• Subcontract Program Manager (SPM)

    Location US-NH-Merrimack
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/20/2018 8:28 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Business Unit
    Supply Chain
  • Overview

    A world leader in the design and manufacture of avionics flight instruments, technologically sophisticated defense systems and diagnostic medical instrumentation, Elbit Systems of America (ESA) combines the close-knit teamwork and high visibility of a small company with the stability and resources only a large company can provide. Add in our employee-friendly corporate culture and great southern New Hampshire lifestyle, and you’ll see why joining ESA could be the best move of your career!


    Subcontract Program Manager (SPM)


    As a member of the Integrated Supply Chain Team in Merrimack, NH you will report directly to the Supply Chain Management Director for Elbit Systems of America and be assigned to lead critical suppliers and affiliates through multiple program phases including capture, development, production and sustainment. In this highly visible role you will have full accountability to lead and manage assigned subcontractors tasked with building international and US Defense end items and/or assemblies as part of an Integrated Product Team (IPT).


    You will draw from effective program/subcontract management experience to ensure effective subcontractor execution in alignment with program objectives. You will use your strong leadership and collaborative skills, business acumen and technical aptitude in developing solid working relationships with IPTs and Program Managers.


    Primary Responsibilities Will Include

    • Management of overall performance of Subcontractor Partners (including Elbit Systems Ltd. Affiliates) to support the achievement of contract technical, schedule, quality and financial performance objectives.
    • Establish, maintain, and foster OneCompany relationships and communications between affiliate staff and ESA counterparts.
    • Earn and maintain confidence of ESA program managers to become trusted business partner for program execution.
    • Coordinating Production Program and Development Program activities among ESA Supply Chain Managers, Integrated Product Team/Program Leads and Engineering as required.
    • Ensuring quick resolution of technical and programmatic issues by leveraging and integrating the capabilities of the entire organization.


    Additional Responsibilities Will Include

    • Participating in and contributing to Subcontract Management Reviews, technical meetings, subcontractor partner assessments and audits.
    • Supporting planning, execution and reporting of material and labor budgets, sales & estimate at completion (EAC) inputs.
    • Identifying risks and opportunities and creating/driving plans to mitigate and realize them.
    • Supporting Material Sales Forecasting and driving performance to Annual Operating Plan.
    • Developing and executing a subcontractor strategy compliant with Small Business Plans on assigned programs.
    • Assisting in planning, developing, and executing corporate training and organizational development plan for Subcontracts personnel.


    Key Attributes/Skills (The non-negotiables)

    • Operates with a desire to serve others above self
    • Hunger for personal/professional continuous improvement (always learning)
    • People smart/Relationship builder/Effective conflict management
    • Uncompromising integrity
    • Pursues excellence
    • Strong research and analytical skills
    • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong analytical abilities, ability to
    • Collaborative negotiating
    • Advanced degree in Business


    Highly qualified candidates will have demonstrable experience with:


    • Writing or administering complex and unique contracts or subcontracts
    • Working in cross-functional teams or experience with project / program management
    • Developing internal/external/cross-cultural partner relationships
    • Risk and Opportunity Management
    • Understanding financial information, budgets, program performance and developing strategies to improve performance in these areas
    • Planning and directing activities and resources related to planning and scheduling
    • Operating within export/import regulations, FAR/DFARS, DoD procurement guidelines
    • U.S. Citizenship is required.



    Required Education

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or applicable discipline (Advanced degree a plus)


    This position will be located in Merrimack, NH, and will require ~20% travel



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