Program Manager

Job Requisition: 6799

Program Manager (Direct Hire)

Menomonee Falls, WI

Job Requisition: 6799

Description for Program Manager: 

Our Client is 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. The Program Manager manages all corporate projects and correspondence with customers and plant management.

Responsibilities for 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 senior management monthly.
  • 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.
  • Develop and implement corrective action plans when deviations from budgets and/or schedules are evident.  Seek senior management assistance in resolving schedule and budget problems as they arise.
  • Perform variance analyses of schedule and cost on a formal and informal basis and present them to senior management (i.e. earned value management system).
  • Provide leadership to program team.  Assures communication and cooperation among team members and resolves areas of conflict.
  • Manage project material inventory effectively.
  • Assure a timely closeout of completed programs to ensure that all obligations are satisfied and program documentation is properly recorded.
  • Understand and develop leading versus lagging metrics.
  • Develop and execute program corrective action strategies.
  • Develop and understand principles of program planning (ex. developing Bill of Materials and Basis of Estimate).
  • Understand lean and process improvement principles.
  • Understand cash flow management principles.
  • Support, communicate, reinforce, and defend the mission, vision, and culture of our Client.

Requirements for Program Manager:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field of study.
  • 5+ years of 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 with practical application of MS Project.
  • 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.
  • Experience with earned value cost accounting and reporting.  Experience with metrics for assessing and reporting program progress, productivity, and variance analysis.
  • Must have a portfolio of programs in which financial objectives were achieved.
  • Experience with turnaround programs in which recovery was successful is a plus.
  • Demonstrated success in managing manpower planning, project reviews, scheduling, and budget control.
  • Successful track record in managing complex programs as a prime or sub contractor.
  • Plastics injection molding background preferred. 
  • PMP certification is preferred.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Solid judgement skills

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