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Senior Program Manager

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: -107086 -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 Program Manager III. This ideal candidate will manage and direct the daily execution of 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. Responsibilities are conducted under the guidance of senior level management (Director of Programs, or LOB Lead). - Job Responsibilities Works closely with Engineering to manage a development program or a project. May need to intercede with Engineering Management to accomplish objectives. -Work outcomes may encompass product development, services or both. Manages and ensures the timely completion of specific, defined technical programs or projects. Oversee a team or portion of a program to plan, track and execute project plans from start to completion using specific technical knowledge. Provides resolution to a diverse range of complex problems. Uses judgement within defined policies and practices.

  • Participate as a team member or IPT 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 for existing customers
  • 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
  • Allocate and control contract budgets for labor, material, travel and purchased services. Regularly report program status to senior management -
  • Formally identify, assess, monitor and mitigate risk throughout the program life cycle. Obtains management approval prior to making decisions that will cause deterioration of established program, cost and schedule objectives.
  • May be required to ensure the overall execution of material on schedule and on budget for a business area
  • May be required to collaborate on various tasks with various project teams
  • May be required to various tasks/team/project/Engineering changes -
  • Notify and seek senior management assistance in resolving schedule and budget problems as they arise. Develop and implement corrective action plans when deviations from budgets and/or schedules are evident
  • Perform variance analysis of schedule and cost on a formal and informal basis and present them to senior management (i.e. earned value management system)
  • 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 the contract requirements are executed in accordance with appropriate regulations and Company policies and procedures (i.e. federal acquisition regulations) Job Responsibilities Part II
    • Provide leadership to program or project team. Assures communication and cooperation among team members and resolves areas of conflict -
    • Ensure a timely closeout of completed programs to ensure that all obligations are satisfied and program documentation is properly recorded
    • Understand and develop leading verses lagging indicators
    • Develop and execute program corrective action strategies
    • May partner with various stakeholders on planning process and system improvements -
    • Develop and understand principles of program planning. Broad application of principles, theories, and concepts in applicable discipline, plus working knowledge of other related fields
    • Develop and understand cash flow management principles
    • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization Secondary Accountabilities
      • Develop and understand principles of process improvement (i.e. Lean Six Sigma)
      • May require 7+ year in the in DoD program and/or materials management and in production manufacturing operation utilizing MRP/ERP depending upon the job discipline
      • May require knowledge of DoD FAR procurement regulations
      • May require knowledge of MRP/ERP with a solid understanding of electro-mechanical assembly operations, bills of material, demand material planning, and the supply chain purchasing process Qualifications
        • 7+ years relevent experience
        • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
        • Engineering, Finance, Supply Chain or Business degree may be preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience depending upon the job discipline
        • Knowledge of program management tools and procedures
        • Solid leadership and management skills -
        • 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 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
        • Solid problem solving skills
        • Strong presentation skills
        • Experience with managing manpower planning, project reviews, scheduling and budget control
        • Ability to manage aerospace/defense programs as a prime or subcontractor to a domestic or foreign military organization - -
        • Strong oral and written communication skills
        • Program Management certification preferred (i.e. PMP or DAU) 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 , Senior Program Manager, Executive , Bridgeton, Illinois

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