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Senior Program Manager

Company: Leonardo DRS
Location: Cypress
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

The Electro Optical Infrared--Systems (EOIS) line of business within DRS has locations in Dallas, TX, Melbourne, FL, and Cypress, CA. EOIS develops, manufactures, and supports infrared and electro-optical solutions for surveillance, targeting, and space applications. We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a business culture that rewards performance.-- Employing the world's brightest. Supporting the world's bravest. Position Summary DRS Network & Imaging Systems, LLC is seeking a Senior Program Manager to join our team in Cypress, CA. In this role, you will manage and direct the daily execution of contract requirements to ensure that cost, schedules and performance goals are met, lead meetings and the integrated product team (kick-off through project close), and provide interface, communication and coordination with internal and external customers on matters pertaining to existing contracts and bid and proposal activities. Basic Qualifications and Required Skills

  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of program management tools and procedures
  • Solid leadership and management skills, particularly influence management and conflict resolution
  • Experience throughout the program lifecycle from development through sustainment to include proposal development, requirements decomposition, generation of system and subsystem statements of work and subcontracts, risk management, and continuous improvement efforts including implementation for cost reduction and performance improvement efforts
  • Experience with earned value cost accounting and reporting; experience with metrics for assessing and reporting program progress, productivity and variance analysis
  • Experience in finance, contracting, export regulations, engineering, logistics, manufacturing and supply chain management
  • Solid problem-solving skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Demonstrated success in managing manpower planning, project reviews, scheduling and budget control
  • Successful track record in managing complex aerospace/defense programs as a prime or subcontractor to a domestic or foreign military organization
  • Excellent leadership and oral and written communication skills
  • Must have a portfolio of programs in which financial objectives (profit, cash flow, revenue, bookings) were achieved This position requires access to information that cannot be released to foreign nationals (NOFORN). Therefore, no foreign nationals are eligible. U.S. citizenship is required. Duties and Responsibilities
    • Participate as a team member or leader on bid and proposal activities. Ensure that the requirements of the request for proposal are met in the preparation and documentation of bids and proposals
    • Actively seek new business opportunities in coordination with Business Development
    • Represent management at program reviews, meetings, seminars, etc.
    • Prepare for and participate in contract/subcontract negotiations. While representing Company's interests, ensure that all government regulatory guidance is adhered to
    • Develop and implement plans and schedules to execute contracts/subcontracts. Allocate and control contract budgets for labor, material, travel, and purchased services. Report program status to senior management on a monthly basis
    • Formally identify, assess, monitor and mitigate risk throughout the program life cycle. Obtain management approval prior to making decisions that will cause deterioration of established program, cost and schedule objectives
    • Develop and implement corrective action plans when deviations from budgets and/or schedules are evident. Seek senior management assistance in resolving schedule and budget problems as they arise
    • Perform variance analyses of schedule and cost on a formal and informal basis and present them to senior management (i.e. earned value management system)
    • Serve as the primary interface with the customer on all matters involving contract execution. Coordinate with other departments on resolution of contractual problems with the customer. Coordinate with Contracts Administration on issues pertaining to contract requirements, changes, and interpretations
    • Verify that conduct of contract requirements is executed in accordance with appropriate regulations and Company policies and procedures (i.e.: federal acquisition regulations)
    • Provide leadership to program team. Ensure communication and cooperation among team members and resolve areas of conflict
    • Manage inventory effectively
    • Manage Internal Research and Development projects
    • Ensure a timely closeout of completed programs and that all obligations are satisfied, and program documentation is properly recorded
    • Understand and develop leading verses lagging indicators
    • Develop and execute program corrective action strategies
    • Develop and understand principles of program planning (i.e. developing a Bill of Materials and Basis of Estimate)
    • Understand lean and process improvement principles (i.e. Lean Six Sigma)
    • Understand cash flow management principles
    • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
    • Other duties as assigned Preferred Skills and Experience:
      • Program Management preferred (i.e. PMP or DAU level 3)
      • Active/current security clearance preferred
      • Prefer experience with turnaround programs in which recovery was successful Required Advanced Competencies
        • Managing the Job
        • Decision Making
        • Team Development/Building Organizational Talent
        • Building Trust and Respect/Integrity
        • Customer Orientation
        • Technical Capability/Applied Learning
        • Communicates with Impact Working Conditions
          • Normal for an office environment. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
          • Travel up to 10% of time --------------------- Physical Requirements Walking - 0-25% of time Sitting - 0-75% of time Standing - 0-10% of time Bending - 0-10% of time Stooping - 0-10% of time Lifting - 0-20 lbs, 0-25% of time Climbing - 0-10% of time In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization. Job Summary Job Responsibilities
            • Manage and direct the daily execution of contract requirements to ensure that cost, schedules and performance goals are met
            • Lead all meetings and the integrated product team (kick-off through project close)
            • Interface, communicate and coordinate with internal and external customers on matters pertaining to existing contracts and bid and proposal activities
            • Participate as a team member or leader on bid and proposal activities. Ensure that the requirements of the request for proposal are met in the preparation and documentation of bids and proposals
            • Actively seek new business opportunities in coordination with Business Development
            • Represent management at program reviews, meetings, seminars, etc.
            • Prepare for and participate in contract/subcontract negotiations. While representing Company's interests, ensure that all government regulatory guidance is adhered to
            • Develop and implement plans and schedules to execute contracts/subcontracts. Allocate and control contract budgets for labor, material, travel, and purchased services. Report program status to senior management on a monthly basis
            • Formally identify, assess, monitor and mitigate risk throughout the program life cycle. Obtain management approval prior to making decisions that will cause deterioration of established program, cost and schedule objectives
            • Develop and implement corrective action plans when deviations from budgets and/or schedules are evident. Seek senior management assistance in resolving schedule and budget problems as they arise.
            • Perform variance analyses of schedule and cost on a formal and informal basis and present them to senior management (e.g., earned value management system)
            • Serve as the primary interface with the customer on all matters involving contract execution. Coordinate with other departments on resolution of contractual problems with the customer. Coordinate with Contracts Administration on issues pertaining to contract requirements, changes, and interpretations.
            • Ensure that conduct of contract requirements are executed in accordance with appropriate regulations and Company policies and procedures (e.g., federal acquisition regulations)
            • Assigned to high-risk programs due to knowledge and experience
            • May lead company's programs reviews in absence of a Director of Programs
            • Responsible for indirectly managing engineering project team assigned to complex development
            • Provide leadership to program team. Ensure communication and cooperation among team members and resolve areas of conflict
            • Manage inventory effectively
            • Manage Internal Research and Development projects
            • Ensure a timely closeout of completed programs and that all obligations are satisfied and program documentation is properly recorded
            • May manage other program managers
            • Understand and develop leading verses lagging indicators
            • Develop and execute program corrective action strategies
            • Develop and understand principles of program planning (i.e. developing a Bill of Materials and Basis of Estimate)
            • Understand lean and process improvement principles (i.e. Lean Six Sigma)
            • Understand cash flow management principles
            • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
              Job Responsibilities Part II Qualifications
              • Bachelor's degree in engineering or business preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
              • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience
              • Knowledge of program management tools and procedures
              • Solid leadership and management skills, particularly influence management and conflict resolution
              • Experience throughout the program lifecycle from development through sustainment to include: proposal development, requirements decomposition, generation of system and subsystem statements of work and subcontracts, risk management, and continuous improvement efforts including implementation for cost reduction and performance improvement efforts
              • Experience with earned value cost accounting and reporting; experience with metrics for assessing and reporting program progress, productivity and variance analysis
              • Experience in finance, contracting, export regulations, engineering, logistics, manufacturing and supply chain management
              • Excellent presentation skills
              • Demonstrated success in managing manpower planning, project reviews, scheduling and budget control
              • Successful track record in managing complex aerospace/defense programs as a prime or subcontractor to a domestic or foreign military organization
              • Excellent leadership and oral and written communication skills
              • Must have a portfolio of programs in which financial objectives (profit, cash flow, revenue, bookings) were achieved
              • Program Management preferred (i.e., PMP or DAU level 3)
              • Prefer experience with turnaround programs in which recovery was successful
                Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are committed--to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued. We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance.--#EOIS Our Mission To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship. Our Vision To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S. Our Values Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish through: INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

                QUALITY. We set high standards of performance, and consistently deliver excellent products and services.

                CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

                DIVERSITY. We embrace different points of view, and continually foster an environment that enable all participants to contribute to their full potential.

                INNOVATION. At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come. Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed--
                to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued. We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance.--

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