NPI Program Manager - HSC

| Hampton, VA, USA
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Organization Description

The Howmet engines business produces world-class aerospace engine components, including investment castings, fasteners, rings and forgings. Our vacuum melted superalloys, machining, performance coatings and hot isostatic pressing for high performance parts enable the next generation of quieter, cleaner and more fuel-efficient aerospace engines. Able to supply more than 90% of structural and rotating aerospace engine components.

About Howmet Aerospace

Howmet Aerospace Inc. (NYSE: HWM), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company's sales for 2021 approximated $5 billion. The Company's primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems, titanium structural parts and forged wheels. With nearly 1,150 granted and pending patents, the Company's differentiated technologies promote more fuel efficiency for aircraft and commercial transportation. For more information, visit www.howmet.com, including content shared during the Company's May 2022 Technology Day.

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This opening is with Howmet Aerospace Located in Hampton, VA - a world leader in investment casting of super-alloys, aluminum, and titanium primarily for jet aircraft and industrial gas turbine markets. For more information about Howmet Aerospace, visit us online at www.howmet.com.

Howmet has challenging opportunities for individuals who are excited to engage with us in growing our business. Join us where you will be part of a dedicated team to manufacture high tech products, safely, accurately, and efficiently, you will perform a variety of hands-on operations in accordance with standardized processes within customer specifications.

Job Summary

The NPI Program Manager will lead NPI programs for the facility developing milestone plans, identifying required resources, providing cadence to ensure customer milestones are met and internal targets are achieved. They will champion the deployment of APQP process in the facility. Expected to continuously improve NPI performance through best practice identification, formulation, validation, documentation, communication, and deployment. They will lead lessons learnt process for each completed project, communicate and ensure best practice is embedded in facility and Business Unit processes.

Note: The NPI Program Manager will report to the Hampton Structural Casting Manufacturing Manager

Essential Job Responsibilities but not limited to:

  • Ensure the goals, scope and deliverables are clearly defined and communicated to the team for each program
  • Own the detailed execution plan working with the cross functional team (Engineering, Manufacturing, Commercial, Scheduling, Quality) to ensure on time delivery to budget
  • Identify program risks and drive treatment plans to reduce likelihood and impact. Obtain commitment from functional leaders and cadence to ensure actions are completed on time to deliver program milestones
  • Schedule and lead regular program reviews with stakeholders (Internal and external) to communicate program status, key risks, and action items to mitigate.
  • Uses the Program management (PM) toolkit to ensure cross-functional team members work collaboratively to complete tasks on time and on budget
  • Elevate critical path issues and options to resolve or minimize impact to leadership and execute agreed action plan

Skills and Abilities:

  • Entrepreneurial and growth mindset--proactively grows value of the operation to internal customers; enables system and enterprise growth as partnerships increase in scope and value; builds business case to support greater scale
  • Structure and system creation--collaborates with other stakeholders to design full scale launch program, owning project from start to first job
  • Orchestrate complexity--understands and conducts factors associated with job and project relocation or assignment including customs, cultural considerations, workforce planning, operations, technical capability and procurement processes; interacts with stakeholders in multiple locations and understands their respective needs and businesses; ensures internal and external partners deliver toward overall execution; contends with inevitable change, adjusting appropriately; aligns efforts of multiple parties to achieve desired ends
  • Influence without direct authority--gains buy in with sound business acumen and substantive business case; invests in relationship and can get things done through established connections; has a broad network of information sources; creates urgency and action in others through informal authority; persuasive; emotionally intelligent, able to solicit contributions from a variety of personalities, positions and levels within the organization
  • Organization and detail orientation--adheres to requirements and laws that govern the work; maintains and communicates a rigorous schedule; attends to corresponding paperwork; functions in a time-sensitive manner; operates as primary point of contact for casting facilities with regard to transferring work
  • Communication--provides information at every stage of the process; ensures consistent contributions by eliminating silos and fostering interdependent understanding; maintains awareness of operations and other demands, sharing information and encouraging openness between stakeholders
  • Future focused--anticipates opportunities; focuses on things as they could be, not simply as they are; manages projects with an eye toward the next several implementations
  • Ownership--embraces responsibility; involves and influences, but retains accountability; recognizes that ultimate success or failure of a given endeavor and its effect on the long-term success of the enterprise is his/her primary domain; understands the urgency of implementing when capital is already spent.

Howmet is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email [email protected]

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Business or technical discipline from an accredited institution
  • This position requires a minimum of 5 years of functional experience in program management
  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment. Eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card Holder), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of the investment casting process
  • Investment casting experience on New Part Introduction (NPI) Programs
  • Ability to think through multiple complex NPI projects and identify gaps in plans, risks and opportunities
  • Must be self-driven with outstanding organizational skills, self-discipline and ability to create a sense of urgency within the cross functional team
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully within a matrix organization structure to leverage shared resources to deliver program milestones on time and to budget
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project, Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with APQP, PFMEA and PPAP
  • Knowledge of six sigma and lean manufacturing principles
  • Project Management Professional certification
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card Holder), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

About Us

About Howmet Aerospace

Howmet Aerospace Inc. (NYSE: HWM), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company's sales for 2022 approximated $5.7 billion. The Company's primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems, titanium structural parts and forged wheels. With nearly 1,150 granted and pending patents, the Company's differentiated technologies promote more fuel efficiency for aircraft and commercial transportation. For more information, visit www.howmet.com, including content shared during the Company's May 2022 Technology Day.

Follow: LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

Howmet is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email [email protected]

More Information on Howmet Aerospace
Howmet Aerospace operates in the Aerospace industry. The company is located in Pittsburgh, PA. Howmet Aerospace was founded in 2020. It has 10001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental insurance, Health insurance, 401(K), Paid holidays and Paid sick days. To see all 23 open jobs at Howmet Aerospace, click here.
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