Program Manager 1

4 months ago
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The Program Manager will initially have responsibility for circuit board manufacturing for a large Guidance Program.  Additional assignments across the production program will be added as the manager gains program familiarity. The program manager will work closely with two main sub-contractors, General Dynamics and Raytheon, to provide quality, high reliability, cost efficient, large volume assemblies to support the Guidance System delivery needs. 

  • Program Manager will be responsible for management of contracts with sub Vendors , Raytheon and General Dynamics, including negotiations and subcontracting .
  • Program Manager will Interface with the US Navy customer and represent Draper production organization for CCA topics and issues to Draper customers, executive leadership and large program reviews.
  • Program manager will be responsible for management of subcontract deliverables to meet US Navy contract
  • This position will also require interfacing and coordinating with numerous government and support contractor organizations, such as the US Navy SSP Contracting office, Crane Naval Weapons Center,  Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and General Dynamics 
  • Program Manager will lead technical, cost, six sigma continuous improvement and delivery teams for the assemblies. 
  • Program manager will prepare regular management summaries on EVMS, risks, budgets, and schedules, and present them at monthly program reviews
  • Program Manager will oversee Task Leaders / Control Account Managers for each task area, and prepare yearly proposals and task products (task agreements, deliverables, control accounts, earned value status).  




  • Minimum 5 years’ experience leading cross functional teams
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven leadership in Production environment
  • US Citizen
  • US DoD SECRET clearance or higher
  • Understanding of accelerometers and/or gyroscopes is benefit
  • Six sigma continuous improvement training
  • Understanding of US Government contract and EV requirements 
  • Experience in contractual negotiotions with commercial vendors and US Government


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