Materials Program Manager

Materials Program Manager

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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Engineering & Technical




Aplin has partnered with a leader in the defense industry to hire an experienced Material Program Manager to join their team in Dartmouth, NS. In this role, you have the opportunity to lead the front end of the business planning activities including early material management involvement and early supplier involvement, partnering with program, engineering, and operations leadership.

  • Developing and execute material program plans, subcontract management plans (together with Supply Chain)
  • Balancing strategic thinking with tactical application of strategies to programs
  • Working closely with Engineering, Quality and Operations to create a schedule for projects based on Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
  • Developing and leading Planning related proposal activities including task descriptions and bases of estimates
  • In conjunction with engineering, you will develop accurate Bill of Materials (BOM’s) from the technical baseline within a few days of proposal kick off, control changes in the BOM during the proposal process and promptly flow any changes to material estimating and develop a strategy to get representative costs
  • Partnering with Product Management to navigate obsolescence, long lead and last time buy material situations to ensure program schedules are met
  • Actively engaging in proposals
  • Managing material actual cost vs should cost
  • Executing make/buy/where process
  • Developing and execute risk/opportunity plans to meet program objectives
  • Collaborating with supply chain functions for support as needed
  • Developing and Monitoring performance metrics and proactively acts to address program and functional issues
  • Earned Value Management and Financial management skills, including Material EAC’s and Material Forecasting
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering or in a related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 6 years of combined work experience in functional areas of Planning, Supply Chain, Finance, Operations (including Production Control), or Project Management
  • Experience working in the DoD Aerospace & Defense industry
  • Ability to get a Secret Security Clearance at time of hire
Preferred Qualifications:
  • ASCM CPIM or CSCP experience
  • Strong Planning experience
  • Proficient in ERP/MRP business systems
  • Microsoft Project experience
  • Experience managing to a budget
  • Experience providing inputs into or reviewing EACs
  • Experience collaborating with the Subcontract Administrator to review statements of work (SOW) that are complete and conform to program requirements
  • Experience in electronics/aerospace hardware applications as well as knowledge of operational and manufacturing processes (assembly, integration, and test)
  • Experience converting business area and customer requirements into executable strategies
  • Experience leading in an Integrated Program Team (IPT) environment
  • Knowledge of Government acquisition laws and regulations

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