Program Manager- Manufacturing in Spokane, WA at Volt

Date Posted: 10/24/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Spokane, WA
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

VOLT’s client is looking for a Program Manager.

This is a direct hire position in Spokane, WA. This is offered through Volt Workforce Solutions. We are among the largest IT staffing companies in the US for contract/temporary and direct hire placements and support many of the top-rated IT companies in the US!

In the Program Manager position you will manage RFQ, NPI, and CPPT process for all assigned programs.  Administer contracts, manage cross-functional launch teams and maintain action item lists and NPI checklists.  Assess critical areas of concern and recommends steps to resolve problems. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Manages multiple quotes and the Request for Quote (RFQ) process with a fundamental understanding of the customer’s business needs and our sales process.  Utilizes a conceptual understanding of incremental margin, fixed/variable cost, absorption, and departmental rate determination.
  • Manages, communicates and makes recommendations to improve the New Product Introduction (NPI) and Customer Produced Product Transfer (CPPT) process on assigned programs.  Assesses risk, develops solutions, implements change and communicates responsibilities across organization.
  • Understands roles of functional departments, targets potential areas of concern and communicates issues to upper management.
  • Administers assigned contracts, communicates customer concerns, and recommends solutions.
  • Assesses and adapts the company’s business model to align with the customer’s business model.
  • Forms and manages cross-functional launch teams and drives regular team meetings to review progress.  Generates and tracks cross-functional action item list and NPI checklist item archive.
  • Maintains cash flow, program timeline, resource and milestone charts.
  • Generates, maintains and publishes weekly reports on cost, quality and delivery.
  • Communicates complex business and technical matters to all levels of the organization in report and action form.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or business
  • Knowledge of cost accounting and proficiency in managing to timelines
  • At least five years of experience in cross-functional project management (in two or more organizations); or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical publications and reports. 
  • Ability to clearly communicate and document communications both verbally and in written form. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from small groups of managers, engineers, clients and customers.
  • Applied engineering mathematics, statistics, and business and economic analysis.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to operate a computer and be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project for managing reports. 
  • Must possess a fundamental understanding of the business practice from the sales process through production.

Please note the following:

  • This is a W2 position.
  • Direct inquiries only.
  • No 3rd party submittals please.
  • This position is not available for Corp-to-Corp.
  • This position is not available for Associate Vendors.

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Our Recruiter will initiate a phone call to you and give you immediate consideration should your resume meet the job requirements.  Please rest assured that if your resume matches what is reflected in this job posting, you should receive a phone call from a Volt Recruiter to discuss this position with you. Volt has a talented and optimistic staffing team focused on the quality of your career.

Volt has over 60 years of staffing experience.  We work with many of the Fortune 500 and 1000 companies to provide workforce solutions.  We offer many direct hire full-time positions as well as many contingent/temporary positions.  We offer our Workers competitive pay and benefits, as well as educational programs and re-deployment assistance.

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Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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