Program Manager, Airborne Solutions

US-NH-Merrimack
3 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-5777
# Positions
1
Priority
High
SECURITY CLEARANCE
NONE

Overview

Scope: The Program Manager position is a junior to mid-level, hands-on program manager who possesses strong potential and has demonstrated some level of knowledge, skills, and abilities managing design/development or production programs.  The candidate must have five-to-ten years of industry experience of which at least 2 years is in a relevant capacity.   She/he will be responsible for proposing, planning, and executing one or more programs.  Candidates must be a quick study and willing to receive regular assistance from supervisors and peers.  The Program Manager will report directly to the Director of F-35 Programs.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities & Tasks: 

  • Manage the Pass-through Development and Production activities for the HMDS program. This includes:
    • Derive contractual documents (CWT, Statement of Work, etc.) to ESL from the contractual documents provided by the customer.
    • Work with the ESL and ESA teams to ensure the fulfillment of the customer contract, meeting schedule and quality requirements.
    • Coordinate communication between the customer and ESL.
    • Ensure that the program is executed in accordance with all ITAR and other government regulations.
    • Maintain constant communication with ESL and provide management and customer with real-time, accurate status of program execution at ESL and ESA.
    • Facilitate communications and promote excellent work relationships within the organization and with the customer.
  • Support coordination of program activities across sites and business units.
  • Lead ongoing multiple small and large proposal efforts and ensure the development of complete and compliant proposals.
    • Work with the different stakeholders to coordinate development of proposals and meet the expectation for schedule and deliveries.
    • Coordinate with ESL to derive and communicate proposal requirements.
  • Influence the development of contract negotiation strategies with customers, suppliers, and affiliates to achieve corporate financial objectives
  • Thoroughly understand contractual obligations and ensure these obligations are met
  • Establish operating rhythms with customers that provides sufficient details of program performance, risk assessments, and identification of opportunities for improvement
  • Prepare forecasts of follow-on new business, sales, and gross profit for annual operating plans and mid-year updates
  • Establish and distribute program budgets that meet company financial goals
  • Evaluate estimates to completion (EAC) for company financial reports and take action to influence to outcome
  • Lead the communication and flowing down of contractual requirements to functional groups, affiliates, and suppliers
  • Plan and execute the Pass-through programs from development phase to production at ESL
  • Interpret risk analyses and earned value management reports to anticipate problems and take corrective action to prevent/mitigate problems.
  • Influence peer organizations into assigning appropriate priorities and motivate them to meet program performance targets.
  • Relentlessly follow-up on actions/tasks assigned to peers, subordinates, affiliates, and suppliers.
  • Read and understand the company policies and procedures that apply to performing program management at the ESA Fort Worth Operations (FWO) site.
  • Apply best practices in project management to ensure programs: (1) are completed on time and within budget and scope, (2) produce a quality product, and (3) result in customer satisfaction.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of program documentation, requirements, expectations, and deliverables, i.e., the RFP, proposal, contract, SOW, assumptions, constraints, CDRLs, etc.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with customers, both internal and external.
  • Promote adherence to applicable ITAR, TINA, FAR, Export Compliance, EMD, Safety, and Security requirements.

 

 

Outside Business Relationships:

  • External customers.
  • Contractors and sub-contractors
  • Corporate affiliates.
  • Other ESA, LLC operating sites.

     

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

 

Education (Highest Level Required/Preferred)

Bachelor degree required.

 Specific Degree Field, only if required: Bachelor in Engineering, Science, or Business/Finance

      preferred. 

Training Pre-requisites (Within One Year of Taking Position):

 

      XX ESD

      XX Safety Training, as dictated by Safety Department

      XX Other: ITAR, Export Compliance, TINA, Risk Mgmt, DAR, EMD Verification, EVM,

                       PLM, PBL, RT3, Project Site, Active Risk Management (ARM)

 

Certifications/Licenses:

 

Preferred:      Project Management Professional (PMP)

                              or equivalent certification          

 

Experience Required:

Functional (Using Skill Set): 3-5 years    

Management: 1-3 years

Industry: 5-10 years

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required (Unique and Measurable): 

  • Knowledge of program management methods and Earned Value Management.
  • Awareness of ESA business structure and relationship with ESL.
  • Knowledge of MRP systems, purchase orders, and sales orders.
  • Knowledge of contracts: fixed price, cost plus and time and materials.
  • Strong skills in time management, meeting facilitation and problem-solving.
  • Skilled in the use of MS Office, Outlook and Power Point.
  • Strong ability to clearly communicate ideas verbally and in writing.
  • Strong ability to create and give presentations.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to apply tact and diplomacy with internal/external customers and foreign personnel.
  • Self starter, able to build and motivate teams.
  • Obsessed with completing tasks on time, within budget, while delivering a quality product to the customer.
  • Relentless determination when following up on tasks assigned to others

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