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Director, Program Management

Company: AeroVironment
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a Director, Program Management to join our team.SummaryThe Director, Program Mgmt. will oversee the Program/Project Managers responsible for scheduling, pricing, and technical performance of organizational programs. Provide leadership direction with proposal development, contract negotiation and contract compliance. Provide leadership direction on proposal preparation which may include assisting with plans, specifications and financial terms of various government and/or commercial contracts. Assists with business development initiatives. Ensures master plans and schedules are followed, developing solutions to program challenges, and directing others for successful completion of project on time and on budget. Directs people who lead cross-functional program/project teams that are focused on the design and delivery of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).Formulates and executes long-term master plans and schedules in the support of UAS design and development. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the the Program Management Office.Typically will lead a team size of 5 to 8 Program/Project ManagersJob Duties and Responsibilities* Develops, defines and executes project plans, schedules, budgets and deliverables.* Identifies needed resources for projects, defines and assigns major project roles.* Monitors the product/program/project from initiation through delivery, interfacing with both internal and external customers or field-based employees on technical matters, as needed.* Assigns and monitors work of project/program management staff, providing leadership, mentoring, and technical support and direction.* Consult or negotiate with clients to prepare project specifications.* Prepare budgets, bids, or contracts.* Supports the assessment of project feasibility by analyzing technology, resource needs, or market demand.* Direct recruitment, placement, and evaluation of engineering project staff.* Review, recommend, or approve contracts or cost estimates.* Support the development and implementation of policies, standards, or procedures for Program Management, engineering and technical workRequired Qualifications and Background* Bachelor's Degree in a related field of study, Graduate Degree preferred* 7-10 years of related experience in Program Management\* 5-7 years of related experience in people management of Project and Program Managers* Leads a major function or product area; typically manages managers.* Controls planning, staffing, budgeting, managing priorities and recommending and implementing change; recognized as a functional expert.* Accountable for departmental objectives and deliverables.* Clarifies the functional or product strategy and long-term goals for others; implements strategy with some autonomy.* Adapts and executes functional or product business plans and contributes to the development of functional or product strategy.* Decision making is functionally or product focused; has impact on business plan execution; influences the culture of the function or Program Office.* Requires regular interactions with peers/leaders and managers across functions to identify and resolve issues.* Utilizes leadership and negotiation skills to influence outcomes both within and outside of department area.* Leverages talent across the organization and across functions to achieve predictable Program/Project results.* Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in development of technical plans, schematics, drawings, and models.* Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.* Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership techniques, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

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