Program Manager - Automotive Systems
Project Management - Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Program Manager - Automotive Systems
Project Management - Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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At TomTom…

You’ll move the world forward. Every day, we create the most innovative mapping and location technologies to shape tomorrow’s mobility for the better.

We are proud to be one team of more than 5,000 unique, curious, passionate problem-solvers spread across the world. We bring out the best in each other. And together, we help the automotive industry, businesses, developers, drivers, citizens and cities move towards a safe, autonomous world that is free of congestion and emissions.

What you’ll do

Lead one of our Customer Programs responsible for the integration, customisation, and delivery of our location technology components to our business customers in the Global automotive market.

We are a customer focused program-centric organisation, and the program manager is involved in the strategic relationship with the customers as well as with the internal product units supplying the components.

  • Work with internal product units to deliver great products that meet and exceed end user expectations.

  • Lead and develop a team of project managers, architects, engineering leads and product owners and set them up for growth.

  • Accountable for the delivery of our products within program budget meeting automotive customer needs.

  • Manage the customer relationship together with the account manager including customer escalations.

  • Provide the program management deliverables during Quotation and other business development related activities.

What you’ll need
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set and can-do attitude.

  • You will have (preferably) an engineering or computer science degree and/or extensive working experience in the domain and with the software development life-cycle.

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in project management, product life-cycle management and have managed complex projects.

  • At least 3 years of line management experience, preferably managing multi-cultural and remote teams.

  • Ability to empathize with people from different cultural backgrounds and operating in various roles at several organizational levels.

  • Experience in managing multi-disciplinary stakeholders across different locations.

  • In-depth knowledge of trends in the automotive industry and the ability to translate these into opportunities and possibilities for TomTom’s strategy.

  • Willingness to stay current with the many innovations that take place in this domain and the asset developments in the various TomTom product units.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

  • Willingness to travel internationally.

  • Mastery of English. Additional major European &/or Asian languages is a plus.

  • Autonomy, pro activeness, commercial acumen, comfortable in operating with ambiguity and doer are essential skills

Meet your team

We’re Automotive Systems. We build the next-generation connected navigation systems that TomTom Automotive provides to leading players in the global automotive industry. Our team works on diverse projects in an agile environment, integrating a variety of TomTom products and services into one tailor-made solution. On our team, you’ll see your work come to life as it evolves from a first demo to being used in millions of cars on the road.

Achieve more

We are self-starters who play well with others. Every day, we solve new problems with creativity, meet new people and learn rapidly at our offices around the world. We will invest in your growth and are committed to supporting you. In everything we do, we’re guided by six values: We care, putting our heart into what we do; we build trust (you can count on us); we create – it’s how we make a difference; we are confident, but don’t boast; we keep it simple because life is complex enough; and we have fun because life’s too short to be boring. 


Ready to move the world forward? 

After you apply

Our recruitment team will work hard to give you a meaningful experience throughout the process, no matter the outcome. Your application will be screened closely and you can rest assured that all follow-up actions will be thorough, from assessments and interviews through onboarding.


TomTom is an equal opportunity employer

TomTom is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity, thrive on each other’s differences and are committed to creating an inclusive environment at our offices around the world. Naturally, we do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, national origin, genetics, or age.

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