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Air Methods Corporation
7211 S. Peoria St
Englewood, CO 80112
United States

Minimum Flight Hours Required
Not Applicable
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Job Start Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
From $89,000 To $123,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description
This position supports our United Division.  

Job Summary

Responsible for managing one or more programs/line of business in line with financial and strategic targets. The program manager is responsible for developing and executing program-specific strategies, for the sustainable profitability of the program(s), in line with budgetary goals and multi-year plans. To accomplish the above, the program manager is responsible for leading and coordinating effective cross-functional team efforts.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Lead/coordinate strategy development for the program(s) under his/her watch in order to solidify or grow the company’s position and market share
  • Monitor program profitability and performance versus plan
  • Identify risks to performance and pro-actively work with other departments to mitigate impact to plan
  • Contribute to weekly revenue and EBITDA tracking for the program(s) in collaboration with finance and operations
  • Lead cross-functional teams to improve the program(s)’s QCD performance and overall profitability
  • Develop, track and report on relevant KPIs, including forward looking indicators, to effectively address any gaps to the financial/operational plan and identify/lead any actions necessary to improve program performance
  • Identify specific opportunities and lead cross-functional teams to improve program performance and market position/competitiveness by executing on such opportunities
  • Other Duties as assigned

Additional Job Requirements

  • Regular scheduled attendance
  • Indicate the percentage of time spent traveling - up to 25%

Subject to applicable laws and Air Method’s policies, regular attendance is an essential function of the position.  All employees must follow Air Methods’ employment practices and policies.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  In accordance with applicable laws, Air Methods will provide reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden so disabled employees may perform the essential functions of the position.

Education & Experience

·         Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) from four-year college or university; and ten or more years’ related aviation or aerospace industry experience and/or training.

·         A proven track record in leadership positions, preferably in program management, sales, finance, customer support or a combination of the above.

·         Experience in the relevant industry specific to the program(s) and familiarity with its stakeholders and requirements.

·         Background and experience in aircraft modifications or MRO, air operations, and/or component manufacturing or repairs, with a demonstrated understanding of P&L management, strategic planning, program/project management, and aftermarket support.


·         Ability to work collaboratively and cross-functionally in a team environment.

·         Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

·         Strong focus on execution and delivering results.

·         Ability to think strategically while also being able to “deep dive” into tactical tasks

·         Strong continuous improvement experience.

·         Process oriented and understanding of a P&L’s multiple performance levers.

·         Conflict management skills.

·         Ability to engage teammates.

Computer Skills

·         Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Outlook

 ·         Familiar with ERP environments


  • Hiring Salary Range: $89,650.00- $123, 200.00
  • Bonus/Commission Eligible: Yes
  • Benefits: Air Methods provides a comprehensive benefits package.  We believe our benefits should be as diverse as our teammates.  We offer competitive medical, dental and vision coverage along with voluntary accident, hospitalization and critical illness coverage, short and long term disability, life and AD&D, time off programs, pretax and Roth 401(k) with a generous company match, tuition reimbursement, profession training and certifications, dependent care support, EAP and concierge services to name just some of what we have to offer.

Air Methods is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Air Methods Corporation
Desiree Clark
7211 S. Peoria St
CO 80112
United States