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Staff Program Manager

Location: Brea, CA
Posted: 03-09-2017
Location Name: Brea, CA
Wage: Depends on Experience

Want to work at an In-flight Entertainment (IFE) company that’s different? We’re famous for thinking outside of the box. We are looking for talented individuals to join us in our mission to redefine and revolutionize in-flight entertainment. Start a career at Zodiac Inflight Innovations and you’ll be joining an experienced and innovative team whose challenging spirit and imaginative work has created one of the best IFE systems on the market, RAVE.

Job Summary:

The Staff Program Manager is responsible for delivery and performance of Zii Products and Services as well as the overall customer relationship.  The responsibility of a Program Manager starts at Program inception and can continue through delivery and field performance. This role ensures adherence to master plans and schedules, develops solutions to program problems, and directs work of incumbents assigned to the program from various departments. The individual will be expected to interface with other departments to prepare cost justifications, recommend priorities, generate schedules and develop solutions to customer issues. This individual ensures completion of detailed schedules and action item lists for projects from initiation to delivery and keeps management informed of any deviations. This individual monitors status of projects including: cost, timing, and staffing; and requires familiarization with project monitoring and reporting systems.  Responsibilities also may include aiding in the negotiation of contracts and contractual changes and coordinating preparations of proposals, plans, specifications, and financial conditions of contracts. This position relies on previous experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Daily management of team execution

  • Daily management of customer (development, delivery & ongoing support)

  • Daily management of the program schedule including any necessary modifications to the team and execution strategies

  • Creation and maintenance of the program planning worksheets

  • Daily management of the program suppliers

  • Proposal creation and development as necessary

  • Represent the company during onsite/offsite customer meetings and advise Management accordingly

Preferred Qualifications and/or Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business related discipline (or 3+ years as a Program Manager)

  • Minimum 8 years of field or functionally related experience

  • Prior Program Management experience

  • Experience in a lead or supervisory role

  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular relevant field

Soft Skills:

  • Ability to adapt, plan and organize in a constantly changing environment

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be proactive, meticulous, organized, and detail oriented

  • Ability to efficiently resolve problems

  • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks

  • Ability to work independently, with minimal direction

  • Ability to use discretion and independent judgment when making decisions on behalf of the company