Serge-Epanlo NGONDI


Letztes Update: 19.06.2024

Automotive Manager, Senior Project Manager, Technical Project Manager

Abschluss: Dipl.- Ing. Elektrotechnik; BSc. in Physics
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Sprachkenntnisse: Deutsch (verhandlungssicher) | Englisch (verhandlungssicher) | Französisch (Muttersprache)


Serge Ngondi CV_Resume July 2022.pdf


Core competencies
- Experienced manager, project/program manager (IPMA certified Level B, Scrum Master I), technical project and manager crisis manager in the automotive industry
- Active in the field of automotive product development and project management for over 20 years
- Management responsibility in Project Management
- Management of complex & demanding projects in automotive
- Comprehensive intercultural competences through assignments abroad and in international environment (CZ-Republic, Hungary, France, England, China, Japan, Korea, Mexico, USA)

- Many years of experience and mature knowledge in the fields of automotive E/E technology
- Project, program, portfolio and interim management
- Secure problem-solving and crisis management
- Sovereign, ongoing project control
- Extensive international experience through professional assignments in the CZ-Republic, France, China, Japan and Korea
- Versatile experience in professional coaching and mentoring
- Comprehensive competencies in result
- Conscious leadership as well as in the areas of development, quality and production of E/E components and systems, in general management and within the tasks of a successful management

- pronounced hands-on mentality,
- high social competence,
- competent organizational and
- convincing communication skills,
- sovereignty,
- diplomatic assertiveness,
- Versatility and innovative strength,
- interdisciplinary orientation and
- extensive cultural competences.

Social skills
- Management of international and cross-location teams
- Leadership of executives
- Development of junior staff and managers
- Mentoring and coaching
- Crisis management
- Management and moderation of committees, workshops, etc.
- Team building for the processing of project work packages

Methodological/system competence
- Project and multi-project management methods and competencies according to GPM/IPMA
- Project management according to the Project Excellence model
- Product development process V-Model, ASPICE3.0, Agile SPICE, ISO26262, Cyber Security
- Processes, e.g. IATF16949, QS9001, 8D-Report, FMEA, DRBFM, APQP, PPAP, MSA, QVP

Experience with vehicle components
- Assistance systems: autonomous driving, automated and remote parking
- Body and Comfort Control: digital mirror system, head lights, wipers
- Interior: electrical switches, multi-information systems, UI systems,
- HW & SW Development for AD Sensors:
- Camera (Front, Rear, Surround View),
- Laser Scanner (LIDAR, Solid State),
- RADAR (Short-Range SRR, Long-Range LRR),
- Ultrasonic (Proximity, Extended Range ER)
- Rain-Light-Tunnel-Humidity Sensor
- French mother language
- English business fluent
- German business fluent

IT Tools
- Microsoft Office, Google Suite, iOS
- Various PM tools, e.g. MS-Project, Jira & Confluence, CoreALM
- Workflow automation, e.g. Zapier
- Organizational software, e.g. mind-map tools
Temporal and spatial availability
I'm looking for remote projects


07/2021 - bis jetzt
Freelance - Technical Project Manager
SMR AUTOMOTIVE MIRRORS GMBH, Stuttgart/Germany (Automobil und Fahrzeugbau, 1000-5000 Mitarbeiter)

Technically lead the development of the second generation of a Digital Mirror Replacement System for the OEM MAN (MAN OptiView®)

10/2018 - 09/2020
Regional Site Manager

Transversal lead and coordination of all regional operations of a team of
50+ Engineers, responsible for a portfolio of multi-disciplinary projects with ~150 Mio€ R&D and ~2Mrd€ Total
Sales, serving mostly three major OEM-customers located in Germany, on behalf of Detection Vision System (DVS).
Successful delivered and maintaining major projects including, Daimler's 4th Gen.Park Pilot, 2nd Gen. VW 360 Area View
among others
? Coordinated cross functional teams, tracked records for their performance in the execution and successful
delivery of customer projects involving Camera Surround View System as well as ultrasonic & camera (sensor
data fusion) based automated Parking Systems, in compliance with customer's, Valeo's and automotive industry
requirements & standards
? Steered DVS local organization in site engagements for transversal services and activities (HR, Facilities and H&S,
Finance, Quality, Purchasing, IT), defined and monitored yearly Site local budget
? Served as the primary programmatic and collaborative liaison between DVS and other entities located on the
site or in the Region (System & Function, Ultrasonic, Active Safety, Driving Assistance Research)
? Maintained competent and effective staff through effective selection, recruitment, training, development,
mentoring and performance planning
? Represented DVS in Customer engagements, providing 1st level support and relayed to appropriate
development center or functions for further information
? Organized and ran effective communication, with internal as well as external senior/executive Management,
reporting and escalation management at Customer sites
? Organized the site to act as Customer Engineering Front Offices for German OEMs while managing global matrix
with virtual team relationship
? Supported business development activities and acquisition plans quotation preparation for new businesses

04/2016 - 09/2018
Head of Project Management

Secondment From Business Unit Head Quarter (BU-HQ) Germany/Bietigheim-Bissingen (home) to new Tech-Center
CZ-Republic/Prague (host) for roughly ~3 years where I successfully set up a Project Management Office and
organize a smooth handover of Expertise for Rain-Light-Tunnel Sensor from Germany to Prague Tech Center.
Increased the Projects portfolio by winning new order intakes including 6th Gen. Rain-Light-Sensor for BMW and
AUDI, 3rd Gen. Front Camera for Renault, 1st Gen. Solid State Lidar for FCA.
? Created and coached a well-balanced team of 20+ project managers to handle project operation of the portfolio
? Grew up 3 potential successors to take over project portfolio lead position within 3 years
? Setup the Project Management Office (project management methods, tools, reporting, training)
? Successfully managed Acquisitions of major business on RLT (BMW, VW) and Front Camera (Renault) products
? Developed overall network at OEMs and set up close communication with OEMs management, reported
Customer voice, launched all needed actions inside Valeo to ensure satisfaction in line with Valeo strategy
? Monthly prepare a present the synthesis of critical projects as well as the projects portfolio financial indicators
of the entity to the Project Management Committee in charge of the project governance
? Ensured proper management of Customer/Valeo critical issue escalation

? Promoted project development according to Valeo Project Management Handbook and other applicable
standards (ASPICE, ISO/TS/IATF 16949)
? Successfully transferred ownership of technical competence for Rain-Light-Tunnel-Humidity sensor cluster,
from BU-HQ Bietigheim-Bissingen/Germany to new Tech-Center Prage/Czech Republic
? Coordinated the System Validation Testing of Valeo's SCALA®, the first laser scanner for the automotive
volume production

07/2013 - 03/2016
Senior Program Manager

Successfully planned organized and managed a large portfolio of critical, complex and globally distributed projects
involving the development and industrialization of automated parking system based on ultrasonic, and the
multifunctional Rain-Light-Humidity sensors cluster based on infrared technology, for a large panel of global OEMs,
which included major German, French, Japanese and Korean OEMs. 50+ projects in the portfolio, Total Sales
~800Mio €; Total R&D ~35Mio €
? Managed hierarchically and functionally Project Managers worldwide assigned to this customers' project
portfolio (project organization, project assessment, training, coaching)
? Ensured achievement of performance objectives for all customer projects in this portfolio
? Coordinated all projects industrialization launches in compliance with Valeo' and its customers' expectations
? Expanded the projects portfolio by winning new profitable order intake
? Developed customers intimacy (close communication, monthly review meetings, networking, and entry point)
? Diversified tenders process by acquiring key expansion projects like: Emergency Assist for Pedal Misapplication
Project at Nissan, Intelligent Clearance Sonar at Toyota, City Park Turnkey project at PSA, including ultrasonic
based Blind Spot Detection for Renault and PSA.
? Ensured proper management of Customer/Valeo critical issues escalation
? Promoted company values, cultures and standards within the project teams and controlled their application
? Successfully prepared and lead teams trough several Process audits (ASPICE, IATF/ISO/TS/ 16949)

? Contributed to Working Groups to improve Project Management methodology within the company

? Trained more than 100+ project engineers as Certified Trainer for Valeo 5-Axis and PMHB & PD (Project
Management Handbook & Product Development)

03/2008 - 06/2013
Project Manager

Lead operationally and functionally the development of the first semi-automatic parking-aid system of a French
OEM, as well as several in-windshield integrated multifunction rain-light-tunnel-humidity sensor cluster projects this
OEM. The programs served 10+ car platforms, Total Sales of ~200Mio€ and Total R&D Budget of ~15Mio€
? Outperformed defined Project KPI in terms of profitability (both product/development vs Development Activity
Payback and Extended Margin), Quality and Production Preparation by up to 10%

? Secured Project resources and controlled them
? Checked and validated Project Team Members' activities and proposed timing scenario to achieve milestones

? Defined and managed projects budget
? Defined scope of the projects and managed all project changes (internal and customer)

? Organized the resolution of all project issues requiring the support of all suitable functions via the Project

? Conducted several concept competitions phases by preparing and getting business case simulation approved
? Prepared decision-making process for relevant committee and challenged project team readiness

? Led annual appraisal interviews and development of all project team members

03/2005 - 02/2008
Technical Project Manager

Technically planned and successfully delivered semi-automatic Parking Aid Systems, multifunctional Rain-Light-
Humidity sensor Product Design, proving to be in line with Product requirements, enterprise product development
handbooks and standard, performance, cost and timing for French and Japanese carlines programs with 10+ car
platform projects, Total R&D Budget ~6Mio€, Team of 10~20 Engineers
? Managed customer system requirement using DOORS
? Established the detailed scheduling and budgeting of R&D activities, with support of supporting "Métiers"
? Followed up closely on activities and spending of the project technical scope to meet associated budget
? Applied standardization rules, and exceptionally requested de-standardizations based on sound justifications
? Called for all necessary design reviews (Mechanical, HW, SW, Safety...) and made sure that Design Reviews of
other networks are happening in a timely manner (Purchased part, Industrial)
? Track status of engineering changes and resolution of product technical issues
? Interfaced with the customer for the R&D subjects of the project
? Tracked status of engineering change and resolution of product technical issues

04/2003 - 02/2005
SW Design Engineer

Completed SW product development of electronic control unit for semi-automatic parking aid system, based on
customer requirements, according to defined processes and guidelines
? Developed software requirements by gathering the project different stakeholders' requirements, consolidating
them and identifying any conflicting requirements
? Participated in system and customer requirements analysis and SW high level design architecture definition for
Automated Parking Aid System, created SW high level design for the projects with high reuse factor
? Developed embedded SW components, ran their verification and validation following ASPICE compliant
processes on Renesas/ST_Microelectronic/Freescale 16/32-bit high performance and safety microcontrollers
? Performed Static Code Analysis (MISRA rules), Unit Testing and Integration Testing of the SW on targeted HW
? Developed SW component for AutoSar platform
? Experienced with vehicle bus protocols - K-LINE, LIN, CAN, Ethernet, as well as Low level SPI, I2C drivers
? Supported Peer Review of work products like Design Documents, Code, Test Cases/results
? Integrated overall software components based on the project's architecture, including travelling to customer
site to ensure smooth delivery
? Presented work progress continuously through active participation to daily & weekly project meetings (Internal
and external with other sites)

01/2003 - 02/2003
Hardware Design Engineer

? Analyzed and evaluated the Estimation & Compensation Theory applied on a DC-Offsets of a WLAN-System,
using the COSSAP simulation environment

03/2001 - 05/2001
Hardware Design Engineer

? Investigated the Effect of the Word-Length-Limitation on a Spectral Mask of a Hiperlan/2-System using the
Simulation Tool COSSAP

01/1999 - 04/2001
Hardware Design Engineer

? Performed board failure analysis down to component level for Plasma-Display-Screens, using advanced test
equipment (oscilloscopes, logic analyzer, etc.)
? Provided root causes, implemented corrective action in a timely manner
? Established repair documentation and recorded them in dedicated failure database
? Provided service & support on the field at customer facilities (Phillip's TV Plant Bruges,
Frankfurt and Munich airports)

05/1999 - 09/1999
Software Design Engineer

Institute for Graphical Data Processing
Software Design Engineer
? Developed an application for Driving School E-Learning, using the Programming Language JavaScript

10/1998 - 03/1999
Academic Tutor

? Tutored groups of undergraduate students in the core course "Basic Principles of Microelectronic Systems"


Weltweit verfügbar
Open for projects project as of 01.09.2022
Working Onsite for projects in Stuttgart area
Flexible remote working in Germany and abroad
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