NPI Program Manager in LaPorte, IN at Arconic

Date Posted: 7/9/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    LaPorte, IN
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  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description

Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value. Arconic Engines, a business unit of Arconic, is a world-class producer of aero engine and industrial gas turbine components, including airfoils, rings, disks and forgings. Arconic Engines excels in vacuum melted superalloys, machining, performance coatings and hot isostatic pressing for high-performance parts that enable the next-generation of quieter, more fuel-efficient aero engines and cleaner power generation. For more information: . Follow @arconic: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Arconic Engines is seeking a Program Manager with a hands-on style to provide NPI (New Production Introduction) leadership for our location in LaPorte, Indiana. Located half-way between South Bend and Chicago, only minutes from the shores of Lake Michigan, our LaPorte facility is home to some of the most cutting edge manufacturing technology for the aerospace industry.

The NPI Program Manager is responsible for managing all Aerospace and Industrial Gas Turbine NPI programs within the Arconic Engines LaPorte Casting facility. The NPI Program Manager will lead cross-functional teams, other Program Managers and Project Engineers from pre-quote and concurrent engineering through the production launch of all programs. They will ensure each program meets or exceeds original customer program commitments (on-time, regular, clear status updates, customer change impact, etc.), and internal program commitments (delivered on time, within budget, at or below target cost and expected scrap rates).

The following activities will be involved in meeting these requirements:
1. Ensuring the goals, scope and deliverables are clearly defined and communicated to the team for each program.
2. Building a detailed execution plan working with the leadership and team members from different functional disciplines (engr., mfg., commercial, scheduling, quality, customer service) as well as internal and external vendors.
3. Conducting regular program reviews with all stake holders, both internal and external.
4. Communicating frequently with internal and external stake holders regarding program status, pending action items, recent developments and program needs.
5. Ensuring that any disconnects between functional areas are resolved in a timely manner by driving conflict resolution.
6. Identifying gaps and/or risks to the program and driving mitigation plans to avoid delays or unnecessary expenses.
7. Leading the team in the formulation and execution of recovery actions when necessary to meet commitments. This will include obtaining the commitment of the various function discipline leaders to ensure the overall recovery of the program.

The NPI Program Manager will report out the status of the NPI portfolio for their facility to the General Manager of the business segment on a regular basis. They will champion the deployment of the Arconic Engines PM process in their facility. This includes the utilization of the PM software toolset (Daptiv) to ensure cross-functional team members work collectively to complete the necessary tasks on time. This also includes keeping the Executive Lead Team aware of each program’s status. They will also be expected to contribute to the continuously improving delivery performance of the PMO through best practice identification/formulation, validation, documentation and communication. As a corollary, they will lead the lessons learned process for each completed project and communicate findings to executive management.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with launching new product development programs, including working directly with the customer
  • Working knowledge of the investment casting business
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires US person status. ITAR defines US person as an US Citizen, US Permanent Resident (ie Green Card Holder), Political Asylee, or Refugee

Preferred Qualifications

  • Program management experience is highly desired
  • Tooling design and/or CAD experience preferred
  • APQP/PFMEA/PPAP/SPC experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma, and Lean Manufacturing preferred
  • Investment casting experience in manufacturing facilities qualifying new programs preferred
  • PMP Certification Preferred