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Lead, Program Manager

Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Job Title: Lead,  Program Manager 
Job Code: SAS20200104-43842
Job Location:  Fort Wayne, IN

Job Description:

Recognized as an external and internal expert and thought leader with deep and substantive technical expertise as well as advanced business knowledge and leadership capabilities. Communicates with contacts inside and outside of the organization on matters of strategic importance to influence executive leadership on new concepts, practices, and approaches. Establishes overall direction for new processes, systems, and solutions. Recommends and implements strategies and develops operational plans/goals with direct impact to the achievement against functional strategies.

Responsible for establishing the direction for new processes, systems, solutions, and products using significant conceptualization, reason, and interpretation. Solutions are innovative and often define best practice for the future. Opportunities for problem solving and innovation are regularly complex, requiring broad-based consideration of variables that impact multiple areas of the organization. Extensively analyzes implications of both near and long-term implications of solutions.

Owns and develops tactical and operational plans and goals for a business area or function. Recommends and operationalizes strategies that have a direct impact on mid- to long-term function or business area achievements. Requires a high degree of responsibility for resources, and ability to influence business decisions made by leadership. Recommends and implements new products, processes, policies, standards or operating plans in support of job function strategy.

Requires both advanced business knowledge and highest level of technical mastery in functional area. Leadership capability to guide business or functional teams without formal management role. Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 15 years of prior related experience. Graduate Degree with a minimum of 13 years of prior related experience.

Essential Functions:

  • Accountability to customer and L3Harris Spectral Sensor product line for overall program performance commitments to include:
    • Customer Satisfaction: Continually delighting our customers with our values, responsiveness, and overall mission performance
    • Financial: Orders, sales, operating income, investment, cash flow, and execution of program budget
    • Schedule: Timely, responsive, and successful completion of all program activities (informal) and deliverables (formal)
    • Quality: Program deliverables meet or exceed L3Harris and customer expectations
    • Ability to work between and bridge program and supplier performance with L3Harris business financial performance  
    • Ensure clear understanding and communication of program status, changes, and performance to the Customer and L3Harris leadership
    • Responsible for managing the cost, schedule, and technical performance requirements of a program through all lifecycle phases
    • Responsible for program change management, controlling program performance measurement baseline of cost, schedule, and performance
    • Responsible for high-level relationship management
    • Directs the preparation of program proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budget, and financial terms/conditions of contract
    • Ensures that all resources such as engineering, manpower, production, and facilities are available to support the program
    • Works with customers to align mission needs with new business opportunities
    • Solves highly complex problems with significant business impact
    • Development and management of financial forecasts
    • Identifies program risks and creates opportunities to manage the operational or market risks
    • Identifies opportunities to expand sales to existing customers or sell programs to new customers
    • Coordinates and monitors major subcontractor activities, deliverables, and finances
    • Develops, reviews, and approves plans, schedules, subcontract agreements, and other program documents
    • Prepares and provides required reports, briefings, and technical reviews to senior management as requested


      • Bachelors in STEM with a minimum of 9 years of experience in development of spaceflight programs, infrared remote sensing, overhear persistent infrared surveillance, or meteorological phenomenology.  This experience will include:
        • Managing technology development program(s) with annual revenues of $10M+
        • Managing cross disciplined workforce of approximately 25+ 
        • Managing multiple subcontractors and suppliers in a performance-based environment

          Preferred Additional Skills:

          • Experience in Earned Value Management
          • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills for both internal and external customers.
          • TS/SCI Clearance
          • Project Manager Professional (PMP) certification
          • Strong customer relations with Air Force, Missile Defense Agency, NASA, and/or NOAA customers
          • Experience in strategy development; aligning internal capabilities with external needs to capture new business opportunities


Posted: 2020-05-18 Expires: 2020-06-17

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