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Business Unit Program Manager

Req ID: J2261121

  • Location
    Gurnee, Illinois, United States of America
  • Category Business Development Group
  • Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2021
  • Type Full time

Job Description


Business Unit Project/Program Manager works independently and leads large scale projects/programs for a designated client typically related to quality assurance, systems, manufacturing operations, etc. to achieve internal and external customer satisfaction. Uses extensive knowledge and skills obtained through education and experience to lead large or multiple projects / programs with significant scope and impact.  Works independently on difficult assignments that are broad in nature requiring originality and ingenuity with appreciable latitude for un-reviewed actions or decisions.  Provides comprehensive solutions to complex problems.  Results are evaluated at agreed upon milestones for effectiveness in achieving specified results.  Extensive contact with internal and external customers is required to obtain, clarify, or provide facts and information.


  • Responsible for oversight of key projects or for multiple, related projects / programs aligned with an assigned Business Unit’s strategy.

  • Accountable for the financial well-being of an assigned program; alerts management of budget constraints or concerns

  • Manages projects/programs under assigned Business Unit direction.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and skill in leading and directing project teams and in delivering project results within the constraints of schedule, budget, and resources.

  • Develops tactical customer proposals that support non-reoccurring engineering costs to support base business, as well as, proposals generated from program scope creep & validations

  • Responsible for submission of project paperwork (Quote, Customer PO, Project Worksheet, etc.) to establish a wbs element for an assigned program. Additionally, responsible for initiating invoicing through accounting once program milestones are considered complete.

  • Ensures the timely closure of programs through validations and billings

  • Supports Workcell team by facilitating NPI with clients; timelines associated with NPI activities will be mutually completed by BU PM and Workcell Manager

  • Manages key customer programs less P&L responsibility.

  • Provides customer with Jabil point of contact and interface.

  • Works with internal and external customers to provide excellent customer satisfaction and exceed customer expectations.

  • Leads and implements specific programs both internal and external to Jabil that span functions, organizations,
    geographic regions and cultures.

  • Leads and manages the development of specific products through the various stages of the product lifecycle from concept to end-of-life.

  • Support all company safety and quality programs ad initiatives.

  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Broad manufacturing knowledge (i.e. materials, processes, test, logistics).

  • Jabil tools (Financial system, quote process, etc.).

  • Strong Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) skills.

  • Fundamental knowledge of cost accounting principles.

  • Strong Supply Chain Management skills.

  • Strong project and/or program management skills.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to operate a personal computer including using a Windows based operating system and related software.

  • Advanced PC skills, including training and knowledge of Jabil’s software packages.

  • Ability to write simple correspondence.  Read and understand visual aid.

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions. 

  • Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. 

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 

  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.


  • Bachelor's Degree and at least five years work-related experience required. 

  • Degree in Engineering, Finance/Accounting, or Business Management preferred.

  • Seven to ten years experience preferred

  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Program Management Professional (PgMP), Certified Project Manager (CPM), or APICS certification preferred.

  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, or experience.

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