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General Electric Senior Program Manager (HYBRID/REMOTE - MI) in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Description Summary

In this key role, as a Senior Program Manager for GE Aviation’s robust avionics business, you will be the primary customer interface to manage the development and fielding of our Military Stores Management product offerings.

Job Description

This is a highly visibility opportunity working some of the best and brightest in the industry. You will have the flexibility to work Remote on Mondays and Fridays unless projects/meetings require an in-office presence while expected to report to the Grand Rapids, MI office on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.

Relocations assistance is provided for this opportunity!

In particular, as the Senior Program Manager, key responsibilities will include:

Growth and Strategy:

  • Identify new opportunities primarily with our DoD customers.

  • Interface with internal stakeholders and external customers to develop product / systems strategies that align with our product roadmap / vision.

  • Provide product and technology planning support to assure alignment to product area strategies.

  • Determine the need for development of new products, applications and services and manage their development.

  • Suggest improvements in products, processes and procedures.

  • Develop business plans for new systems / product services.

  • Lead overall proposal approaches and manage proposal activities. including developing cost and schedule plan estimates.

  • Develop and maintain revenue forecasts which serve as the basis for the strategic plan for the business unit.

Program Execution:

  • Negotiate price, scope, terms / conditions and schedule for new and momentum business.

  • Manage day-to-day program activities through coordination of efforts by Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Sourcing, and Contracts to achieve customer and overall program objectives.

  • Communicate status reports, program reviews and plans to senior leadership.

  • Creatively grow the assigned program by working closely with the customer(s) and internal stakeholders.

  • Ensure, within reasonable business constraints, that program meets or exceeds customer's cost, schedule, and technical requirements.

  • Ensure that all program activities are executed in accordance with established processes and procedures.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience such as Program Manager, Project Manager, Product Manager and/or Engineering Manager in the Aerospace Industry.

Preferred Characteristics:

  • Master’s degree in business or management field from an accredited university or college.

  • Familiarity with avionics hardware and/or avionics systems integration.

  • Experience in fixed and/or rotary wing applications.

  • Experience in developing RFI/RFP responses to Tier 1’s and/or Department of Defense.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Independent, self-starter that can proactively manage a variety of external and internal stakeholders and achieve business growth.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects.

  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs.

  • Established project management skills.

  • Proven track record of being customer focused and experienced in communicating clearly and effectively through complicated negotiations and opposing viewpoints.

  • Proficiency with project / program management tools, processes and earned value management.

  • Eligible to obtain US DOD Security Clearance.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance that begins on the first day of employment

  • Permissive time off policy for newly hired employees

  • Generous 401(k) plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Bonus Plan Eligible

  • And more!

Eligibility Requirement (s):

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening. GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this.

  • This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Note:

To comply with US immigration and other legal requirements, it is necessary to specify the minimum number of years’ experience required for any role based within the USA. For roles outside of the USA, to ensure compliance with applicable legislation, the JDs should focus on the substantive level of experience required for the role and a minimum number of years should NOT be used.

At GE Aviation Systems, we invent the future of flight, lift people up and bring them home safely. As key players in the aerospace industry, you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us looking ahead. We’ve got an amazing team of exceptional people helping to solve increasingly complex challenges. Our Aviation Systems Engineering teams are comprised of diverse and experienced engineers who care about ensuring full-lifecycle readiness as it relates to safety, certification, and quality standards. Our teams are passionate about the aerospace industry and continuously strive to deliver innovate customer solutions through strong project execution, collaboration, and lean problem-solving. We are passionate about professional growth, developing an inclusive culture, and developing the technical capabilities our customers need. We seek to enable every engineer to reach their full potential through coaching, mentoring and professional development training. If this sounds like an environment in which you would thrive, we encourage you to apply!

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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