Senior Program Manager in Moorpark, CA at Benchmark Electronics

Date Posted: 3/17/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Moorpark, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    3/17/2020

Job Description


Job Title
Senior Program Manager

Job ID(Requisition ID):
4786

Job Summary
Benchmark products and designs have been seen at the Olympics, the Super Bowl, and in Hollywood. America’s women and men in uniform count on our technical skills to help ensure our country remains safe and our work is part of many of the commercial aircraft seen crisscrossing the skies. Products we engineer live inside some of the world’s fastest computers and are saving lives every day in hospitals and surgical suites around the globe. Benchmark is a world-leading, top-10 EMS provider of integrated electronic manufacturing services with total revenues exceeding $2.5B and with employees in 7 countries on 3 continents offering everything from product development to regional PCB build – including system level assembly in the United States, Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia. We provide service to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of computers and related products for business enterprises, medical devices, industrial control equipment (which includes equipment for the aerospace and defense industry), testing and instrumentation products, and telecommunication equipment, including Benchmark offers customers comprehensive and integrated design and manufacturing services from initial product design to volume production including direct order fulfillment and post-deployment services. Our precision technology manufacturing capabilities complement our proven electronic manufacturing expertise by providing further vertical integration of critical mechanical components. These capabilities include precision machining, advanced metal joining, assembly and functional testing for multiple industries including medical, instrumentation, aerospace and semiconductor capital equipment. Benchmark can provide specialized engineering services, including product design, printed circuit board layout, prototyping, automation and test development. We believe that we have developed strengths in the manufacturing process for large, complex, high-density printed circuit boards as well as the ability to manufacture high and low volume products in regions such as China, Malaysia, Mexico, Romania and Thailand. The Moorpark, CA location is looking for a Senior Program Manager. The Senior Program Manager manages customers’ interface to achieve high customer satisfaction, profitable business relationships and sales growth with new and existing customers. Provides strong team leadership of the customers’ teams to ensure internal and external customers’ needs are met.


Essential Functions and Competencies

N/A
Qualifications / Education / Experience

• Assist in managing and leading customer team activities as primary day-to-day customer contact
• Coordinate and maximize the use of company functions in support of customer requirements
• Support new product introduction activity including cost, pricing and prototype activity
• Work with customer(s), materials, and operations to manage build and delivery schedule
• Provide customer forecast information to master scheduling and to management for revenue and manpower planning
• Support quality, test, Engineering Change Order (ECO), materials and depot activity
• Recover costs for ECO activity, Non-Recurring Expenses (NRE) and miscellaneous
• Resolve excess/obsolete inventory issues
• Assist in resolving Accounts Receivable (A/R) issues as required
• Assist in preparation to negotiate, manage and update contracts
• Communicate effectively with customer(s) and within factory
• Lead, or assist in leading, business review meetings with BEI and customer
• Seek additional sales opportunities within customer(s)
• Plan and determine most efficient and effective method of achieving program objectives with the framework of technical capabilities, company policies and procedures, and contractual requirements
• Coordinate proposal preparation, statements of work and specifications, estimation of product or service costs and the negotiation of contract prices, financial terms and program requirements; Coordinate the subsequent administration of contracts, establishment of cost controls and the monitoring, reporting and justifying of costs
• Investigate technical, scheduling, financial, quality and other critical functions which deviate from established requirements; determine cause, and when possible, take corrective action
• Notify management of critical problems encountered, action taken, and anticipated effect on project objectives; Propose changes in contractual requirements when such changes appear desirable
• Provide for effective coordination of all project activities, with appropriate support functions throughout the Company, to assure optimum utilization of manpower and cooperation in the attainment of project objectives
• Implement and provide cost impact for all program to engineering changes; Submit ECO claims (material, equipment and labor) to customer; Establish cost recovery dates
• Provide delivery commitment and/or material cost impacts to customers; Report on this regularly
• Approve and impact customer for standard material purchases to include expedited freight; establish cost recovery dates; Report on this regularly
• May chair material review board (MRB) meetings for material found to be out of specification
• Work with customer team and customer AR representatives to manage program accounts receivable to goal
• Ensure customer purchase orders meet contract terms and conditions; ensure Benchmark follows the contractual terms and conditions
• Indirectly supervise Account Managers (as assigned)
• Establish measurable tasks/responsibilities for Program Administrators
• May handle material sales to customer directed purchasers
• 5+ years of program management experience
• 3+ years in manufacturing
• Experience with more complex, larger accounts
• Ability to effectively mentor employees at all levels
• Ability to drive solutions to complex planning issues with limited supervision
• Effective analytical, planning and organizational skills
• Effective negotiation and problem solving skills
• 4 year degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience as approved by executive management OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
• This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Job Category
Sales
Job Location
Moorpark, CA, USA

Schedule
Day
Pay Type
Salary
Travel Requirement
Yes
Job Type
Full-Time

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