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Unison, Product Development Program Manager

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 9/2/2017 10:01:35 AM
  • 2969123
  • Job Function: Product Management
  • Business Segment: Aviation Business & General Aviation & Integrated Systems
Location(s): United States; Florida; Jacksonville

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Role Summary:

As Unison Program Manager role you will have ownership and accountability for the fulfillment of customer commitments throughout the development lifecycle of a contractual agreement from program initiation, through planning, execution, and production.

You will typically manage multiple customer programs concurrently, and participate in the delivery of internal business growth and development initiatives, working across functions within the organization.

Essential Responsibilities:

In particular, you will:

  • Be responsible for coordinating across the organization the development, maintenance and adherence of the Integrated Master Schedule for assigned programs
  • Be responsible for the Risk management (technical and Business) of assigned programs, including:

    • identification of risks
    • mitigation strategies
    • incorporation of mitigation tasks into the IMS
    • tracking of mitigation tasks
    • and reporting of risk exposure throughout the development life cycle

  • Be responsible for the business case compliance, profitability and customer satisfaction for assigned customer(s) and contracts
  • Provide coordination with the customer and Interact with stakeholders across the enterprise
  • Interact with Customer Account Managers on contract flow down, negotiation of scope, T’s & C’s, and commercial terms
  • Function as liaison between internal Unison organizations and customers for assigned contracts
  • Assist in sales campaigns for new contracts and proposals
  • Assure timely resolution of customer issues and customer satisfaction for assigned contracts
  • Develop and implement business plans to achieve contract profitability and work scoping
  • Participate in business and contractual discussions with customer
  • Leads the establishment of productivity goals by contract


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited College or University
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in customer, engineering, and / or program management


  • This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Proven capability to manage programs of diverse size and complexity
  • Proven capability to manage scope, schedule, costs and risks with internal and external customers
  • Prior experience representing GE in business and contractual discussions with customer is preferred
  • Knowledge of development processes to support customer requirements
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong influencing skills including building trust / credibility, motivating / engaging the team, and developing / promoting the team within a matrixed organization
  • Ability to lead cross-functional and customer / supplier teams
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of internal and external customer organizations, including upper management
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

    Why join one great company when you can join many? We are more than 280,000 people with jobs that range from biochemist to finance specialist to wind energy engineer. We’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 140 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. Around the world, we are helping build the healthcare, transportation and aviation of the new century.

    At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.

    Unison Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of GE Engine Services, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of electrical components, sensors, and systems for aircraft, industrial, marine, military, and space uses. The Jacksonville, Florida facility is Unison's world headquarters, providing corporate support in Sales and Marketing, Design and Product Engineering, Finance, Research and Development and Human Resources. Major product lines include Gas turbine engine ignition and control, including ignition exciters, ignition leads, igniter plugs and various electronic systems in support of the other Unison facilities. The Jacksonville location employs a multitalented workforce of 500+. Over 19,00 new jobs have been created in the Jacksonville area over the past 5 years. Our combination of one of the best and most affordable business environments with ample recreational opportunities, proximity to the beach & short commute times explain why 1.4 million people have made the Jacksonville region their home. Learn more about Jacksonville!

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    Locations: United States; Florida; Jacksonville

    GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

    GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.

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