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Program Manager

Jackson, Michigan
Program / Project Management

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Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace Fluid Electrical Distribution Division is seeking a Program Manager.  The Program Manager will be based in Jackson, MI.
 
Positon Overview:
The Program Manager will be responsible for the successful execution of the NPD Program(s) and projects and there budget allocation. Lead the Integrated Product Team(s) to drive customer satisfaction, continuous improvement and life of the program financial performance by managing customer programs, contracts, and business relationships.
 
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Manages the Profit and Loss of the NPD Program(s) and projects. Responsibility, Authority and Accountability (RAA) for every project scope delivery and successful execution within technical, schedule, cost and quality commitments.
  • Executes IPT leadership across the Program. Seeks team input to promote rapid resolution to issues. Coaches and provides feedback/rewards on performance indicators.
  • Supervises the Project Managers assigned to the Program. Establishes objectives and goals and provides direction to the program and project teams in areas of customer concerns, potential changes in scope and risk assessment. Facilitates the implementation of program management processes at the site, business unit or Division.
  • Manages effective customer communications. Provides overall Program interface with the customer. Improve organization responsiveness to customer requirements. Communicates and manages customer expectations and contractual commitments internal to the business.
  • Ensures standard program management processes are utilized and adequate support to the program and project teams by coordinating PM reviews, preparing & publishing PM metrics and reports.
  • Maintain metrics for program for financials, quality, technical performance and delivery through all of the PROLaunch phases.
  • Manages effective risk management. Works with IPT teams to define project risks, and pro-actively identify risk mitigation actions. Coordinates all risks and requirements of the program into a complete integrated entity. This is accomplished by planning, controlling, integrating all projects into the programs and measuring all elements to ensure the requirements and goals are successfully achieved.
  • Manages customer contract, pricing, terms and conditions and contractual flow-down through the organization. Establish and negotiate pricing strategies by system and/or product, market and by customer. Develop contract negotiation strategies. Ensure effective change management process is utilized.
  • Provides periodic program updates (Program Status Report – Green/Yellow/Red) of current situation relating to contractual milestones and problem/high risk areas (e.g., technical, cost, and schedule). Provides updates to the business units as well as divisional, and group levels.
  • Provides program updates on financials (ETC/EAC), and manages financial performance of projects for non-recurring cost (Program NRE Gross Margin) and recurring cost (Forecast Gross Margin)
  • Plays a key role in developing New business proposals and executing the overall program plan,.
  • Coordinates and monitors a One Eaton Aerospace program technical personnel across multiple sites.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 3 years of Program Management or Project Management experience in an engineering and or manufacturing.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).  All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR.  ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
  • Experienced in Aerospace New Product Development (NPD) programs.
  • Proven Leadership skills - capability to lead change in an Integrated Team (IPT) environment across multiple sites and customers globally.
  • Fully demonstrating to proficient in Program and Project Management methodologies, processes and tools.
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) accreditation (PMP) highly recommended.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills – both verbal and written with ability to make necessary status reports and technical presentations to Eaton management and customer.
  • Experience in Risk Management
  • Strong analytical skills and business acumen
Position Criteria:
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time.

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Program / Project Management

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: AER FED Fluid Electrical Distribution

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 050448