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Program Manager - Mesa, Arizona

Company/Organization: MD Helicopters, Inc.

Position: Management

Job Type: Permanent

Posted: 11/25/2020 3:50:47 PM


Responsible for program leadership, execution, and customer coordination. Successfully manage large programs involving substantial commitment of Company resources within budget and schedule. Collaborate with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders to deliver program results that are responsive to customer needs and market opportunities. Plan, organize, and control assigned program activity from initial concept through final stages of program product life cycle to optimize profit and meet growth objectives.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Direct all phases of program(s) from inception to completion.
Manage program(s) with plans and objectives to ensure commitments are met by monitoring, assessing, and resolving variances in quality, schedule and budget.
Manages the CLS program to ensure fulfillment of contractual obligations including cost, quality and schedules while maintaining company profit motives.
Direct the integration of cross-functional product team(s), including engineering development, quality assurance, business development and finance.
Perform financial analyses to assist in exploring strategic options, developing creative solutions to complex business issues, and/or support decision-making.
Make projections into the future and use these projections to help plan future operations.
Communicate status of work to appropriate parties (internal/external Customers) in order to keep them informed and involved.
Monitor activities of business units, departments, and project teams under area of accountability, and make appropriate adjustments to ensure clarity of roles and overall effectiveness.
Assist with development schedules and coordinate cross-functional project plans and critical paths by utilizing project planning tools (e.g., MS project, periodic team meetings).Collaborate with Business Development and Contracts teams in order to ensure forecast accuracy.
Act as a conduit to senior management on program progress and major risks/threats to the agreed plan. Consult with and influence senior management at various levels in and across a wide variety of functions.
Establish collaborative working relationships with other individuals by listening, sharing ideas, and appreciating others' efforts for the purpose of accomplishing work objectives.
Lead a successful team through appropriate methods and flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive team thereby facilitating the completion of team goals.Understand the complexities and interdependencies of information and events in order to develop effective solutions and ideas.Design and implement standards of accountability for others in the organization to use as a guide in setting higher performance trends to achieving better business results.
Establish course of action for self and/or others to ensure work is completed efficiently in light of the strategies and destination of the department and/or organization.
Make well informed decisions through careful testing of assumptions and careful analysis; taking actions consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
Communicate effectively by conveying information and ideas in a clear, meaningful, and timely manner while providing information to ensure understanding and solicit input from audience during communication.
Mentor and coach teammates regarding good practice and protocols for program management.
Resolve any conflicts among stakeholders that impact successful program outcomes.
Lead Integrated Product Teams responsible for all phases of program life cycle.
Lead other Program Managers if/as required for larger and more complex programs.
Up to 25% travel may be required. Travel will include domestic and/or international locations and the assignment will be in Afghanistan.
Individual may be required to travel within Afghanistan or other international sites, and perform work-related duties in extreme environments and austere living conditions.
Be available for assignment to OCONUS sites for extended deployment periods.


Experience with Budget Execution, Profit and Loss Statement (P L), EAC Mitigation, Risk Mitigation, Lean Initiatives and Gross Margin Management (material and labor).Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities. Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments.
Ability to bring project to successful completion through political sensitivity
.Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.
Ability to multi task and prioritize workload within department.
Periodic travel required to assure customer interface.
Demonstrated ability to interface with customer and Company Senior Executives.
Working knowledge of MD's product line preferred.
Access to Export Control Information is required.Regular attendance at the worksite is required.
Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Engineering or related degree required. MBA preferred. Minimum 15 years' experience in aerospace and/or defense industry is required. Most recent experience must demonstrate at least 5 years' experience as a Senior Program Manager or equivalent. Experience working with integrated systems across multiple functional disciplines is required.
Demonstrated experience running DoD production and/or development programs is required.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
This document does not create an employment contracts, implied or otherwise, other than an #8220;at will#8221; relationship.
PMP or PgMP is preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work performed in an office and factory settings. Exposure to shop environment such as noise, dust, odors and fumes. Occasionally required to lift up to 20 lbs. Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about facilities.
A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.
MD Helicopters, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

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