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Director, Program Management

Requisition ID:  117778
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Akron Group (3005)

Akron, OH, United States, 44306

We are a global leader in the research, design, integration, manufacture, certification, and lifetime service of flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management, lubrication, and pneumatic systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets. We support the world’s aircraft and aero engine manufacturers, providing a century of experience and innovation for commercial and military aircraft. 

Joining our team means you’re helping to deliver our purpose of ‘Enabling Engineering Breakthroughs that Lead to a Better Tomorrow’. A career at Parker Meggitt offers boundless potential for professional and personal growth. You will work alongside the brightest minds in the world, help develop innovative technology and products and contribute to our company’s goal of solving the world’s greatest engineering challenges.

We have succeeded in employing the top talent in the industry by focusing our hiring efforts on the individual, not the job description. If you are an inquisitive thinker with great ideas and a desire to succeed, we will find the perfect spot for you on our team.


Job Designation

The Director, Program Management is responsible for the integration of consistent project/program management methodologies for all division programs. Leads a group of program managers accountable for assigned customers, market segments, or entire product lines. Leads and directs major programs throughout the program lifecycle including those with the highest level of complexity, risk, and strategic impact to the Division and Group. This includes oversight of the Division Program Management Office (PMO). Program scope is generally evaluated based on non-recurring engineering (NRE) cost of the program(s).

Job Core Responsibilities

  • Ensures customer requirements are met and are in the best interests of Parker Meggitt by creating the program charter, baseline plan, and other program management components. Ensures that the cost basis and/or pricing is correct by evaluating resources requirements, and performing risk analysis. As described by AGS PRM-01 (Program Management Policy). 
  • Provides leadership and direction for the program management function to maximize program results and customer satisfaction (e.g. program management office or similar oversight). 
  • Participates in portfolio and program planning efforts and approves the results. Leads activities involved in the development of the fiscal operating plan and related strategic planning for their area of influence. Takes a lead role with the division in defining complex and/or long term programs with major aerospace industry partners and suppliers. 
  • Manages and resolves program priorities with division staff and top functional leaders. Ensures proposals are in compliance with Company, divisional and government regulations. 
  • Establishes long-term relationships with customers and suppliers and serves as the prime point of contact for overall program performance. Oversees and approves task planning on multiple significant projects or programs and ensures completion of key program milestones or deliverables; responsible for contingency planning efforts. 
  • Serves as the primary presenter and facilitator at major program and customer reviews; conducts and facilitates division review meetings in program assessment and forward planning. 
  • Provides oversight of programs and related project teams to define and identify required expertise; provides feedback on contribution level and performance to team members and their direct manager if in a matrix role. Responsible for plans, budgets, staffing, training, and development of direct staff. 
  • Acts as a consultant to management on overall program management concepts. Provides mentoring within program management and Division leadership. 
  • Maintains professional and technical/product knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical/specialty publications, and/or participating in professional associations. 
  • Shares specialized knowledge with others and serves as a resource or expert on program management principles and practices.

Job Specifications

Education: Bachelor degree in Engineering, Science, Business, or related field


  • Extensive program management experience. PMP certification required, typically required within 6 months of assignment; advanced degree (MS/MBA) and additional certifications (e.g., PMI-RMP, PgMP, etc.) preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through twelve or more years of increasingly responsible experience with high technology products and customers including five or more years of high-level program and customer management experience with significant revenue or scope of responsibility.
  • Advanced, specialized knowledge of program management principles, industry practices, regulations and policies related to aerospace program management.
  • Proficiency in all program management processes, phases, and tools.
  • Advanced knowledge of business concepts and accounting principles associated with project cost and budgetary planning and control. Understanding of internal financial and labor cost systems and production capabilities.
  • Proficient in the use of business applications software and the ability to use specialized project management and financial applications.
  • Accomplished at analyzing and interpreting complex policies, contractual language, and financial reports.
  • Skilled at responding to and negotiating solutions to inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. 
  • Responsible for the negotiation of contract changes related to scope management. 
  • Effectively communicates, presents information, and influences at all including top management, customers, and/or suppliers. 

Parker Meggitt is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and beliefs define who we are as a business. We strongly believe that building a culture of respect and appreciation, will give everyone the opportunity to recognize their full potential.

Parker Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, or sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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