Program manager

  • Job Reference: AGS14997
  • Date Posted: 9 August 2018
  • Location: Barnard Castle, County Durham
  • Salary: £40,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Allan Stevenson
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01642 718936

Job Description

MSS People are working with an established client who require a Program manager to join their team to ensure that the company are meeting the budget, timing and quality objectives defined by the key stakeholders.


You will be responsible for being a customer liaison to monitor individual project activity and insure all relevant stakeholder resources are effectively engaged and aligned with project deliverables.


Your responsibilities will include:



  • Provide recommendations to sales group on receipt of new RFQ. Screening process.
  • Undertakes costing of RFQ for new and transfer projects, to include validation costing
  • Liaise, provide technical support and detailed quotations to the Sales and Costing team as required.
  • Update quotes to customers during the project stages, working closely with the project managers.
  • Quote tool refurbs and additional modification requirements
  • Carry out cost analysis on current parts (material price increases) and re-quote where required.


Program Management - New Projects

  • Provide detailed brief on the commercial, timing and customer expectation/scope prior to the start of new projects. 
  • Implement and re-enforces the manufacturing assumption planned during the quotation phase.
  • Plan, organise, execute and monitors all aspects of the program to achieve customer commitments for delivery and financial requirements.
  • Responsible for monitoring project compliance and providing guidance for continuous improvement in the program management disciplines.
  • Design, develop and establish program and project-related key reporting standards.
  • Support project managers in negotiating pricing/terms with external vendors, tool shops etc. ensuring pricing/term/lead-times are in alignment with commercial


Program Management - Existing Products

  • Assess current programs in production and cross checks to the manufacturing assumption during the quotation phase.
  • Use analytical tools, performance metrics, internal processes, and schedule, finance and resource data to verify profitability of active program in production.
  • Manage changes to product costings (spec changes, volumes changes etc.)
  • Generate ideas for cost reduction proposals with customers and manage specific programs as required.
  • Review accuracy of standards within IQMS
  • Manages and tracks data for reports
  • Assess and report on results of improvement measurements to sufficiently resolve or correct problems
  • Work with production, technical functions to prepare tool status, tool refurbishment and repair quotations reports for customers.


To be considered, you must:

  • Be Knowledgeable and skilful in application of all phases of a project management life cycle.  Applies knowledge of analytical and complex problem solving skills and methods.
  • Have strong time management and organisational skills.
  • Be able to design and develop process flows.
  • Be able to use basic financial tools to calculate ROI and product costing.
  • Have good communication and negotiation skills
  • Experience within a Plastic Injection Moulding industry would be highly advantageous


For a confidential chat and a copy of the full job description, please contact Allan Stevenson


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