ESSM Blk I Production Program Manager - Military veterans preferred

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  full-time   employee

United States

The Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) program is seeking a Program Manager. This role will be located in Tucson, AZ, will report directly to the Program Director.

The Program Manager will be lead Block 1 production. This position is responsible for negotiating Block 1 production contracts with the US Navy, establishing the delivery schedule and setting up the RMS production system to meet the schedule, then monitoring performance and resolving issues through the delivery of the spares, missiles, and other products.

Key Responsibilities
Co-ordinate with and oversee the support of In Service contracts and Japan co-production contracts, such that all three customers: production, in service, and Japan are satisfied.
Lead direct engagement with the program leadership team and functional partners, in pursuit of day-to-day program execution; implementing Program Management (PM) plans, processes, and business objectives; and the implementation of PM best practices.
Responsible for establishing budgets with functional organizations and monitoring performance to budget. This includes making quarterly EAC updates and reporting financial performance to the program and product line.
Co-ordinate with the ISS and Design Agent Program managers and be a direct interface to the NATO SeaSparrow Project Office customer, as well as International Industrial Partners to ensure customer and industrial alignment in the execution of all production efforts.
Responsible for all estimating, proposing, and executing all required contract closeout activities associated with Block 1 production.
Support both external and internal program reviews. This role is also responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with the ESSM supplier partners, as well as extensive engagement with the Production Operations Managers for Block 1.
Develop and execute program growth strategies for domestic, international and internal growth.
Optimize service, processes, and direction within the ESSM team.
Lead engineering, production, CM/DM, quality, procurement, and finance support to successfully meet all requirements and commitments; sponsor and lead cross-functional teams in support of strategic initiatives.
Identify and pre-emptively resolve business issues impeding achievement of goals.
Grow and develop the next generation of leaders within the organization.
Establishing key performance metrics and measuring the team to drive the right behaviors.
Plan, present, and forecast long-term funding requirements.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive direct related experience with the following:
    • Leadership and management role with demonstrated understanding and experience with financial metrics, margin improvement, cost reduction, cost estimation, cost accounting, and planning.
    • Process development/deployment
    • Integrated team coordination.
  • Working and practical knowledge of Raytheon Production Systems, Integrated Product Development System (IPDS), EVMS and Risk/Opportunity Management and Cash/WC Management
  • Must be able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance within 1 year of employment
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Science, or Engineering or other related skills
  • Certified or ability to obtain RTN Program Manager Level 4 or 5 certification (or higher) within 12 months
  • Highly effective communication and writing skills
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally

Desired skills:
  • 5 years of Operations management experience
  • Practical experience in program planning
  • Practical experience in engineering
  • Practical experience in supply chain
  • Practical experience in contract management
  • Successful track record as an IPT Lead or program/project manager
  • Strong interpersonal skills especially in team building/maintenance and customer relationships
  • Knowledge of Integrated Product Development tools and processes
  • Knowledge of financial processes (Estimate At Completion)
  • Earned Value Management System (EVMS) certified with an emphasis on variance analysis
  • Familiarity with FMS process, ITAR, offset and FCPA
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions in stressful business situations
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as lead a team
  • Raytheon Six Sigma Special
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Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.