Program Manager


The Program Managerplans, directs, and coordinates activities of designated projects to ensure that goals or objectives of those projects are accomplished within the prescribed time frame.The position serves as the customer advocate and ensures effective program management processes, schedule, cost, resources, risk, project change management, and commitments to customers are met. 


Reasonable Accommodations Statement 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed below satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Essential Functions Statement(s); Under the Direction of Group Executive Leadership:

  • Performs a variety of complex tasks, relying on extensive experience and judgment, to plan and accomplish the job. These tasks encompass the full life of a program. The Manager is involved from early customer contact through program completion. The PM’s involvement includes all phases of program conception, terms and conditions, contractual agreements, design, development, manufacturing, test, fielding, accreditation, and initial logistic support. Some programs involve multiple units and can extend over many years.
  • Support business development. New business may involve the application of existing product types and/or the development of new products. A high degree of creativity and latitude is required to accomplish this job. These activities involve working directly with potential customer personnel at mid and senior management levels to receive and set achievable program goals and requirements. 
  • The PM directs the development, production, and delivery of a detailed technical, contractual, and financial proposal, to meet the requirements of a Request for Proposal (RFP). The PM takes an active lead role in the negotiation of contracts and contractual changes.
  • Coordinates and monitors the schedule, cost, and technical performance of assigned programs.
  • Ensures adherence to master production schedule and develops solutions to program problems.
  • Ensures projects are completed on time and within budget. Leads the IPT and outlines work plans, responsibilities, and scope of authority.
  • Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.
  • Reviews status reports prepared by project personnel and modifies schedules or plans as required. Prepares and reviews project status reports for management, client, OEM, or others.
  • Confers with project engineering personnel and provides technical advice to resolve problems.
  • Coordinates project activities with activities of government regulatory or other governmental agencies.
  • Exhibit and practice professional and courteous behavior while interacting with both internal and external customers.
  • Interact within a cooperative environment through positive behavior, commitment to common goals, contribution to problem solving, communication of ideas and suggestions, and encouragement to other employees and departments.
  • Accountable for the control and distribution of documents and/or equipment subject to export control restrictions and the security of ITAR materials, projects and business information regarding the methods and techniques used in the production and usage of FSI products.
  • Accountable for the accuracy and completeness of assigned tasks.
  • Able to adhere to a work schedule including prompt and regular attendance. 
  • Perform other incidental and related duties as required and assigned. 


Competency Statement(s)

  • Demonstrated success in all functional areas within a fast-paced, technically focused manufacturing environment is essential. Must be hands-on capable of effective project management, and implementing tactics to drive Company initiatives in a time sensitive manner.
  • Must be results-oriented and demonstrate strategic thinking, innovation, flexibility in dealing with changing and ambiguous situations.
  • Thorough knowledge and proficiency with program management processes, methodology, and architecture.
  • Excellent project management skills including successful leadership of projects from planning phase through completion.
  • Ability to effectively demonstrate business skills and lead multiple projects.
    Thorough knowledge of industry practices and the marketplace associated with fielded product or service.
  • Able to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume, as well as apply concepts of basic algebra.
  • Ability to respond to and negotiate with customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Skilled at interpreting, communicating and presenting program information to various levels and types of management, customers, and/or suppliers.Information can be furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Able to read, analyze, and interpret general business documents, technical procedures, or governmental regulations;  Able to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients and customers.


Education:Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Sciences, Business or a related field is preferred.

Experience:  Minimum of 5 years of related work experience with recent experience supporting a manufacturing organization is preferred. Prior program or significant project management experience required.

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office including proficiency in Excel and Word 

Certificates and Licenses: PMP certification is preferred.

Other Requirements:Specialized knowledge of aerospace commercial or military contracting and procurement requirements and understanding of financial and labor cost systems and production processes. Occasional business travel, with the ability for short notice and extended travel may be required.

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