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We put a lot of value in teamwork at Chrysler. In fact, we rely on it…encourage it…promote it. No matter what role you play in our organization, your contributions drive our momentum. Hear from our people, and learn about the exciting things you can accomplish as part of our team.​

There's a big team to explore. Select a name to learn more about what makes Chrysler special.

La Shirl

Head of Color and Materials

La Shirl

Head of Color and Materials

“Growing up, I was always surrounded by cars. I had a passion for cars and a passion for textile design, but no idea that there was a way to merge those two interests. I knew nothing about the color and trim world until I talked to someone at Chrysler and was offered a job in the department I now lead. I can honestly say that conversation changed my life.

My department, Advanced Color and Materials, works with illustrators who help us develop proposals for new fabrics and colors. The designers help with cross branding. We’re a cross-functional team with a variety of professionals who go out of their way to help each other achieve the best possible result. That combination of diversity and teamwork is our greatest strength.

Over the past couple of years, quality has moved to the forefront here at Chrysler. Our people are going the extra mile and working together to make sure we’re always producing the best possible products. It’s our common goal and the driving force behind everything we do.”

Steven

Finance Leadership Development Program

Steven

Finance Leadership Development Program

“I started here as an intern and am now in a full-time position through the Finance Leadership Development Program; a rotational program that will see me placed  in three different finance jobs over the next four and one-half years.

My first rotation position will be in Product Architecture Finance. In this new role, I will be providing finance support for world-wide activities focused on optimizing the utilization of product architectures while ensuring that unique product and brand requirements are met.

As an intern and new hire, I worked with the Business Development team to support our operating groups in the drafting and execution of contracts with outside parties, namely, Fiat. The Business Development team facilitates commercial agreements and manages Chrysler’s relationship with Fiat and other outside companies.“

Tushar

Senior Manager, Supplier Quality

Tushar

Senior Manager, Supplier Quality

"I had worked with other automakers. Chrysler was refreshing. It was a lot leaner. Chrysler really emphasizes teamwork, and the company is striving to simplify and reduce bureaucracy. People are empowered here.

I worked in engineering product design for 19 years, worked on every platform, and worked for a time in the plant. I have been in supplier quality for just a year. It was an opportunity to learn and bring my engineering perspective to another side of the business. You have so many opportunities to move within the company. It’s outstanding for learning and everything else.

This is a great area to live and work in. There are local ski areas, and the metropolitan area has a lot to offer—good schools, shopping and everything else. The Detroit area is an exciting place to live and work.”

Amanda

Supply Chain Management

Amanda

Supply Chain Management

“I first came to Chrysler as a summer intern. I was drawn to the sense of excitement I heard in the voice of every person I spoke with. This was a team genuinely excited about where they were going, and I knew I wanted to be a part of it.

After graduation, I was offered a position in Supply Chain Management. Today, I’m part of an informal rotation program with four other new graduates. It’s allowed us all to see ‘the big picture’ more quickly, take on bigger responsibilities and gain leadership experience right away. I’m encouraged to find my own way through challenges and to take control of my role.

There is a tremendous sense of excitement here. This is an environment of constant learning, constant development, where you can get a real sense of accomplishment from what you do. To hop in your car at the end of your day and know you helped build it—there’s no other feeling quite like that.”

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Razzaaq

Purchasing & Supplier Quality

Razzaaq

Purchasing & Supplier Quality

"I first came to Chrysler as an intern and, directly after college, became part of Leadership Development Program. The rotation aspect of the program helped me discover what I wanted to do with my future. It also helped me build the network. I would need to build my career.
 
My last rotation was in purchasing. It was a great fit, and i was excited to see how my work with suppliers impacted the bottom line. It's still exciting to me today. Every time I see one of our vehicles, I get  a great sense of pride. I'm also proud to be the face of Chrysler to our suppliers.
 
Your growth and advancement can be rapid here. From day one, you're asked to lead change and lead people, and and given large amount of responsibility early. It raises your confidence and your game. If you want to be Challenged, this is definitely the place to be."

Liela

Interior Studio Engineer

Liela

Interior Studio Engineer

“I am a recent graduate, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. I’ve always had an interest in cars—not in the sense of being a “gearhead,” but the interface between driver and car through design. It made this the perfect position for me. I work with the design team, ergonomics and product planning to develop the interior design themes for our vehicles. It’s the melding of mechanics and design.


Putting together full-scale foam properties we use as spaciousness properties and for customer research clinics is really exciting. That’s when you really get to see the interiors come together. The amount of detail that goes into them—lit clusters and radio screens—is just amazing.


What surprised me about Chrysler was the amount of passion you find here. The people here are really into their work. It makes this an exciting place to be every day.”

Steven

Finance Leadership Development Program

Steven

Finance Leadership Development Program

“I started here as an intern and am now in a full-time position through the Finance Leadership Development Program; a rotational program that will see me placed  in three different finance jobs over the next four and one-half years.

My first rotation position will be in Product Architecture Finance. In this new role, I will be providing finance support for world-wide activities focused on optimizing the utilization of product architectures while ensuring that unique product and brand requirements are met.

As an intern and new hire, I worked with the Business Development team to support our operating groups in the drafting and execution of contracts with outside parties, namely, Fiat. The Business Development team facilitates commercial agreements and manages Chrysler’s relationship with Fiat and other outside companies.“

Vince

Designer

Vince

Designer

“The amount of responsibility I get really blows me away. I thought I’d do a sketch, a little clay modeling and a little part of the car. But I didn’t realize that someone would say, ‘We like your sketch. Go make it.’ That’s the part that surprises me.

When I started in the design studio, I got this really great feeling. I thought, ‘These guys really are car guys.’ Other places were more corporate. This one had a rich, beaming personality.

We really have fun. I grew up in the era when people started customizing the smaller engine cars. Now, I can come up with the whole car in my head. It can be anything that I can imagine. Yeah, I still do door handles and mirrors, but I get to work on the whole look. All the little parts, but all the fun stuff, too.”

Steve

Sales Manager

Steve

Sales Manager

"Right now, I head one of Chrysler’s nine business centers where we manage field operations across the country. To me, there’s nothing more exciting than working in the field. You’re on the front lines, where the transactions happen between the dealer and the customer. Plus, I love the opportunity to see different parts of the country. I’ve relocated several times, and lived in places from Denver to Shreveport, Chicago to Salt Lake.

What makes Chrysler different? The culture. There are not a lot of levels of bureaucracy. You’ve got a lot of autonomy. A lot of responsibility. You can’t have one without the other.

Because of it, we’ve always been the nimble auto manufacturer. We’ve had a different spirit than the other mainstream manufacturers. Sure, we're the underdog, but there’s an appreciation for how “scrappy” Chrysler has been. I think people find it intriguing. We love proving the critics wrong."

Tushar

Senior Manager, Supplier Quality

Tushar

Senior Manager, Supplier Quality

"I had worked with other automakers. Chrysler was refreshing. It was a lot leaner. Chrysler really emphasizes teamwork, and the company is striving to simplify and reduce bureaucracy. People are empowered here.

I worked in engineering product design for 19 years, worked on every platform, and worked for a time in the plant. I have been in supplier quality for just a year. It was an opportunity to learn and bring my engineering perspective to another side of the business. You have so many opportunities to move within the company. It’s outstanding for learning and everything else.

This is a great area to live and work in. There are local ski areas, and the metropolitan area has a lot to offer—good schools, shopping and everything else. The Detroit area is an exciting place to live and work.”

Francisco

Maintenance Area Manager

Francisco

Maintenance Area Manager

“As Maintenance Area Manager, I am responsible for ensuring our tools and equipment are calibrated and in working order, ready to do their job. But the most important part of the job is keeping the skill levels of the people high so they can address the issues that arise in our day to day operations.

Chrysler demands growth from their people, and provides the tools they need to take themselves to levels they didn’t think possible. It keeps people mentally sharp and active. We’re continually asking ‘what is the next thing I’m going to do to better myself.’ We’re always changing and improving.

It’s probably why, at Chrysler, you’ll work with people that are very motivated. People that are not afraid to think outside of the box. People that can take an idea and make it a reality. Empowering people is the Chrysler way to deploy success.”

Jerry

Finance

Jerry

Finance

“I currently have a dual role: I work with distressed suppliers, offering operational and financial support to make sure Chrysler’s production is uninterrupted. I also work in business development finance, supporting mergers and acquisitions. It’s an exciting time to be with that group, as Chrysler is working to reestablish our presence in China, expand into fast growing Russia, and follow FIATinto South America.

Your development is really supported and the exposure you’ll gain is tremendous. I’ve been in 14 roles in my 15 years at Chrysler. On one cross-functional rotation, I worked in a plant as a line supervisor and as a process control engineer. You really get to see the big picture here.

I think it’s one of the reasons you see such a high level of professionalism at Chrysler. The people here are intelligent, highly analytical and strategic thinkers. And most of all, they’re passionate about their work and not afraid to express their viewpoints.”

Lei

Information and Communication Technology

Lei

Information and Communication Technology

"Chrysler is a pretty big organization with lots of functions, which offers you many chances to work on different projects and support different business units. It’s given me the opportunity to work with many different technologies—everything from data warehousing to JAVA portal platforms.

Doing a project isn’t always about technology—it’s most often about communication. We’re a very diverse company: different roles and disciplines, different backgrounds and communication styles, different job requirements. You have to be pretty task–oriented and good with details so you can close those gaps.

We are constantly training ourselves, and there are many training opportunities here at Chrysler—both technically and professionally. For people looking for long-term development, this is the place to be.”

Jenea

Purchasing Manager

Jenea

Purchasing Manager

“In the 10 years that I have been with Chrysler, I have taken on many roles, from material control supervisor at an assembly plant to buyer for exhaust systems, and to executive business planner in Purchasing and Supplier Quality. Today, I serve as the head of indirect materials and facility purchasing.

Throughout your career at Chrysler, you gain a lot of cross-functional experience which opens many avenues to career growth. Chrysler takes time to make sure people are well rounded. They want you to succeed in the job that best fits you and that continually challenges you.

There are many networking and mentoring opportunities—both formal and informal—and resources that allow you to connect with and learn from people across different functional areas. For example, I am involved in the Women’s Forum and have had various mentors throughout all areas of the organization. Plus, there are groups for every interest—from softball teams and running clubs to economic forums.”

Amanda

Supply Chain Management

Amanda

Supply Chain Management

“I first came to Chrysler as a summer intern. I was drawn to the sense of excitement I heard in the voice of every person I spoke with. This was a team genuinely excited about where they were going, and I knew I wanted to be a part of it.

After graduation, I was offered a position in Supply Chain Management. Today, I’m part of an informal rotation program with four other new graduates. It’s allowed us all to see ‘the big picture’ more quickly, take on bigger responsibilities and gain leadership experience right away. I’m encouraged to find my own way through challenges and to take control of my role.

There is a tremendous sense of excitement here. This is an environment of constant learning, constant development, where you can get a real sense of accomplishment from what you do. To hop in your car at the end of your day and know you helped build it—there’s no other feeling quite like that.”

Michelle

HR Compensation and Organizational Planning

Michelle

HR Compensation and Organizational Planning

“I was just out of the University of Michigan with a degree in Operations and Logistics. I come from an automotive family—both my father and grandfather worked for the big three—but I was sure I was going to go a different way. Then I was offered an internship in HR at Chrysler. I’ve been here 23 years now.

What makes Chrysler different is that they’re really focused on where you go in your career. We are very development–oriented. People find their career match and build on their passion here. I’ve had the opportunity to work on many different disciplines within HR, from college recruiting and diversity programs, to pension programs and leadership development.

Ours is a very inclusive culture. From the top, down, we believe that everyone is a leader; everyone has a voice. There is an intense desire to succeed, and we succeed as a team.”

Kristyn

Assistant Sales Operations Manager

Kristyn

Assistant Sales Operations Manager

“As an undergrad exploring my career possibilities, I met with Chrysler professionals on campus. What they told me about learning and growth opportunities, including the chance to take on a management role right away, got me excited about a future with Chrysler.

I started as an area sales manager in Washington, D.C. and Allentown, Pennsylvania. Just three years later, I became the marketing manager for Chrysler, Jeep® and Dodge. And now, just five years into my career, I’m an assistant sales operations manager, supporting 20 area sales managers.

Next on my wish list is working for Chrysler on an international level. And, I’m likely to spend time at our Detroit headquarters—an experience I’ve heard is more valuable than any MBA program. Fast-paced, high-energy and ever changing—it’s where people are creating the cars of the future.”

Kelly

Leadership Development Program

Kelly

Leadership Development Program

“Before joining Chrysler, most of my experience had been in engineering and manufacturing. But when I entered the Leadership Development Program, I had a chance learn about every part of the business, in addition to disciplines I had already studied. Working in Audit, I learn about the inner workings of departments across the whole company.

I’m assigned new projects every quarter, in areas such as IT, Purchasing, Supplier Quality, Supply Chain Management or directly with our Commercial and International Brands. This program has been an eye-opening experience for me and given me a much greater understanding of how the company and the industry works.

Participating in this program provides great opportunities to learn from Chrysler executives and mentors in many areas of the business. I interact with members of management on a regular basis, as my audit findings are reported to them and I can develop my own path as long as it fits with company needs.”

La Shirl

Head of Color and Materials

La Shirl

Head of Color and Materials

“Growing up, I was always surrounded by cars. I had a passion for cars and a passion for textile design, but no idea that there was a way to merge those two interests. I knew nothing about the color and trim world until I talked to someone at Chrysler and was offered a job in the department I now lead. I can honestly say that conversation changed my life.

My department, Advanced Color and Materials, works with illustrators who help us develop proposals for new fabrics and colors. The designers help with cross branding. We’re a cross-functional team with a variety of professionals who go out of their way to help each other achieve the best possible result. That combination of diversity and teamwork is our greatest strength.

Over the past couple of years, quality has moved to the forefront here at Chrysler. Our people are going the extra mile and working together to make sure we’re always producing the best possible products. It’s our common goal and the driving force behind everything we do.”

Rueben

Supply Chain Manager

Rueben

Supply Chain Manager

"Chrysler truly is, especially now with Sergio leading the ship, a meritocracy. Performance and achievements are recognized. There are opportunities for advancement for those who feel like there is more to contribute. I felt I did 10 years ago, as a skilled tradesman at the Mack Engine Plant. Thankfully, my managers all felt the same way.

Today, I’m in Supply Chain Management. In Supply Chain, you act as the link between the customer and the manufacturer. You have to be highly maneuverable, both in terms of technical expertise and ability to deal with people. And you need to be able to keep up with the fast pace. Priorities change a lot!

At Chrysler, you have the ability to contribute in the decision–making process, and you have more impact than you might think in a large organization. It’s a flat organization, and you get immediate exposure to senior leadership. In that way, you can help steer the ship.”

Cara

Staff Counsel, Office of General Counsel

Cara

Staff Counsel, Office of General Counsel

“I work in the Commercial Affairs group in the Office of General Counsel. Our group is responsible for the procurement and purchasing organization, as well as a variety of other commercial matters.  I didn’t anticipate the complexity of the auto industry. It’s exciting and challenging, and that’s a great motivator.

Our group is proud to be a part of the Chrysler legacy. We’re included as part of the business team, and encouraged to share our perspectives. I believe the company as a whole views that everyone is here to contribute and firmly embraces the spirit of teamwork.

I was attracted to the energy and enthusiasm at Chrysler as well as the chance to be part of the automotive industry rebirth.  We’re a dynamic company with a long history – and aggressive future goals to achieve. The opportunity to be part of a large organization with vision, and a commitment to success, is inspiring.”

Andrea

Corporate Accounting

Andrea

Corporate Accounting

“I started my career in public accounting here in Detroit.  After leaving public accounting, I joined Chrysler in International Accounting. I currently work in Corporate Accounting, responsible for international reporting to FIAT. I am also involved in valuations of inventory, external reporting including SEC filings, and ad hoc requests working with finance to report and explain actual accounting results.

We’re focused on the big picture: what happens with the financial results. This experience gives you the tools to rotate into positions in other areas of the company. Career growth and development are definitely supported here.

At Chrysler, you’re working with the highest caliber CPAs in the business. Internally, we have a very technical group of accountants, auditors, consultants…the best in the industry. We work with our treasury department, legal department, operations…so you have to be a ‘people person’ and be able to communicate with a wide variety of audiences. You can’t hide in the corner. Here, everyone is a team player and everyone is a leader.”

Bill

Quality Engineer

Bill

Quality Engineer

“The goal and mission of the Quality division is to ensure that all our vehicles perform significantly better than industry average and that we remain a leader from a reliability perspective.

If you design a good car to begin with, you don’t have to worry about how to fix it. Cross–functional assignments help engineers understand the whole process of designing and building cars. We ask our engineers to take rotational assignments in other functional areas, like Manufacturing and Quality, so they in turn understand how it’s done. What has happened is a realization that we’re reliant on one another. We sell cars that we make, and we need to understand one another’s work to ensure that the whole process works together.

Quality has always been a part of the organization, but hasn’t always had a seat at ‘the big table’—until now. The current leadership team views it as a strategic component of the industrial team instead of the ‘squeaky voice in the background.’ It’s been a real game-changer for us.”

Jonathan

CIE Engineering Program

Jonathan

CIE Engineering Program

"The best part about our program is the pre-rotation we did. We had two months of training. The first two weeks are orientation. Then we work in a dealership for a week and shadow each department. They want us to have a broad understanding of the whole organization.
 
When I first came here, I moved about in the different departments. I though I would be able to get more than a job. I also thought I’d get a nice jump start, and that’s exactly what I’m getting. You get lots of advice, and you get to see what you actually can do.
 
The CIE program really got me here. Out of college, most people don’t know what they want to do. This rotational program lets you find out what you like and what you don’t. You also get to meet people you wouldn’t otherwise meet."