DescriptionJoin the team that is a leader in engineering, designing and manufacturing of leading-edge military expeditionary products and rugged industrial/commercial products since 1937.*What We Offer:- Health benefits, including telehealth medical services, Dental & Vision- Life, AD&D & Disability (paid for by the company)- 401K with a company match- Safe & clean work environmentThe Program Manager directs the daily execution of contract requirements to assure that cost, schedules, performance and risk reduction goals are met. Leads 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.Essential Duties:- Manages and directs the daily execution of contract requirements to assure that cost, schedules and performance goals are met- Leads all meetings and the integrated product (IPT) team (kick-off through project close)- Provides interface, communications and coordination with internal and external customers on matters pertaining to existing contracts and bid and proposal activities- Participates as a team member or leader on bid and proposal activities. Ensures that the requirements of the request for proposal are met in the preparation and documentation of bids and proposals- Actively seeks new business opportunities in coordination with Business Development- Represents 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- Develops and implements plans and schedules to execute contracts/subcontracts. Allocates and controls contract budgets for labor, material travel and purchased services. Reports program status to senior management monthly- Formally identifies, assesses, monitors and mitigates risk throughout the program life cycle. Obtains senior management approval prior to making decisions that will cause deterioration of established program, cost and schedule objectives.- Develops and implements root cause/corrective action (RCCA) plans when deviations from budgets and/or schedules are evident- Develops and supports Earned Value Management assessments as required by contract- Performs variance analysis of schedule and cost on a formal and informal basis and presents them to senior management (i.e. earned value management system)- Serves as a primary interface with the customer on all matters involving contract execution. Coordinates with other departments on resolution of contractual problems with the customer. Coordinates with Contracts Administration on issues pertaining to contract requirements, changes, and interpretations- Assures that conduct of contract requirements is executed in accordance with appropriate regulations and company policies and procedures (i.e. federal acquisition regulations)- Provides leadership to program team. Assures communication and cooperation among team members and resolves areas of conflict- Manages inventory effectively- Manages internal research and development projects- Assures a timely closeout of completed programs to ensure that all obligations are satisfied and program documentation is properly recorded- Understands and develops leading verses lagging indicators- Develops and executes program root cause/corrective action (RCCA) strategies- Develops and understands principles of program planning (i.e. developing a Bill of Materials and Basis of Estimate)- Understands lean and process improvement principles (i.e. Lean Six Sigma)- Understands cash flow management principles- Available for travel as needed- Supports, communicates, reinforces and defends the mission, values and culture of the organization- Adheres to all quality and safety standards- Supports other projects and performs duties as assignedEducation/Experience/Other Skills & Abilities:Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; Engineering or business degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and/or experience; Program Management certification preferred (i.e., PMP or DAU Level 3/Advanced).Three or more years of experience across all phases of 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 of cost reduction and performance improvement efforts; Successful track record in managing complex aerospace/defense programs as a prime or subcontractor to a domestic or foreign military organization; portfolio of programs in which financial objectives (P&L, cash flow, revenue, bookings) were achieved.Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this role.* Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)Equal Opportunity Employer of protected Veterans, disabled individuals or other individuals regardless of r ace, color, r eligion, national origin, gender, gender identity, age or s exual orientation.