The Program Manager (PM) is accountable for the Cost, Schedule, and Quality of all assigned customer or internally funded major project or programs within Safran Aerosystems Arresting. The PM will function as the customer primary point of contact and thus must have strong leadership skills, significant program and project management experience and familiarity with PM processes, technical aptitude in related systems and product lines, strong quantitative analysis capability, and well developed written and verbal communication skills.
The PM will lead Integrated Project Team(s) (IPT) consisting of matrixed resources (that indirectly report to the PM) that include but are not limited to the functional responsibilities of engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, and quality. The PM should have experience with program and project management tools and processes as outlined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) or equivalent, and is preferred to have a certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP).
The PM is also responsible for oversight of all project/program contracts deliverables, with administration and support from the Manager of Contacts or their delegate for the project. The contracts organization provides subject matter expertise for domestic and international commercial government contracting. The contracts organization provides review, recommendation for and management of new contracts contemplated for offer and acceptance by the Company. Reviews include red-lining of contract documents and classification of concerns in various clauses and terms into business and legal risk, recommendation of and negotiation for changes to contracts, and insurance that program execution is in compliance with contract terms. Compliance is ensured through the PM and contributors via close coordination with the contracts function.
The PM is responsible leader for all contract compliance and deliverables including all cost, schedule and technical management and reporting requirements from proposal through contract execution, delivery, and invoicing / cash collection. The PM must understand the overseas Letter of Credit and Performance Guarantee (standby letter of credit) processes, and ensure adherence to L/C requirements to ensure timely cash receipts and reduced risk.
Experience with and ability to efficiently use tools such as MS Project, Excel and other tools is essential, and willingness and ability to learn and work within the ERP system is highly desired.
• Understands complex systems integration
• Results / action oriented, high energy level
• Persuasive, gets things done through influence
• Process oriented, can change / develop business processes quickly
• Possesses excellent oral and written communication skills up to executive
• Excellent presentation skills and presentation preparation
• Quantitative / analysis skills using MS Project, Excel, ERP system and other tools
• Displays organizational leadership skill / team player
• Continuously improves in all aspects
• Fosters strong team relationships
• Lead the Integrated Project Team
Engineers, Designers, Operations, Field Service, Contracts, Region Directors,
PM Level III
$1M to $10M+ yearly
Or 50 FTE PM Level II
$1M to $5M yearly
Or 10-30 FTE PM Level I
$1 to $3M+ yearly
Or 10 FTE
Manage annual revenue generation by individual projects and programs
Manage Multiple Projects & Programs
New System, Overhaul, Upgrade Projects
Coordinate and lead IPT Team members
Manage Customer Relationships
POC for all program activity, responsible for all project contract requirements
New business development support with key customers
Revenue and bookings forecasting / planning
Create strong team level relationships
Accountability for Program/Project Performance
Program P&L, Inventory Control, Cost Management
Letter of Credit management
Schedule and Resource Management
Procurement and Manufacturing Management
Invoicing oversight and cash collection
Report to Stakeholders
Executive leadership, Customers, Suppliers, Internal Stakeholders
Manage Government and Regulatory Issues
Export and manufacturing licenses
ITAR or EAR control
Government accounting principles
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap.
Safran was ranked as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.
Safran Aerosystems is a world leader in evacuation slides and oxygen systems. It is also a major supplier of safety systems, as well as fluid systems for airplanes and helicopters.
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