1) Occupational Summary:
The Program Manager II is the primary point of contact for external customers and is responsible for the execution of complex programs from sales transition handover through delivery of the final aircraft and closure of any open items.
The Program Manager II is responsible for contribution margin of the production phase. Must keep the program in scope or to properly negotiate time and budget when the scope increases or to refuse the scope increase if it is not practical.
2) Duties and Responsibilities (essential functions):
A) Responsible for leading their integrated program team (IPT) in the daily execution of program activities.
B) Responsible for implementing a product matching 100% to the one used for the cost base in the bid and to make him/her self-knowledgeable of all elements of the bid including the cost base.
C) Clarifies RFQ scope of work expected by the customer with sales team and/or customer.
D) Coordinates with estimator on pricing package assumptions.
E) Coordinates with engineering for drawing and technical proposal support.
F) Follows up proposal submission with customer and/or salesperson.
G) Kicks off new programs, establish expectations, and identify pacing items.
H) Manages the project scope, budget, timeline and risks.
I) Leads program status meetings and work bottlenecks.
J) Communicates program status to Airframers customers, salespeople, and upper management.
K) Sets expectations and facilitates clear and open lines of communication both internally and externally.
L) Monitors all open action items to customer to ensure timely closure.
M) Monitors the submission of required data items required by the customer.
N) Coordinates resources between divisions for programs involving multiple locations.
O) Monitors budget status on all programs with senior management.
P) Monitors the scope of work and initiate formal changes when necessary to obtain proper concessions on prices, weights and lead times, where appropriate.
Q) Coordinates the resolution of field service issues for new products delivered.
R) Participates in contract negotiations as required.
S) Team with estimating team and/or salesperson on developing and presenting proposals.
T) Communicates results of negotiating sessions to senior management.
U) Monitors the scope of work and initiate formal changes when necessary to obtain proper concessions on prices, weights and lead times, where appropriate.
V) Tracks, manage and report non-recurring expenses to operate within budget limits.
W) Tracks, manage and report recurring costs at standard to operate within the quotation parameters and achieve the bid contribution margins.
margins of the program, both for the non-recurring and recurring portions.
Y) Performs other duties as assigned.
A) Knowledge and Skills:
i) Understand customer technical, schedule and programmatic requirements, as well as the technology and product development necessary to carry out the program to meet customer expectations.
ii) Demonstrated effective leadership and timely communication skills in a fast paced environment.
iii) Must have the skills and experience to effectively inter-act with the customer.
iv) In-depth knowledge of program management and relationships between line functions.
v) Must have excellent negotiating skills and be very comfortable in adversarial business environments.
vi) Must be well organized with solid judgement; able to multi task and adjust to changing priorities.
vii) Requires in depth comprehension of technical customer management and engineering.
viii) Understand customer technical, schedule and programmatic requirements, as well as the technology and product development necessary to carry out the program to meet customer expectations.
ix) Must be fully accountable and properly present to manage a good estimate in order to compete for the completion of the NRC phase of the program. In particular, after the expense on the program has reached 25% to 35% of the initial quote, sufficient knowledge of the program must have been gained for the program manager to be able to display the ultimate estimate at completion with an error margin of no more than plus or minus 15%.
x) Must have a very good working knowledge of the standard suite of office software products (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project, et al.)
B) Education and Experience:
i) Requires a Bachelor's degree in a related business management or related engineering discipline or 6 years related experience in lieu of Bachelor's level degree to meet the education requirement. OR Requires an Associate's degree in a related business management or related engineering discipline and 3 years related experience in lieu of Bachelor's level degree to meet the education requirement.
ii) In addition to meeting the education requirement, requires an additional 5 years' experience in project or program environment with 2 of the 5 years being in one or a combination of the following:
a. managing programs (program manager)
b. OR a project or program team environment/exposure as a key project/program team member (IPT member) with ownership of their scope, schedule, and budget.
c. OR a senior level responsibility in one or a combination of the following areas: direct customer interface responsibility; P&L responsibility; contract development and negotiation; supply chain management; engineering management or operations oversight.
iii) PMP certification is preferred.
Acts in accordance with company values and related competencies.
D) Communication Skills:
Must have the ability to generate written communication and to operate required office equipment. Ability to read and review written communication. Speech and hearing abi
Specificity of the job
More than one month of total traveling per year (Up to 10%); internationally
Locate your future workplace
2000 Weber Dr TX 76240
Texas United States
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 Seats is a world leader in aircraft passenger and crew seats. One million seats made by the company are now in service worldwide.
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