Arconic New Product Introduction Program Manager in LaPorte, Indiana



New Product Introduction Program Manager

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Business Unit Group:

Engineered Products and Solutions

Position Description:

The NPI Program Manager is the primary customer interface during the development, qualification and launch for their assigned portfolio. They are responsible for ensuring program deliverables are aligned with customer needs; delivered on time, within the budget, at or below target cost and expected yields.

  • Manages the cross-functional team of (Engr., Research, Mfg, Commercial and Quality) to define and drive the execution of NPI programs utilizing the PM process and supporting toolset (Daptiv)

  • Assesses the program needs and pulls together a cross-functional team to build an execution plan, drive discipline and challenge barriers.

  • Manages customer relationship and ensures customer deliverables are met

  • Drives weekly reviews with customer

  • Reports on key customer deliverables

  • Ensures information required from customers is obtained in a timely manner

  • Schedules and supports customer visits

  • Reports/presents program status to customer executives during routine program review and – if needed – problem solving meetings

  • Leads internal/external cross-functional recurring program reviews

  • Leads cross-functional team during recurring program execution meetings to ensure the timely completion of tasks (meetings include functional managers).

  • Assigns SPAs to address issues and open items, doesn’t allow assignment avoidance.

  • Ensures clear communication of meeting minutes including notes, assignments and highlights.

  • Communicates to the broader organization the status of each program.

  • Reports out directly to executive management and ensures engagement

  • Manages a scorecard analysis of each program

  • Identifies opportunities and risks

  • Deploys APP’s program management process and toolset

  • Leads the deployment of key PM processes and ensures adherence

  • Leads the deployment of the program management software toolset

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills are required to manage often difficult circumstances in which team members and/or customers may disagree with the overall direction of the project or specific issues that may arise.

  • Self confidence balanced with tact to challenge functional leaders to keep their commitments.

  • Candidate must have ability to manage the customer by tactfully requiring timely information, selling recovery approaches and minimizing customer reactions to project delays by instilling confidence in Arconic’s proposed approach.

  • Candidate must be self-driven with an acute sense of urgency.

  • Ability to create and think through complex development program plans and identify and resolve gaps / risk before they cause issues.

  • Outstanding organizational skills and discipline to build project plans with the ability to also look at the macro view subjectively.

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Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Experience in the investment casting or aerospace industries.

  • Knowledge of APQP or PPAP

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution.

  • A minimum of 5 years experience launching new product development programs within a manufacturing environment.

  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an US Citizen, US Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card Holder), Political Asylee, or Refugee

Business Unit:

Arconic Power and Propulsion

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