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Program Manager

Requisition ID:  40522
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Akron Group (3005)

Akron, OH, United States, 44306

Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 11,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East.

Job Designation

Directs the overall activities of assigned programs throughout their lifecycle as required to meet cost, schedule and performance constraints of the contract.  Directs resources to support marketing proposals and new program introduction with a focus on delivering products that meet requirements on schedule at quality and within budget.  Provides program management for products in after-market and provides quick resolution of in-service problems.  Overall objectives are to meet or exceed our Customer’s expectations in terms of program quality, cost and delivery.

Job Core Responsibilities
  • Supports marketing new business activities by providing the program management section of proposals.  After contract award, coordinates and works with marketing to develop plans and set strategy for achieving follow-on business.
  • Acts as the company representative and prime customer contact for all assigned programs.  All customer questions or problems concerning assigned programs are resolved by the incumbent or directed to the proper area for resolution.  By developing customer confidence in Meggitt products and services, additional business opportunities are explored through coordination with the Marketing representative.
  • Identifies and secures program team members in agreement with SBU and Functional Heads.  Due to the matrix management type organization structure for programs, the position does not have direct line responsibility for employees.  The incumbent directs and coordinates the efforts of all employees assigned to the program team.
  • Responsible for all facets of assigned programs working within objectives, goals and funding requirements established by management.  Incumbent produces and manages the Program Management Plan, ensuring all aspects of the program, including Technical, Commercial and Supply Chain activities are integrated into a Master Program Schedule.  A detailed breakdown of work to be accomplished is prepared and specific tasks are assigned to various functional organizations.
  • Maintains a risk management system where risks and issues are identified, prioritized and mitigation plans and recovery strategies are defined and actioned.
  • Allocates and controls funds and prepares reports to monitor actual verses budgeted costs.  Progress on program status and performance is constantly monitored through review meetings, reports and presentations to management and customers.  When necessary the incumbent may lead a team to negotiate changes in the contractual agreement due to changes in specifications, schedules, or any other element of the agreement.
  • Participates in the resolution of technical and commercial in-service issues, especially with regards to Customer Interaction and relationship.
  • Carries out special duties as assigned.
Job Specifications

Education:  Bachelor of Science in engineering or other technical field preferred.  Pos-graduate education (MBA) is desirable.

Years Experience: 7-10 years of relevant experience

  • The position is both administrative and technical in nature.  The incumbent must possess a strong technical background to undertsand and evaluate the technical specifications, requirements and capabilities associated with the program.
  • Experience in project engineering, manufacturing and scheduling is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple activities and projects.
  • Effective motivator and communicator.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong PC skills, including MS Project and SAP.
  • Ability to travel.


This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, 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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