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Kansas Employer NIAR Program Manager II in Wichita, Kansas

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Position Specific Responsibilities

NIARSustainment is looking for a Program Manager who can support and lead a cross-functional project team. This position is located at the Park City facility.

Summary of Responsibilities

Manages multiple programs and coordinates efforts to ensure that projects are completed on-time, within budget constraints and scope, and meet program requirements. Oversees the assigned programs and offers strategic guidance to leadership while ensuring proper internal and external communications. Facilitates team coordination and communication, with internal and external resources and stakeholders, throughout the project.

Essential Functions

Manages laboratory activities related to the program, including research, testing; manages program requirements including production, scope, and budget\ Provides oversight of the work of the program to ensure that the work is completed on time and in accordance with established standards or specifications\ Evaluates program effectiveness by collecting and analyzing data in support of key performance metrics\ Ensures that activities are in compliance with policies and regulations\ Coordinates with and provides reports and updates to internal and external resources and stakeholders\ Reviews open action items and project schedules; organizes daily activities based on the goals of the project\ Manages external resources to support project schedules and on-time delivery\ Responds to customer questions or requests promptly\ Facilitates customer engagement and supports strategic growth initiatives\ Develops and maintains positive relationships with customers and suppliers\ Facilitates team coordination and communication, and plans follow-up meetings with internal and external stakeholders\ Builds new project schedules as needed with all resources and dates identified\ Provides regular updates and/or reports, and proactively communicates risks and barriers to project completion\ Documents and analyzes project test results and generates final reports\ Prepares and presents written and verbal communication to internal and external stakeholders as needed\ Organizes, tracks, and manages expenses\ Completes special projects as assigned


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