Cary, North Carolina

Position Summary

The role of the program manager is to lead and manage aerospace electro-mechanical development projects to ensure they meet deliverables, product & project cost targets, and product performance objectives. The incumbent interfaces directly with the customer and works closely with various cross-functional team members. The approach is based on establishing plans, monitoring progress, and taking action to manage risks throughout the life of the program. The program manager will be familiar with the different roles within the extended team and understand when and how to engage internal and external resources.

Success will depend on:
  • Ability to lead a cross-functional team to achieve the program goals
  • Strong organization skills and able to manage through uncertainty
  • Developing strong customer relationships
  • Collaboration and teamwork with other leaders in the organization
  • Understanding the product development process and procedures
  • Showcasing a strong work ethic and enthusiasm for the job at hand


  • Leads the cross functional team to ensure program success.
  • Creates and maintains project plans and maintain to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Manage overall risk of the program to ensure mitigation and contingency plans are in place.
  • Monitor project scope and proactively manages any change requests.
  • Serve as a primary interface to the customer for project related issues.
  • Interface regularly with Technology and Business Teams.
  • Effectively communicates relevant project information to management and team members.
  • Manage project to approved budget and product cost against the targets.
  • Identify resources needed and work with Functional Managers to staff the program.
  • Facilitates team and Customer meetings.
  • Work with team on new proposals ensuring schedules and costs are understood.
  • Manage the program to the established development process.
  • Captures lessons learned for sharing with other teams.
  • Limited travel with potential international travel involved.


  • BS degree in a technical or business field with 8+ years relative experience in technology environment.
  • Experience managing complex projects.
  • Experience leading cross functional teams.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional project teams in matrix environment.
  • Proven record of teamwork.
  • Ability to negotiate resources, schedules and requirements.
  • Familiarity with project management tools such as project scheduling, risk and scope management.

  • Advanced degree in a technical field or MBA.
  • Experience in aerospace and/or electromechanical product development.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • PMP Certification from Project Management Institute.

    Parker Hannifin

    Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than a century the company has been enabling engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow. Learn more at or @parkerhannifin.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Parker is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on grounds of age, race, religion, ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation or disability in relation to recruitment and employment.

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    In accordance with Parker’s policies and applicable state laws, Parker provides for a drug-free workplace. Therefore, all applicants seeking employment with Parker will be subject to drug testing as a condition of employment.
  • Cary, North Carolina


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