Material Program Manager - Singapore in San Diego, CA at Austal

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San Diego, CA

Job Description


  • Proactively manage all Non-Labor costs for the assigned Program.
  • Responsible for supervision, training, and development of Purchasing Program Financial Analyst, Material Analyst, and Purchasing Material Lead/Coordinators in the daily performance of their duties to ensure material, service, and budget requirements are met.
  • Responsible for development and reporting of all Program Non-Labor financial information, estimates at completion, earned value, cash flow projections, foreign currency projections, status to Key Performance Indicators, approval of service/milestone invoices, material procurement status, and proposal costs.
  • Responsible for the establishment and performance reporting to the Material Performance Measurement Baselines and Control Account Plans.
  • Responsible for continuous and process improvements to all Non-Labor budgets, including assigning and driving cost initiatives along with other departments within the organization.
  • Identify programmatic risks and develop, implement, and manage corrective actions, as appropriate.
  • Provide adequate cost and schedule variance explanations utilized in Corporate and Government reporting including root cause analyses and mitigation plans to offset cost increases.
  • Responsible for establishing company cash flow projections for Non-Labor for all Program vessels and accountable with other departments for driving performance to meet the targets.
  • Create and manage detailed financial projections for foreign exchange exposures, and provide analysis to Executive Management and the Corporate Office to include communication with Austal Limited CFO and staff.
  • Responsible for ensuring internal and external customers have current procurement information to support material needs and all Program meetings are supported. Includes status reporting of on-time deliveries and material risks throughout the length of the program.
  • Provide support for program related formal reviews or meetings with government EVMS representatives to include Integrated Baseline Reviews, Production Readiness Reviews, and other as required.
  • Identify, investigate and provide profitable/strategic solutions regarding potential risks/opportunities along with other departments within the organization.
  • Program Lead for the development and calculation of Non-Labor costs including Bill of Material analysis in support of new proposals from the US Government.

  • Responsible for developing proposal/new contract award notional procurement

       timelines and monitoring procurement status to support Program schedules.

  • Companywide resource for all questions involving Program Non-Labor costs, such as foreign exchange rates, billing codes, supplier invoicing, cash flow projections, and costs to be incurred through delivery of  each shipset.
  • Other responsibilities include development of innovative cost models; rent vs buy analyses, support and preparation of CAPEX requests, material delivery statusing, requisition review, and financial support for Production Management as needed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 15 years of blended experience in Financial, Supply Chain and Program Management.
  • Ability to analyze data and communicate analysis with people ranging from Control Account Managers, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Austal Executive Management, Corporate Office, and Government EVMS Representatives.
  • Knowledge of ERP Systems a plus.
  • Ability to recognize critical situations and immediately take action.
  • Demonstrate high initiative and drive to address problems and drive to resolution.
  • Ability to manage time and meet multiple projects with competing deadlines.


 All candidates must meet Austal USA’s basic employment eligibility guidelines:

  • 18 years or older at time of application
  • Able to provide proof of US Person status 
  • No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
  • No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date
  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required
  • Proficiency in EVMS software preferred

DIRECTION EXERCISED: Full discretionary authority to assign work, supervise subordinate team members.

DISCRETION EXERCISED: Full discretionary authority to correct, discipline and recommend pay increases.


Austal Executive Management, Corporate Executive Management, Senior Manager Purchasing, Procurement Managers, Buyers, Supply Chain Compliance Coordinator, Senior Manager Logistics, Austal Cost Accountants, EVMS Accountants, Austal Control Account Managers, Government Program Office, Team EVMS representatives, and Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SupShip) EVMS representatives. 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to tour all vessels and work sites.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit. 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, + 90 dB.


Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.

Equal Employment Commitment

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion.