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product manager aerospace

Listed on: 6/12/2018PST
Location: Springfield, NJ 07081
Industry: Technical
Salary: Open
Description: Directs and leads the planning for Aerospace Products. Works closely with Supply Chain, Product and Quality Engineering, Manufacturing and Inspection Personnel on procedural opportunities involving design, methods, tooling, costs, and other areas involved in satisfying customer requirements for Aerospace Products. *100% On time execution of operations related development milestones in accordance with project plan to include the oversight and delivery of prototype hardware, quality unit hardware, and LRIP production hardware of new development products. *Partnering with Engineering, Program Management, WC owners to ensure parts are moving through facility in accordance with or ahead of schedule *Communicating execution risks and opportunities to Leadership *Ensuring that appropriate risk mitigation plans are in place at the start of execution (ie.: planning orders, yield factors, enlisting manufacturing engineering involvement, etc.) *Document lessons learned and opportunities for manufacturing improvements for any subsequent higher volume orders *Coordination of all necessary resources (quality, manufacturing engineering, design engineering, to ensure that all the necessary players have the information to move forward seamlessly *Drive rapid resolution of ECO’s, EO’s and MRB for development parts. *Proactive planning to identify when we should be outsourcing vs. insourcing parts in order to reduce overall lead time and risk to execution. *Work with engineering and operations to drive cost improvement projects to ensure gross margin targets are achieved for hardware deliverables *Produce hardware execution schedules to provide to management and/or customers *Maintaining accurate data in ERP system to include commit dates, open/active orders, quantities, etc. *Drive a culture of accountability, attention to detail and strict adherence to Valcor Personal Guarantee Program and Quality Management System. *Responsible for performance management and overall safety of any direct reports
Requirements:  *Mechanical/Industrial engineering degree preferred. *5-10 years’ of production planning experience in an engineered to order Automotive or Aerospace production environment or heavily regulated environment. *3 + years as a Supervisor or Team Leadership role. *Exceptional Multi-tasking skills required. *Knowledge of AMS 2680/2681 welding with associated NDT requirements is a plus *MRP/ERP experience with either SAP or Epicor is desired. *Experience with project costing tracking and cost reduction activities. *Ability to communicate effectively to leadership in both a verbal and non-verbal manor. *Ability to drive process improvements and cultural change, be a change agent. *Ability to identify risk and develop plans to mitigate. *PMP or APICS Certification a plus. L.J. Gonzer Associates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status L.J. Gonzer Associates is committed to diversity and inclusion in its recruitment process and work place environment. L. J. Gonzer Associates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.