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Senior Program Manager in Hauppauge, NY at Circor

Date Posted: 3/6/2018

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Job Description



LOCATION:  Hauppauge

DIRECT REPORTING: Director of Sales


CIRCOR Aerospace Inc. (CAI)


CIRCOR Aerospace is a fast-growing company known for its ability to provide highly engineered technology, service and system solutions to a range of aerospace and associated markets.

Globally focused with strategic facilities on four continents, we offer a range of products, components and integrated systems that are found on most commercial and military aircraft, as well as on unmanned aircraft, military ground vehicles, shipboard applications and spacecraft. Core product lines include: fluid control, landing gear and actuation, and electro-mechanical control.

AFS (Advanced Flow Solutions) Hauppauge, NY


Aerodyne Controls/CIRCOR Aerospace, Inc., manufactures and supplies engineered critical control components and sub-systems based on customer requirements to the aerospace and medical equipment markets. A new lean manufacturing facility, features a class 10K clean room for flight critical pressure regulators, model line cells for pneumatic weapons release systems, centrifuge production line for blood separation technologies, and an additional production area for kinetic switch components and modules.




  • Kinetic Switches


  • Pneumatic Power Modules


  • Landing Gear Blowdown


  • High Pressure Regulators


  • Pneumatic UAV Rail & Tube Launchers


  • Blood / Plasma Centrifuges
  • Pneumatic Pinch ValvesMAJOR INDUSTRIES SERVED•   Aerospace Military and Commercial •   Medical 



Principal Activities

  • The Project/Program Manager, is responsible for the day-to-day management and welfare of a product or a key customer in middle to mature stages of the product life cycle, including low-rate initial production, full-rate production, and long-term product viability and profitability.  In this role, the project/program manager will allocate, deploy, monitor, and support the complete set of resources required to complete/deliver projects within defined scope, time, and cost parameters. New product development may be an added responsibility of the Project/Program Manager. If so, it is usually limited to product improvement or product line extension. Most often, the Project/Program Manager is responsible for formulating and implementing the business goals and strategies for the programs the position supports.

Position Summary

  • Interface with customers with the goal of meeting and exceeding customer expectations and being able to respond to their requirements
  • Organize and implement projects, including development of project plans meeting technical, schedule, and budget requirements
  • Be the point of contact for customers and interact with customers to understand customer requirements, provide updates on product/program status, while working closely with sales account managers and other associates
  • Work closely with operations and other support groups within cross functional departments to ensure that customer requirements are met
  • Involved in collaborating with other company disciplines assigned to the program from technical, manufacturing and administrative areas.
  • Oversees the program execution to ensure customer requirements are met, while maintaining/updating scope, schedule and costs. Gathers and interprets customer requirements and collaborates across the extended enterprise to identify and acquire relevant assets/resources. Identifies risks and creates opportunities to manage the operational or market risks for a project or program.
  • Monitors and stays abreast of customer changes that affect the activities and work processes of the program; makes recommendations for, develops and carries out improvements to the line to improve profitability.
  • Represents the customers in meetings (Voice of customer) with other functional areas and responsible for customer satisfaction, maintaining communication, and the overall management of the customer relationship.
  • Prioritizes and allocates available resources; reviews and evaluates product line requirements and hardware delivery.
  • Performs administrative duties requiring oversight, attention to detail and analysis; aids in strategic planning and financial analysis, including assisting in the preparation of specialized products, budgets, staffing projections, and other operational needs.
  • Negotiates, develops, monitors and administers a variety of contracts and agreements in partnership with other areas of the business.
  • Develops systems and maintains records that provide for the proper evaluation, control and documentation of assigned activities; prepares a variety of written correspondence, reports, procedures, directives and other materials.
  • Other duties as needed and assigned.

Job Requirements


Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Strong project and or program management skills, including the ability to prioritize, balance, and manage multiple efforts.
  • Solid analytical skills and solution-driven thinking.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across mediums, audiences, and situations.
  • Be available to customers when needed
  • Ability to develop and give presentations for regular program reviews and key customer communications
  • Knowledge of and experience working with customer and industry-specific requirements/standards across the product life cycle.
  • Applied experience working with engineered mechanical valves, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, and other similar products within the aerospace industry
  • Thorough knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, Project, and other applicable tools.
  • Because the Program Manager does not have line authority over other functional areas, success in achieving sales, profitability, market share, and individual performance goals is largely driven by his/her product knowledge, business partnering skills, and overall ability to influence others.

Personal Characteristics

  • High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with normal activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others and impact change.
  • Well organized.
  • Participative management style – advocates team concept.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills. Ability to get along well with diverse personalities – tactful – mature – flexible.
  • Ability to establish credibility and be decisive – but able to recognize and support the organization’s preferences and priorities.
  • Results and profit oriented with the ability to balance other business considerations.








  • US Persons Only (US citizens, lawful permanent residents, refugee or asylee – all require proper identification and documentation).
  • Approximately >10% travel required.
  • Physical and Environmental Requirements:  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.
  • Work environment includes front-office and manufacturing. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Pre-Employment Verifications:  Must pass background and reference checks, drug screen, and physical examination prior to employment.
  • We are an E-Verify participant.

 Education & Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in Business, Management, Sales and Marketing, Engineering or other related areas. MBA preferred.
  • 5-8 years of progressive product, project and/or program management experience in Aerospace, Defense or related market space.



CIRCOR is an EEO Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities



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