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Senior Program Manager

Safran Electrical & Power Programs Sarasota , Florida , United States Permanent Full-time Bachelor's Degree More than 3 years

Job Description

Job Location: Twinsburg, Ohio OR Sarasota, Florida

The Senior Program Manager will manage a consistent portfolio of programs related to a set of customers or to a product line. This role is a management position, with a team of Program Managers as direct reports.

The Senior Program Manager role will lead program managers and all the stakeholders to ensure customer satisfaction and economic performance of the programs in their scope while monitoring and mastering risk level. This role is responsible for conducting program activities in consistency with the SAFRAN Program management referential: PROMPT, ONE Safran and associate Group Procedure

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Senior Program Manager is accountable for achieving program objectives on the programs of her/his scope from contract awards (S3 milestone) to removal from service (S12 milestone).

This requires to ensure the global coordination of all the activities to
• Deliver expected program figures as define in Medium Term Plan (MTP)
• Ensure consistency with customer expectation
• Limit risk exposure generated by program activities to an acceptable level

During Bids phase (S1 to S2 milestone), The Senior Program Manager ensures that the program team validate the RC and NRC estimates and associate assumptions (such as schedule and industrial logic) to ensure the delivery of a sound business case at S3.

Responsible for managing Technology Readiness Level and Manufacturing Readiness Level during R&T phase by:
• Managing operationally customer satisfaction, profitability of business plan and control risk level on the programs in her/his scope
• Ensuring application of program processes on the programs in her/his scope
• Participating in construction and approval of business plan during bid phase (S1 to S2)
• Building program MTP on the programs in her/his scope
• Monitoring program performance on the programs in her/his scope
• Ensuring program reporting (internal and external) on the programs in her/his scope
• Ensuring an efficient steering on the programs in her/his scope
• Ensuring deployment of efficient corrective action in case of drift on the programs in her/his scope
• Organizing program reviews (and PROMPT milestone for program in development and in service)
• Supporting Program audit on the programs in her/his scope
• Participating in program improvement process
• Adheres to safe work practices and contributes to the evolution of the health, safety, and environmental program and culture;
• Other duties may be assigned.
• Evening/night hours may be required.
• Extra hours may be required during business peaks.

Complementary Description

• Report hierarchically and functionally to the Director of Programs
• Direct Manager of Program Managers
• Interface with members of the Division Leadership and with members of other organizations of the company
• Delegation of the Director of Programs to coordinate activities and decide orientation on the scope of the programs they are in charge of.
• Works within the matrix with functional leaders to ensure alignment of Program activity, interact with the functions of: Sales and Marketing, Finance, Engineering, Industrialization, Purchasing & Supply chain, Production, Quality Aftermarket Support and Services
• Supervises the activities of program managers allocated to her/his programs
• Coordinate with Programs managers to have a consistent approach towards customers

Supervisory Responsibility:
The order of magnitude for this role is:
• A yearly budget between 5 and 25 M€
• A yearly revenue between 10 and 60 M€
• Management of a team between 1 and 7 people
• Direct contact with one or two main customers
• Management of activities across multiple countries
• Management of complex development involving partnership, risk and contractual agreements

Physical Demands
• May require long periods of sitting.
• May require lifting less than 20 lbs.
• May require prolonged repetitive use of upper extremities.

Job Requirements

This position requires access to technologies and hardware subject to US national security based export control requirements. All applicants must be US Persons (8 USC 1324b(a)(3)), or otherwise authorized by the U.S. Government. No company sponsorship will be offered.

Education and/or Experience
• A Bachelor's degree with at least 6 years of related experience
• OR a Master's degree with at least 4 years of related experience.
• Equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectations will also be considered.

• Ability to develop and coach team members in the following skills, financial management, contractual management, engineering development management,
• Career progression both in job responsibility and relevant education/training must be demonstrated.
• A strong background in managing program financials, business cases.
• A background in contractual negotiation
• Training and experience in applying Program Management standards and tools to a business. (Program planning, monitoring and control, integrated program management and risk management).
• Must understand constrain of operation activities (order fulfilment process, Turn Around Time, procurement cycle, learning curve, efficiency, production burden, cost escalation )
• Strong track record with proven experience, including experience leading cross-functional program teams is essential
• Experience working in a matrix organization.
• Leadership Skills strong leadership along with the ability to interface with cross-functional disciplines; using strong interpersonal skills to drive tasks to completion
• Project/program management: Fully understand the project management methodology (management of costs, deadlines, quality, etc.) and implement and train and coach others as part of a program activity. Proven skills in managing large complex programs
• Negotiation Skills: Ability to conduct negotiations internally or externally with customers, partners, competitors, etc. and reach consensus, in line with program objectives and coach others on developing negotiation skills
• Customer Management: Ability to establish a relationship of trust with program customers and coach others on this. Experience of converging the needs of all parties in the form of shared and mutually acceptable solutions. An excellent customer communicator, including in crisis situations.
• Communication: Ability to deliver a synthetic and clear communication in a respectful manner. Excellent communication and presentation skills and ability to coach others on this.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
 N/A

Preferred Skills :
• Experience within an Engineering environment
• Aerospace and/ or defense program management experience


Specificity of the job

Occasional travel - General guideline once per quarter both domestic & internationally.

Work Environment:
Typical office environment requiring the use of typical office equipment (i.e. computers, phones, etc.) Computer keyboarding, computer monitor and mouse use including reaching forward, grasping, finger and wrist manipulation and neck bending and turning; near vision is necessary for computer monitor use.

Physical Demands
• May require long periods of sitting.
• May require lifting less than 20 lbs.
• May require prolonged repetitive use of upper extremities.

At Safran, the health and safety of our people is our number one priority. That's why all offers of employment in the U.S. where legally permitted are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid 19 (currently one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) to pass the pre-employment requirements. Individuals with medical issues or religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

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