Pritika Maharaj has been working in the automotive industry for nearly 30 years.
Being at the top of her game – in a predominantly male industry – Pritika has a few questions she constantly gets asked. Especially when people find out she's been working for one of the world's biggest brands, Ford, for the nearly 30 years.
Here's exactly what she told us.
So, what do you actually do?
“I do a lot of problem-solving” is the most concise and simple way Pritika answers this question when asked.
“I lead teams, working through timing and technical challenges, and delivering projects.”
Pritika's official title is T6 Global Program Manager, and she shared that she's excited about the latest project she has been working on: Ford’s Next-Gen Ranger.
It's the first new Ranger in 10 years, with the company having collaborated with customers around the globe to create a vehicle and ownership experience that next-gen Ranger owners can rely on for their business, family lives and adventure. Maharaj said in prioritising their deep understanding of what truck customers want in all design stages, it's ensured the Next-Gen Ranger is their best yet.
“Getting the opportunity to talk to our customers and dealers directly, learning about what is important to them. It makes it real, and it makes it fun.”
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