Position Purpose: The Program Manager is accountable for the planning, directing, and execution of local and/or global projects. The Program Manager is responsible for managing projects and project team activities in the development and launch of new products or derivatives. Program Manager will direct and influence the project team to achieve project deliverables including contractual and business objectives while ensuring customer satisfaction and QDRC.
•Coordinate/lead multiple projects of med-high complexity and risk or projects with multiple sub-projects. Manages predominantly CAT 2 projects or assists more advanced Program Managers in Category 3 projects.
•Drive relevant project and project status communications; Monitor progress through project management reviews.
•Manage and work through project launch teams to ensure that the project scope and outcome is achieved.
•Execute, monitor and control the schedule, cost deliverables, risk management and scope to meet or exceed stakeholder and customer expectations.
•Responsible for allocating resources and management of the project team. Proactively manages potential conflict and resource constraints.
•Leverage the use of the Woodward PLC (Product-Life-Cycle) process to support product development. •Works across business to resolve elevated issues internally and with the customer, ensuring barriers that could impede program progress are removed.
•Coordinates with Customer Account Manager to act as the primary point of customer contact for the project.
•Presents and represents project status to customer and Woodward senior leadership.
•Participate in strategic planning/profit planning processes
•Accountable for scope change management within the project. Responsible for orchestrating response to customer scope changes in collaboration with the Customer Account Manager and the project team. •Evaluate and implement continuous improvement in the product development process. May include authoring documents and standards.
•Provide guidance and support to lower level program managers.
•Participate in and support new business development (proposals).
•Assure customer development and production product forecasting and Sales Order demand is maintained
•Leverage all engineering groups to minimize total investment
•Collaborate with Manufacturing and Global Supply Chain to assure high quality, competitively priced supplier designed components. Able to assist in overall supplier business assessments (quality, technology, delivery, capacity, etc.)
•May participate in product portfolio management
•Evaluate and drive implementation and maintenance of appropriate project management tools. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
•Strong knowledge of project management tools
•Strong knowledge of the product life cycle
•Strong leadership skills including the building of effective teams, an ability to manage conflict, the effective setting of priorities in the team and an ability to clearly define roles, responsibilities and objectives
•Demonstrated ability to moderate and lead projects and drive technical decisions
•Ability to prepare technical and strategic issues for management decisions
•Effective strategic, long-term and planning thought processes
•Strong communication and presentation skills to customers and Woodward leadership
•Strong business sense, enterprise negotiation
•Strong financial acumen and advanced use of analysis tools
•Demonstrated ability to identify and mitigate project risks
•Solid knowledge and understanding of the Material Requirements Planning (MRPII) process
•Demonstrated ability of how to get things done within the organization while considering their value and motivation
•Demonstrates a commitment to Quality, specifically 6 Sigma, Lean and continuous improvement
•Focused on customer needs, builds and maintains trust in relationship
•Solid knowledge of business systems
•Ability to travel both domestically and internationally, as required
Education or Formal Training:
•Bachelors Degree required. Program management or technical field preferred
•Green Belt certification required within 1 year of appointment
•MBA or International equivalent desired
•PMP (Project Management Professional) certification required or agreed plan to achieve PMP certification.
•4 years experience in PLC environment and 4 years in project management
Materials and Equipment Used: Personal computer
Working Environment / Physical Activities:
Work is generally performed in a normal office environment: however, the job will take them in various areas of the plant where there is a possible exposure to noise, chemicals, dust and temperature variations.
This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR and EAR, or possess all required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State Department and the U.S. Department of Commerce. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee. Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control solutions for the aerospace and energy markets. Our aerospace systems and components optimize the performance of fixed wing and rotorcraft platforms in commercial, business and military aircraft, ground vehicles and other equipment. Our energy-related systems and components enhance the performance of industrial gas and steam turbines, reciprocating engines, compressors, wind turbines, electrical grids and other energy-related industrial equipment. The company’s innovative fluid energy, combustion control, electrical energy, and motion control systems help customers offer cleaner, more reliable and more efficient equipment. Our customers include leading original equipment manufacturers and end users of their products. Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer EO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veterans
Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control solutions for the aerospace and industrial markets. Our aerospace systems and components optimize the performance of fixed wing and rotorcraft platforms in commercial, business and military aircraft, ground vehicles and other equipment.
Our industrial related systems and components enhance the performance of indu...strial gas and steam turbines, reciprocating engines, compressors, wind turbines, electrical grids and other energy related industrial equipment. The company’s innovative fluid energy, combustion control, electrical energy, and motion control systems help customers offer cleaner, more reliable and more efficient equipment. Our customers include leading original equipment manufacturers and end users of their products.