Program Manager - Manufacturing

Location Aston
Discipline: Manufacturing and Production, Technical
Salary: $60,000-80,000/year
Job ref: 206
Published: 3 days ago

Thompson First Group is seeking a Program Manager for a local client in Aston, PA.

Candidates with experience managing military or commercial programs in a manufacturing environment, proficiency with ERP/MRP systems and the Microsoft Office suite, and strong leadership, communication, negotiation, and organizational skills are encouraged to apply.


  • Three (3) years of experience as a Program Manager in a manufacturing environment

  • Three years of experience in steel and aluminum sheet metal manufacturing required

  • Experience with quality systems including ISO9001, APQP, PDCA (A3), and other industry wide standards

  • Proven experience in program management, stakeholder management, and managing a cross-functional team

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Engineering or related field of study


  • The Program Manager will primarily be responsible for leading cross-functional teams to execute new product development programs and other significant capital projects and machine installations related to manufacturing operations, within time and budget

  • Develop manufacturing program plans, and outline strategy, scope, schedule, resource requirements, and cost targets. Work collaboratively with manufacturing engineering and cross-functional teams to drive the manufacturing teams toward the plan

  • Manage project roadmap to align with the framework of the overall program. Create, maintain, communicate, and present schedules for projects to the engineering leadership team

  • Define and drive tasks to be performed by the cross-functional team. Prioritize team project work based on schedule, risk, resources, and payback. Track deliverables, project status, and action items against the schedule

  • Drive continuous improvement projects to execution, such as modifications needed to equipment by working with internal teams and equipment vendors

  • Continuously develop and adapt processes and methodologies to the team’s needs

Thompson First Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.