Program Manager - Naval Fleet Field Service

Job Description

BAE Systems, one of the world's leading defense contractors and a stable Fortune 500 Company, is hiring a Program Manager for Naval Fleet Field Service and Maintenance in Norfolk, VA. In this role, you will manage the business and financial operations of Fleet Support sites in Norfolk, VA and Jacksonville, FL. You will lead operations, program, and people management strategies. You will work cross-functionally and support business development, proposals, pricing, contract negotiating, entered orders, operational and contractual performance, gross profit, and customer relations. You will need strong project management and people management skills to support a workforce that deploys across the world.

  • This role will work Monday through Friday and hours are typically 7:00AM - 3:30PM EST.
  • This role will work onsite in Norfolk, VA with occasional (10%) travel to Jackson, FL.
  • This role will annually travel to San Diego, CA and Minneapolis, MN for corporate meetings and events.

  • Program Manager for Naval Fleet Field Service and Maintenance in Norfolk, VA and Jacksonville, FL.
  • Identifies customer requirements and priorities, evaluates site and division capabilities, and manages bid and proposal efforts.
  • Manage internal and external resources to ensure cost, quality, and schedule requirements are achieved.
  • Manage site operations: negotiates contracts, ensures performance to contractual obligations, resolves contractual issues, provides contract status, and updates planning schedules.
  • Act as the cost center manager and develop inputs to and monitors cost center budgets for forecasting direct labor requirements, variance analysis, project closure/inventory control, project status reports, and ensures production meets all contractual guidelines.
  • Work with cross-functional teams and support business development, sales, entered orders, work flow, and gross profit for a Fleet Support site location.
  • Work with customer and Quality to support compliance and auditing.
  • Serve as a people manager with responsibilities including hiring, training, evaluating, counseling, developing, and disciplining employees.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Bachelor's Degree and 8 years of experience, or equivalent experience
  • Experience in Program/Project Management
  • Experience in People Management
  • Experience in Defense (DoD)/Defense Contracting
  • Experience in Field Service/Maintenance
  • High level of analytical ability to analyze entered orders, market tendencies, workload, sales forecast, competitor cost structures, bid and pricing decisions, customer required surges, and business capture opportunities
  • Innovation skills to develop creative approaches which respond to a dynamic business environment, especially with respect to diverse worldwide programs and staffing
  • Excellent communication skills to include public speaking in presentation environments consisting of senior business managers and senior government leadership
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite to include Work, Excel and Power Point

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Graduate Degree a plus
  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) a plus
  • Experience in the Navy/Naval Contracting a plus
  • Experience in Combat Weapons/Machinery a plus
  • Experience in ISO and Lean Six Sigma environments a plus
  • Experience in Quality Assurance Supervisor (QAS) or Quality Assurance Officer (QAO) roles a plus
  • Experience in complex and dynamic worldwide business environment a plus

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair...just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

We celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.