Program Director

Job Summary

Directs, coordinates, plans, organizes, controls, integrates and completes several programs or projects in a major business area typically having average annual aggregate revenue of $50M to $99M. Ensures achievement of financial, schedule, technical and new business performance objectives. Participates in the creation of new business and in the development of strategic and financial plans for the company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Initiates, organizes, plans, authorizes work, manages, controls, manages change and closes out assigned programs according to the company’s Integrated Project Management Processes.

2. Develops and establishes procedures and guidelines for daily operation of the assigned programs. Prepares, executes, and revises the Program Plan of Execution.

3. Implements and executes program information management systems and controls in order to carry out program tasks. Determines work schedules, prioritizes tasks and implements procedures for performing work activities. Directs and monitors work results for meeting customer requirements, specifications and quality assurance standards. Evaluates performance of assigned program tasks in terms of quality, cost control and achievement of technical, schedule, performance and contractual objectives. Keeps upper management informed regarding program status and any technical, cost, schedule or administrative problems within programs.

4. Establishes, maintains and promotes good customer relationships. Ensures the coordination of work tasks with customer representatives. Ensures customers are informed on status and progress of assigned programs. Coordinates program reviews and directs the preparation of status and progress reports as directed in the Lifecycle Management Guidelines, the North American Charter for Program Management and the Operational Framework.

5. Identifies and develops new business opportunities. Develops marketing plans and directs the development and preparation of proposals in response to various requests. Ensures that work statements are adequately defined that the staffing requirements are correct. Reviews make/buy decisions and approves the selection of subcontractors. Develops a multi-year plan for Business Area that includes the estimation of customer budgets and a strength, weakness, opportunity and threat (SWOT) analysis of the strategic and tactical approach to business development. Develops input to the company’s value plan for assigned area.

6. Supports fact-finding and contractual negotiations with the customer. Represents the company at appropriate customer or sponsor meetings. Ensures the adherence within assigned programs, to the Operational Framework and the attestation to compliance with the appropriate sections of the Operation Compliance Statement.

7. Provides career guidance and counselling to employees on assigned program and provides input into their performance appraisals.

8. Maintains a safe work environment and ensures compliance with safety objectives and policies.

9. Shares responsibility of self-development with immediate supervisor.

Required Skills and Education Bachelor’s degree and 15+ years is required.

Ability to lead and manage a $400m contract with 100+ full-time equivalent heads

Strong Subcontract Management skills, ability to manage 4-6 major subcontracts

Strong interpersonal skills, ability to form a strong relationship with USG personnel

Strong communication skills, ability to brief internal Executive Management and senior USAF personnel

Problem Solving:

Analytical thought needed to resolve issues in a variety of complex

situations without supervision.

Nature of Impact:

Routinely impacts quality, timeliness of results, planning and revenues

or budget, frequently sets policies and procedures.

Interpersonal Skills:

Communicates sensitive information, modifies beliefs or opinions within

a Program or Line of Business.

Negotiation Skills:

Negotiates mainly internally, at higher levels and occasionally with

external relationships.

Project Management:

Senior Project/Program team member responsible for work flow which is

varied in nature with situations frequently requiring new solutions.

Strong technical background, understanding of

RF Countermeasures and USAF Special Operations Command.

Preferred Skills and Education Masters degree

Strong technical background, understanding of

RF Countermeasures and USAF Special Operations Command.

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.

The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression EEO Career Site Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities . females . veterans . individuals with disabilities . sexual orientation . gender identity . gender expression

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