SUMMARY: The Program Manager is responsible for overseeing the entire lifecycle of a project including staying within budget, meeting quality standards, and on-time delivery.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include the following, other duties may be assigned)
- Responsible for coordinating and managing the life cycle of a project including scheduling, timelines, and cost.
- Receives project related materials from sales, reviews contracts, and enters information in ERP system.
- Coordination of project kick-off, design reviews, and close-out meetings.
- Primary point of contact for all customer communications including customer requests for obtaining information, status, or data.
- Responsible for managing and staying within the projects budget.
- Establishes, maintains, and manages project milestones and proactively identifies potential issues.
- Leads product group team through daily direction and interactions.
- Tracks open-action items and follows-through with both customers and manufacturing.
- Actively participates in visual management tools and activities.
- Responsible for quoting engineering and project revision changes.
- Works closely with Engineering to facilitate planning, manufacturing, and completion of the project.
- Other duties as assigned.
Two-year degree, preferably in Engineering or 8-10 years of experience in a job shop/machining/tool building environment. Experience in Injection/Compression molds is a must. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is a must. Experience with an ERP system is a plus.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands and fingers to, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Project Management – Develops project plans; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and within budget.
Communication – Creates and maintains open lines of communication between the customer, Engineering and Manufacturing.
Customer Service – Responds promptly to customer needs; Meets commitments.
Initiative – Proactively recognizes potential issues relating to the project to avoid bigger future issues in the manufacturing process.
Self-Driven – Ability to self-manage and independently lead projects with little to no direction.