Program Manager

Program Manager - Auburn

Company Profile:

Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is a leading worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets. PCC is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, and forged components used in jet aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The Company is also a leading producer of highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace and other general industrial markets, manufactures extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications, and supplies metal alloys and other materials to the casting and forging industries. PCC is a high quality business with dominant positions in most segments of the markets in which it serves. The company has a history of superior earnings growth and was the fourth best performing stock in the S&P 500 during the last decade, up 1580%.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this over $10 billion publicly traded company (NYSE: PCP) employs more than 29,500 people worldwide. PCC has over 160 plants and has a presence in twenty-six states in the US and in over a dozen countries. PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers and shareholders while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

Effective early February 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffet, acquired Precision Castparts Corp. Mr. Buffet stated, I ve admired PCC s operation for a long time. For good reasons, it is the supplier of choice for the world s aerospace industry, one of the largest sources of American exports. Berkshire s Board of Directors is proud that PCC has joined Berkshire.

Business Profile:

PCC Aerostructures is a leading supplier of complex components and assemblies to the global aerospace industry.

PCC Aerostructures now includes more than 20 plants in the U. S, Europe and Asia with over 5000 employees and has ambitious growth plans. Businesses within PCC Aerostructures include Primus International, SPS Aerostructures, Centra, Avibank and AVK, Klune, ProCoat, Southwest United Industries, Progressive Incorporated, Synchronous, and Kalistrut. Plants locations include Washington, Utah, California, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Ohio, Canada, Mexico, the UK and China.

Location Profile:

Located in Auburn Washington, Primus International - Auburn is a leading Tier II Supplier of highly engineered metallic and composite parts, kits, and assemblies to the global aerospace industry.

Position Summary:

The Program Manager serves as the primary lead for customer interface with emphasis on a superior customer experience. The Program Manager will ensure strong customer relationships through life cycle of programs and is responsible for full contractual adherence including but not limited to on time delivery, program cost management, operational projects in conjunction with customers, and contract management.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Act as a liaison between the customer and planning, project team, and line management to ensure positive and proactive communications
  • Responsible for managing progress, identifying and troubleshooting bottlenecks, collecting status, communicating changes and urgent needs, and facilitating cross-functional cooperation to meet quality and on time delivery requirements
  • Responsible for contract review and management, and providing guidance and feedback across leadership and departments in regards contract changes. Proactively manage contractual expirations, continuations, etc. Identify and manage cost issues to meet expected program margins, and strategically manage recovery plans as needed.
  • Work with Business Development and Division Contract team to negotiate contract terms and conditions
  • Program ownership of sales forecasting and planning: evaluating future prospects, level loading existing demand
  • Synthesize business information and data, and formulate into cohesive communicative deliverables to the customer. Plan and organize customer meetings and lead presentations.
  • Coordinate with Planning, Production Control, Procurement, Quality, and New Business/Estimating during program start-up to develop and communicate program first lot tracking plan
  • Support customer with risk assessment and mitigation plans; Coordinate work-around and expediting plans internally and communicate progress with team members, customer, and management
  • Manage customer interface, host visits, and travel occasionally
  • Conduct "lessons learned" activities and provide process improvement feedback internally and to customer
  • May occasionally perform special projects; Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Growing knowledge of Tier II manufacturing and assembly processes, products, customers, and supplier interfacing principle
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to synthesize and present business information
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Contract Management experience and ability to thoroughly review POs, LTAs,
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to communicate proactive solutions across functional areas and various levels of management
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office and applicable MRP modules)
  • Strong customer focus
  • Strong negotiations skills
  • Proactive communicator who can clearly articulate results and needs across all levels
  • Able to establish and communicate clear priorities and to influence others to support and act on those priorities
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Attention to detail

Experience & Education

  • BA in Business or related college degree
  • 4-6 years of experience in program or product management
  • 2-3 years experience in aerospace industry preferred

Precision Castparts Corp. is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or other status protected by applicable law.

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