Program Manager, Prototype Vehicles

About Fisker Inc.  

California-based Fisker Inc. is revolutionizing the automotive industry by developing the most emotionally desirable and eco-friendly electric vehicles on Earth. Passionately driven by a vision of a clean future for all, the company is on a mission to become the No. 1 e-mobility service provider with the world’s most sustainable vehicles. To learn more, visit – and enjoy exclusive content across Fisker’s social media channels: FacebookInstagramTwitterYouTube and LinkedIn. Download the revolutionary new Fisker mobile app from the App Store or Google Play store.

Role Overview

Fisker is looking for a hard-working and passionate Program Manager to join our team in Manhattan Beach, CA. This position will work cross functionally with all key stakeholders in order to successfully deliver our prototype vehicles. This role requires exceptional communication and organizational skills. A successful candidate needs to thrive in a pressurized environment using data and facts to help identify risks, manage resources and solve problems quickly and effectively. A strong team ethic with the ability to interact at all levels and across business boundaries is required to be successful in this position.


  • Responsible for leading overall delivery of our prototype vehicles prior to vehicle launch, working closely with VP of Vehicle Engineering and the Test & Validation team.
  • Work cross-collaboratively with all key internal functions required for successful on-time delivery 
  • Work closely with all stakeholders and external engineering partners to clearly communicate all activities required to develop prototype vehicles
  • Cooperate with the engineering and testing teams to understand prototype asset requirements and creation of the prototype build plan to meet program requirements
  • Manage prototype vehicle parts specifications and requirements from design and engineering teams and work with partners to define and track part-level BOM and quantities of parts needed.
  • Effectively manage timeline and resources needed for on-time program delivery
  • Hold recurring meetings with cross collaborative teams to communicate status and continuously define next steps 
  • Support in the tracking of all assets required for prototype builds with the procurement team and lead cross-functional plans to keep build timing and content requirements
  • Manage the timeline for vehicle builds and delivery by cooperating with the prototype production, manufacturing, and engineering teams responsible for each build step
  • Optimize the build-up and delivery process for prototype vehicles and implement solutions to reduce the timeline from definition to delivery of each vehicle
  • Create and maintain dashboard of critical KPI’s to report to senior management 


  • 10+ years of experience in automotive or similar industry
  • 5+ year of experience program managing high dollar value products/product development
  • Experience as an engineer in automotive or other relevant product area
  • Experience working closely with all functions of an enterprise (Finance, Marketing, Sales, Engineering, Industrial Design, Procurement, etc) to manage the product development life cycle
  • Excellent communication (written, spoken) at all levels of the enterprise
  • Ability to manage and track multiple time-sensitive tasks simultaneously 
  • Detail oriented 
  • Jira/Confluence proficiency 
  • PLM system experience 
  • Ability to travel as needed

Preferred Skills 

  • Drive for Results: Drive for high performance, takes responsibility and works towards planning targets, overcoming obstacles, setbacks and uncertainty.
  • Business Acumen: Contribute to the company strategy and aligns the strategic priorities of own area with the direction and strategic priorities of the broader organization.
  • Customer Centricity: Anticipates evolving customer needs and how to address them, doing the right thing in the right way
  • Decision Making: Makes timely, informed decisions that consider the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.
  • Analytical Thinking: Gather relevant information, identify key issues, compare data from different sources; draw appropriate conclusions to arrive at appropriate solutions.
  • Teamwork & Collaboration: Facilitates Collaboration, actively engaging and to make joint decision and share best practices.
  • Displays Global Perspective: Conveys an understanding of the organization's global market position, opportunities, capabilities, and competitive threats and takes cultural issues and geographic differences into account when making plans and decisions.
Unternehmen / Organisation: 
Fisker Inc