The Program Director leads a team of professionals in the assessment and monitoring of manufacturing technology development projects in a not-for-profit organization that provides Federal Government funding to all industrial and manufacturing sectors. Working under the direction of the Senior Program Director, representing NGen with Project teams, with the ability to interface technically and lead the Monitoring and Assessment teams in supporting success in advanced manufacturing technology projects.
Work with NGen Contracts team, NGen Finance and NGen Project Development team to ensure seamless process execution as funded projects move through NGen.
Continuously improve the service offerings of project assessment by developing and driving KPI’s that include timeliness of feedback, quality of execution and FTAP effectiveness.
Continuously improve the service offerings of project monitoring by developing and driving KPI’s that include timeliness of services, quality of execution, the performance of project portfolios, IP development, and project commercialization success.
Represent NGen as a point of contact for project teams, giving expert, friendly advice and guidance on all NGen project guidelines and resources as projects move through Assessment and Monitoring.
Hires, trains and manages a diverse group of expert project assessment and monitoring resources, with a broad range of specific manufacturing technology knowledge, in order to support the needs of the full range of NGen projects.
Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (“NGen”) is the industry-led not-for-profit organization that leads the Canadian government’s ambitious investment in the Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, matching federal funds and private investments to industry-led projects.
We promote technology adoption, skills improvements and greater collaboration between technology and manufacturing to help Canadian companies of all sizes navigate the global shift to advanced manufacturing. We use data to link companies, researchers, and investors so they can work together to invent new products or processes. NGen is a proud member of a national network of five Canadian, industry-led innovation superclusters.
By 2023, the federal government has committed to investing up to $950 million in its five superclusters to drive major economic, social, and industrial benefits for the country. The Government allocated an additional $750 million to the Supercluster program in its 2022 budget.
NGen celebrates Canada’s diversity and is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive work environment for all employees. We value working with talented individuals from all backgrounds because we believe that diversity promotes innovation and collaboration. NGen’s employees are selected on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. Our strength as a team is based on mutual respect for each and every employee. Everyone is welcome in building a stronger advanced manufacturing sector in Canada.
Deliver in partnership with the Senior Program Director and other members of the NGen team, an organization that can demonstrate value to its Stakeholders and Partners and creates beneficial Economic impact within Canada.
Provide effective project application assessment to ensure that all project applications are reviewed fairly, objectively and measured against NGen’s core guidelines and deliverables.
Effectively recruit, hire and develop a pool of expert technology Assessors from across Canadian Industry
Provide effective project oversight and monitoring to ensure that project teams are held accountable to the approved scope and deliverables of their projects.
Appoint a Project Monitoring officer to each project, to review/monitor the project progress, and technical rigor and assist in knowledge transfer that complies with the ISED program guidelines.
Provide training, coaching and performance management to the Contract Project Monitoring officers, Sr. Program Manager (Assessment) and other Monitoring Team members.
Manage Contract Project Monitor and Assessor invoicing – Ensure that invoices are properly tracked, approved and paid on-time.
Ensure that all Project Review meetings are carried out timely, effectively and with meaningful reporting to track project performance.
Ensure that any corrective actions and observations related to the projects are closed in a timely and complete manner.
Ensure that all Project files are accurate, standardized and maintained to a high level of quality.
Create and implement a project reporting system permitting NGen executive staff (and other stakeholders as required) a regularly refreshed overview of the projects and the NGen portfolio.
Own and manage the KPI’s for the Monitoring process to drive year-over-year process improvement.
Work with the projects, the Senior Program Director, the Project Finance Director and with NGen Finance in developing and approving budget forecasts and project claims.
Work with Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada, FedDev Ontario, other funding bodies, as appropriate, to ensure alignment of technology development facilitation throughout the full innovation ecosystem.
Develop and maintain strong and complimentary working relationships with the entire Projects Delivery Team/NGen Team in delivering an outstanding level of service to NGen members.
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