Program Director

at General Dynamics Mission Systems in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Job Description

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 15 years of demonstrated leadership; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 13 years of demonstrated leadership.

Department of Defense TS/SCI 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. Responsibilities for this Position
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Program Director. The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


* Develops & implements product/program strategies, roadmaps, and cohesive integrated plans for portfolio to meet business and program objectives relating to revenue, margin, quality, and time-to-market
* Develops, defines and executes project plans, schedules, budgets and deliverables
* Balances programs, risks and opportunities with executable strategies to meet technical requirements and budgets
* Conducts reviews to drill down into issues on products/programs, identify issues, develop corrective actions, and communicate issues, impacts and corrective actions to program teams
* Set standards for metric reviews over a family of programs/product line or within a business area
* Manages people who lead department or cross-functional program teams in matrix organization to achieve schedule, cost, and technical performance objectives
* Prepares and presents program/product status to leadership and external customers
* Reviews organizational capabilities, and development/execution of strategies, to improve the competitiveness of the organization through actions such as professional growth & development, strategic hiring, strategic partnering, and acquisitions
* Interfaces with customers on technical matters regarding program/products
* Develops customer relationships and develops new business within the market/program
* Identifies market/scope changes and develops product/program positions for costs/price and feature changes or equitable cost/schedule adjustments
* Develops personnel to ensure efficient operation
* Delegates assignments to others for developing solutions
* Develops and executes proposal plans and strategies
* Effectively engages in complex negotiations involving various aspects of the business area
* Responsible for directing other product/program managers and responsibility for managing people including performance evaluations and pay increase recommendations
* Leads the patent and data rights for the products/programs/proposals/subcontracts
* May be responsible for directing the planning, proposal preparation, negotiation, budgeting, performance measurement, and profit generation of other program managers
* May be responsible for Remote Site Management


* Extensive knowledge of products and technologies including current and potential applications
* Extensive knowledge of target customer markets
* Ability to generate cohesive program plans
* Ability to identify partnership candidates best suited to fill product gaps
* Demonstrated leadership of a program with significant delivery or technical risk
* Skilled in the development and implementation of product/program strategy and tactics
* Extensive understanding of business and supply chain strategy
* Ability to develop and implement a product-oriented WBS and WBS Dictionary
* Ability to track work accomplished to baseline plans and identify issues, track progress, and follow through on effective corrective actions based on data analysis and trends
* Extensive verbal and written communication skills
* Ability to lead teams in matrix organization to achieve schedule, cost, and technical performance objectives
* Ability to lead others in team building, conflict resolution, motivation, leadership and advanced risk management
* Ability to apply advanced negotiation skills to solve internal, external and customer issues
* Will interact frequently with internal personnel and outside representatives at various levels
* Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions on programs to internal and external representatives
* Needs ability to execute company policies that affect immediate operations
* Extensive ability to understand and analyze program... For full info follow application link.

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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Job Posting: 5224260

Posted On: Jun 24, 2022

Updated On: Jul 24, 2022