Plant Program Manager

Job Requisition: 6792

Plant Program Manager (Direct Hire)

Greater Milwaukee Area, WI

Job Requisition: 6792

Description for Plant Program Manager:

The Plant Program Manager manages assigned corporate projects and correspondence with customers and plant management for the Client facility.

Our Clientis a leading global provider of optimized manufacturing solutions for high precision plastic products - with services including: engineering & design-for-manufacture, mold making, sampling, development & qualification, injection molding & value-added operations, multi-shot technologies, scalable automation, assemblies and application-specific turnkey manufacturing systems.

Responsibilities for Plant Program Manager:

  • Be responsible for all aspects of a customer’s project including tool builds (when sourced as part of the project), qualification, and production.
  • Manage both budget and administrative responsibilities on assigned programs.
  • Drive execution of projects for the integrated product development team (kick-off through project close).
  • Lead program reviews that provide appropriate status, costs, and risk management.
  • Report program status to Plant Management weekly.
  • Formally identify, assess, monitor, and mitigate risk throughout the program life cycle. Obtain management approval prior to making decisions that will cause deterioration of established program, cost, and schedule objectives.
  • Seek Plant Management assistance in resolving schedule and budget problem as they arise
  • Provide leadership to program team. Assures communication and cooperation among team members and resolves areas of conflict.
  • Responsible for general management of product launch into the production environment. Coordinate production resources to deliver smooth launch activity.
  • Assure a timely closeout of program phase gates to ensure that customer obligations are satisfied, and program documentation is correct.
  • Understand and develop program metrics. Communicate the expectations to the plant.
  • Lead program improvement activities with specific cost reduction targets.
  • Develop and understand principles of program planning (ex. developing BOM and ECO).
  • Understand lean and process improvement principles.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Requirements for Plant Program Manager:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field of study.
  • 3+ years of project engineering or program management experience
  • Knowledge of program management tools and procedures.
  • Solid leadership and management skills.
  • Experience throughout the program lifecycle from development through sustainment.
  • A working understanding of an ERP system.
  • A working understanding of earned value principles, strong communication skills, proven track record of exceptional customer satisfaction, and the capability to provide leadership across cross-functional teams.
  • Experience interfacing and leading other departments on a program.
  • Plastics injection molding background preferred.
  • PMP certification is preferred.
  • Excellent attention to detail and solid judgement skills

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