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Senior Program Manager

Location: 

Tampa, FL, US, 33607

Job ID: 103555 

 

The Leonardo DRS Global Enterprise Solutions business delivers world-class mission-critical satellite communications and security solutions with unmatched reliability and support anywhere in the world.

Job Summary

This position is contingent on contract award

 

Location: Tampa, FL
Manage and direct the daily execution of a large-scale SATCOM program for the Navy within contract requirements to assure that cost, schedules and performance goals are met.  Lead all meetings and the integrated product team (kick-off through project close). Provide interface, communication and coordination with internal and external customers on matters pertaining to existing contracts and bid and proposal activities. Participate as a team leader on bid and proposal activities. Ensure that the requirements of the request for proposal are met in the preparation and documentation of bids and proposals. This position will function at a medium level of complexity and independence.

Job Responsibilities


•    Manage and direct the daily execution of multiple programs or large scale programs within contract requirements to assure that cost, schedules and performance goals are met
•    Lead all meetings and the integrated product team (kick-off through project close)
•    Provide interface, communication and coordination with internal and external customers on matters pertaining to existing contracts and bid and proposal activities
•    Participate as a team leader on bid and proposal activities. Ensure that the requirements of the RFP are met in the preparation and documentation of bids and proposals.
•    Actively seek new business opportunities in coordination with Business Development
•    Represent management at program reviews, meetings, seminars, etc.
•    Prepare for and participate in contract/subcontract negotiations. While representing Company’s interests, assure that all government regulatory guidance is adhered to
•    Develop and implement plans and schedules to execute contracts/subcontracts. Allocate and control contract budgets for labor, material, travel and purchased services. Report program status to senior management on a monthly basis
•    Formally identifies, assesses, monitors and mitigates risk throughout the program life cycle. Obtains management approval prior to making decisions that will cause deterioration of established program, cost and schedule objectives
•    Develop and implement corrective action plans when deviations from budgets and/or schedules are evident. Seek senior management assistance in resolving schedule and budget problems as they arise
•    Perform variance analyses of schedule and cost on a formal and informal basis and present them to senior management (i.e.: earned value management system)
  

Job Responsibilities Part II

 •   Serve as the primary interface with the customer on all matters involving contract execution. Coordinate with other departments on resolution of contractual problems with the customer. Coordinate with Contracts Administration on issues pertaining to contract requirements, changes, and interpretations.
•    Assure that conduct of contract requirements is executed in accordance with appropriate regulations and Company policies and procedures (i.e.: federal acquisition regulations)
•    Assigned to high risk programs due to knowledge and experience
•    May lead company’s programs reviews in absence of a Director of Programs
•    Responsible for indirectly managing engineering project team assigned to complex development
•    Provide leadership to program team. Assures communication and cooperation among team members and resolves areas of conflict 
•    Manage inventory effectively
•    Manage Internal Research and Development projects
•    Assure a timely closeout of completed programs to ensure that all obligations are satisfied and program documentation is properly recorded
•    May manage other Program Managers
•    Develop leading verses lagging indicators
•    Develop and execute program corrective action strategies
•    Develop and understand principles of program planning (i.e. developing a Bill of Materials and Basis of Estimate)
•    Understand lean and process improvement principles (i.e. Lean Six Sigma)
•    Understand cash flow management principles
•    Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Qualifications


•    Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering or business degree preferred) or equivalent combination of education and experience.  
•    Minimum 10 years of relevant experience.
•    Eight years or more experience in satellite communications networks
•    Ability to obtain minimum SECRET security clearance
•    Expert knowledge of program management tools and procedures
•    Solid leadership and management skills, particularly “influence management” and “conflict resolution”
•    Experience throughout the program lifecycle from development through sustainment to include: proposal development, requirements decomposition, generation of system and subsystem statements of work and subcontracts, risk management, and continuous improvement efforts including implementation for cost reduction and performance improvement efforts
•    Experience with earned value cost accounting and reporting; experience with metrics for assessing and reporting program progress, productivity and variance analysis
•    Experience in finance, contracting, export regulations, engineering, logistics manufacturing and supply chain management
•    Excellent customer interface skills
•    Demonstrated ability to lead teams in project based environment
•    Excellent problem solving skills
•    Excellent presentation skills
•    Demonstrated success in managing manpower planning, project reviews, scheduling and budget control
•    Successful track record in managing complex aerospace/defense programs as a prime or sub-contractor to a domestic or foreign military organization
•    Excellent leadership and oral and written communication skills
•    Must have a portfolio of programs in which financial objectives (profit, cash flow, revenue, bookings) were achieved

 

Preferred Qualifications
•    Five years or more experience in satellite communications supporting the US Navy
•    PMP or DAU Level 3 certification
•    Active SECRET security clearance or higher
•    Program Management preferred (i.e. PMP or DAU level 3)
•    Prefer experience with turnaround programs in which recovery was successful

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families, and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Leonardo DRS is taking action to address the risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace.  We require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated, unless a medical or religious accommodation is formally approved by Leonardo DRS prior to commencing employment.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish this through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE. We set high standards of performance for ourselves and others. We consistently deliver excellent products and services. We adhere to quality levels demanded by our customers. We assume responsibility and accountability to achieve excellence. We settle for nothing less.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION. We accept unconditionally the value that every individual has to offer. We embrace different points of view. We continually foster an environment that enables all employees to contribute to their full potential. We cooperate together as a diverse workforce serving a diverse population.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com


Nearest Major Market: Tampa