Manager, Programs

May 22 2024
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence
Categories Professional and Administration Positions,
Amherst, NS • Full time

With more than 50 years of Aerospace industry experience, IMP Aerostructures, an Operating Unit of IMP Aerospace and Defence, is a leader in the Aerospace industry providing top quality, structural components and assemblies to clients such as Bombardier, Bell Helicopter, Boeing, Spirit Aerosystems and Lockheed. Located in the quaint town of Amherst, NS, just a short trip from Moncton, NB, you'll enjoy a lifestyle that offers all of the amenities of big city living in a rural setting. Recognized as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, IMP Group takes enormous pride in the diligence and hard work its employee groups provide. Known for providing its employees with a supportive and challenging atmosphere, fostering growth and personal development, IMP Aerostructures has an immediate opening for a motivated individual to join its winning team!

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Vice President, General Manager based at our facility in Amherst, Nova Scotia, this Mission Critical role acts as the main point of contact for our customers, readily responding to and addressing concerns, to ensure expectations and deliverables meet or exceed contractual requirements and business objectives.

What You Will Do:

  • Conduct detailed analysis of expected program performance as compared to actual, and recommend solutions to address any deviations from expected outcomes.
  • Review all customer contracts and identify improvements that will positively impact contractual outcomes.
  • Work with the customers procurement team, identifying opportunities and generation of new revenue.
  • Lead and develop project plans to prioritize the transition of new work into the facility.
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the Customer Service Representatives, liaising with customers on order status.
  • Act as the lead in program review meetings when they are hosted at the customer's premises.
  • Liaise with the production organization when delivery expectations are not being met.
  • Ensure on-time delivery of all contracts, working with all other functions to resolve issues that arise.
  • Working closely with Finance personnel, review program performance ensuring that action is being taken to correct and improve program results.
  • Chair internal and external program review meetings, interfacing with customers and or Government executive level personnel.
  • Assist in development of the strategic plan.
  • Ensure that quotes and proposals are accurate and submitted on time.
  • Perform detailed reviews and provide recommendations on the inventories for semi and finished goods.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You Will Bring:

  • University degree in a relevant field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in a program management role.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is considered an asset.
  • Experience in the Aerospace and / or Manufacturing Industries preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret and communicate results.
  • Must possess advanced computer skills including MS Office and Microsoft Project.
  • Requires a high degree of communication and negotiation skills with both the external customer and the internal organization.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Must be eligible to meet requirements for Canadian controlled goods program (CGP), U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Canadian Government security clearances.

What We Will Do For You:

  • We offer a comprehensive Benefits Package, including RSP Program, Tuition Reimbursement Program, Long Service Awards, Volunteer Grant Program, Scholarship Program, and more!

Applications for the above position will be accepted until the position has been filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only individuals selected for an interview will be notified.


Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative at all job levels. We welcome applicants from Aboriginal people, visible minority groups, persons with disabilities and women in occupations of positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self identify on either your cover letter or resume

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