Engineering Program Manager
Greenwood, SC 29648
The Greer Group is currently recruiting for a contract Engineering Program Manager for a client in Greenwood, SC. This is a 6 month contract positions and will be an immediate need. Pay will depend on experience. Must be able to work in Greenwood, SC.
Program Manger will be responsible for the successful execution of Transition Projects. Will lead the Integrated Program Team(s) to drive customer satisfaction, continuous improvement and life of the program financial performance by managing customer programs, contracts, and business relationships.
A. Manages the Lifecycle Financials of the transition projects. Responsibility, Authority and Accountability (RAA) for project scope delivery and successful execution within technical, schedule, cost and quality commitments.
B. Executes IPT leadership across the Project(s). Seeks team input to promote rapid resolution to issues. Provides feedback on performance indicators.
C. Establishes objectives and goals and provides direction to the project teams in areas of customer concerns, potential changes in scope and risk assessment.
D. Manages effective customer communications. Improves organizational responsiveness to customer requirements. Communicates and manages customer expectations and contractual commitments internal to the business.
E. Ensures standard program management processes are utilized and provides adequate support to the project team by coordinating PM reviews, preparing & publishing PM metrics and reports.
F. Maintains metrics for project, quality, technical performance and delivery through all of the PROLaunch phases.
G. Coordinates all risks and requirements of the project. This is accomplished by planning, controlling, integrating all project activities and deliverables and measuring all elements to ensure the requirements and goals are successfully achieved.
H. Partners with sales and marketing to: 1) manage customer expectations; 2) establish and negotiate strategies by system and/or product, market and by customer. Ensure effective change management process is utilized.
I. Provides periodic updates (Program Status Report - Green/Yellow/Red) of current situation relating to contractual milestones and problem/high risk areas (e.G., technical, cost, and schedule). Provides updates to the business units as well as divisional levels.
J. Plays a key role in developing business proposals and executing the overall program plan.
K. Provides overall Project interface with the customer.
Bachelors degree required; Engineering degree preferred
1-6 years' experience in Program Management; or Engineering and/or Product Development Management Experienced in gate review/project management systems like PROLaunch program
Leadership skills - capability to lead change in an Integrated Team (IPT) Developing to fully demonstrating in Program and Project Management methodologies, processes and tools
Project Management Institute (PMI) accreditation (SAPM or PMP) highly recommended
Good communication and presentation skills - both verbal and written with ability to make necessary status reports and technical presentations to management and customer
Some experience in Risk Management
Good analytical skills and business acumen
Good knowledge of the Hydraulics industry
Experience management projects with: 1) components / subsystems scope of responsibility, 2) Low to moderate customer business risk, 3) Incremental Revenue Growth Program value
Must be capable of leading effectively in diverse cultural situations with our global aerospace customers and team members.
Must be capable of initiating and providing recommendations for Division Leadership Team's review and approval that will achieve desired customer outcomes.