Sr. Program Manager

  • Job Tracking ID: 512093-572812
  • Job Location: Germantown, WI
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: April 19, 2017
  • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP



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Job Description:

MGS Mfg. Group has an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Program Manager. This position manages all corporate projects and correspondence with customers and plant management.

A little bit about us. We are an engineering house, a toolmaker, an injection molder, a blow molder, and a custom machine builder. Through customer demand and active progression on our part, we have been expanding our services since we opened our doors in 1982. The MGS Mfg. Group adapts to the needs of our customers along with cultivating new concepts and goals within the plastic industry. Throughout our growth and constant change, we have remained a partner to our customers, suppliers, and employees by learning from them, growing with them, and most importantly, never forgetting that without them, the evolution and success of this corporation would not have been possible. To learn more visit us at www.mgstech.com.

Below are the essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all aspects of a customer’s project including tool builds, qualification, and production.
  • Manages both budget and administrative responsibilities on assigned programs.
  • Manage and direct the daily execution of contract requirements to assure that cost, schedules, and performance goals are met.
  • Drive execution of projects for the integrated product development team (kick-off through project close).
  • Provide interface, communication, and coordination with internal and external customers on matters pertaining to existing contracts, bid and proposal activities.
  • Participate as a team member or leader on bid and proposal activities. Ensures that the requirements of the request for proposal are met in the preparation and documentation of bids and proposals.
  • Actively seeks new business opportunities in coordination with Business Development.
  • Lead program reviews that provide appropriate status, costs, and risk management.
  • Prepare for and participate in contract/subcontract negotiations. While representing MGS’s interests, assure that all government regulatory guidance is adhered to.
  • Develop and implement plans and schedules to execute contract/subcontracts. Allocate and control contract budgets for labor, material, travel and purchased services. Report program status to senior management monthly.
  • Formally identifies, assesses, monitors, and mitigates risk throughout the program life cycle. Obtains management approval prior to making decisions that will cause deterioration of established program, cost, and schedule objectives.
  • Develop and implement corrective action plans when deviations from budgets and/or schedules are evident. Seek senior management assistance in resolving schedule and budget problems as they arise.
  • Perform variance analyses of schedule and cost on a formal and informal basis and present them to senior management (i.e. earned value management system).
  • Serve as a primary interface with the customer on all matters involving contract execution. Coordinate with other departments on resolution of contractual requirements is executed in accordance with appropriate regulations and Company policies and procedures.
  • Provide leadership to program team. Assures communication and cooperation among team members and resolves areas of conflict.
  • Manage project material inventory effectively.
  • Assure a timely closeout of completed programs to ensure that all obligations are satisfied and program documentation is properly recorded.
  • Understand and develop leading versus lagging metrics.
  • Develop and execute program corrective action strategies.
  • Develop and understand principles of program planning (ex. developing Bill of Materials and Basis of Estimate).
  • Understand lean and process improvement principles.
  • Understand cash flow management principles.
  • Support, communicate, reinforce, and defend the mission, vision, and culture of MGS.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills:

A qualified candidate will possess these requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field of study.
  • 5+ years of program management experience.
  • Knowledge of program management tools and procedures.
  • Solid leadership and management skills.
  • Experience throughout the program lifecycle from development through sustainment.
  • A working understanding with practical application of MS Project.
  • A working understanding of earned value principles, strong communication skills, proven track record of exceptional customer satisfaction, and the capability to provide leadership across cross-functional teams.
  • Experience interfacing and leading other departments on a program.
  • Experience with earned value cost accounting and reporting. Experience with metrics for assessing and reporting program progress, productivity, and variance analysis.
  • Must have a portfolio of programs in which financial objectives were achieved.
  • Experience with turnaround programs in which recovery was successful is a plus.
  • Demonstrated success in managing manpower planning, project reviews, scheduling, and budget control.
  • Successful track record in managing complex programs as a prime or sub contactor.
  • Plastics injection molding background preferred.
  • PMP certification is preferred.

We offer an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, disability, life, FSA, vacation, and holidays. MGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



MGS Mfg. Group, Inc. // W188 N11707 Maple Road // Germantown, WI  53022  USA // Site Map
Phone: (262) 255-5790 // Fax: (262) 509-3861 // careers@mgsmfg.com