Program Manager

Collins Aerospace - Oakville, ON (30+ days ago)

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Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers' toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

The high quality products we design, test and produce in our Mechanical Systems help millions of passengers reach their destinations safely - every day! From landing systems and actuation to propellers, flight controls and hoist and winch - the products we manufacture work together behind the scenes to enhance the overall flight experience. We delight our customers with superior products and best-in-class service. Our global team is committed to continuous improvement - we work hard to make our solutions lighter-weight, stronger and more technically advanced, so that plane travel can be safer, more affordable and more sustainable in the years to come. We are looking for the best and brightest to fly and land with us!

We have an immediate opening for a Program Manager with responsibility across a portfolio of military programs at our facility in Oakville, Ontario.

Functions as the primary focal within the Oakville facility for designated programs and works across functional organizations and teams to execute site and supply plans to ensure delivery schedules are in alignment with customer needs, risks are mitigated, and provides timely and accurate internal and external communications.
Converts the program demand into executable action plans within the site by providing cross-functional real-time problem resolution, aligns resources and schedules in accordance with customer priorities, and prepares site and program-level communications including the tracking of progress to delivery schedules.
Provides a vital and tactical role in the formulation and execution of program-specific plans:
Monitors military program parts and provides daily status to key stakeholders (site leadership, military business unit program leadership, and internal delivery sites)
Advocates for the application of best practices - capacity planning, master scheduling, shop floor management, etc.
Communicates priorities within the Oakville site in accordance with SAP/MRP demand and customer need
Escalates issues appropriately and engages senior leadership as needed to facilitate rapid response and issue resolution
Provides direct customer interface and support - develops and provides customer and senior leadership executive presentations (meeting coordination, presentations, facility access / tours, etc.)
Interface with our customers and suppliers on program specific issues, schedules, processes and activities
Identify CI opportunities with respect to the program, initiate events/projects to improve
Implement, track and report program specific metrics
Develop and maintain appropriate relationships with all customers and suppliers (external/internal) to facilitate the seamless flow of products and information in the Least Waste Way
Perform other duties as assigned

  • Education / Certifications
Bachelor's degree

  • Experience/Qualifications
  • Five years of related Program Management, Operations and/or Supply Chain experience in a similar/related manufacturing environment with a continuous improvement focus
  • Highly motivated and dedicated individual capable of functioning in a very fast-paced environment, with the ability to champion change and lead continuous improvement in the processes and performance of their programs
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Comfortable reporting program opportunities, plans, progress and initiatives to executive-level management, customers and suppliers
  • Able to travel up to 10%
  • SAP experience
  • Previous landing gear knowledge
  • Engineering or operations experience
  • Proven track record dealing with customers and the sale of OEM products to airframe customers
Collins Aerospace Systems is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates during all aspects of the selection process.