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Program Manager II / III - Sustaining - Cabin

Burbank, CA 91504

Posted: 03/27/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Core Technologies - FTE Job Number: 28596

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Position Title: Program Manager II - III (Sustaining)

Position Description: Protingent has an exciting Direct Hire opportunity for a Program Manager level II - III (Sustaining) for our client located in Burbank, CA.

Job Description: 
  • Provide leadership and management of cross functional business, technical, and operations teams while assuming accountability for overall success of assigned product development programs.
  • Program management responsibilities extend from customer proposal to program inception, through the successful transition to production processing after completion of qualification testing / certification compliance and production readiness reviews.
  • Program success is measured by customer satisfaction of the development process and technical solution, accomplishment of schedule milestones, and adherence to recurring and non-recurring cost targets.
  • Proposal Review 
    • Review and evaluate technical and business aspects of customer requests for proposals and / or change requests.
    • Support and lead elements of customer bid packages and internal project appropriation requests including coordination and review of statement of work, technical proposal requirements compliance, engineering cost estimates, and program schedules.
  • Program Planning 
    • Create, monitor, and update program plans in sufficient detail which define the required processes / activities of various functional groups to achieve customer defined milestones / deliverables within the client process guidelines.
  • IPT Leadership 
    • Lead, manage, and motivate Integrated Product Teams (IPT) through effective utilization of personnel assigned to the project from all functional groups within the company.
    • Coordinate sufficient in-house product reviews with various functional groups to ensure product designs are manufacturable and meet cost targets while satisfying customer specifications.
    • Develop and ensure adherence to standard processes and procedures throughout all phases of the program.
    • Coordinate with supply chain and operations team members to facilitate the new product introduction process and ensure program hardware delivery requirements meet customer and program needs.
  • Customer Coordination 
    • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with customers through frequent oral and written communication.
    • Coordinate customer required technical and program progress reviews.
  • Scope Management
    • Proactively manage project scope to ensure only what was agreed to is delivered.
    • Ensure changes in scope are thoroughly documented and approved through a standardized change management process.
  • Cost Management
    • Monitor and control program costs associated with non-recurring engineering activities during the Design and Development phases of the program.
    • Maintain project team focus on the initial business model and design to cost targets related to recurring product cost.
  • Schedule Management 
    • Develop and maintain a detailed resource loaded program schedule.
    • Ensure all stakeholders understand the program schedule.
    • Prioritize resources and tasks to drive key milestone adherence.
  • Issue / Risk Management 
    • Identify, track, manage, and assist in resolving program issues.
    • Identify, manage, and assist in mitigation of program risks (technical, schedule, and cost) through a standardized risk management process.
  • Transition To Production 
    • Facilitate a complete and orderly transition of the product from the program’s engineering design and development phase to full scale production through a standardized production readiness review process.
  • Metrics & Progress Reviews 
    • Proactively disseminate project information to stake holders (core team, leadership team, and customers) by defining, collecting data for, and presenting program metrics in a standardized program review / audit process. Metrics should be centered around program schedule, costs, and completion of program deliverables.
  • Mentor Program Managers as needed on above responsibilities.
  • Any other task assigned by supervisor or management.

Job Requirements:
  • 10 + years’ experience in Program Management or related project management type position.
  • BS degree is required.  Ideally in Engineering or a technical discipline.
  • Expert in Program Management philosophies and processes. Possess sufficient technical aptitude to understand design and production processes relate to the client A&E products.
  • Excellent Leadership Skills, Results Focus, Customer Service Orientation, Action Orientation, Planning & Organizing, Teamwork & Cooperation, Business Acumen, Decision-Making Skills; Proficiency in Microsoft Project and other PC based office tools.
  • Travel up to 10%

Preferred Experience:
  • Some experience in a technical field preferred, preferably aerospace
  • MBA or comparable advanced management degree
  • Formal training in Program and / or Systems Management (PMI or equivalent)
  • Experience in engineering product development and certification processes
  • Experience in Aerospace product development and certification processes

Job Details:
  • Job Type - Direct Hire
  • Location:  Onsite in Burbank, CA with eligibility for Hybrid schedule of 2 days a week work-from-home
  • Salary:
    • Level II - $101,941 – $123,000 DOE
    • Level III - $124,000 – $170,000 DOE
    • Potential Annual Bonus Percentage DOE
  • An offer of employment is contingent on successfully passing a drug test and background check, and applicants who do not successfully pass both the drug test and background check will not be considered for employment.
  • ITAR obligations are associated with this role, U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, or protected person status under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a) (1), (3) is required

About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

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