Program Manager

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  • Location:

    Fitchburg, United States

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  • Contact:

    Lissa Jerez

  • Published:

    about 2 years ago


  • Managing and directing the execution of contract requirements to assure that cost, schedules and performance goals are met
  • Leading all meetings and the integrated product team.
  • Providing interface, communication and coordination with internal and external customers on matters pertaining to existing contracts and bid and proposal activities
  • Participating as a team member or leader on bid and proposal activities.
  • Insuring that the requirements of the request for proposal are met in the preparation and documentation of bids and proposals
  • Actively seeking new business opportunities in coordination with Business Development
  • Representing management at program reviews, meetings, seminars, etc.
  • Preparing for and participating in contract/subcontract negotiations. 
  • Developing and implementing plans and schedules to execute contracts/subcontracts. 
  • Obtaining management approval prior to making decisions that will cause deterioration of established program, cost and schedule objectives.
  • Developing and implementing corrective action plans when deviations from budgets and/or schedules are evident.
  • Performing analysis of schedule and cost on a formal and informal basis and present them to senior management (i.e. earned value management system)
  • Serve as the primary interface with the customer on all matters involving contract execution. Coordinate with other departments on resolution of contractual problems with the customer. Coordinate with
  • Contracts Administration on issues pertaining to contract requirements, changes, and interpretations.
  • Providing leadership to program team.
  • Assuring communication and cooperation among team members and resolves areas of conflict
  • Managing Internal Research and Development projects
  • Assure a timely closeout of completed programs to ensure that all obligations are satisfied and program documentation is properly recorded
  • Developing and execute program corrective action strategies


  • BS Degree in Engineering, Business or Finance 
  • Strong knowledge of program management tools / procedures
  • Strong experience with cost accounting and reporting; experience with metrics for assessing and reporting program progress, productivity and variance analysis
  • Strong experience in finance, contracting, export regulations, engineering, logistics, manufacturing and supply chain management
  • Demonstrated success in managing manpower planning, project reviews, scheduling and budget control
  • Successful track record in managing complex aerospace/defense programs as a prime or subcontractor to a domestic or foreign military organization
  • Excellent leadership and oral and written communication skills