The Senior Program Manager is responsible for working closely with the Business Development, Engineering, Operations and Finance departments to coordinate and manage proposals from requirements definition through scoping project development, contract negotiation and delivery of product. The Senior Program Manager is responsible for the technical and financial aspects for a given program and is ultimately the face of the company to external clients. The role requires a cross-functional leader who understands the strategic and tactical approach between groups like engineering, finance and operations.
· Establishing program plans including the development of Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) for management of scope to ensure alignment with contract requirements, budgets, and internal commitments.
· Acts as primary customer interface for all program aspects and leads program reviews to discuss technical, cost and schedule activities.
· Deliver and communicates the committed business case and provides senior management with the information necessary to manage the business via internal bid reviews and program reviews.
· Reviews product design and configuration to ensure compliance with product specification, customer requirements, legal lrequirements, and company standards.
· Evaluates and approves design changes, specification and Bill of Materials (BOM) changes and drawing package release.
· Work with Contracts and Supply Chain organizations to manage programs subcontracts via proper flow-down of requirements.
· Monitors and assesses program performance against plan (schedule and financial), identifies risk, develops and implements corrective action when necessary to initiate program changes. Develops and directs the program team to include resource allocation and management.
· Understands the role and responsibility of each program team member, and through expert communication and leadership skills ,establishes a common understanding among team members on scope, schedule, and financial objectives.
· Controls expenditures within the limitations of the project budget and regularly reports on project budget to actual performance via the Estimate to Complete (ETC) process.
· Work within the established program reporting structure, providing a concise and accurate program status as well as necessary financial reports.