Program Manager - TSA Product Delivery - Explosive Detection Systems


Job Description:

The Program Manager will lead key customer and stakeholder strategic relationships of the assigned product. The Program Manager will be lead all coordination, management, and execution of all program activities associated with assigned product delivery contract(s) and related growth projects during the full lifecycle of programs/projects. This includes leading customer and stakeholder communications as the primary company interface, delivery of products and/or services in accordance with program requirements, cost/technical/schedule management ownership, program P&L ownership, new business/development support, and corresponding new business activities

Primary Responsibilities
  • Responsible for developing, maintaining, and managing key stakeholder relationships within the TSA contracting environment, with a focus on the assigned product contract(s) to enable effective program execution including, program reviews, weekly status meetings/reports, periodic deliverables, technical interchange meetings and support new business opportunities.
  • Support alignment of assigned product development with end-customer mission needs in coordination with the Leidos Product Lead.
  • Responsible for managing cost, schedule, and technical performance of major programs/service in accordance with company and industry best practices for program management across the program lifecycle and product deployment/installation.
  • Plans, organizes and integrates company resources required to successfully manage the program(s) and meet contractual obligations including leading functional team in execution of all contractual obligations. This is done through development of a PM plan, defining scope, planning, developing cost and risk plans, procurement, manufacturing, performing QC, testing, customer service support, delivering product according to customer defined schedule of deliveries, and working the program through final payment.
  • Develop strong internal partnerships across the Operation and functional teams (e.g. Product Line Leads, Finance, Engineering, Service, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Legal, and Quality)
  • Establishes goals and objectives related to program support for the functional and program team; obtains their commitments to those goals; and, tracks progress.
  • Program P&L ownership including developing and holding to financial goals.
  • Main interface to the internal Product Management group working with customers
  • Identifies business development and value added sales opportunities related to programs, supports product management efforts to manage the lifecycle of products and/or services including improvements, enhancement and obsolescence, and supports negotiations with customers.
  • Reports program status to all stakeholders, prepares and presents periodic status reports and monthly Program Management Reviews with the Executive Leadership Team.
  • Monitors program readiness for achieving deliverables, and makes necessary adjustments to achieve deliverables are compliant, on time and within budget.
  • Driving a culture of precision-delivery, integrity, and high accountability for meeting plans.
  • Effectively lead program support personnel as needed to achieve programmatic and organization goals.
  • Develops and implements strategic improvement initiatives for delivery programs

Basic Qualifications
  • Proven ability to build and maintain positive and effective customer relationships, representing Leidos as a trusted partner.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage cross-functional teams and relationships in a matrix environment; influence people outside of direct reporting relationships/levels; and, communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills are required for effective interface with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and to effectively present information and respond to questions from management and customers is essential.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft office applications
  • Working knowledge of financial concepts and measurements to program management e.g., ROI, earned value management, net present value etc.
  • Must be able to successfully negotiate pricing, terms and conditions with range of suppliers and customers.
  • Experience in manufacturing or engineering environments with knowledge of MRP systems and Configuration Management principles
  • Understanding of global business and US specific government business.
  • Security Requirement: This position will require vetting by US Department of Homeland Security and may require a secret security clearance. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Highly prefer specific experience working with or on TSA Checked Baggage Screening Products. Other TSA equipment or relevant industry experience considered.
  • PMP® Certification is preferred. Highly relevant and successful Program/Project Management experience may be considered as an alternative.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Must be able to travel on regular basis a minimum of fifteen percent (15%) of the time to key customers and suppliers.
  • Experience with development, installation, delivery, maintenance/warranty, and/or management of security detection & automation equipment.
  • Experience in obtaining various permits, licenses, and certifications, etc. for contract requirements.
  • Experience working in a highly matrixed organization.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Requires a BA degree and 8 - 12 years of prior relevant experience

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