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Senior Program Manager

Luminator is a leading innovator in the design and manufacturing of communications and lighting products for more than 80 years in transit, rail and aerospace industries. We are continuing to build our dynamic team by adding a Senior Program Manager.

Summary:

The Senior Program Manager will manage customer requirements to include cost, schedule, and product performance. The candidate will support new business capture activities and manage the overall product lifecycle of LED lighting and signage products.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, communicate and ensure adherence to the company’s Integrated Product Development & Support (IPDS) process and associated procedures on assigned programs. 
  • Ensures budgets, schedules, Design-To-Cost (DTC) targets and technical performance requirements are met.
  • Prepares detailed multi-functional project plans that achieve the customer’s schedule and technical performance objectives.
  • Participates in new business capture activities and proposal development.
  • Coordinates with the Contracts Manager in contract reviews and contract flowdowns to functional organizations. 
  • Serves as the primary customer point of contact in communication of program status and liaison between all functional organizations.
  • Contributes to process improvement initiatives.
  • Identifies and resolves potential deviations from the approved project plan while managing the critical path to achieve milestones.
  • Communicates program status, issues and actions as necessary. 
  • Chairs team meetings, documents minutes, actions and decisions. 
  • Maintains project documentation.
  • Leads the project team in risk identification and mitigation planning.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Experience:

  • Broad background in business, engineering and operations with at least 10 years’ program/project management experience working in a product development organization. 
  • Consistent career progression both in job responsibility and education/training must be demonstrated from Engineering or related field into Program Management.
  • Demonstrated performance delivering multiple product development programs across multiple technology domains (e.g. mechanical, electrical, software, materials and structures) 
  • A strong background in managing program financials, business cases and contracts is required. 
  • Must understand the order fulfillment process in support of delivering products to customers.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess and demonstrate the following characteristics.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Highly motivated self-starter accustomed to lead role with aggressive schedules
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Project/Office, Visio and Cadence CAD tools. 
  • 8+ years of development experience.
  • 3+ years of engineering management experience.
  • Planning and prioritization of work across multiple activities and programs to meet commitments. 
  • Holds self, team and organization accountable to meet commitments. 
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to work within a matrix organization creating alignment across multidisciplinary functional lines. 
  • Is able to influence and motivate cross functional teams that are not direct reports.
  • Ability to negotiate contractual documents including change orders with the customer and/or vendors.
  • Self-motivated with a high level of initiative and a sense of urgency.  Projects a professional demeanor and attitude at all times.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills at all levels within an organization.
  • Ability to travel 10% of the time.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree Engineering or related field. 
  • Postgraduate degree with continuing education or training is preferred. 
  • PMP Certification a plus.

Luminator is a progressive company that offers a full benefit package and competitive salary is an EOE/AA/M/F/D/V Employer.

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