Program Manager

Do you like to be on the cutting edge of innovation? If you’re motivated confident and looking to challenge yourself to be your best, then you’ve come to the right place! This is a role where you to showcase your skills inside and outside of the organization. You’ll work with a variety of customers to evaluate their needs and translate them into workable specifications and processes for your teammates. You’ll also be responsible for ensuring the final product is ready to meet our customer’s expectations before final shipping.  Come join a team where you’re treated like family, you can grow and learn strong core values from dedicated leaders focused on quality and excellence!


Huntersville, NC, US, 28078


Program Manager 


The Program Manager is responsible for coordinating and monitoring assigned activities related to customer programs and internal projects.  This role helps ensure adherence to master plans and schedules, and works across all departments to help execute programs and resolve conflicts. 


Customer Programs

  • Coordinate and execute customer programs.
  • Create, maintain and execute program and project plans.
  • Conduct program reviews to report on project performance, deliverables, schedules, risks, and financial performance.
  • Communicate actively with various stakeholders within a customer organization to manage expectations and deliverables
  • Work closely with various internal functions to track the development and industrialization of application/part numbers to customer and internal specifications
  • Proactively advise management when product or service does not meet contractual requirements or company strategic goals.
  • Play a coordinating role to troubleshoot production or other related issues as and when they arise
  • Budget/ financial project responsibility with support from supervisor/senior manager


Co-ordinate proposal response for large customer projects

  • Support the Commercial Team in business capture and execution of new programs
  • Support quoting and proposal activities and contract reviews.
  • Direct and coordinate activities across internal functional organizations including business development, cost estimating, R&D, engineering, supply chain, production, contracts, finance, and quality to ensure on-time delivery of customer deliverables in accordance with company policies, project requirements and applicable RFQ/RFP contract documents.
  • Develop project closeout / lessons learned database to capture project performance for reference on future projects. Include cost estimates, actuals and basis of estimate records for use on future proposals.


Program Management

  • Develop and implement policies, procedures and tools for effective project management.
  • Maintain performance metrics on all key projects for internal reporting

Key interfaces for collaboration:


  • Commercial team (Business Development, Sales Engineers and Customer Service)
  • Operations team (Engineering, Production planning, Production, Quality and Procurement)
  • Customer stakeholders
  • Finance




Which skills and competencies are required for this role? This may include education, technical skills, training, experiences etc. as well as behavioural competencies.


  • 5+ years of project/program management or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business management or closely related discipline
  • IT skills: use of MS project; Excel, Project, Visio
  • Experience of reading and interpreting specifications, statements of work, term & conditions and contracts
  • Comfortable in a start-up environment
  • Strategic mind set and outcome oriented
  • Self-driven, open and positive mind set
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills
  • Willingness to travel to visit for customer support, project meetings, conferences and exhibitions (approx. 10%)
  • Must be a US citizen and be willing to apply for US security clearance with the support of the company

Oerlikon behavioural competency profile:


  • Drive for Results
  • Business Acumen
  • Cooperative Relationships
  • Conflict Management
  • Planning
  • People & Organizational Savvy


Further skills:

  • IT skills – SAP knowledge preferred
  • Commercial experience (sales and Business Development)
  • Understanding of financial modelling would be a plus
  • Existing Classified or above US Security Clearance would be highly preferred




About us


Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in surface solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. 
A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of more than 10 600 employees at 179 locations in 37 countries and generated sales of CHF 2.3 billion in 2020.


We have a great benefits package including medical insurance, dental and vision, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness benefits, retirement security contribution and 401(K). If you want to operate in a business environment that gives you the freedom to imagine what is possible - then you should send us your application!


Sustainability is a living principle for Oerlikon. 

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Job Information

Published:  Oct 13, 2021
Job ID:  91384

Huntersville, NC, US, 28078

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord