Senior THAAD Program Manager and Principal Acquisition Specialis - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

United States


Senior THAAD Program Manager and Principal Acquisition Specialis

Serves as a Senior Program Manager and Principal Acquisition Specialist supporting the Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) Project Office (TPO) within the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Directs and leads the overall management of the Program Management technical function through subordinates and Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) for assigned responsibilities. As the Principal Acquisition Specialist, provides technical expertise to government program managers, product managers and senior directors and officials on cost, schedule, performance, and risk management for an Acquisition Category ID program. Responsible for overseeing the creation and alteration of documents required for Department of Defense (DoD)-level execution using accelerated and refined DoD acquisition methodologies and processes. Develops and analyzes acquisition and program activities to include acquisition plans and strategies, program and business plans, business and competition strategies, program management plans, financial management, cost analysis, management techniques, and documentation requirements. Ensures program management and acquisition performance standards are attained using advanced metrics and tools for a multi-billion dollar program. Responsible for coordinating and integrating assigned MDA THAAD activities with the US Army PATRIOT, LTAMDS, and IBCS systems. Develops senior briefings to General Officer/SES/COL-levels addressing problems, courses of action, cost/benefit analysis, and recommends conclusions. Provides technical proficiency supporting integrated product teams to resolve complex programmatic problems in dynamic work environment. Creates, coordinates, tracks, and reports on program management efforts with all stakeholders. Demonstrated ability to provide on-site materiel acquisition support on ACAT 1D initiatives is required. Demonstrated technical analysis and other experience relating to DoD and industry programs is required. Demonstrated ability to provide direct input in solving issues involving diverse staffs and resources is required. The position requires critical thinking to address acquisition mandates and Warfighter requirements.

Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Excellent knowledge, skills and abilities using Microsoft Office is required.

Requires a Secret security clearance.

Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in either Engineering or Business and requires a Master’s Degree in either Program Management, Acquisition Management, or Strategic Studies.

Requires at least 20 years of total experience and 10 years of specialized acquisition and/or program management experience.

Experience in Ballistic Missile Defense Systems (BMDS) or Air and Missile Defense (AMD) is preferred.

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