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Senior Program Manager

KLM Careers
Scottsdale, AZ
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Senior Program Manager

Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Must be a US Citizen.

Must have a current Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance.

Industry: Aerospace / Aviation / Defense

Job Category: Sales / Marketing - Business Development / New Accounts

Relocation Assistance Available - Possible for ideal candidate

Overview:

The company engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 12,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high-performance team!

The company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities:

Bachelors degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 10 years relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Qualifications:

The company has an immediate opening for a Senior Program Manager. The position provides an opportunity to execute space-based and intelligence programs for civil and national security customers while leading efforts to capture new business in related fields with new customers. This could include exploring emerging technologies like quantum physics-based communications and sensing. The candidate will have deep qualifications managing and leading teams, an understanding of DOD and IC acquisition processes, and experience managing defense industrial base program management and capture management processes.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:

Uses proposal plans and strategies to lead team in developing, defining, and implementing cohesive, integrated program/product, subcontractor, and material plans and business plans that achieve overall current and long term objectives of the program/product, business unit, and division

Identifies needed resources for projects, defines and assigns major program roles

Leads the establishment of and sets integrated WBS-based budget and schedule baselines including management reserve for advanced development programs/products or major subcontracts where the scope is not well defined and there is significant possibility for change

Monitors work accomplished to baseline plans to ensure rate of work completion is sufficient to meet program/product schedules, develops corrective actions, and communicate issues, impacts and corrective actions to program teams

Balances programs, risks and opportunities with executable strategies to meet technical requirements and budgets

Manages people who lead department or cross-functional program teams in matrix organization to achieve schedule, cost, and technical performance objectives

Develops personnel to ensure efficient operation

Delegates assignments to others for developing solutions

Sets standards for metric reviews over a family of programs/product line or within a business area

Responsible for maximizing profit and cash flow of products/programs

Prepares and presents program/product status to leadership and external customers

Interfaces with customers on technical matters regarding program/products

Leads team to identify and quantify risks and opportunities; leads risk mitigation / opportunity capture activities

Reviews organizational capabilities, and development/execution of strategies, to improve the competitiveness of the organization through actions such as professional growth & development, strategic hiring, strategic partnering, and acquisitions

Identifies market/scope changes and develops product/program positions for costs/price and feature changes or equitable cost/schedule adjustments

Develops and executes proposal plans and strategies

Develops customer relationships and develops new business within the market/program

Leads the patent and data rights for the products/programs/proposals/subcontracts

May be responsible for directing the planning, proposal preparation, negotiation, budgeting, performance measurement, and profit generation of other program managers

May be responsible for Remote Site Management

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Significant knowledge of products and technologies including current and potential applications

Significant knowledge of target customer markets

Ability to generate cohesive program plans

Must be able to establish and assure adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans, and performance requirements

Ability to develop and implement a product-oriented WBS and WBS Dictionary

Ability to track work accomplished to baseline plans and identify issues, track progress, and follow through on effective corrective actions based on data analysis and trends

Ability to understand and analyze program financial data

Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions on programs to internal and external representatives

Significant verbal and written communication skills

Ability to evaluate quality of work product to ensure satisfaction of customer requirements

Significant understanding of advanced of risk and opportunity management techniques and ability to apply them to programs

Significant knowledge of business objectives proposal techniques, and business development for new business

Ability to lead teams in matrix organization

Ability to lead others in team building, conflict resolution, motivation, and leadership

Ability to develop and execute proposal plans and strategies

Ability to apply advanced negotiation skills to solve internal, external and customer issues

Significant understanding of business and supply chain strategy

Significant knowledge of government contracting practices and regulations regarding acquisition

Outstanding relationship management and marketing skills

Ability to identify partnership candidates best suited to fill product/program gaps

Needs ability to execute company policies that affect immediate operations

Skilled in the development and implementation of product/program strategy and tactics

Ability to manage/mentor others within program management discipline

Demonstrates proper negotiation of program/product line related decisions

Erroneous decisions or recommendations or failure to complete assignments normally result in serious delays and considerable expenditure of additional time, human resources, and funds

Will interact frequently with internal personnel and outside representatives at various levels

IDEAL CANDIDATE

This position is driven by both new business need and existing customer.

We are looking for someone dynamic, that is comfortable in grey area. This will be shifting our business model to new ways of doing things in the Space Industry. Experience in Space Business Development a STRONG PLUS!


The person needs to be Confident spends time talking to the area director and understand his wants and needs confident and secure enough to make decisions on the wants and needs

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2nd strong familiarity and comfort in the defense industrial space. Without this and the candidate doesnt know the processes all the well, steps on landmines. Someone comfortable w Process around defense project and programs.

Expertise building things. Hard ware is a plus SPACE Hardware is a big plus. He sells a lot of software
For the Scottsdale person space electronics / defense strongly desired.


Requirements

1. Bachelors degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 10 years relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.

2. Must have a current Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance.

3. Hardware is a plus SPACE Hardware is a big plus.

4. The candidate will have deep qualifications managing and leading teams, an understanding of DOD and IC acquisition processes

5. Experience managing defense industrial base program management and capture management processes.

6. Experience in Space Business Development a STRONG PLUS!

7. Significant understanding of business and supply chain strategy

8. Significant knowledge of government contracting practices and regulations regarding acquisition

9. Ability to develop and implement a product-oriented WBS and WBS Dictionary

10. Working Knowledge of MS Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint

11. Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder.

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