Job ID: 104323
The Leonardo DRS Global Enterprise Solutions business delivers world-class mission-critical satellite communications and security solutions with unmatched reliability and support anywhere in the world.
Responsible for the overall management of the Special Operations Forces (SOF) Global COMSATCOM Network. The Program Manager will coordinate the execution of SOF requested contract line items with the appropriate Contracting Officers or COR and coordinate with SOF satellite and terrestrial capacity providers.
Manage and direct the daily execution of contract requirements to assure that cost, schedules, and performance goals are met.
Provide interface, communication, and coordination 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, assure 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 monthly.
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.
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.
Assure 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. Assures communication and cooperation among team members and resolves areas of conflict.
Assure a timely closeout of completed programs to ensure 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
Seven years directly applicable program management experience and bachelor’s degree. Five years experience will be considered in lieu of education.
Minimum of five years of experience managing contracts or projects more than $25 million or more than 250MHz of satellite bandwidth.
Minimum of five years of Special Operations Forces (SOF) experience.
Verifiable experience in managing a program of similar size, scope, and level of responsibility.
Knowledge of program management tools and procedures.
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 metrics for assessing and reporting program progress, productivity, and variance analysis.
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.
Must have a portfolio of programs in which financial objectives (profit, cash flow, revenue, bookings) were achieved.
Active TS/SCI clearance
Bachelors degree in business discipline
Program management certification (i.e., PMP or DAU level 3)
Experience with turnaround programs in which recovery was successful
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Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.