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Program Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: 512093-627603
    • Job Location: Germantown, WI
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: July 03, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

MGS Mfg. Group has an exciting opportunity for a full-time, Program Manager at our corporate  facility in Germantown, WI.  

 MGS is 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.

 The Program Manager manages all corporate projects and correspondence with customers and plant management.

 As the Program Manager, you will..

  • Be responsible for all aspects of a customer’s project including tool builds (when sourced as part of the project), qualification, and production.
  • Manage both budget and administrative responsibilities on assigned programs.
  • Drive execution of projects for the integrated product development team (kick-off through project close).
  • Lead program reviews that provide appropriate status, costs, and risk management.
  • Report program status to senior management monthly.
  • Formally identify, assess, monitor, and mitigate risk throughout the program life cycle.  Obtain 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).
  • 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.

Experience and Skills:

This might be the job for you if you have:

  • 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.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Solid judgement skills

 Why you should apply:

  • Great Benefits
  • 401K Match
  • Paid Holidays
  • Growth and Advancement Opportunities
  • Excellent Teamwork and culture


To apply and learn more about MGS Mfg. Group, go to www.mgscareers.com

Succeed with MGS! MGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.