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JOB SUMMARY: The Program Management position is responsible to deliver all projects on time, within budget and within scope. The PM will drive customer satisfaction, continuous improvement and life of the program financial performance by managing customer programs, contracts, and business relationships. Program Manager serves as the main point of contact for the contracting customer (internal and/or external) and must coordinate cross-functional internal resources, third party/vendors and involve all relevant stakeholders to successfully execute the program. The responsibilities may extend throughout the entire product or program lifecycle.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties
Establishes objectives and goals and provides direction to the program and project teams in areas of customer concerns, potential changes in scope and risk assessment. Facilitates the implementation of program management processes at the site, business unit or Division.
Ensure standard program management processes are utilized and adequate support to the program and project teams by coordinating program reviews, preparing & publishing metrics and reports.
Define program objectives and strategies, to include objectives consistent with customer and contract requirements.
Review and evaluate technical and business aspects of customer requests for proposals and / or change requests including technical feasibility and requirements flow down and analyses
Lead the preparation of customer bid packages and internal project appropriation requests including coordination and review of statement of work, technical proposals, engineering cost estimates, and program schedules.
Create, monitor, and update program plans in sufficient detail to monitor and track progress and that which is consistent with program requirements and objectives. The plans must define the required processes / activities of various functional groups to achieve customer defined milestones / deliverables.
Ensure proper performance of tasks (timely start and completion) necessary to ensure the most efficient and effective execution of the program and assure fulfillment of cost, quality, and schedule objectives. Identify, track, manage and assist in resolving program issues
Conduct regular program reviews with stakeholders (core team, leadership and customers) to evaluate current and projected progress against the approved plan using appropriate tools and techniques
Monitor and proactively manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques. Ensure changes in scope are thoroughly documented and approved prior to investing company resources.
Coordinate sufficient in-house product reviews with various functional groups to ensure product designs are manufacturable, achieving design to cost targets and the overall program is achieving planned profitability while the satisfying customer contract.
Lead contract negotiations for the program to assure contract terms and conditions are clearly defined, understood, and acceptable.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS& RESPONSIBILITIES: The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities and/or duties required. Other duties may be assigned.
Manage customer contract, pricing, terms and conditions and contractual flow-down through the organization. Establish and negotiate pricing strategies by system and/or product, market and by customer. Develop contract negotiation strategies. Ensure effective change management process is utilized.
Provides periodic program updates (Program Status Report – Green/Yellow/Red) of current situation relating to contractual milestones and problem/high risk areas (e.g., technical, cost, and schedule). Provides updates to the business units as well as divisional, and group levels.
Plays a key role in developing New business proposals and executing the overall program plan
Monitors and administers contracts and agreements
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Experience Years: 5-8 years
Experience Type: Project management/development/execution in technology environment, OR Equivalent combination of education and experience
Certificates/Licenses: None Required
Demonstrated ability to decompose complex problems into actionable elements
Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.); Web proficiency.
Ability to travel 25% of the time
Proven Leadership skills - capability to lead change in an Integrated Team (IPT) environment across multiple sites and customers globally.
Strong ethics, values and the ability to influence others’ decision making.
Ability to manage multiple projects/activities; results driven; self-starter and good decision making skills
Knowledge of product and manufacturing process
Excellent communication and presentation skills – both verbal and written with ability to make necessary status reports and technical presentations to management and customer
Strong analytical skills and business acumen
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: See Below:
Formal training in program or project management such as demonstrated by PMP or DAWIA Program Management credentials
Experience with Earned Value Management Systems
Strong background in electronics manufacturing
This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Office Based
DIRECT REPORTS: This position may or may not have direct reports.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Please see below:
Regularly required to sit, stand, talk or hear
Required to walk and use hands to finger, handle or feel
Able to lift, twist and bend with 10-30 pounds
See clearly close up along with depth and distance perception
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)