Director, Program Manager

General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc
Fairfax, VA
Jun 22, 2021
Jun 25, 2021
Full Time
Basic Qualifications : Bachelors degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 15 years of demonstrated leadership; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 13 years of demonstrated leadership.CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a US Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, US citizenship is required. Responsibilities for this Position: General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Director, Program Manager. The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nations fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.General Dynamics is looking for experienced leaders with a history of developing positive customer relationships by working shoulder to shoulder with customers to deliver new space technologies, space hardware, satellite systems and end to end mission systems on time and within budget. This individual will have a track record of developing relationships with not only the customer but also the leaders of the internal organizations including supply chain management and technical work centers required for program execution success. As part of the position General Dynamics is looking for candidates with strong supply chain and mission assurance background. As aspiring leaders, General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) believes there are several enabling behaviors which will influence your success. These behaviors will also serve as leading indicators of likely success (or difficulty), and will be used by your manager in evaluating your performance and growth as a leader, and will serve to build trust from your teams, your customer, and the organization. These behaviors are: Develop yourselfDevelop othersBe a team playerCommunicate effectivelyDevelop and sustain the relationships you need to be successful Shape culture and positively impact the morale, motivation, and engagement of those around youOperate at the right level and deliver on your commitmentsThink and act strategically Confront realityTake reasonable, managed risksIt is expected the successful candidate will utilize these tenets so they can build on their own essential skills and traits.REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS: Develops & implements product/program strategies, roadmaps, and cohesive integrated plans for portfolio to meet business and program objectives relating to revenue, margin, quality, and time-to-market Develops, defines and executes project plans, schedules, budgets and deliverables Balances programs, risks and opportunities with executable strategies to meet technical requirements and budgets Conducts reviews to drill down into issues on products/programs, identify issues, develop corrective actions, and communicate issues, impacts and corrective actions to program teams Manages people who lead department or cross-functional program teams in matrix organization to achieve schedule, cost, and technical performance objectives Prepares and presents program/product status to leadership and external customers Interfaces with customers on technical matters regarding program/products Develops customer relationships and develops new business within the market/program Identifies market/scope changes and develops product/program positions for costs/price and feature changes or equitable cost/schedule adjustments Develops personnel to ensure efficient operation Delegates assignments to others for developing solutions Develops and executes proposal plans and strategies Effectively engages in complex negotiations involving various aspects of the business area KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Extensive knowledge of products and technologies including current and potential applications in the space industry Extensive knowledge of target customer market Ability to generate cohesive program plans Ability to identify partnership candidates best suited to fill product gaps Demonstrated leadership of a program with significant delivery or technical risk Skilled in the development and implementation of product/program strategy and tactics Extensive understanding of business and supply chain strategy Ability to develop and implement a product-oriented WBS and WBS Dictionary Ability to track work accomplished to baseline plans and identify issues, track progress, and follow through on effective corrective actions based on data analysis and trends Extensive verbal and written communication skills Ability to lead teams in matrix organization to achieve schedule, cost, and technical performance objectives Ability to lead others in team building, conflict resolution, motivation, leadership and advanced risk management Ability to apply advanced negotiation skills to solve internal, external and customer issues Will interact frequently with internal personnel and outside representatives at various levels Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions on programs to internal and external representatives Needs ability to execute company policies that affect immediate operations Extensive ability to understand and analyze program financial data Outstanding relationship management and marketing skills Expert risk and opportunity management skills and ability to apply them to programs Extensive knowledge of government contracting practices and regulations regarding acquisition Ability to develop and execute proposal plans and strategies Knowledge of MS Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint May be required to travel PREFERRED DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE: Engineering DegreeBackground in Aerospace Technical and Program Management Company Overview: General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.With a global team of 12,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.EOE/Disability/Veteran