Product Center Director - Power and Propulsion Solutions

Job Description

It's about the journey. Whether it's a bus ride or flight, our commercial electronic systems help transport millions of passengers every day. Every second a plane takes off somewhere in the world, enabled by our flight-critical products. On the ground, our electric and hybrid solutions save more than 22 million gallons of fuel per year. Be part of our journey at Electronic Systems where you'll be among the brightest minds, working on the industry's most difficult problems. Drawing strength from our differences, we're innovating for the future. And you can, too. Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first -exemplified by our mission: "We Innovate For Those Who Move The WorldTM." Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.

In Power & Propulsion Solutions, we're involved with everything from providing efficient, power management on military vehicles to developing eco-friendly, hybrid and electric systems for the commercial world. Be part of a team that is helping to keep the air we breathe much cleaner.

The Product Center Director will direct, coordinate and exercise supervisory authority for planning, organizing, controlling, integrating and completing programs/projects for the Power & Propulsion Solutions (PPS) product management center. You will manage the design, development and improvement of various advanced, technologies and products related to hybrid-electric propulsion and power management applications. You will ensure that products and services provided by the product center achieve technical, schedule and financial objectives by leading teams in an inspirational and ethical manner.

Specifically, the successful candidate:
Supervises the initiation, organization, planning, authorization of work, execution, control, management of change and close out of assigned programs according to the company's LCM and other applicable processes. Oversees the development and establishment of procedures and guidelines for daily operation of the assigned programs, and directs initial preparation, execution and revision of project plans. Monitors program performance for technical, schedule and financial objectives. Identifies and implements corrective actions, as required. Ensures all programs are reviewed monthly and have risk mitigation plans in place. Constantly and aggressively seek leaner, lower-cost design approaches and methods while ensuring technical, schedule, development cost and DTC requirements are met and/or exceeded. Develops working relationships with other functions (business development, account management, engineering, operations, finance, etc.). Provides mentoring to newer personnel in the organization. Communicates with staff on business status/needs. Coordinate the growth of advanced technologies and capabilities within PPS. Coordinates the execution of product roadmaps to support business growth. Maintains a safe work environment and ensures compliance with safety objectives and policies. Develop strong working relationships with other functions both within Electronic Systems and across BAE Systems nationally and internationally. As a key member of the PPS leadership team, the Product Center Director supports the business growth initiatives and fulfillment of long term business plans.

Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in a related field and a Master's degree is preferred. More than 12 years of work experience as a program manager and/or technical/project manager is required. The successful candidate will have direct experience with a commercial business model through proven experiences with commercial development and production programs, demonstrated growth skills, and solid management skills.

Demonstrated technical leadership and domain expertise in reliability growth, mechanical packaging, rotating machines, and power systems for vehicle applications.

Extensive technical leadership experience in the development of complex electronic systems and leading engineering teams on new business pursuits.

Excellent project leadership skills.

Broad understanding of the functional discipline and product development lifecycle.

Demonstrated the ability to make decisions with clarity in an environment of ambiguity and uncertainty.

Proven mentoring and coaching skills.

Work borderlessly to solve problems, streamline processes, secure resources and ensure a culture of affordability, innovation, diversity & inclusion.

Demonstrated track record of leadership, accountability, and ownership.

Demonstrated track record of challenging status-quo and continuously seeking business execution improvement.

Strong analytical, planning and project management abilities.

Ability to identify and assess problem areas and develop cost effective solutions

Preferred Skills and Education
PMP Certification preferred.

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems Electronic Systems is the global innovator behind game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve.

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