Subcontract Program Manager

    • Huntsville, AL

Job Description

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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 Protect Those Who Protect Us®." Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.

In Survivability, Targeting & Sensing Solutions (STS), we provide affordable and highly accurate precision-guided munitions, helmet-mounted and head-up displays for fighter aircrafts, and advanced electro-optical/laser technology that detect and defeat threats to air and ground platforms. We are seeking an experienced Subcontract Program Manager in our expanding Precision Guidance & Sensing Solutions product line. The selected candidate will lead a Major Subcontracts Integrated Product Team (IPT) responsible for all major subcontracts content. This opportunity is in support of a dynamic and growing business and includes significant product development content on a major new product capability. Ideal candidate will have experience leading major development subcontracts throughout the product lifecycle; from establishing material strategies to employing best practice subcontract management practices from development through successful transition to production. Major subcontractors are integral to the success of the program so the selected candidate will be a key member of the program leadership team.

Required Skills and Education

  • Ability to routinely travel approximately 25% of the time, with occasional needs up to 50%.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a focus on relationship building, leading through influence, and the ability to effectively communicate (verbally and in writing) at all levels
  • Ability to develop plans specifying goals, staffing, scheduling, identification of risks, contingency plans, and allocation of available resources
  • Ability to communicate with senior management regarding subcontract performance status (cost / schedule / resources / risk) as well as performance to financial objectives
  • Experience communicating externally either with customers or suppliers
  • Technical and business acumen
  • Ability to obtain DOD Secret Security Clearance
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams Integrated Product Teams (IPTs)
  • Demonstrated Risk Management experience
  • Knowledge of acquisition policies and procedures with associated knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR)
  • Significant experience managing the development and compliance of requirements (SOWs, specifications, contractual terms, etc.)
  • Strong organizational skills to handle many overlapping projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated negotiations experience in a Truth in Negotiations (TINA) environment
  • Demonstrated experience successfully engaging supplier executives
Preferred Skills and Education
  • Experience in new business capture including proposals
  • Experience with scope management and cost estimating, including estimate to complete/estimate at completion (ETC/EAC) processes.
  • Control Account Management (CAM) experience (at minimum, CAM trained)
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering or Operations
  • Master's Degree in Engineering and/or Business Administration
  • Prior experience as a program manager
  • Program Management Institute's (PMI) Program Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Secret, Top Secret or TS/SCI clearance
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.

BAE Systems builds and optimizes technology that revolutionizes defense around the world.

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