Program Manager II – Production

Program Manager II – Production

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Columbia City, Indiana

Executive & Management




Join a top employer who delivers cutting-edge technology that supports naval forces worldwide. Aplin has partnered with a global organization in the defense industry who is looking for a Senior Program Manager to join their team in Indiana. In this role you will lead program teams and resources to meet project goals.
The role is open to US citizens only, and candidates must be eligible to obtain the relevant security clearance required for the role due to the nature of the programs and customers they service.  Relocation assistance may be provided.

  • Drive cost efficient innovations in business execution to deliver program goals within the defined cost, schedule and scope
  • Ensure the product developed and delivered is of the appropriate quality
  • Lead Program Managers as assigned to strategic programs
  • Lead multidisciplinary team of contracts, purchasing, quality, finance, engineering and manufacturing through indirect reporting structure
  • Obtain the needed support and resources to achieve execution
  • Ensure optimal application of resources
  • Execution in accordance with released process and procedures
  • Advocate the best solution (project/product) for customer
  • Clear and concise communication of each assigned effort to internal and external customers
  • Achieve sales and profit goals for individual efforts
  • Promote best practice and continuous improvement in delivery of scope
  • Develop proposals and bids in support of customer requests
  • Work under own initiative
  • Promote a safe work environment for project teams
  • Provide guidance to team on execution of project goals
  • Monitor and control progress across the project lifecycle
  • Maintain positive relationship with customers
  • Regular communication of project status to internal management
  • Support internal and external audits against company process and procedures
  • Basic professional degree with 13 years of experience in project or program management position with responsibilities delivering project and program goals or Advanced professional degree with 11 years of experience
  • Capable of leading small to large ($1M-$30M) Production programs
  • Experience in engineering development or product manufacturing environments
  • Comprehensive/in depth understanding of project management
  • Manages large, high level complexity projects with minimal oversight or direction
  • Recognized as an internal project expert with broad experience in a project leadership role
  • Takes consultative direction against annual goals
  • Manages large complex tasks within projects
  • Communicates within and outside the organization to influence practices and approaches
  • Develops the project team members in support of project goals and organizational skill sets

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