Program Manager

Safran Electronics and Defense Canada - Peterborough, ON (30+ days ago)

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The Program Manager has the responsibility for the transfer of activities, i.e.Electronics components and associated technical data to Safran Electronics and Defense Canada. The Program Manager leads a Program Team composed of members from several entities of the company. This position reports to the Director, Program Management.


  • Set-up and coordinate Program Management Plan or equivalent, especially the Program basic references, Program configuration management plans and subsequent plans,
  • Participate in contractual negotiations (in coordination with the Commercial Regional Director) in the framework of initial negotiation (RFP Phase) or changes, whether from internal or external parties,
  • Participate in choosing Program Team Members, implement and lead the Program Team,
  • Follow-up on actions plans and Program Team decisions,
  • Report on resource needs and the matching of Load/Capacity,
  • Execute the contract,
  • Define the general Work Breakdown Structure of the Program,
  • Approve the major deliverables submitted by other Program Team members,
  • Plan internal tollgates consistent with Program milestones,
  • Monitor and control the schedule,
  • Hold risks reviews in conjunction with the Program Tollgates,
  • Coordinate and analyse the Business Plan on a regular basis and at least once a year,
  • Consolidate Program dashboard,
  • Define quality, cost and lead times objectives,
  • Assign budget to the various Program Team managers,
  • Ensure cost reduction plans,
  • Implement Program management (expenditures, cost at termination, earned value),
  • Guarantee implementation of a quality management plan matching the program objectives,
  • Coordinate relationship with the various stakeholders (Customers, authorities, partner, company internal manager),
  • Make sure classified information remains well protected.
  • Ensure Program dashboard updates and internal reporting to company Executive Committee,
  • Report on configuration status and on implementation of Change Board approved changes to the Program Team,
  • Report Program activities Status,
  • Report on the status of Program risks,
  • Identify and support the processing of program risks.


  • Minimum 10 years experience in Program Management,
  • Proven Leadership/Team management experience,
  • PMP certification
  • Experience working with aeronautics standards, processes and work procedures in a Program environment,
  • Bilingual English/French would be an asset,
  • Proficient in Project Management tool, ERP, PLM, Risk Management Tool, Lean Tool box,
  • Strong customer service skills with confidence to interact with senior customer representatives.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving skills and adaptability;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong influencing and relationship building skills
  • Exceptional organization skills and able to meet tight deadlines,
  • Business or Engineering University Degree, College Diploma or equivalent
  • The ability to travel globally on short or long term notice as per program needs, with applicable valid travel documents, primarily North America and Europe

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Job Type: Full-time


  • management: 10 years (Preferred)