Vacancies Program Manager
Surface Solutions Segment | Charlotte


Program Manager




Oerlikon (SIX: OERL) is a leading high-tech industrial group specialising in the machine and plant engineering. The Company is a provider of innovative industrial solutions and cutting-edge technologies for manmade fibres manufacturing, drive systems, surface solutions and advanced nanotechnology. A Swiss company with a tradition going back over 100 years, Oerlikon is a global player with around 14 000 employees at over 170 locations in 35 countries and proforma sales of CHF 2.7 billion in 2016. The Company invested in 2016 CHF 94 million in R&D, with over 1200 specialists working on future products and services. In most areas, the operative businesses rank either first or second in their respective global markets.

The new Oerlikon Surface Solutions Segment has around 6,500 employees worldwide, operates over 145 service and production centers among some 150 sites, and was responsible for 53% of group sales in 2016. 

The surface solution segment is divided into four business units, Tooling, Automotive, Aero and Energy and the newly formed Additive Manufacturing.  The Tooling (formerly Balzers) and Aero and Energy (formerly Metco) business units have been at the forefront of the development of pioneering coating technologies for decades.  The newest business unit, Oerlikon Additive Manufacturing, is an end to end Additive Manufacturing solutions provider, with powder production, design and applications engineering, printing solutions, and post processing solutions including heat treatment and coatings.   Oerlikon Additive Manufacturing has R&D Centers and Production Facilities in the US and EU.



The Program Manager is responsible for coordinating and monitoring assigned activities related to customer orders and internal projects.  This role helps ensure adherence to master plans and schedules, and works across all departments to help resolve program concerns. 

  • Develop and implement policies, procedures and tools for effective project management.
  • Report on project performance, deliverables, risks, and financial performance.  Advise management when product or service does not meet contractual requirements or company strategic goals.
  • Complete order management transactions in SAP.
  • Support proposal activities.
  • Support Project Managers on internal, supplier and customer projects.
  • Direct and coordinate activities across customer and functional organizations including business development, cost estimating, R&D, engineering, supply chain, production, contracts, finance, and quality to ensure on-time delivery of customer deliverables in accordance with company policies, project requirements and applicable contract documents.
  • Work with Business Development on new business capture efforts.
  • Develop project closeout / lessons learned database to capture project performance for reference on future projects.  Include cost estimates, actuals and basis of estimate records for use on future proposals.

We expect

  • 5+ years of project/program management or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business management or closely related discipline
  • Comfortable in a start-up environment
  • Strategic mind set and outcome oriented
  • Self-driven, open and positive mind set with experience in international and cross-cultural business environment, entrepreneurial mind set

We offer

- Competitive Base Salary + Comission

- Opportunity that offers both international and domestic travel

- Start up enviroment geared towards entrepenurial outlook/views

- Fanastic health, dental, vision and 401k benefits

- The opportunity to bring a  new technology to production and impact the manufacturing sector in a positive way that has not been done before


About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in surface solutions, advanced materials and materials processing.
A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 14,000 employees at more than 170 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.7 billion in 2016.

We have a great benefits package including medical insurance, dental and vision, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness benefits, retirement security contribution and 401(K). If you want to operate in a business environment that gives you the freedom to imagine what is possible - then you should send us your application!

Statement of Equal Opportunity: Oerlikon Metco is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or marital status, or based on any individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. The company also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. If you require an accommodation during the application process, please notify a Human Resources Representative.



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