating forecasts
  • Gather, analyze and communicate relevant information so that effective decisions can be made
  • Support product launches
  • Coordinate and help train others
  • A primary communication and assignment link within the Manufacturing teams



  • Prefered Bachelor's Degree from accredited institution
  • Grounded with experience and skills in operational program management
  • Program Management certified


  • Experience with statistical analysis, work measurement and process analysis
  • Ability to multitask across multiple projects
  • Demonstrated strong work-ethic, initiative, and strong critical thinking skills
  • Proficient in necessary tools (hardware and software)
  • Frequent travel between manufacturing, business, and supplier sites, including overnight

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Meaningful, challenging work that will redefine automotive landscape and make EVs available to everyone
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Equity Compensation
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy

Canoo is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.


Any unsolicited resumes or candidate profiles submitted in response to our job posting shall be considered the property of Canoo Inc. and its subsidiaries and are not subject to payment of referral or placement fees if any such candidate is later hired by Canoo unless you have a signed written agreement in place with us which covers the applicable job posting. 


Canoo cares deeply about the safety of all candidates who may be asked to participate in an in-person interview. While the company remains operational, some of our positions are remote, while others require working on-site. Canoo is following the Covid-19 protocols set forth by local state and federal governance and the CDC guidelines. Candidates who are vaccinated will be asked to provide a copy of proof of vaccination upon arrival for the interview. Candidates who are not vaccinated will be asked to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test that is no less than 48 hours old. We ask that you practice hand hygiene, social distance, and wear face coverings to reduce the risks of exposure to Covid-19. We appreciate your cooperation with our safety protocols while you explore your future with Canoo!


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