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Program Manager 2


Middletown, Iowa (IA), US, 52638

Category:  Operations
Work Area:  Onsite
Requisition ID:  1644



About American Ordnance

At American Ordnance, we know the stakes and We do what we say! ® We’re the team working behind the scenes to make sure our nation’s front lines have safe, high-quality ammunition. As a trusted premier manufacturer of ammunition to the U.S. Military, some of our capabilities range from production of direct and indirect fire, warheads, to special projects and beyond. With more than 70 years of experience and Day & Zimmermann behind us, it’s no surprise that our teams consistently exceed expectations. Come join in on our purpose – We put people to work, we protect American freedoms, and we help our customers power and improve the world!

As the Program Manager, here’s the work you’ll do:

  • Lead and direct the engineering, management, development, sample production and planning for full rate production of a product line. Develop methods and processes for product development. Direct the integration of company activity with key technology partners to ensure the product conforms to performance specifications.
  • Plan and direct all phases of development of products. Serve as primary point of contact for suppliers, vendors and internal service providers.
  • Serve as primary point of contact with government representatives to facilitate product development and production.
  • Oversees engineering, testing and production of sample products to be supplied to customer for testing and review.

This role is for you if you have these skills:

  • Proven leadership and experience in effectively directing and providing high-level oversight of program administration. Excellent customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in the interpretation of government contract requirements and the implementation of processes for product development.
  • Responds promptly to customer needs; both internal and external. Maintains confidentiality. Listens and gets clarification, responds well to questions. Has excellent phone skills.
  • Proficiency in Word, Access, Excel, Outlook, SAP, and other software programs is needed. Writes clearly and informatively.
  • Strong financial skills to maintain budgets and project planning. Presents numerical data effectively.

And if you have these qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or technical field, Masters desirable but not required.
  • 10+ years of progressively complex experience in Government Procurement field with a minimum of four years management experience in procurement.
  • Valid driver's license is required.
  • US Citizenship.
  • Secret Clearance may be required.
  • Great attitude and team player.
  • Successful completion of background screening process.

In compliance with this state’s pay transparency laws, the salary range for this role is $104,080 - $156,120. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. (The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements).

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We care about our employees and it shows!

Our staff receive a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical/Rx, dental and vision coverage; life, AD&D and disability insurance; Employee Assistance Program (EAP); flexible spending accounts; 100% paid maternity leave for up to 12 weeks, parental leave, family leave, other paid time off; voluntary benefits and discount programs to meet our employees’ individual needs including pet insurance for our furry family members!
To ensure a safe work environment while meeting the physical demands of the job, you must be able to perform the following physical and mental tasks, with or without a reasonable accommodation:

  • Visual acuity (e.g., needed to prepare and analyze data, to transcribe documents, to view a computer, to read, to inspect objects, to operate machinery.
  • Balancing (e.g. maintaining equilibrium when walking, climbing, crouching, etc.)
  • Stooping (e.g. bending the spine at the waist)
  • Reaching (e.g. reaching the arms or legs in any direction)
  • Walking
  • Kneeling, crouching or crawling
  • Manual Dexterity (e.g. picking, pinching, typing, or other working that uses fingers)
  • Grasping (e.g. use of hand to apply pressure)
  • Hearing
  • Talking
  • Capacity to think, concentrate and focus for long periods of time.
  • Ability to read complex documents in the English language.
  • Capacity to reason and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to write complex documents in the English language.
  • Capacity to express thoughts orally.
  • Expertise in: SAP, Microsoft Office
  • Ability to regularly perform all job functions at Company’s office or worksite.
  • Ability to withstand environmental conditions (e.g. extreme heat or cold, grass, wind, sand, fumes, odors, gases, extreme noise, etc.)

Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity


American Ordnance, a Day & Zimmermann Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. Diversity, and Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity: American Ordnance is committed to maintaining an inclusive workforce, where employees are hired, retained, compensated and promoted based on their contributions to our Company. Our collective strength is rooted in over 110 years of diverse employees and businesses, commitment to success, and delivery on promises made. Federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status and disability status. American Ordnance is committed to providing an equal opportunity work environment in full compliance with these laws. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation in the application process, please email

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