Sr Spec, Program Management - Alpharetta - job 636890


Date: 02/24/2021

City: Alpharetta, Georgia

Employment type: Full-time


Job Title: Program Manager

Job Code: SAS20211802-56877

Job Location: Alpharetta, GA

Job Description:

We seek an experienced program management practitioner for the role of Program Manager. This role will be responsible for the planning, execution, monitoring, controlling and close out of assigned proposals, development and production programs. The role will support military aerospace business segments with customers spanning domestic and international locations. This position will be responsible for the achievement of customer and internal business case objectives by working across all enterprise functions to formulate both strategic vision and tactical direction for the assigned projects. 35% of the job scope will be focused on supporting business development with new business proposals.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage the overall customer and business case performance of the program portfolio with responsibility and accountability for success to time, cost and quality constraints. The program portfolio contains a variety of strategic imperatives spanning the complete program life cycle, from business case and proposal development through product sustainment and customer support.

  • Lead the IPTs through business case formulation in the pursuit phases of programs for development and production opportunities. Work with IPT to participate in strategy formation and transform objectives into cross functional proposals / execution plans.

  • Lead the IPTs to create enterprise wide program plans from which cross functional execution plans are developed. Responsible for ensuring all development programs are adequately planned at a business and functional level to deliver on business case and customer contract objectives. Knowledge of core planning elements such as requirements planning, deliverables definition, milestone definition, risk management, resource management & critical path scheduling are key.

  • Lead the IPTs through the monitoring and control phase of program execution using robust management operating systems and integrated cross functional teaming approaches. Responsible for ensuring scope, schedule and cost baseline change controls. Knowledge of Earned Value Management techniques and reporting are key. Develop, maintain and manage internal performance scorecards for development and production programs.

  • Lead IPT through the new product introduction phase of programs to ensure successful transition to production and customer services. Utilize a gated control and approval process for the product life-cycle. Responsible for customer scorecard performance and the associated internal performance measures. Work across the functions to identify and plan activities required to continuously improve upon performance variances from business case objectives. Manages through the IPT all "go to green" efforts on scorecard variances.

  • Provides leadership in the creation and maintenance of robust Customer and Subcontractor relationships. Partners with Business Development, Sales and Marketing functions to nurture productive relations, collect the appropriate market and customer intelligence and formulate strategies in pursuit, sales and marketing campaigns. Leads and facilitates customer interfacing on development and production/sustainment programs.


  • BS/BA level degree in engineering, supply chain/operations or business level equivalent.

  • PMP certification or equivalent Program Management experience

  • 5+ years in the military aerospace industry

  • 3+ years of experience in progressive Project and Program Management roles.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Ability to obtain a Security Clearance

  • Demonstrated leadership capability and the ability to affect organizational change in challenging environments. Must be adept at achieving results through multiple organizational functions without direct authority and through influence and negotiation.

  • A demonstrated capability to think strategically and execute tactically. The successful candidate must be an integrative thinker with a strong foundation in data driven problem solving.

  • A demonstrated depth and breadth in business acumen across the major functional disciplines including Program Management, Engineering, Operations, Finance, Contracts, Business Development, Marketing and Sales.

  • Program management practitioner experienced in leading through expert planning, baseline control, metrics and analytics. Demonstrated ability to create management operating systems.

  • Demonstrated communication skills, both written and verbal, at all levels of the organization. Must be skilled in building customer and subcontractor relationships while balancing strategic objectives. Formal and informal negotiation experience required.

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