• Program Manager II

    Location US-NH-Merrimack
    Posted Date 5 months ago(7/25/2018 3:43 PM)
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  • Overview

    Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT), a global high technology company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: www.elbitsystems-us.com or follow us on Twitter


    The Program Manager II represents a Mid-level position for a career in Program Management at the ESA, Merrimack Operations Site.  Under the direct supervision of a Director of Programs the Program Manager will assist in managing all aspects of a program, or multiple programs, within the program’s life cycle.  The candidate must possess strong potential and have demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities to manage design/development or production programs.


    This position will be responsible for the managing the activity related to upgrades, production, and lifecycle management for the Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) Helmet. The candidate will possess a high degree of technical competency in advanced electro-optic design and the demonstrated ability to manage system integration, test and qualification of sensor and display systems for airborne platforms. The successful candidate will possess the necessary communication and influencing skills to navigate complex customer/affiliate relationships, and lead a dynamic cross functional Integrated Product Team (IPT).


    • Create and maintain a Program Management Plan (PMP) for each assigned program.
    • Apply best practices in program 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.
    • Plan, execute, monitor and control then close assigned program/program phases as needed.
    • Implement best practices in team building and provide the leadership needed to produce successful program results.
    • Identify all relevant program stakeholders and actively engage them in planning, execution, and control of the program.
    • Read and understand the company policies and procedures that apply to performing program management.
    • Develop an awareness of the Organizational Process Assets (OPAs); i.e., procedures, templates, forms and work instructions available.
    • Lead the proposal process if and when needed to do so and participate in make-or-buy decisions as needed.
    • Develop an in-depth understanding of program documentation, requirements, expectations and deliverables; i.e., the RFP, proposal, contract, SOW, assumptions, constraints, CDRLs, etc.
    • Conduct program kick off meetings (KoM).
    • Ensure Work Breakdown Structures are created and maintained for each assigned program.
    • Ensure program schedules are created, monitored, and statused weekly.
    • Tailor applicable company procedures as required.
    • Establish and maintain positive relationships with customers; both internal and external.
    • Prepare and present program management reviews as scheduled for internal management and external customers.
    • Conduct regularly-scheduled, productive team meetings using best practices in meeting facilitation.
    • Ensure the program team documents lessons learned on a regular basis throughout the life of the program to include program phase completion and program closure.
    • Ensure meeting minutes for team and customer meetings are created, made available, and filed appropriately in project/program folders.
    • Adhere to applicable ITAR, TINA, FAR, Export Compliance, EMD, Safety, and Security requirements.
    • Apply risk management (risk identification and monitoring) and decision analysis and resolution (DAR) techniques throughout the duration of the program.
    • Engage in continuous process improvement and submit Document Improvement Suggestion (DIS) forms to promote positive changes within the company.
    • Implement Integrated Change Control (ICC) on all programs to manage/reduce scope-creep and gold-plating.
    • Apply a work authorization system to ensure the right work is being done at the right time by the right people.
    • Monitor performance to ensure compliance with contractual requirements.
    • Monitor product quality, design, and technology to ensure consistency with contractual requirements.
    • Review deliverables prepared by the team for completeness, accuracy, and quality before submitting them to the customer.
    • Ensure program and product documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
    • Manage program budgets and schedules; track and report cost and team hours on a regular basis.
    • Create, maintain, and present Program Scorecards as needed.
    • Create and maintain a program action item log and track all action items to completion.
    • Plan for transition to production activities at least six months before transition, (if applicable).
    • Perform other job-related tasks as assigned by supervisor or senior management.
    • May require international travel and passport




    • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred + 3-5 years of experience
    • Ability to managing system integration, test and qualification of sensor and display systems for airborne platforms
    • Experience with managing flight test activities a plus
    • Knowledge of advanced electro-optic systems to include imaging systems in multiple spectral bands, and digital image handling.
    • Knowledge of advanced display technologies, to include experience with types of micro-display and projection technologies
    • Knowledge of motion tracking and the associated human factors considerations
    • Knowledge of threat detection and warning systems
    • Knowledge of advanced avionics architecture
    • General knowledge of program management methods, tools, and techniques.
    • Basic knowledge of MRP systems, purchase orders, and sales order routers.
    • Basic knowledge of contracts: fixed price, cost plus, and time and materials.
    • Basic skills in time management, meeting facilitation, and problem-solving.
    • Basic skills in the use of MS Office, Visio, Outlook, and Project.
    • Basic ability to clearly communicate ideas verbally and in writing.
    • Basic ability to create and give program management review presentations.
    • Basic ability to negotiate and apply tact and diplomacy with internal/external customers and foreign personnel.
    • Basic ability to work independently and build and lead an integrated product team.


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