Program Manager - Weapons Systems

Direct, coordinate and exercise authority for planning, organizing, controlling, integrating and completing for program or projects in a major business area or for program of high technical or organizational complexity or risk, or of critical strategic significance. Ensure achievement of financial, schedule, technical and new business performance objectives for the Type 26 Maritime Indirect Fires System (MIFS). Support initiatives to identify new business development for the business area. Support the development of strategic and financial plans for the company. Provides support to Gun Systems Director in managing and directing Gun System Programs.

Supervises the initiation, organization, planning, authorization of work, management, control, management of change and close out of assigned programs according to the company’s 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 the Program Plan of Execution.

Oversees the implementation and execution of program information management systems and controls to carry out program tasks. Directs work of team members determination of work schedules, prioritization of tasks, and implementation of procedures for performing work activities. Directs and monitors work results for meeting customer requirements, specifications and quality assurance standards. Regularly 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 assigned programs.

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.

Identifies and develops new business opportunities. Develops capture plans and directs the development and preparation of proposals in response to various requests. Ensures that work statements are adequately defined and that staffing requirements are correct. Reviews make/buy decisions and approves the selection of subcontractors. Develops a multi-year strategic plan for the business area. Develops input to the company’s value plan for assigned area. Acts as proposal manager that includes preparing outlines, project timelines, and content for proposal efforts. Develops an approach to writing a compliant and competitive response. Researches background information to compile written content and ensure content is clear, concise, and compliant in accordance with Request for Proposal/Information (RFP/RFI) requirements.

Supports fact-finding and contract negotiations with the customer. Represents the company at appropriate customer or sponsor meetings.

Directs the work activities of employees assigned and is responsible for supporting the selection, counseling, training, development and evaluation of the performance of team members. Ensures the adherence within assigned programs to the Operation Framework and the attestation to compliance within the appropriate sections of the Operation Compliance Statement.

Required Skills and Education Bachelor’s degree plus 15 years relevant experience or 6 additional years experience in lieu of degree.

Strong network of associates in Government, Industry

Knowledge and experience in Military Weapon Systems

Experience in risk and opportunity analysis, tracking and mitigation

Experience in the execution of DoD programs; ability to obtain Secret or higher levels of security clearance

Experience in proposal development and writing

Preferred Skills and Education Master’s degree plus 13 years of relevant experience preferred

Knowledge of Large Caliber Weapons

Knowledge of naval ships and/or air defense platforms

Experience in the execution of UK MOD programs

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services Posting 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. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, this Platform and Services Group of BAE Systems employs nearly 11,000 professionals at more than 30 locations worldwide. Platform and Services is a global leader in the design, development, production, and service support of armored combat vehicles, major and minor caliber naval guns and missile launchers, canisters, artillery systems, and intelligent munitions. People are the greatest asset in any Company. 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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