CareersProgram Manager

Program Manager

Full Time
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Posted 5 months ago

Job Summary:
Program Management, inclusive of Business Development, for a manufacturer of complex assemblies for the Defense and Aerospace industries. Solutions include gear products and control panels. This includes engineering, fabrication, assembly and test of systems and sub-systems. Core competencies include machining and assembly of complex components.

  • Responsible for the identification of new business opportunities in new and existing markets and customers.
  • Responsible for the initiation, performance management and successful completion of all contracted programs from inception to completion.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Business Development:
This includes strategy, planning, execution and meeting fiscal objectives for new business development.

  • Identification of new opportunities in new and existing markets and new and existing accounts.
  • Initiate and execute business development and sales strategies to gain new business opportunities.
  • Lead internal discussion/negotiations to validate and decide bid or ‘no bid’ for new opportunities. This includes
    validating the business case, financial viability and that it’s within core competencies.
  • Capture management of new opportunities including proposals, plans and quotes. Project management of pipeline
  • Negotiation of scope, price and deliverables for all new projects. Leading this effort and recommending ‘best’
    solutions for company and client.
  • Close deals and kick off programs.
  • Creating sales opportunities, developing them and winning new deals/projects to achieve forecasted sales
  • Responsible for updating booking and sales forecast on a monthly basis for all products and customers.
  • Responsible for preparing and submitting quotes and proposals timely to meet customer project needs.
  • Tracking pipeline wins and losses and reasons. Leverage this information for future product and sales

Program Management:
Responsible for cost, quality, schedule and meeting contractually committed client expectations on all active programs.
Formulating, organizing and monitoring inter-connected projects. Deciding on suitable strategies and objectives. Coordinating cross-project activities.

  • Formal project kick-off as needed
  • Creation and execution of detailed project plans and in the least waste way.
  • Manage time and resources to plan objectives from inception to completion of all programs/projects. This include regularly schedule customer and internal program/project reviews.
  • Ensure all programs meet cost, quality, schedule and contractually committed client expectations on all active programs.
  • Corrective action as required

The above list reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal function of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in this job.

Core Competencies: These competencies are identified by Bowmar leadership and should be demonstrated by all employees across the enterprise. Bowmar Core competencies are listed below:

• Trust • Character • Competence • Integrity • Honesty • Maturity

Position Specific Competencies: Core competencies identified by Bowmar leadership and determined unique to the position and necessary for the individual to successfully accomplish the position’s functions.

• Customer Orientation • Results Orientation • Entrepreneurial Orientation • Attention to Communication • Building Collaborative Relationships • Personal Credibility

Skills & Abilities:
• Must be familiar with company products, prices, policies and potential applications.
• Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
• Must be able to represent the company in a professional manner.
• Must be able to manage multiple programs, prioritizing and executing based on wants.
• Must be a team player.
• Must have excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills.
• Must have business contract negotiation experience and be adaptable to change.
• Will be required to work on a computer and be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook PowerPoint, and MS
Project and be familiar with the company’s internal software.

Education/Experience Requirements:
• Requires a college degree in a business or technical discipline
• Proven Business Development, Capture Management and Program Management experience resulting in increased
business successfully delivered.
• Experience in Project Management, Change Management and Risk Management.
• Industry experience in Defense or Aerospace preferred. Other regulated industries and complex technical products
or services is also applicable.

Level of Supervision:
• This position is responsible for the supervision of the Customer Service manager and the Government / Legacy
products program manager.
• Strong team orientation is required.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
• Travel as required.
• Must be able to sit for extended periods of time and be able to use a keyboard for moderate to long periods of time.
• Must be able to write, speak clearly, hear and use hands to finger, handle or feel.
• Occasional reaching with hands and arms, stooping, bending and lifting (maximum 50 lbs).
• May be exposed to general office working conditions which include exposure to florescent lights and may include risk
of radiation from computer monitor.

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