DRS Technologies Inc. Manager II- Program Management in Germantown, Maryland
Leonardo DRSis a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.
Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture, which rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website atwww.drs.com.
DRS Airborne & Intelligence Systems, Germantown, MDspecializes in communications-surveillance products that meld both RF and DSP technologies and is a leading worldwide supplier of high-quality signal-intercept equipment. We provide creative RF solutions to the Department of Defense and prime contractors. The facility designs and manufactures HF, VHF, and SHF tuners and receivers, demodulators, direction finders and wireless intercept solutions.
Job Location: Germantown, MD
Job Title: Program Manager II
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. This position will function at a low level of complexity
Duties and Responsibilities:
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
Participate as a team member or leader on bid and proposal activities. Insure that the requirements of the request for proposal 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)
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)
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
Understand and 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
Engineering or business degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience
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
Solid 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
Program Management certification preferred (i.e. PMP or DAU level 3)
Prefer experience with turnaround programs in which recovery was successful
Security Clearance highly preferred
*Leonardo DRS, Inc. *is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #AIS