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Sr. Program Manager

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Posted: 12/11/2023 Specialization: Engineering Job Number: 3304 Salary / Pay Rate: $160,000.00

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Senior Program Manager is responsible for driving project planning, execution, financial

performance, and production plans. This responsibility exists throughout the program lifecycle from

initial idea through development, launch, ongoing operations, and expansion of the project. The Senior

Program Managers should be highly analytical and focused and have a keen insight into human behavior

and motivational forces. The Senior Program Manager oversees all aspects of projects, tracks execution

to deadlines and resource allocations, and monitors and summarizes the progress of the project.

Essential/Key Functions:
  • Plan, develop costs, and execute complex projects involving cross-functional resources to deliver
  • a robust financial return to the company
  • Work closely with customers and stakeholders to define project deliverable requirements that
  • satisfy both external and internal goals
  • Actively lead problem-solving, conflict resolution, and solution development to meet project
  • milestones, with the goal of exceeding expectations for performance, quality, and timing
  • Drive open issues to closure through a robust plan, do, check loop
  • Effectively manage and communicate project tasks and commitments with the project team
  • members
  • Proactively manage scope, identify potential risks, develop, and promote contingency plans
  • Conduct regular status and coordination meetings both internally and with customers
  • Track program revenue and cost actuals to budget and compile monthly reports for review
  • Provide all external customer contractual reports on time and to specifications
  • Support sales team on proposal development for new projects
  • Be actively involved in optimizing and improving company work processes and methodologies
  • Performs in a manner that will prevent errors and omissions.
  • Provides advisory support and assistance to the department manager as needed.
  • Responsible for meeting team targets and key performance indicators
  • Participate in activities needed to support the management functions of the team.
  • Follow all safety guidelines and operate in a safe manner
  • Physical presence on the job is essential

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required in Engineering;Master’s degree highly preferred
  • 10+ years of work experience in program management or project leadership

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Strong leadership, organizational, and motivational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal, written, and visual
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to effectively persuade through data and analysis
  • Team-based problem-solving experience using structured methods such as 8D and Six Sigma
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Microsoft Project
  • Knowledge of lithium-ion batteries, electronics, or electrical components preferred
  • Government-funded program management experience preferred
  • 3-5 years of direct staff management experience

The ideal candidate would have the following:

Bachelor in Engineering
MBA or Masters in Engineering
Government, Defense, and/or Battery experience
Very strong program management experience and the ability to grow into a director role
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