Program Manager - New Product Introduction in Shelby at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 12/30/2021

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Curtiss-Wright Actuation Division designs, manufactures and supports electro-mechanical actuation products and systems for use in demanding applications in Aerospace, Defense and Industrial Automation markets. Our market leading solutions help improve the reliability, efficiency and performance of our customers' operations and platforms, as well as reducing their environmental impact with energy efficient electro-mechanical designs and technology. For the Aerospace market, we supply actuation systems for flight control, landing gear, utility and other applications on both commercial and military aircraft.

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Curtiss-Wright invests in the development, recruitment, and retention of critical skills as part of its model for business success. We offer a competitive wage, a comprehensive benefits package including medical and prescription drug coverage, dental benefits, life and disability insurance, 401k retirement, tuition reimbursement, and paid vacation/holidays.

 Program Manager - New Product Introduction

This position acts as the General Manager for their assigned program(s) with an emphasis on New Product Introduction (NPI) for Electro-Mechanical Systems. As part of NPI structured implementation, the Program Manager, in conjunction with the Project Engineer, will lead the program thru all phases of development of the new product (TIM's, PDR's, CDR's, Qualification, and Transition to Production). The Program Manager is the main point of contact for the customer and is directly responsible for Schedule, Cost, and Performance of assigned programs. The Program Manager will be required to coordinate with multiple departments and facilities across various geographic locations to assure alignment of customer requirements.

Location: Shelby, NC

The Challenge:

  • Performs Program Management duties per structured New Product Introduction procedure
  • Single point of contact for customer to address all program needs
  • Manage scope creep of new development programs
  • Coordinate with various departments andor facilities to implement customer initiatives or prepare for customer reviews
  • Understand and communicate to all stakeholders the key business contractual items that impact program profitability
  • Monitor financial health of program and coordinate action plans with other departments and facilities to execute strategies to achieve profitability targets
  • Development and monitoring of Key Performance Indicators (both external and internal)
  • Maintain delivery schedules and forecasts for program
  • Responsible for Accounts Receivable performance of customer
  • Ensures acceptable turn time on customer returns
  • Coordinate and support, as required, proposal efforts, contract negotiations, budget inputs, and management reporting requests

Your Expertise:

  • Four (4) year degree BA/BS/ME or job related experience
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years experience in a Program Management or Project Engineering.
  • Previous experience in leading NPI programs with motorized mechanical actuators and associated electronic controller for aerospace applications per RTCA DO-178 and DO-254 specifications.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing mechanical hardware and development of associated electronic controllers
  • Judgment, decision making, and analytical skills to include:
  • Makes accurate, timely, and informed decisions
  • Makes tough business and people decisions
  • Leadership to include:
    • Guides groups or individuals toward common objectives
    • Demonstrates a sense of urgency about next steps
  • Planning and Resource Management to include:
  • Forecast needs
  • Identifies and effectively utilizes appropriate resources

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.