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Program Manager

Pontiac, MI 48340

Posted: 07/15/2024 Specialization: Engineering Job Number: 3810 Salary / Pay Rate: $145,000.00

Job Description

The Program Manager will direct and coordinate functional departments of the company to meet the requirements of specific assigned programs. Independently performs contract administration duties and assists the Director of Programs in the Program Management of medium to major programs. Medium to major programs are defined as programs in development that are expected to lead to an Engineering/Manufacturing Development program or extended technology programs. Factors that are considered in determining whether a program is small or medium to major include the program length, the customer (U.S. Government, domestic, or foreign), statement of work, contract terms and conditions, data items, interface requirements, Program Management involvement, and dollar value of work scope. Responsible for independently developing proposals and negotiating contracts for assigned programs.

Additionally, the Program Manager will:
  • Supports the Director/Manager of Programs in budget distribution, budget control, and preparation of authorizing directives
  • Supports the Director/Manager of Programs in the execution of the program management responsibilities of providing overall direction, coordination, planning, and reporting of assigned tasks. Acts on his/her behalf during his/her absence
  • Independently prepares contract proposals that comply with company policies and procedures and reviews with the Director or Manager of Programs, Senior Management, and other functions as appropriate
  • Independently negotiates assigned medium-sized to major contracts, including terms and conditions. Provides recommendations to the Director/Manager of Programs and Senior Management on negotiation objectives and proposed strategies
  • Prepares recommended budget distributions and negotiates functional budgets
  • Prepares corporate directives, work authorizations, and billing instructions and coordinates authorization documents for approval signature

Additional Duties
  • May supervise the activities of less experienced Program Administrator personnel in the day-to-day proposing, negotiating, authorizing, budgeting, and administering of company contracts. Acts as a project leader for a variety of complex assignments. Responsible for planning, scheduling, and assigning tasks to group members as project group leader or on an ad hoc basis
  • Prepares master program schedule and contract commitment chart for Management approval. Distributes documents
  • Identifies and reports all major cost, schedule, and technical problems and variances to predetermined program objectives
  • Prepares amendments to corporate directives and supports negotiations of changes if program goals cannot be met
  • Reports cost status of Programs with recommendations for corrective action. Prepares cost status reports for submittal to customers
  • Ensures contract documents are maintained, including annotating contracts;tracking, submittal, and filing/storage of data items;tracking contract funding and payments;and filing/storage of contract correspondence and cost and pricing data
  • Identifies thresholds that trigger variance reports
  • Identifies major subcontracts
  • Serves as a focal point for internal and external communications for assigned programs
  • Coordinates preparation of required customer reports for submittal
  • Supports the Director/Manager of Programs in the preparation and presentation of Program and Cost Performance Reviews, and status reviews with customers
  • Prepares program Monthly Reports to Executive Management as directed by the Director/Manager of Programs
  • Prepares written communications to external customers for signature of the Director/Manager of Programs
  • Assists the Director/Manager of Programs in managing and controlling the sustaining budget for the Customer Support portion of production programs.
  • Review functional department plans and schedules to ensure conformance with program requirements and integration of schedules. Participates in functional SAP reviews as necessary
  • Assists Director/Manager of Programs in assigning program priorities and resolving internal conflicts with respect to priorities, budget, schedules, and responsibilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain or Engineering
  • Work involves practical job knowledge and skills gained with 9-15 years of prior experience in contract administration, program management, and/or estimating and pricing
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and verbal communication techniques are necessary.
  • Program, project, or US Government contract management experience will be very useful
  • Must be capable of working in a fast-paced and pressure-filled environment and have the ability to function effectively in a team setting
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • PMP Certification is desired
  • Must be willing and able to work onsite and travel up to 5-10% of the time. Travel may be required on short notice (less than 1 day)
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Government Security Clearance if needed. Candidates selected may be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. For more information on Security Clearances, please visit: U. S. Department of State

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