Job Listing Description

Program Manager


PDS TECH is looking for a Senior Program Manager for our Orange County Client.
The Senior Program Manager serves as the Customer(s) primary Point of Contact POC).

Job duties:
Responsibility, Authority and full Accountability, including program P&L, for the successful execution and Customer Satisfaction of the Program under his/her leadership

  • Responsible for the overall financial performance of the program
  • Maintain the Business Case for the entire program life cycle
  • Monitor and control program Non Recurring Expenses (NRE)
  • Ensure profitability through Design To Cost (DTC) management
  • Strong emphasis on Scope Control and Change Management
  • Update program financials at least quarterly & determine root cause & corrective actions for variances

Program bid, planning & control

  • Estimate non-recurrent & recurring costs targets
  • Review customer requirements technical compliance matrix
  • Create & maintain the program management plan
  • Work with IPT to develop, baseline and maintain the program Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)
  • Analyze and prioritize tasks on the Critical Path throughout the program life cycle
  • Support the S&OP meetings and coordinate the program medium to long-range planning
  • Ensure previous lessons learned are incorporated into program planning and control
  • Identify and manage program (internal & external)
  • Perform and maintain program risk & opportunity assessment ( quantitative and qualitative)
  • Review the customer contract compliance and control scope

Primary Point of Contact with customer over the entire program life cycle

  • Communicate to the customer, commitments of the Business Unit
  • Be responsible for arranging program progress reviews with the customer
  • Report to the customer a progress status of the program, compliant with their follow up expectations
  • Lead internal and customer milestone gate reviews ( e.g. PDR, CDR, PRR, etc)
  • Capture and communicate lessons learned

Oversee assigned Project Manager(s) and IPT work package leaders

  • Set program priorities and provide strategic guidance on day-to-day program issues
  • Establish program governance, including program key performance indicators (KPIs) & conduct weekly program review
  • Prepare and lead IPT meetings with the IPT program reviews, working groups, etc
  • Monitor KPIs, including earn-value management indicators, and ensure variances are addressed in a timely manner
  • Monitor problem-solving and ensure root-cause corrective action and recovery plan is defined & executed
  • Provide annual performance review input for IPT resources to functional leadership
  • Identify and manage program inter-dependencies 

Serve as primary liaison with Executive Management

  • Provide the Voice of the Customer (VoC)
  • Enable flow-down of “corporate directives” to IPT
  • Provide strategic guidance from an operational perspective
  • Support monthly review with documented corrective actions for any red KPIs
  • Report roadblocks and execution gaps to leadership with a recommendation to resolve 
  • Support, advise and manage the design and implementation of common processes
  • Deploy corporate standard Program Management initiatives, within the program

Risk & Opportunity Management

  • Responsible for managing and controlling risks & opportunities
  • Ensure all major risks & opportunities have assigned owners and mitigation/capture plans

Resource Management

  • Determine required program resources needs through development and serial production
  • Set priorities and work with functional leadership to ensure program resource needs are met
  • provide development plans and coaching for assigned project managers

Sales/Budget projections

  • Update program financials at least quarterly, including business case
  • Provide fiscal year forecast
  • Provide Long-term (5-year) comprehensive projection

Education:  Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in Engineering preferred.
Experience:  Minimum 12 years of program management experience, within a commercial aerospace environment required.
Computer Skills: Proficient in MS Project, competent with MS Office programs.
Other Skills: Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to build and maintain effective relationships, leadership skills, organizational skills, ability to analyze & summarize information, financial acumen
Preferred Qualifications: Project Management certification (e.g. PMI PMP) is highly desirable. Experience with LEAN principles and continuous improvement a plus.
Business travel up to 30-40% 


Job Number: 1910100907
Job Location: Cypress, CA
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 04/05/2019
Last Updated: 05/20/2019
Attention: Hemant Sachdev
Address: 3130 S HARBOR BLVD STE 100
City, State: SANTA ANA, CA 92704
Phone: 714/540-7900
800 Phone: 800/234-8644
Fax Phone: 714/540-8092

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