Program Manager - Aerospace & Defense
Syracuse, NY 
Posted 14 days ago
Job Description
TTM Technologies - Publicly Traded US Company, NASDAQ (TTMI) - Top-5 Global Printed Circuit Board Manufacturer
Come join an innovative team making a difference to our customers and partners in the Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Computing, Industrial & Instrumentation, Networking & Communications, and Medical industries. TTM Technologies, Inc. is a leading global printed circuit board manufacturer, focusing on quick-turn and volume production of technologically advanced PCBs, backplane assemblies and electro-mechanical solutions as well as a global designer and manufacturer of high-frequency radio frequency (RF) and microwave components and assemblies. We strive for an environment of excellence where you are encouraged to think creatively and innovatively to develop a professional future centered on growth and opportunity.
We are passionate about growing our business and place a high priority on team work, communication and collaboration! If you can see yourself as an integral part of the TTM team, then explore our career opportunities and apply today!
Position Scope:
The Program Manager leads the design team via PM Process Map and is responsible for day to day project tasking. Responsible for meeting Program customer requirements, cost goals, and schedule, as well as developing/generating follow-on business, the Program Manager provides direction, leadership and development for assigned teams. This individual is Customer Point of Contact and will manage multiple projects and/or a high complex program for Tier 1 customers.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Business Management & Program Execution:
  • Utilizes & follows standard project scheduling and planning tools per 209-000.00, TTM ISO-9002, & AS9100 requirements
  • Develops high-level plans to meet both project and product cost targets and reports progress to appropriate management levels
  • Responsible for supporting assigned goals and objectives. These include, but are not limited to market, product, technology, customer penetration, revenue growth and profit
  • Responsible for meeting assigned customer and program booking, shipment, and financial performance goals; regularly reports to management on progress and performance
  • Responsible for the implementation of assigned new product development and product / program production readiness
  • Participates in or leads project meetings and design reviews, and tracks progress of day to day commitments
  • Monitors project progress vs. staffing plan and reports any resource constraints
  • Make recommendations on changes or work-arounds
  • Monitors progress and effectiveness on a regular basis and ensures corrective actions are taken as required. Ensures high levels of customer satisfaction and product quality
  • Responsible for ensuring all known or potential risks are identified and mitigation and retirement activities are incorporated into the project plan. Incorporates the documented project management process into all projects
  • Responsible for the accuracy/validity of cost models, and sets costs targets, management reserves are established and implemented
  • Responsible for assigned program commitments and financial objectives are obtained
  • Responsible for ensuring future costs and pricing meets internal margin demands
  • Responsible for production cost and pricing targets, GM and overall financial objectives
  • Typical Project/program Scope is ~ $10M or less
Team Leadership:
  • Provides mentorship in the development of Project Management personnel by providing coaching, guidance, and training as assigned or required
  • Demonstrates an ability to lead and achieve results through others, leveraging each member's strengths
  • Possesses strong influencing skills to effectively delegate tasks to the project team and support functions
  • Takes personal responsibility for success & always steps up to take the lead
  • Able to lead project teams and continually reassess projects against goals and make necessary changes
  • Demonstrates the ability to motivate their team to achieve optimal results. Leverages each member's strengths, and provides recognition of accomplishments to maximize overall results
  • Demonstrates ability to make quality decisions without negative impact on others
  • Highly effective delegation skills; knows what, when and who to delegate to and communicates effectively to all levels in the organization
  • Successfully negotiates for internal resources and priorities with positive results
  • Successfully demonstrates ability to independently guide teams through complex issues. Identifies barriers and involves appropriate resources to resolve issues
  • Capable of developing and executing effective complex plans; identifying obstacles and issues and communicating to get things resolved
  • Capable of leading a team through structured problem solving technique resulting in correct identification and resolution of root cause
  • Strong understanding of the product's operation and key performance parameters, as well as the processes and materials used to manufacture responsible products. Basic understanding of the customer's application and key performance parameters
  • Pursues learning opportunities to expand related knowledge and understanding; Willing to try new things and take risks to expand understanding
  • Demonstrate ability to facilitate technical reviews of the products and understand the trade-off's
  • Able to effectively convey pertinent information verbally and in writing to project team and others in a constructive manner
  • Has strong listening skills, the ability to run effective meetings, and efficiently convey pertinent information to the project team and others
  • Uses his/her own and others' expertise to make effective and timely decisions; Gathers key information and knows when to escalate problems
  • Resolves or escalates issues in a timely manner; often involves manager and project team
  • Has effective written, oral and presentation skills
Customer & New Scope/New Business Management:
  • Responsible for providing customer reporting and status, as assigned
  • Able to handle complex customer negotiations on specs and delivery with positive results
  • Responsible for setting assigned customer management strategy. Interfaces with assigned customer personnel, internal business development team
  • Responsible for PMO portion of Bids and Proposals for development programs and new business per proposal process map (includes setting costs targets of products and projects, supporting TINA and/or CAPA data analysis as required); This includes generating program artifacts to facilitate efficient baselining in anticipation of contract award
  • Able to handle routine customer negotiations on specs and delivery with positive results
  • Supports the development of new business by supporting proposals via Compliance Matrices, Schedule development, review of customer requirements and capturing costs for applicable reviews
Essential Knowledge and Skills:
  • Ability to foster teamwork and cross-functional collaboration
  • Able to juggle multiple complex tasks and independently make quality decisions without negative impact on others
  • Demonstrates ability to manage complex programs that includes integration of technologies, product multi-variants, qualification execution, and multiple customers and/or across multiple TTM facilities
  • Resolves or escalates issues in a timely manner; often involves manager and project team
  • Complies with and supports company policies and programs regarding safety, security, ISO, EEO, OSHA and the Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
  • Effective written, oral and presentation skills
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or Business
  • 10+ years of relevant Project Management experience; PMI Certification preferred
  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to hold a current U.S. Government security clearance to SECRET level
Total Rewards Information
At TTM you will be joining a team that spans across nearly 20 facilities in North America that are bringing game-changing electronics to the market. As a teammate we are dedicated to providing opportunities that help you excel and reach your potential, so join us in our commitment to excellence and be part of the team that is Building the Future.
Listed below are some of the many benefits that TTM offers our teammates. Benefits are available on the first of the month following date of hire based on plan eligibility.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, including Telehealth support
  • Company paid Life, AD&D, Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Option of Health Savings Account (HSA) with company contribution, or Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Wellness Incentive Programs with company deposits into HSA Account
  • Critical Care, Accident, and Hospital Indemnity options in addition to Legal Insurance and Pet Insurance
  • PTO Program (15 days, annual accrual)
  • 8 Company Holidays with an additional 2 floating holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 401(k) match program with immediate vesting
  • Annual Bonus Program
  • Referral Bonuses
  • Annual compensation review
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Cross training opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement for courses related to TTM's business - up to $12,000 per year
  • Annual performance reviews
Export Statement:
Must comply with TTM Export Control Policies and Procedures and all applicable laws including ITAR, EAR and OFAC including but not limited to: a) being able to identify ITAR product on the manufacturing floor and understand that access to these products and related technical data is restricted to only US Citizens and US Permanent Residents; b) recognition of Foreign Person visitors by badge differentiation; c) understand and follow authorization procedures for bringing foreign visitors into facilities (VAL); d) understand the Export and ITAR requirements for shipments leaving the US; e) manage vendor approvals for ITAR manufacturing and services.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or
protected veteran status.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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