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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  3879

Rolling Meadows, IL, US, 60008-3833

Date:  Jun 12, 2021

Program Manager

Job Description


  • Reviews and re-directs the day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of multiple or large-scale automation projects through the project managers.
  • Serves as primary interface with the customers, sales, engineering and operations in order to identify and resolve technical, schedule and financial issues.
  • Oversees project managers working on one or more projects within the program.
  • Reviews high-level deliverables across projects and schedules/prioritizes them accordingly.
  • Prepares and presents progress reports, schedule updates, project reviews and performance reports to Management and Customers as required.
  • Develop risk mitigation plans to prevent overruns to budget and schedule.
  • Proactively identifies and manages changes in project scope, identifies potential problems, and devises contingency plans.
  • Estimates revenue recognition by quarter, ensures timely invoicing, and monitors receivables for all projects under his/her direction.
  • Integrates financial data for multiple projects through Estimated Cost to Finish process on a weekly basis.
  • Compares financial goals for the division to those of the programs and seeks ways to maximize revenue.
  • Forecasts and analyzes profitability, revenue, margins, and utilization of resources across projects.
  • Champions the Risk Assessment requirement of ISO 13485 via procedures within our Business Quality Management System(BQMS).
  • Maintain International Standardization Organization (ISO 13485) standards.
  • Full compliance to the terms and conditions within the employee signed work from home policy.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Financial Management:

  • Manages to and exceeds revenue/profit goals set for projects.
  • Sets expectations upward regarding revenue and profitability projections.


Business Development:

  • Works in conjunction with our sales team to cultivate sales leads within the division.
  • Recognizes Change Order opportunities and executes in a profitable but ethical manner.
  • Supports sales with customer visits and presentations as required.
  • Assists in the identification and development of existing and potential strategic accounts. 
  • Promotes aftermarket service offerings and spare part packages.



  • Serves as key leader/participant in team and client meetings.
  • Keeps the stakeholders informed of all potential project risks for both the company and the customer. Escalates to appropriate level if required.
  • Effectively communicates relevant project information to superiors and peers.
  • Handles difficult project team personnel situations directly, using appropriate discretion, HR advice, and respect for the individual and their direct supervisor.
  • Proficiency using MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, and MS Project.


Technical Understanding: 

  • Assists in the evaluation and redesign of project scope by engaging the appropriate Subject Matter Experts in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Possesses a thorough understanding of our service offerings, technical preferences, and technical direction.


Client Management:

  • Manages day-to-day client interaction and expectations for multiple or large-scale projects.
  • Anticipates client’s needs and proposes alternative technical solutions where appropriate.
  • Continually seeks and capitalizes upon opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.

Additional Information




  • B.S. in Engineering/Manufacturing/Management or equivalent experience (10-15 years in automation project management). MBA a plus.



  • Must be a success oriented individual who overcomes obstacles both internally and externally.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Broad knowledge of automatic assembly equipment (mechanical and controls)
  • Detail oriented.

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 Science Chicago division at ATS. 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 throughout the world. We want you to be a part of our TEAM!!! Watch us work here!


Work in an environment where a passion for innovation is combined with an uncompromised commitment to quality.


Benefits ATS Life Sciences Chicago offers:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits (including health, dental vision and employee assistance program)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan Eligibility
  • 401k with employer match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Wellness reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Annual paid volunteer day off
  • Fully climate-controlled environment
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • And more!

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