Customer Program Management Specialist Jobs in Portland, OR at Celestica

Title: Customer Program Management Specialist

Company: Celestica

Location: Portland, OR

Req ID: 106213

Hiring Manager: Keith Elliot Marler

Band: 08

Region: Americas

Country: USA

State/Province: Oregon

City: Portland

SummaryIncumbents apply in-depth knowledge in a specific area of specialization. Work is performed within established professional standards and practices. Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors and a considerable degree of judgement. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve results may have a negative impact on the division’s/department’s operations, schedules, and/or performance goals. Works under minimum Supervision. Seeks approval from others on matters outside of job/role scope. Receives instruction on specific assignment objectives and possible solutions. Unusual problems are solved jointly with manager. Work is reviewed for application of sound technical judgment. May lead a work group or project team consisting of technical and support staff. Builds internal and external relationships, with emphasis on those that facilitate the achievement of job/role accountabilities, such as relationships with key suppliers, customers and internal service.

Detailed DescriptionPerforms tasks such as, but not limited to, the following:

Works as a member of team responsible for day-to-day activities of customer accounts to ensure that product deliveries are on time and that projects/programs are on schedule/develop action plans to correct out of plan conditions.

With guidance from more experienced team members manages customer account profitability; forecasting, planning and monitoring efficiency and execution of strategies.

Strong participation in pricing/bid preparation and the development and management of contract terms.

Manages and monitors customer satisfaction day to day and formally (customer surveys, self assessments, complaint management, problem resolution, satisfaction management).

Communicates frequently with customers to help ensure satisfaction with the company and the products.

Co-ordinates and hosts regular/as needed program tracking meetings with the customer and internal account team members to ensure ongoing communication and up-to-date progress/status reporting occurs.

Receives and resolves customer issues and complaints. Monitors the impact on inventory of order changes.

Provides performance reporting and analysis for monthly Operations Reviews and quarterly Customer Performance Reviews.

Works with cost engineering, finance and SCM staff to coordinate efforts to analyze costs and price variances.


In-depth knowledge of the manufacturing process, schedules and scheduling requirements, and SCM.

In-depth knowledge of the business issues associated with manufacturing PCBs.

In-depth knowledge of product pricing, contracts and contract negotiations.

Thorough understanding of business risks and price make up ( Value add and Materials )

Excellent customer contact, negotiation and problem resolution skills.

Good presentation, database management and computer skills.

Ability to manage multiple, detailed projects to a successful end while working under tight time deadlines.

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of internal and external customers.

Ability to effectively lead and motivate a diverse group of employees to achieve high production within tight time deadlines.

Physical Demands

Duties of this position are performed in a normal office environment.

Duties may…