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Program Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: 512093-657169
    • Job Location: Germantown, WI
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 09, 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 Mfg. Group is a leading global provider of optimized manufacturing solutions for high precision plastic products - with services including: engineering & design-for-manufacture, mold making, sampling, development & qualification, injection molding & value-added operations, multi-shot technologies, scalable automation, assemblies and application-specific turnkey manufacturing systems. We pride ourselves on being the best at what we do and look for individuals that have the same passion!  Our employees are a vital part of our success. We maintain and reinforce an atmosphere of mutual respect and communication that will foster continued growth and career opportunities.  Our achievements are built on a solid foundation of core values that inspire a culture of Teamwork, Integrity, Passion, and Safety. 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.