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Program Manager - RT

Absolute Opportunities
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
November 14, 2018


Program Manager - RT

Saint Paul, Minnesota 55112

The Program Manager is responsible to coordinate and manage all aspects of the Program through its complete lifecycle. This role is accountable to meet AES targets relative to operational performance (OTIF and quality); financial performance as well as support and contribute toward profitable growth objectives on this platform. The oversight includes program needs and risks assessment and mitigation as it pertains to all products within the program.

Essential Functions:

The Program Manager position within AES encompasses setting high level performance targets, risk mitigation strategies and disciplined execution to support commitments made to the customer and the organization, including but are not limited to:

Leads and coordinates multi-functional teams to ensure all program deliverables and objectives are met

Conducts rate readiness / assurance checks and reviews within AES and with the Customer to assure program delivery sustainability

Coordinates all aspects of NPI using the NPI process

Manages projects within the program, establishing milestone plans in collaboration with supporting functions’ input and ensuring deliverables are met within prescribed timelines and costs/budgets

Holds plant support functions accountable to deliver on operational performance. Reviews recovery or improvement plans and provides support toward goal achievement

Plans, organizes and coordinates the preparation of Program related proposals

Develops and/or sustains and monitors program KPIs and initiates corrective /preventative plans with regards to margin protection / expansion (cost reductions); on time delivery assurance; quality trends and improvement plans; costs of poor quality

Maintains and acts upon Program dashboard for all facets, escalating for swift intervention as needed

Working in sync with Operations, collaborates in the resolution of operational matters with the Customer

Maintains Program risk log book and initiates / recommends necessary actions to mitigate risk

Synchronises program rate (OEM) with Sales orders and forecasts and ties out with production and supply plans to ensure alignment

Provides weekly and monthly status report to Customer, plants, PMO and executive leadership

Relentlessly pursues opportunities to further enhance value to the Customer and to AES

Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

Commercial and Government Contracts Knowledge of laws, legal codes, government regulations, agency rules, and contract processes.

Strong Financial Literacy Knowledge of financial principles and practices, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one

Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions

Organizing, planning, and prioritizing work Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize and accomplish work results.

Persuasion The ability to influence others to achieve positive business results.

Negotiation Bringing two or more people or viewpoints together to meet a mutually beneficial outcome.

Collaborate Proactively align with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems or processes, such as customer sales, order management, accounting, or shipping.

Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.

Written and Verbal Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas verbally and in writing so others will understand.

Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical.

Stress Tolerance Job requires dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

Disciplined Execution Job requires holding the team accountable through daily execution to the plan. When required, he/she will need to be able to dive into details to ensure operational success.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Highly autonomous yet strong team player. Demonstrated and constant ability to consolidate issues and opportunities into actionable, efficient plans. Persistent change agent. Inspires trust and instils a strong climate of collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. Communication agility to adapt to situations involving operations environments, executive reviews and customer exchanges alike.

Strategic and analytical thinker with a propensity for finding mutually agreeable solutions.

Position requires travel primarily within North America.



Strong base salary plus variable compensation bonus structure

Generous Health Benefits beginning day 1; medical, life, dental and vision plans

401(k) Program with a Company Match (up to 6%)

Retirement contribution (3%)

Competitive annual vacation accrual

10 annual paid holidays

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (Submission Summary)

1. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution;

2. Minimum 5 years of project management and/or program management experience;

3. Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position;

4. This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

5. Manufacturing expertise a significant plus; - Preferred

6. USG contract experience highly desired; - Preferred

7. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in Operations, Engineering, Business Administration or Supply Chain from an accredited institution; - Preferred

8. 5+ years’ experience within the aerospace & defense industry (with an OEM or a Tier 1) - Preferred

9. Strong ability to influence, persuade and coordinate activity within all levels of the organization and with external constituents.

10. MS Office including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, e-mail. CRM software like SalesForce

11. Salary Expectation?

12. Complete Current Address?