Job Title: Program Manager
Date Posted: 04-18-2008
Job Location: California-Los Angeles
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 5+ to 7 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:DOE (Depend on Experience)
Company Name: Sargent Fletcher, Inc.
Contact Information: Sargent Fletcher, In   Sargent Fletcher, In (burnett@sargentfletcher.com)
Job Description:
Sargent Fletcher Inc. (SFI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cobham, plc.

 

Sargent Fletcher Inc. was founded in 1940 (as Fletcher Aviation).  SFI expertise has advanced
from the external fuel tank business of the late 1940's to developing and fielding aerial
refueling systems and special purpose pods in the 1950's.

Sargent Fletcher is the world leader in the design, development and delivery of refueling and
auxiliary mission equipment for customers around the world.  Sargent Fletcher has a long
history of providing innovative ideas while paving the way for new aerospace technologies by
developing a broad line of aircraft internal fuel tanks, external fuel tank and pylon systems,
probe, pneumatic ejector racks, Autonomous Refueling Systems and worldwide product support.

 

Sargent Fletcher Inc. is looking to fill this important position with an enthusiastic,
creative and hard working individual. If your are looking for a company that offers a
competive salary and benefit package with room for professional growth within the company,
send your resume with a salary history to the email address listed below for consideration.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

This position reports directly to the Director of Programs Management is responsible for cost,
quality and schedule of assigned programs. In addition to program management duties, this
position requires regular direct interaction with key customers. With limited supervision or
direction, the program manager will plan and execute multiple development engineering design
and manufacturing programs for defense, defense related and aerospace products. Programs are
separately funded and usually have different customers and varied requirements. Programs
include elements of design, analysis, materials and process development, test and evaluation
of structures and components.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Will plan, develop, implement, and coordinate all program activities for assigned programs.

 

Develop and manage program budgets for each program and perform regular cost and productivity
analyses.

 

Will utilize Earned Value Measurement techniques to create baselines, determine earned value
from project status, calculate earned value indices, and estimate final cost and completion
date for assigned programs.

 

Develop work breakdown structure from which you will build a detailed program schedules that
will include critical milestones, production, testing and initial production activities. 
Schedules will be prepared on Microsoft Project so proficiency with MS Project is required. 

 

Perform risk management and assessment.  Create program risk charts in accordance with the
PMBOK as well as risk mitigation plans for the identified program risks.

 

Build and direct an interdepartmental team of individuals and suppliers to meet customer
quality, performance and schedule requirements within finite budget constraints.

 

Coordinate with Engineering, Operations, Quality Assurance, and Finance, to manage programs
effectively to assure overall business sales and profit goals are met.

 

Responsible for scheduling and conducting program kick-off meetings.  Will provide written
expectations for communication and reporting from all team members for compilation and
inclusion in weekly and monthly Program Status reports.  

 

Assure planning is efficiently released to shop through regular interaction with Cell
Managers.

 

Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness; effect changes required for improvement.

 

Conduct monthly program reviews for senior staff.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelors Degree in Engineering, or Finance, and a Professional in Project Management (PMP)
Certification.  A minimum of five years of progressive Programs Management experience in an
aerospace/DOD contractor environment; including supervision of subordinate Program Managers. 
Requires practical experience with project management practices including work breakdown
structure, scheduling, resource loading, risk management and assessment, cost account
management, cost estimation and planning (Integrated Master Plan and Integrated Master
Schedule).  Proficiency with Earned Value Measurement techniques.  Computer literacy in MS
Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Project is also required.  Requires experience in change
management and consensus building.  Must have ability to collaborate across multiple
departments to form strong relationships.  Must be willing and able to travel
internationally.

 

“Applicant must qualify for access to U.S. export-controlled technology without a license.
Non-immigrant visas will not be sponsored for this position. Applicants must be U.S. citizens
or permanent residents, or a designated refugee or asylee under U.S. law.”

 

Sargent Fletcher Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified female and
minorities to apply. 

 

Please visit our website at www.sargentfletcher.com to view other job opportunities at Sargent
Fletcher Inc.
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