Program Director - Soldier Sensors & Lasers

Program Director for a portfolio of Sensor and Laser programs in Survivability, Targeting, and Sensing Solutions Business Area, Precision Guidance and Sensing Solutions Product Line. As Program Director this individual shall:

  • Make strategic decisions in a fast paced competitive environment
  • Deal effectively with senior program level customers and partners
  • Resolve customer issues of a complex nature
  • Be accountable for an effective and efficient program so that sales, profit, and sign-up objectives are achieved
  • Be accountable for penetrating new markets and for the development of winning proposals
  • Be accountable for environment where each customer believes the program is committed to their requirements and objectives
  • Ensure that programs within the portfolio receive the necessary support and services from the functional organizations to achieve program objectives
  • Ensure the achievement of program objectives, budgets, and schedules by analyzing actuals and taking relevant corrective action as necessary
  • Ensure an environment of teamwork within the program area based on a fundamental respect for each person’s or organization’s contribution to the team, open communication among team members, and a willingness to place the success of the team above personal self interest
  • Ensure effective utilization of IR&D resources within the program area to achieve technical and competitive advantages in the marketplace
  • Be accountable for defining requirements of the program area by disciplined manpower planning and forecasting and by obtaining required personnel either through the relevant functional organizations or outside hire as appropriate
  • Ensures the adherence within assigned programs to the Operation Framework and the attestation to compliance within the appropriate sections of the Operation Compliance Statement Minimum Education and Experience Bachelor’s Degree and 15 years work experience or equivalent experience Required Skills and Education

Required Education:

Bachelor’s and 14+ year(s) related experience

Required Skills:

  • Problem Solving Ability: Requires advanced conceptual thinking in complex and/or completely new situations
  • Interpersonal Skills: Developed communication skills to exchange complex information
  • Negotiation Skills: Ability to negotiate at a high level with internal and external customers and partners
  • Project Management: Project Manager on large, complex projects or Program Manager on medium size programs ($25-$50MM in revenue) responsible for oversight of team and budget or Subcontracts Manager of a large, complex subcontract
  • Risk and Opportunity management skills
  • Potential to advance to the VP / GM level Preferred Skills and Education

Preferred Skills:

  • Program P&L responsibility with a diverse portfolio, including multiple contracts/customers/products/services/suppliers and geographic locations. Individual will have experienced this role through multiple business cycles.

Specific experience includes:

  • Production Program experience, preferably high volume (>10,000 units)
  • Lean 6 Sigma training, greenbelt or better preferred, with knowledge of defect elimination/quality, productivity/COPQ
  • Design for Manufacturing experience on Design & Development programs
  • Supply Chain Management experience
  • Exemplary risk & opportunity management skills
  • Leadership in Safety, Code of Conduct/ethics, diversity, and security
  • Senior level customer interaction, with experience in relationship management
  • Customer advocate with successful resolution of customer issues. Experience in industry networking, participating in relevant roles
  • Ability to develop and execute an entrepreneurial strategy resulting in business growth. Experience in leading a capture activity
  • Experiences in multiple Business Areas/product lines or sites
  • Ability to successfully lead a team through a crisis, using change management skills
  • Successful functional experience at level/Tier 4 Functional Management
  • Ability to lead large groups of employees or teams and develop future leaders
  • Evidence of successful international business experience About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 100,000 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.

Electronic Solutions, based in Nashua, New Hampshire, provides systems and products that maximize the effectiveness and safety of fighting forces and first responders. Its offerings include infrared countermeasures and electronic protection systems for military and civilian aircraft; information management systems; signal acquisition, analysis, and exploitation systems that optimize use of the electromagnetic spectrum by friendly forces while denying its use by adversaries; interoperable communications systems for firefighters and other first responders; thermal weapon sights; precision targeting systems; situational awareness systems for ground vehicles; night-vision systems; identification friend or foe systems; and radiation-hardened electronics. Electronic Solutions also includes the group’s Technology Solutions unit, which joins the business with government research organizations and industry to develop and demonstrate innovative system concepts in such areas as situational awareness, communications and networking, and precision targeting.

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