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Program Manager in Warren, MA at Circor Career Site

Date Posted: 10/2/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

BUSINESS:  CIRCOR Naval Solutions

LOCATION:  Warren, MA

DIRECT REPORTING: Site Leader

FUNCTIONAL REPORTING: Defense Sales

 

JOB TITLE: Defense Program Manager  

 

POSITION DETAILS

Position Summary

The Program Manager supports all aspects of the Defense customer contract management from initial RFQ/RFP thru to product delivery and final invoicing.   This critical position will work closely with account managers, Engineering, Operations & other departments to provide support and guidance to assure that contracts are completed on schedule and budget. This position is the primary customer program management representative for large multiyear contracts and major new product programs.

 

Principal Activities

  • Responsible for integrated program schedules, data integration, tracking of financial and quality performance, and implementation of corrective actions covering all areas of program responsibility. Addresses critical issues on complex programs and leads the team to develop action plans to improve performance.
  • Conduct regular team project status reviews for individual projects. Revise project metrics and refocus teams as necessary to ensure project requirements are met.
  • Lead project gate reviews in line with project timing and internal NPI process requirements with a focus on contract/on-time delivery.
  • Assist account managers with large proposal preparation and submittals. Assure proposals are compliant per company policy & delivered on time to the customer.
  • Coordinate program reviews with the customer for major contracts.
  • Review new contracts and modifications, prepare detail instructions for order entry and assure other departments (QA & Engineering) complete their reviews in a timely manner.
  • Manage customer spend plans and milestone payments to maximize advance payments reducing working capital requirements.
  • Assist in the development of Government accounting rates; coordinate negotiations and rate approval with DCAA/DCMA and shipyard customers.
  • Prepare small business reports for quotes and orders as required for Government orders per FAR and DFARS clauses. Provide report updates twice yearly via the eSRS reporting system online. Support account managers with small business proposal documents and reports.
  • Create/Maintain complete documentation records for contracts in accordance with guidelines and federal requirements
  • With respect to government mandates/ requirements, provide expertise, guidance, training and direction to Management and Account Managers on contractual issues, and possible problems or areas of improvement, and makes recommendations to implement process.  Advises and adheres to risk-management policies.
  • Manage and suggest remedy of all disputes, claims and terminations of assigned contracts.
  • Participate in the implementation and utilization of the COS tools in the workplace.
  • Perform other contract-related duties as assigned by management.

Job Requirements

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

 

Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work in a cross-functional environment. Ability to prioritize, balance, and manage multiple efforts with strong results/goal orientation. Agility and personal adaptability with the ability to successfully manage multiple priorities with a high sense of urgency in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions; works well in a team atmosphere.
  • High ethical standards. Models and supports organization’s goals and values; adapts to changing conditions; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
  • Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work.
  • Ability to obtain a government clearance for all candidates
  • Familiar with ERP system and order processing of engineered products.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting & business law principles.
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficient in the use of business applications software (MS Office) and the ability to use specialized project management (MS Project) applications.
  • High level of initiative, attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under time-sensitive deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Must be US citizen to meet US Defense requirements.
  • Occasional travel, less than 25%

 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) in Engineering, Sciences, Business or a related field; minimum of 5 years prior program or significant project management experience. PMP certification preferred, required within 1 year of hire date.
  • Government contracts experience including knowledge of the FAR, DFARS highly desired.

 

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