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Triumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aviation and industrial components, accessories, subassemblies, systems, and aircraft structures. We partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft worldwide, to provide products and services that solve their hardest problems. So, whatever the part, component or complexity of assembly, Triumph Group is committed to quality, service and meeting the specialized needs of each customer. Triumph Integrated Systems provides a full range of integrated solutions for aircraft manufactures around the globe. We partner with key manufacturers to produce crucial components, systems and subsystems required to help maintain a competitive and technological advantage. We provide design, development and support of internally designed components, subsystems and systems, as well as production of complex assemblies using external designs. Based in Windsor, CT, Triumph employs approximately 160 personnel. The Company's key products and services include design, development, manufacture and support of highly engineered mechanical actuation and components for fixed wing and rotary commercial and military aircraft and military systems.

We are currently in search of a Director of Program Management. The Director of Program Management is accountable for leading the planning, directing, and execution of programs, including full life cycle management (development, production, and sustainment) of programs and products. This position ensures proper methods are followed to track program cost, schedules and performance.


The Director of Program Management is responsible for leading overall customer account management and serves in a critical customer-facing role and escalation path; tasks and activities can include:

* Manage a Program Management staff including coaching, teaching, retaining, attracting, and mentoring.
* Lead monthly program reviews that present program/product health and financial performance.
* Lead a team to coordinate/lead multiple projects of med-high complexity and risk or projects with multiple sub-projects.
* Drive relevant project and project status communications; Monitor progress through project reviews.
* Develop internal relationships with management stakeholder.
* Manage and work through IPT teams to ensure that the program benefits are achieved.
* Execute, monitor and control the schedule, cost deliverables, risk management and scope to meet stakeholder expectations.
* Work with functional managers and department heads to allocate resources to the project team. Proactively manages for resource conflicts and constraints.
* Operates to resolve elevated issues internally and with the customer, working to ensure removal of roadblocks to success.
* Coordinate with Business Development and Contracts leadership to act as the primary leads for customer contact.
* Participate in strategic planning/financial planning processes.
* Accountable for scope change management process. Responsible for orchestrating response to customer scope changes in collaboration with Business Development and the project team
* Lead or support continuous improvement initiatives, including Kaizen events.
* Understand and support new business development activities, including customer meetings, technology roadmaps, and proposals.
* Use PMO processes for identifying, assessing, monitoring and mitigating risk throughout the program life cycle.
* Actively contributes as a member of the Windsor Leadership Team.


Desired Interpersonal Skills

* Be dynamic, self-minded, rigorous, and optimistic.
* Show leadership and charisma.
* Be able to convince a large number of people to follow a complex vision.
* Be able to negotiate face to face or with a group.
* Understand and influence stakeholders - see the big picture.
* Possess excellent communication skills.
* Have a good understanding of risks to be taken or not.
* Challenge preconceived ideas.
* Be excellent in building sustainable relationships.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

* 15 year's relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree required; engineering or other technical field, Master's degree preferred.
* Must have a successful track record in managing complex aerospace, defense or other engineering/manufacturing as a prime or sub-contractor to a domestic or foreign organization.
* Advanced knowledge of program management tools and procedures.
* Experience in finance, contracting, export regulations, engineering, logistics, manufacturing and supply chain management.
* Excellent customer interface skills.
* Advanced problem solving.
* Excellent presentation skills, oral and written communication skills.
* Demonstrated success in managing manpower planning, project reviews, scheduling and budget control.
* Must have good command of project management methodologies (e.g. PMI-PMBOK or equivalent). PMP or equivalent certification is preferred.
* Demonstrates a commitment to Quality, specifically Six Sigma, Lean and continuous improvement philosophies.
* Proficiency with MS-Project program scheduling/resource allocation planning tools is essential.
* Strong business acumen coupled with aptitude and motivation to learn new functions and expand areas of expertise.
* Effective strategic, long-term and planning thought processes
* Lead all major issues in primary practice areas with minimal supervision.
* Focused on customer needs, builds and maintains trust in relationship
* Ability to travel both domestically and internationally, as required.

Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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