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Saab Global
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Manufacturing Program Manager

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 31 August 2023

Job Description:

Saab's Surveillance U.S. division in East Syracuse, NY is seeking a self-motivated, enthusiastic Manufacturing Program Manager (MPM) to support the Manufacturing organization in ensuring their respective program meets, or exceeds, schedule and financial objectives, that all deliverables are fully compliant with customer technical requirements and Saab Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and all milestones and deliverables are completed on schedule. The successful candidate will report to the Manager of Manufacturing.

Responsibilities will increase over time with experience and will include:

  • Develop and manage program schedules and budgets with in-depth, proficient knowledge of key manufacturing metrics and financial practices.

  • Collect and report project status (internally and to customer).

  • Lead meetings to effectively present results/content to internal and external customers in technical and program reviews.

  • Support and manage subcontract management, purchasing, and program resource planning.

  • Ensure compliance with Saab SOPs.

  • Interface with Contracts, Finance, CM, QA, and Purchasing organizations.

  • Generate, track and maintain program action items and risks via program management tools.

  • Work with Operations to plan and coordinate Manufacturing activities on assigned Projects.

  • Gain understanding of Saab core competencies and products.

  • Become intimately familiar with all Saab program management applicable SOPS and Saab ERP (Oracle based) tools (i.e. finance, procurement, manufacturing).

    Skills and Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Technical, or Engineering field is required.

    • 10+  years of professional experience, relevant course work and/ or related company-sponsored training.

    • Some experience in Project Management, Manufacturing Project Management/Operations.

    • Experience in Cost Accounting and Reporting.

    • Strong Microsoft Office (Word, Visio, Excel, Project, PowerPoint) skills.

    • Ability to multi-task, stay highly organized, with strong time management skills and a constant desire to learn.

    • Must be proactive with the ability to follow-up on action items and requests.

    • Results oriented, quality and improvement focused.

    • Strong oral and written communication skills.

    • Ability to effectively work both independently and in a team environment, with various levels of people in the organization.

    • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

    • Willingness to travel up to 10% in support of programs.

    Citizenship Requirements:

    Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

    Drug-Free Workplaces:

    Saab is a federal government contractor and adheres to policies and programs necessary for sustaining drug-free workplaces. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.


    Saab provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:

    • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents

    • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, parental leave, personal illness, bereavement, jury duty, long-term and short-term disability

    • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

    • Tuition assistance

    • Student loan assistance

    • Wellness account, subscription and employee assistance programs

    • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

    About Us:

    Saab is a leading defense and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 18,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. In the U.S., Saab delivers advanced technology and systems, supporting the U.S. Armed Forces and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as international and commercial partners. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, the company has business units and local employees in seven U.S. locations.

    Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.