BAE Systems is looking for a senior and experienced Program Director to join our team in Huntsville, AL for an exciting opportunity supporting the capture and execution of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Weapon System Integration (WSI) contract. Initially supporting the capture and proposal development stages of the GMD WSI program, upon award, you will subsequently manage all aspects of this new franchise program. You will have the opportunity to step into a high visibility senior leadership role that will lead all aspects of execution to include profit and loss responsibility /cost management, schedule management, staffing, customer engagement, and technical execution. The ideal candidate will be highly engaging, team-oriented, adaptable, customer-focused and able to respond rapidly to a dynamic programmatic environment. Hiring manager will consider candidates located in other U.S. locations.
The Program Director will: • Assist the senior capture executive with developing and submitting a winning proposal. • Work with the IDS leadership team to create the organizational design for the new business operation. • Provide overall program leadership of a BAE System team of up to 1500 personnel; plan, execute, and manage all efforts within the program and across cross-functional teams. • Serve as the focal point for all activity within the program including strategic planning. • Ensure all contractor tasks are completed within the deadlines; tasking guidance from the Government is clear; personnel are qualified to perform the tasks; resolve personnel issues pre-emptively. • Ensure a high level of customer satisfaction via flawless execution and regular customer engagements. • Communicate with the Government leadership for problem resolution, task scheduling, new resource requirements, training and task clarification. • Oversee and be responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of the program to ensure that it meets or exceeds annual operating plan objectives. • Coordinate the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract. • Establish milestones and monitor adherence to master plans and schedules, identify program problems and obtain solutions such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications. • Monitor project plans and execution to ensure technical and work scope requirements, schedule, and budget are well defined and maintained. • Ensure program efforts are planned and executed in accordance with company policies, procedures, processes, and best practices. Provide the coordination between the project teams, functional managers, and technical / engineering teams, to ensure all necessary reviews are conducted and approvals are received. • Model and demonstrate strong leadership in ethics, safety and security. • Ensure program and product safety are managed in accordance with company policies, procedures, processes, and best practices.
Required Skills and Education
• Bachelor of Science Degree with 12+ years of progressive program management and leadership experience. • In-depth experience with the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) weapon system, either as a U.S. Government employee or as a contractor • In depth understanding of the Missile Defense Agency organization, programs, priorities and initiatives. • Demonstrated success in leading large teams and/or organizations to achieve common goals. • Able to work independently, demonstrate strong initiative, and organize all tasking with minimal supervision. • Possess strong communication skills (oral and written) as well as the ability to interact with team members, external vendors, various levels of Customer and internal leadership and management. • Active U.S. Government Top Secret security clearance.
Preferred Skills and Education
• Master of Science Degree in a related field. • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification • Active Top Secret SCI security clearance. • Proposal and/or business capture experience.
About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. That's BAE Systems. That's Inspired Work. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression. To see Inspired Work in action, visit www.baesystems.com and follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/baesystemsintel.
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