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Program Manager

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Safran Cabin Programs Santa Maria , California , United States Permanent Full-time Bachelor's Degree More than 5 years English Fluent
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Job Description

Summary of Duties:
• Responsibility, Authority and full Accountability, including program P&L, for the successful execution and Customer Satisfaction of the Program under his/her leadership
• Responsible for the overall financial performance of the program
• Maintain the Business Case for the entire program life cycle
• Monitor and control program Non Recurring Expenses (NRE)
• Ensure profitability through Design To Cost (DTC) management
• Strong emphasis on Scope Control and Change Management
• Update program financials & determine root cause & corrective actions for variances
• Program bid, planning & control
• Develop estimate of non-recurrent & recurring costs targets
• Review customer requirements technical compliance matrix
• Create & maintain the program management plan
• Work with IPT to develop, baseline and maintain the program Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)
• Analyze and prioritize tasks on the Critical Path throughout the program life cycle
• Support the S&OP meetings and coordinate the program medium to long range planning
• Ensure previous lessons learned are incorporated into program planning and control
• Identify and manage program (internal & external)
• Perform and maintain program risk & opportunity assessment ( quantitative and qualitative)
• Review the customer contract compliance and control scope
• Primary Point of Contact with customer over the entire program life cycle
• Communicate to customer the commitments of the BU
• Be responsible for arranging program progress reviews with the customer
• Report to the customer a progress status of the program, compliant with their follow up expectations
• Lead internal and customer milestone gate reviews ( e.g. PDR, CDR, PRR, etc)
• Capture and communicate lessons learned
• Oversee assigned Project Manager(s) and IPT work package leaders
• Ability to build teams, and facilitate conflict resolution
• Set program priorities and provide strategic guidance on day-to-day program issues
• Establish program governance, including program key performance indicators (KPIs) & conduct weekly program review
• Prepare and lead IPT meetings with the IPT ( program reviews, working groups, etc)
• Monitor KPIs, including earn value management indicator, and ensure variances are addressed in a timely manner
• Monitor problem solving and ensure root cause corrective action and recovery plan is defined & executed
• Provide annual performance review input for IPT resources to functional leadership
• Identify and manage program interdependencies
• Serve as primary liaison with Executive Management
• Provide the Voice of the Customer (VoC)
• Enable flow down of “corporate directives” to IPT
• Provide strategic guidance from an operational perspective
• Support monthly review with documented corrective action for any red KPIs
• Report roadblocks, execution gaps to leadership with a recommendation to resolve the issue(s)

Complementary Description

Job Summary:
The Program Manager has program performance and P&L responsibility for a small to medium complexity program. He/she is responsible for delivering the program objectives, managing program performance, risks, opportunities, and change control according to internal rules and processes

The Program Manager will provide leadership to a matrixed cross functional integrated program team (IPT), and drive continuous improvement using company root cause and corrective action processes.

The Program Manager will report to a Business Unit, Division leader or Director of Programs. The Program Manager serves as the Customer(s) primary Point of Contact (POC).

Job Requirements

Education: Bachelor's degree required
Experience: Typically requires 6 years of project manager or project engineer experience in a commercial aerospace environment required. Basic Knowledge of program management methodologies and proven ability to manage complex projects
Computer Skills:
• Proficient with MS Project
• Basic knowledge Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Other Skills:
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Ability to build and maintain effective relationships, leadership skills, organizational skills, ability to analyze & summarize information, financial acumen
• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and assignments with attention to detail
• Problem solving, well organized, detailed oriented and accurate.

Additional Preferred Skills: (not required)
• Degree in engineering
• Project Management certification (PMI, PMP, etc.)
• Experience with LEAN principles and continuous improvement

EEO Statement:
It is the policy of Safran to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, gender identity, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Specificity of the job

Business travel up to 25% likely.

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