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Aftermarket Program Manager 

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About the Organization Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, HDT Global is the industry leader in engineering, designing and manufacturing leading-edge military expeditionary products, rugged industrial/commercial products, and products for medical rehabilitation. Our product lines include shelters, heaters, environmental control units (ECUs), power generators, chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear (CBRN) air filtration and collective protection systems, military vehicles, perimeter protection systems, and robotics including manipulator arms, vehicles, and healthcare solutions.

Additionally, HDT’s success and longevity is based on the full range of engineering services we offer, including design, analysis, testing, validation, training, and installation. These services provide the foundation of our innovation, providing ongoing research and development.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location HDT (Huntsville, AL)  


HDT has been supplying expeditionary systems to the defense sector since 1937, including air conditioning and refrigeration, heating systems, power systems, shelters and accessories. The Aftermarket Spares and Retrofits Manager will be responsible for the execution and performance of HDT’s spares and retrofits program through effective internal and external stakeholder management, customer and channel engagement and support of the sales and business development teams.


  • Manages tactical executions & 1 year strategy
  • Provides detailed aftermarket analyses on parts, pricing, inventory requirements
  • Executes Spares / Retrofits Campaigns with product line management and sales
  • Determines inventory strategies with product line management and sales, aligns with operation and senior leadership
  • Identify opportunities from FEDBIZOPS and other customer portals
  • Manages AM specific channel partners, driving growth
  • Drives AM part numbering system and process implementation
  • Supports pricing strategy including catalog pricing
  • Ensures revenue and gross margins meet business objectives
  • Conducts regular reviews of program performance to ensure objectives are met, including budget and time constraints
  • Leads/manages a diverse team of direct and indirect reports (e.g. contracts, planning, scheduling, shipping/receiving, field service)
  • Establishes and communicates program area vision, implementing service delivery methodologies and processes across multiple task orders while maintaining a level of program structure, program quality, and operating within Government defined standards
  • Manages/directs daily execution of contract requirements including cost, schedules and performance goals
  • Leads all meetings and the integrated product teams (kick-off through project close)
  • Provides interface, communications and coordination with internal and external customers on matters pertaining to existing contracts and bid and proposal activities
  • Participates as a team member or leader on bid and proposal activities. Ensures that the requirements of the request for proposal are met in the preparation and documentation of bids and proposals
  • Actively seeks new business opportunities in coordination with Business Development
  • Prepares for and participates in contract/subcontract negotiations. While representing Company’s interests, assures that all government regulatory guidance is adhered to
  • Develops and implements plans and schedules to execute contracts/subcontracts. Allocates and controls contract budgets for labor, material travel and purchased services. Reports program status to senior management on a monthly basis
  • Implements corrective action plans when deviations from budgets and/or schedules are evident
  • Serves as a primary interface with the customer on all matters involving contract execution
  • Coordinates with other departments on resolution of contractual problems with the customer. Coordinates with Contracts Administration on issues pertaining to contract requirements, changes, and interpretations
  • Assures that conduct of contract requirements is executed in accordance with appropriate regulations and company policies and procedures (i.e. federal acquisition regulations)
  • Provides leadership to program team. Assures communication and cooperation among team members and resolves areas of conflict
  • Manages inventory effectively
  • Develops and executes program corrective action strategies
  • Develops and understands principles of program planning (i.e. developing a Bill of Materials and Basis of Estimate)
Position Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility listed above satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business related fields preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Experience leading aftermarket spares and retrofit programs in a Department of Defense (DoD) contracting environment
  • Experience with managing indirect program teams to ensure cross-functional alignment of priorities (e.g. Procurement, Contracts, Finance, Operations) to achieve business goals
  • Experience in finance, contracting, export regulations, engineering, logistics, manufacturing and supply chain management


  • Knowledge of program management tools and procedures
  • Understands lean and process improvement principles (i.e. Lean Six Sigma)
  • Understands cash flow management principles
  • Solid leadership and management skills, particularly “influence management” and “conflict resolution”
  • Proven ability to manage complex tasks to completion through coordinated execution of cross-functional support
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Possesses quality orientation and high attention to detail
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with customers, vendors, employees and managers at all levels within the company
  • Possesses strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in standard business software packages (e.g., Microsoft Office)
  • Available for travel as needed
  • Must be able to speak, read and understand English


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