Job Description

 Job Description:

Title of Position:

Director Portfolio and Program Management


Yardney Facility

Position Reports to this Leadership Position:




EaglePicher Technologies, LLC, is searching for a Director, Portfolio & Program Management to join our team at our Yardney Facility in East Greenwich, RI! This position also has the flexibility to be officed in Burlingame, CA or Joplin, MO!


About the Position

The Director, Portfolio & Program Management will be a hands-on leader responsible for planning, directing and coordinating product development projects/programs and coordinating portfolio planning across the enterprise, including establishing performance analysis and assessments of priority to maximize value and execution velocity of the R&D resources.  This leader is responsible for interfacing with other functions to generate options and recommendations that inform the R&D portfolio investment strategy and align resource allocation to support delivery of strategic goals and priorities.



Your core responsibilities will be to:

  • Actively manage, serve as a hand-on leader, and drive programs in conjunction the PMO team, made up of program and project managers that drive the R&D group portfolios key program and project execution against business priorities.
  • Responsible for creating, facilitating, leading and promoting EaglePicher’s new product development process (PDP) including scope, risk, communication, resource and timeline planning techniques throughout Product Development, to ensure timely, quality completion of projects and achievement of forecasted targets.
  • Ensures the development teams are practicing the principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility. Facilitates and ensures optimal execution against the plan and consistency with the EaglePicher Product Development and Commercialization processes.
  • Lead cross portfolio governance management including goals setting, dashboard and KPI management, prioritization decisions, and budget.
  • Ensure that the portfolio plans and recommendations are aligned with strategic priorities and maximize value.
  • Engages effectively with business leaders to sustain value and increase governance efficiency using best practices.
  • Initiate improvements to enhance the efficiency and the quality of the work performed on assigned projects.
  • Participates in succession planning for management positions and in the recruitment and/or development of new talent for positions.
  • Performs other functions as required.


Hiring Requirements[AJ4] 

To succeed in this position, you must:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, and advanced degree (M.S. or MBA) preferred.
  • 15+ years of experience in engineering or related technical position with at least 10 years of experience in a managerial capacity and Program and Product Portfolio Management .
  • Hands on manager with proven ability to lead and drive programs.
  • Experience in managing multiple programs/projects in a contract engineering environment.
  • Requires a high level of business acumen, operational experience, and both fundamental and hands on expertise in the areas of portfolio management, process design and implementation.
  • Proven ability to assess business needs, identify key vendors and negotiate productive working relationships with suppliers.
  • Proven management track record of success in leading groups in electro-mechanical device and related components in manufacturing environments.


Application Instructions

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