Program Manager - ( 21001087 ) Description Position Summary: The Program Manager is responsible to coordinate and manage all aspects of the Program over its complete lifecycle and is accountable to meet 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 . . Key Responsibilities: - Leads and coordinates multi-functional, multi-site teams to ensure all program deliverables and objectives are met - Conducts rate readiness / assurance checks and reviews within internal and external customer to assure program delivery sustainability - Acts as the liaison between the customer and engineering / NPI for configuration change / new product launch management with regards to addressing production concerns; communicating and documenting scope change tracking and incorporation - Manage 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 Commercial and the Program Management Office, manages commercial aspects with the Customer - Maintains Program risk logbook 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 Howmet - Other duties as assigned. Qualifications Required Qualifications: - Bachelor's Degree - Three years in an account management, project management, demand planning or similar role. - Demonstrated customer-centric attitude with ability to understand and cater to internally driven financial and performance metrics - Highly organized and self-motivated with a track record of rapidly responding to customer needs and developing and deploying solutions. - Demonstrated ability to foresee and anticipate challenges and act accordingly to minimize impact through regular cadence of customer meetings and reporting - Strong knowledge of the major elements of an ERP system and/or CRM System. - Active and proficient skills in a Windows environment / Microsoft Office products. - Solid communication skills -verbal, written, presentation and listening. - 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; - 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. Preferred Qualifications : - 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. - Hands on experience with a highly transactional accounts, especially order management. - Experience or interest in a precision machine shop environment. - T wo years of experience in the Aerospace and Defense industry or Five years of working experience overall in a manufacturing environment or highly regulated industry (such as pharmaceuticals, food or medical) - Strategic and analytical thinker with a propensity for finding mutually agreeable solutions. - Ability to handle multiple priorities and navigate in a highly matrixed environment - Ability to influence, persuade and coordinate activity within all levels of the organization and with external constituents. Physical Demands / Working Conditions: Typically sits, grasps items and performs keyboarding for frequent operation of a computer Stand, walk, bend, reach or otherwise move about occasionally Lift, move, or otherwise transfer items up to 35 lbs. occasionally, >20 lbs. frequently Travel by air or car occasionally Occasional exposure to typical machine shop physical hazards Primary Location : United States-MN-Big Lake Work Locations : US BLE Big Lake, Minnesota 17465 198th Avenue NW Big Lake 55309 Job : Marketing and Sales Organization : 39220-98000 Sales Shift : Day Job Job Type : Experienced Hourly Paid or Salaried : Salaried Job Level : Individual Contributor Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time Job Posting : May 26, 2021, 4:20:21 PM Minimum Years of Experience : 3 EOE, including Disability/Vets
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