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Job Ref:  94972294
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  Massachussetts
City:  Pittsfield
22/10/2016 05:14
ID 2016-18468
Job Location USA - MA-Pittsfield

Required Clearance Secret
Posted Date 3/21/2016
Category Program/Project Management

Responsibilities for this Position:

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Principal Program Manager SSGN in Pittsfield Massachusetts to join our team. The Principal Program Manager SSGN will be responsible for SSGN Development work including Increment 6 development, other associated development efforts and upcoming new SSGN opportunities. The selected candidate will work with other PMs and integrated product teams related to the SSGN program. The selected candidate will also work directly with the Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) Special Project 23 (SP23) Branch Program Managers to assure successful accomplishment of the SP23 mission and initiatives. The Principal Program Manager SSGN will enhance his/her skill set by working with a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.

Key Responsibilities

The Principal Program Manager SSGN is responsible for managing the cost, schedule and technical performance of SSGN Programs, and directing all phases of these programs from start to finish.

Work will also include organizing interdepartmental activities to ensure that programs are completed on schedule and within budget. Responsibilities may also include program acquisition and management, with a focus on satisfying government contractual specifications and requirements. The Principal Program Manager SSGN will also serve as the primary customer contact for all matters pertaining to the programs.

Additional Responsibilities
  • Execute contracts balancing technical objectives with cost and schedule while ensuring highest quality and meeting all contractual obligations
  • Maintain positive customer satisfaction with direct contact and day-to-day interactions
  • Plan, monitor, and control assigned programs in accordance with current company policies, common processes, and contract terms and conditions, with the highest ethical standards
  • Collaborate with the functional organization to maximize use of resources across the GDMS business and maintain a stable work force
  • Review management indicators (including program risks) and proactively initiate corrective action when data indicates that intervention is needed
  • Support business development by developing accurate and complete proposals that are responsive to customer requests and achieve business objectives
  • Identify and support advance concept efforts in support of submarine business area strategic plans and objectives
  • Strive for commonality and efficiencies both within assigned programs and across the spectrum of other SSP programs
  • Champion and support cost saving initiatives using Six Sigma processes
  • Follow industry trends and pursue technology innovation to ensure GDMS' products and services are cost competitive and superior to industry best practices
  • Provide detailed forecasts and result analysis involving SSP Financial Management Benchmarks

Basic Qualifications:

Candidates must demonstrate strong leadership behaviors, effective communications skills, a sophisticated understanding of budget management and the ability to successfully manage, grow and evolve General Dynamics Mission Systems programs.

The Principal Program Manager SSGN position requires a Bachelors degree with 5 years of professional experience in a related field with demonstrated leadership to meet the managerial expectations.
  • At least 5 years work related experience required
  • Five years minimum experience on SSP FBM development programs (Fire Control, SSGN) or equivalent required
  • Demonstrated success as an Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead and/or Program Technical Manager (PTM) required
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills required
  • Willingness to travel (up to 25% of time) required
  • Candidates must demonstrate strong leadership behaviors

Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Company Overview:

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000 top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran.
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