Program Manager

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Non-Executive Management

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Role Overview
This position is for a senior professional with deep knowledge and highly developed technical expertise in Program Management, who leads medium-sized programs. Develops program plans, schedules, and budgets. Supports strategic planning efforts, solutions for program problems, contract negotiations, and manages important vendors.
Primary Responsibilities:
Leads medium size programs to ensure adherence to program plans, schedules and budgets for programs under his/her responsibility and recommends appropriate adjustments.
Manages important vendors and develops milestones, program plans, schedules and budgets for programs.
Consolidates and presents plans and progress reports.
Prepares and presents value-stream strategy, progress, and results.
Supports annual strategic planning efforts for the business.
Guides continuous improvement initiatives to optimize efficiency and quality.
Identifies and reacts to program problems and supports solutions, such as allocation of resources and changing contractual specifications.
Supports the development of new business growth strategies.
Coordinates responses to customer action items.
Supervises the appropriate use of all resources allocated to the program to ensure efficient use of resources.
Participates in and leads the negotiation of contracts and contractual changes, including coordinating preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements, operational budgets, specifications, and financial conditions of contracts to ensure legal compliance and to protect the organization s interests.
Directs all program phases from inception through completion.
Interfaces with customers for project specifications to ensure successful completion.
Manages the contract lifecycle, cost, schedule and performance of company programs or subsystems of major programs.
Coordinates the negotiation, proposals, business plans, budgets and contracts for programs.
Establishes cost focused performance targets and directs work to achieve these targets.
Education Qualifications:
Bachelor s degree from an accredited institution plus 5+ years of program/project management, engineering or operationally-related experience
Basic Qualifications:
Demonstrated leadership experience
Communication skills: Negotiation, collaboration, creativity, presentation and communication (written and verbal), responsiveness, being open-minded, team player, facilitation
Experience working in a Matrix Organization with multiple customers
Strong customer interface skills
Demonstrated problem solving skills
Microsoft Office experience (strong Excel/PowerPoint, Access a plus)
Experience with the SAP suite of tools a plus
Travel up to 25%
Preferred Qualifications:
Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree or Master of Science in Aerospace Management
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, Earned Value Certification or equivalent
Understanding of operations, engineering, or business development
Understanding of the missile market is a plus
Excellent SAP knowledge and experience desired
At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.
Some of our competitive benefits package includes:
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution
Tuition reimbursement
Life insurance and disability coverage
And more

Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task

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