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ATS Company:  ATS Corporation
Requisition ID:  11042

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Apr 2, 2024

Program Manager (CAPEX)


Job Description


· Responsible for programs and large projects from receipt of purchase order through final installation and final customer acceptance.

· Responsible for life cycle management of key customer programs and accounts:

o Overall accountability for the entire program portfolio

o Key customer contact at high level.

o Continuity from project to project, site to site.

o For selected programs, also reports to the Program Steering Committee.

· Lead, manage and give direction to Senior Project Managers, Project Managers and Project Coordinators within assigned Project Portfolio

· Foster and develop the project management team within given Program portfolio in a culture of teamwork and success. Utilize team resources in line with the project management strategy of consistently delivering customer solutions on time and on budget resulting in financial performance equal to or exceeding ASG Cambridge Systems Division business objectives.



· Lead the program team to execute projects on schedule, at or below budget, delivering the contracted scope of work to all applicable codes and standards.

· Key customer contact for escalations within Program Portfolio. Responsible for customer satisfaction. Maintain regular contact (verbal and written) with key customer representative(s), ensuring all key program events and issues are documented in writing.

· Manage program risks, including:

· Assessment and identification of risks.

· Develop and implement Risk Mitigation Plan(s).

· Forecasting.

· Program Planning:

· Develop suitable budget allocations for ATS labour and materials.

· Oversee program schedule development and identify all critical path activities.

· Conduct Initial Project Build Plan meeting.

· Manage program resources. Ensure that adequate resources are assigned to all program tasks.

· Program Financial Management:

· Estimates revenue recognition by quarter, ensures timely invoicing, and monitors receivables for all projects under their direction.

· Working with the Financial Analyst, ensure that all billings and invoicing are submitted on time. Ensure that all program deliverables are accomplished and supporting documentation is prepared for each program milestone payment. Obtain necessary FAT, SAT any other customer approvals needed to enable on-time payment, including final payment and program closure.

· Program Forecasting – prepare accurate financial and resource forecasts. Prepare reports as required by ATS Management.

· Team Leadership:

· Demonstrate Extreme Ownership for all projects within their Program Portfolio

· Encourage, lead, and mentor Program PM team to ensure overall continuity and efficiency is maintained at the highest level.

· Lead by example.

· Manage programs and program teams in accordance with all applicable ATS procedures. Ensure program teams follow the required procedures. Conduct regular team meetings and issue weekly program updates to the program team.

· Coordinate the post project review process.

· Share best practices.

· Harmonization of practices.

Specific Responsibilities ctd.

Customer Relationship Management:

· Customer advocate.

· Deliver maximum customer satisfaction.

· Develop long-term, enduring customer relationships.

· Elevate customer issues when required to the next level of ATS management.

· Partnership with ATS Account Manager to manage the customer.

· Compliance:

· Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct.

· Safety – ensure that all project activities are conducted in accordance with ATS and legal standards. Ensure that a PSHSR is prepared and acted upon.

· Demonstrate leadership in Health, Safety and Environment compliance.

· Hold team members accountable for health, safety and environmental compliance as part of the annual performance review process.

· Ensure that the requirements of the health, safety and environment management system are implemented and maintained.

· Carry out hazard assessments, inspections, and audits as required by legislative framework and/or corporate requirements.

· Ensure that training is provided to all departmental employees are per established in the training matrix.

· Implement appropriate corrective measures for unsafe conditions and unsafe acts.

· Ensure that appropriate equipment, materials and protective devices are provided and maintained in safe condition.

· Provide information, instruction and supervision to employees.

· Take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of employees.

· Attend HSE Due Diligence for Management training sessions.

· Acquire global awareness of assigned key customer accounts beyond the local region.

· Assist Applications Engineering with preparing quotations and customer interaction.

· Attend the program status meeting as requested by the Director, Program Management.

· Management Reporting:

· Participate in the employee evaluation process as it relates to Project Managers assigned to the Program Manager.

· Project Change Management:

· Track all contract changes and prepare CORs (Change Order Requests) as needed.

· Review and approve PM generated CORs prior to send Approval Pack for Director level approvals

· Ensure customer caused/requested changes are executed by the team only after receipt of customer agreement.

· Business Development:

· Recognizes Change Order opportunities and executes in a profitable yet ethical way.

· Supports sales with customer visits and presentations as required.

· Assists in the development of existing strategic accounts.

· Promotes aftermarket service offerings and spare parts packages.

Join the Winning Team at ATS Automation, a great place to automate your future! Take your place among the best in the business, and grow your career with the Life Sciences division at ATS Automation. Join an environment where a passion for innovation is combined with an uncompromised commitment to quality.

We attract some of the most talented and motivated individuals from a range of fields, with our global offering and growth opportunities as we expand on a global scale.



Why Join ATS?​

  • Be a part of a global organization that is a leader in its industry
  • Subsidized breakfast and lunch daily; free gourmet beverages - coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Plus, Treat Day is every other week!
  • Monthly “In-Chair Massage” clinic on-site with a Registered Massage Therapist
  • Ability to participate in a variety of charitable events
  • Social Club that offers BBQs and other social events throughout the year
  • Work with other bright, talented people and discover opportunities for professional growth
  • And much more!

ATS is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA), 2005 and will, upon request, assist those who may require specific accommodations due to a personal disability. We would ask that those who require assistance to notify our offices as soon as possible if accommodation is necessary.

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