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Director Programs

Company: Leonardo DRS
Location: Bridgeton
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Leonardo DRS is a prime contractor, leading technology innovator and supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and defense contractors worldwide. The company specializes in naval and maritime systems, ground combat mission command and network computing, global satellite communications and network infrastructure, avionics systems, and intelligence and security solutions. Additionally, the company builds power systems and electro-optical/infrared systems for a wide range of commercial customers. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Leonardo DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. - For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at

Job ID: -107084 -The Leonardo DRS Land Systems business is a recognized leader in the design and integration of complex technologies into new and legacy systems and platforms for global military and commercial customers. Job Summary DRS Sustainment Systems is seeking a Full time Director I Program Management to be responsible for leading the Vehicle Protection System (VPS) line of business (LOB) for Land Systems - Platform Systems Integration business segment program management function. This includes full life cycle management (development, production, and sustainment) of the business segment. Ensures proper methods are followed to track program cost, schedules and performance across the business segment. This position will function at a medium level of complexity and independence while reporting to the Land Systems Vice President - Program Management. Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for leading the line of business (LOB) and/or Company (CO) program management function. This includes full life cycle management (development, production, and sustainment) of the LOB and/or CO.
  • Ensure proper methods are followed to track program cost, schedules and performance across LOB and/or CO
  • Track all program cost, schedules and performance against established program milestones; reporting the status to management stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Develop and implement recovery plans for yellow and red programs (i.e. schedule, technical performance)
  • Ensure program methodologies for the LOB and/or CO and the program management directives are followed
  • Work closely with existing customers, and obtain feedback on the company's performance
  • Work closely with business development, marketing and sales to enhance the business portfolio
  • May lead all meetings and the integrated product team (kick-off through project close)
  • Manage inventory effectively
  • Manage internal research and development programs within LOB and/or CO
  • Develop internal relationships with management stakeholders
  • Manage Program Management development to include coaching, teaching, retaining, attracting, and mentoring
  • Lead monthly program reviews for the Company or LOB
  • Conduct program reviews that identify root-cause and corrective action as well as continuous improvement and financial performance
  • Work closely with Business Development to provide future opportunities for existing customers and solutions for new customers
  • Understand and implement lean and process improvement principles (i.e. Lean Six Sigma)
  • Understand and develop methodologies that allow program managers to apply leading verses lagging indicators
  • Develop processes for identifying, assessing, monitoring and mitigating risk throughout the program life cycle
  • Support, communicate and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization - Job Responsibilities Part II Qualifications
    • Engineering or business degree required. Master's degree preferred. -
    • Minimum of 10 years relevant experience.
    • Certification in Program Management preferred (i.e. PMP or DAU level 3)
    • Advanced knowledge of program management tools and procedures
    • Leadership and management skills, particularly "influence management" and "conflict resolution"
    • Significant 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
    • Advanced problem solving skills
    • Excellent presentation skills
    • Demonstrated success in managing manpower planning, project reviews, scheduling and budget control
    • Must have a successful track record in managing complex aerospace/defense programs such as a prime or sub contractor to a domestic or foreign military organization
    • Must have 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
    • Experience with turnaround programs in which recovery was successful preferred Taking care of our people is a top priority at Leonardo DRS. We are proud to offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, a company contribution to a health savings account, telemedicine, life and disability insurance, legal insurance, and a 401(k) savings plan. We champion wellness programs that focus on physical, emotional, and financial well-being. We develop our talent by offering programs and activities to support career-growth, professional development, and skill enhancement. And we understand there is more to life than work, and the importance of offering flexible work schedules with our 9/80 program, competitive vacation, health/emergency leave, paid parental leave, and community service hours. -*Some employees are eligible for limited benefits onlyLeonardo 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. #LSY

      Leonardo DRS Land Systems division is a recognized world leader in the integration of complex technologies into legacy systems and platforms for military and commercial customers globally. - DRS Land Systems offers a diverse portfolio of military products and technologies focused on battlefield reconnaissance and surveillance, survivability, lethality, heavy transport mobility, fuel and water distribution, radar and electronic systems testing. - Headquartered in Bridgeton, MO with a 100- acre heavy equipment manufacturing facility in West Plains, MO. -

Keywords: Leonardo DRS, Springfield , Director Programs, Executive , Bridgeton, Illinois

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