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Precision Castparts Corp. Program Manager in Spanish Fork, Utah

Company Profile:

Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is a leading worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets. PCC is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, and forged components used in jet aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this over $10 billion company employs more than 29,500 people worldwide. PCC has over 160 plants and has a presence in twenty-six states in the US and in over a dozen countries.

Effective early February 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffet, acquired Precision Castparts Corp. Mr. Buffet stated, “I’ve admired PCC’s operation for a long time. For good reasons, it is the supplier of choice for the world’s aerospace industry, one of the largest sources of American exports. Berkshire’s Board of Directors is proud that PCC has joined Berkshire.”

Business Profile:

PCC Aerostructures is a leading supplier of complex components and assemblies to the global aerospace industry.

PCC Aerostructures now includes 38 plants in the U.S, Europe and Asia with over 6000 employees and has ambitious growth plans. Businesses within PCC Aerostructures include Primus International, SPS Aerostructures, Centra, Avibank and AVK, Klune, Noranco, ProCoat, Southwest United Industries, Progressive Incorporated, Synchronous, and Kalistrut. Plants locations include Washington, Utah, California, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Kansas, Texas, Ohio, Canada, Mexico, the UK and China.

Location Profile:

Located in Spanish Fork Utah, Klune Industries is unique in that it produces hard metal complex machined parts for both military and commercial aerospace customers. It is also a vertically integrated business with machining, processing and assembly capabilities.

Position Summary:

The Program Manager (PM) is accountable for successfully planning, scheduling and coordinating the delivery of products to the customer per specifications in the contract (date, quantity, quality, special requests). The PM liaises with the customer, contracts, legal, manufacturing and extended supply chain, including formal reviews, to drive internal goals and meet customer requirements. The PM is also accountable for acquiring new business when applicable.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage strategic relationships and daily communications with customers

  • Coordinate the program related efforts of Quality Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, and Planners to support goals for sales, delivery, profitability, and customer satisfaction

  • Manage special projects, including new part introductions and improvement initiatives

  • Forecast and champion monthly, quarterly, and annual sales

  • Validate and approve PO/CBO/forecast from the customer and resulting internal drive

  • Validate and coordinate customer release/change requests

  • Analyze program costs/profitability and drive cost-down actions

  • Collect customer satisfaction data/report cards and drive improvements

  • Conduct long term planning with customers (business development)

  • Receive RFQ’s for new business and negotiate to follow on orders

  • Facilitate payment collections as necessary

Required Skills:

  • Excellent communication, negotiation and planning abilities

  • Project management, including the ability to lead cross-functional teams and achieve targets in a dynamic environment

  • Familiarity with industry standards, concepts, practices, and procedures

  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes, materials, technical drawings and specifications

  • Comfort with complex business scenarios

  • Use of ERP/MRP software and Microsoft Office products

  • Experience with “build to print” contracts, terms, and conditions

Required Experience and Education:

  • 3+ years Program Management Experience

  • Bachelor's degree with manufacturing experience or equivalent

Requisition ID: 178470.11