Material Program Manager 4

L3 Communications   •  

Rockwall, TX

Industry: Telecommunications


11 - 15 years

Posted 178 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Managing material budgets; monthly forecasts, MEACs, EACs and comprehensive business analysis of program material requirements to communicate and manage impacts to program EAC's for all material related actions.
  • Managing logistics requirements for the program and field sites 
  • Works collaboratively with Program Office and Functional Management, as well as other stakeholders, to define and assign task requirements; estimate and establish budget and schedules; determine appropriate performance metrics; clarify priorities; and develop and implement specific management plans to support the program.
  • Interacts with Engineering / Engineering design reviews, Planning, Procurement and Manufacturing personnel to ensure appropriate drawings are released and program schedules are achieved.
  • Assists in reviewing proposals, Statements of Work (SOWs, to include subcontract SOWs) to establish status metrics and reporting methods that assists with Make buy decisions, follows up on open purchase orders, verifies delivery, participates in resolving supplier issues, approves payment, and maintains necessary records of material movement throughout manufacturing and inventory cycle(s).
  • Utilizes program management tools to monitor and report program performance to objectives (including budget, schedule, and other management requirements), and facilitate project coordination and decision-making.
  • Assists in the development and delivery of presentations/recommendations to senior Program Managers and Company Management, as well as other stakeholders, relating to applicable program management plans.
  • Lead/participate in Integrated Product Teams to assure successful program execution and drive non-value added costs out of the program.
  • Provides proposal support to include estimating the scope of MPM labor and material efforts.




  • Bachelor Degree with a minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Working knowledge of SAP and material movement transactions, engineering drawing tree structure, and system-level requirements design practices and hardware/software specification development is desired.
  • Experience with Material Financial Management required.
  • Strong MS Office skills required, especially with MS Excel.
  • Qualified applicant will possess excellent managerial and leadership skills.
  • Position requires the flexibility to work on short notice, overtime, evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.
    • Supply:
      • Have an understanding of material management and warehouse operations to include material procurement, receiving, stocking, issuing and shipping.
      • Inventory management to include experience with industry standard warehouse inventory procedures and material shelf-life management
      • Experience with management of Government Furnished Equipment highly desirable
    • Transportation
      • Understand and have experience with commercial logistics movements (primarily ground and air transportation systems)
      • An understanding of the military transportation system is desirable (CONUS & OCONUS)
      • Have a solid understanding of export / import guidelines to ensure the timely and correct export and import of material subject to Commerce and ITAR requirements
      • Coordinate with commercial airlift logistics enterprises to effect the movement of material
      • Coordinate with internal logistics activities for the movement of dangerous goods
  • General:
    • Ability to manage material costs to stay within allocated budgets
    • Develop material estimate-to-complete (spending plan)
    • Travel within CONUS to support material procurement and repairs, and potentially OCONUS for sustainment of site operations
    • Ability to logically develop and meet short suspense inputs for ROM requests in support of Customer requested courses of action