Manager, Program Administration

Day & Zimmermann - Corporate TA - Middletown, IA

Full-time | Contract
Job Description

Provide support to the program managers to ensure program deliverables are on schedule, SOWs are performed on cost and schedule, and contractual obligations addressed efficiently. Work with respective JV members’ to ensure the JV executes the program with minimum required resources and ensures applicable functional areas of parent corporations are involved in decision making processes

The Big Picture – Top Skills You Should Possess:
Regularly exercises initiative, independent judgment, and discretion in the performance of duties, and a high degree of organization.
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office & SAP with the ability to train and develop staff in current and new technology. Requires in-depth understanding of Document Locator software. Requires excellent communication skills both oral and written.
Supply Chain experience with developed business acumen and the proven ability to reduce supply chain costs and improve efficiencies through process improvement and innovation.
Ability to analyze data from various systems/sources to determine opportunity/root cause. Possesses a passion for process and problem solving with a natural desire to simplify processes and optimize efficiency.
Negotiation skills with high level of expertise in Purchase Order/ Subcontract review, interpretation and writing.

What You’ll Be Doing:
Responsible for all production contract data customer-supplied technical data (drawings, specifications, engineering change proposals, deviations, waivers, unitization procedures, and any other special instructions) to be used for Systems Integration of ammunition programs. Functions include requesting Technical Data Package Listings (TDPL), maintaining and controlling all current and archived technical data per ISO, preparing and maintaining data files (requires comprehensive review of TDPL and contract to create a set of documents in support of complete LAP of a product). Responsible to review production contract technical data requirements and contractual quality requirements to assign the proper technical data and Quality Assurance Procedures (QAP) clauses to DZI procured production material requisitions. Responsible to coordinate the review of technical data changes through DZI's Configuration Change Board (CCB) process and update the applicable technical data list when necessary to incorporate those changes.
Reviews customer contractual terms to develop the required terms and conditions and flow-down provisions required for the procurement of goods & services. Provides guidance on disputes and risk management/mitigation including problem resolution, pre-qualification of suppliers and identification of potential risk exposures relating to price and schedule.
Responsible to investigate, create, and maintain Material Master files for material in SAP. Create and maintain purchase order text files to define technical data and Quality Assurance Provision clauses for each Material Master file as required.
Provides oversight and management of the Procurement/Subcontract lifecycle from preparation of the RBL to PO/Subcontract closeout. Develops and administers procurements and subcontracts for Munitions customers.
Leads the proposal efforts including the development of the Supply Chain estimate, Project Procurement Plan and strategy, supplier solicitations and negotiations and supplier quality verification to ensure the proposal deliverables meets client expecations.

What’s In It For You?

Candidates that are hired will receive a competitive base salary, 401k plus company match, a comprehensive medical/dental/vision plan, paid time off, and the opportunity to work with a terrific team.

What You Need To Bring To The Table:
Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, Finance or equivalent
Minimum of 8 years experience including developing product configuration paramenters working with technical data from multiple sources.
Government contracting experience in manufacturing, knowledge of metals and machining preferred. Travel as required.

What Are You Waiting For? Apply Now!

Essential Functions: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that employers analyze and document essential position functions for all positions, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

These are the essential functions required for this position, with or without a reasonable accommodation:

Physical Tasks:
Visual acuity (e.g., needed to prepare and analyze data, to transcribe documents, to view a computer, to read, to inspect objects, to operate machinery)
Fingering (e.g., picking, pinching, typing, or other working that uses the fingers
Grasping (e.g., use of hand to apply pressure)
Feeling (e.g., perceiving an objects size, shape, texture etc.)

Mental Tasks:
Capacity to think, concentrate and focus over long periods of time
Ability to read complex documents in English language
Capacity to reason and make sound decisions
Ability to write complex documents in the English language

Ability to regularly perform all job functions at Company’s office or work site

About Day & Zimmermann

Day & Zimmermann is a century-old, family-owned company whose 21,000 employees specialize in construction & engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world. Operating from more than 150 worldwide locations with 2.2 Billion USD in revenue, Day & Zimmermann is currently ranked as one of the largest private companies in the U.S. by Forbes. Founded in 1901 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, our first work was to develop "Betterment Reports" that helped modernize American factories. Today, we are still in the business of betterment - maintaining the nation's power infrastructure, protecting American freedoms and driving technological advancements around the world. We do what we say.®

Our customers rely on us because they can – from our deep industry knowledge and technical expertise, to our financial stability as a privately-held company and 100 year plus track record of success, Day & Zimmermann gets the job done. We do what we say® by drawing strength from our values, making them part of everything we do. They capture the essence of what our company stands for: safety, diversity, integrity and success.

Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity

Day & Zimmermann is committed to maintaining an inclusive workforce, where employees are hired, retained, compensated and promoted based on their contributions to our Company. Our collective strength is rooted in over 110 years of diverse employees and businesses, commitment to success, and delivery on promises made.

Federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status and disability status. Day & Zimmermann is committed to providing an equal opportunity work environment in full compliance with these laws.

If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation in the application process, please email, and please specify which position you are interested in, including job title and location.