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Program Director

Company: Careerbuilder-US
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

Program Director: Aerospace & defense Are you a leader looking for a chance to lead a $10M+/year program? Can you manage all aspects of the program including production, repair, people, engineering, and supply? Does supplying critical equipment to our military motivate you? Do you want to be on the leadership team of a growing company? If you find these appealing then this might be the perfect career opportunity. Chemring Energetic Devices (CED) is a growing mid-sized company that is part of a larger public corporation operating in the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry. As we proactively deliver strategic growth we value our close, family culture. One particular business area is experiencing significant growth as we ramp up production and repair of a critical safety system for military aviation. We are seeking a leader to join our team and be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the business line. This opportunity comes with total program management oversight and responsibility, and requires a genuine leader who can coordinate all internal functions while leading the team through a substantial growth period. The ideal candidate will be a proven Program Manager with a passion for growing business and will have the technical background that enables them to easily interact with government program managers and military aviation customers, as well as having the people management skills to engage team members at all levels across the functional spectrum. From our headquarters and production facility in Downers Grove, IL, we deliver precision engineered solutions for government and commercial A&D customers. This program has a foundational contract with the U.S. Air Force to provide aviation safety test equipment through a multi-year contract. The program will significantly ramp up production in the near term with the goal of maintaining a high, level production rate for the long term. Responsibilities Include: the delivery and overall success of a program that provides critical safety and maintenance equipment to government military customers. ? Initiate and set goals to deliver the program for testers on time and within budget ? Plan the program from ramp-up to multi-year contract deliveries including identifying and improving processes, deadlines, and milestones ? Build a strong team through open communication and collaboration on decision-making responsibilities ? Hire, train and be a motivating mentor to the team. ? Discover and implement ways to enhance efficiency and productivity of procedures and people ? Proactively manage the supply chain, the product Bill of Materials, and obsolescence ? In collaboration with Engineering, manage the technical configuration of the products that include hardware and software ? Communicate regularly with our customers on program progress and plans ? Communicate effectively with senior management about program progress ? Coordinate with the Business Development Team to increase the market penetration of our Aircrew System Test equipment in military aviation markets with particular emphasis on the U.S. Navy and the combined F-35 market ? Maintain situational awareness of the customer environment ? Operate at a high technical level - always striving to develop additional expertise ? Meet or exceed targets for production and revenue. Job Requirements: Required Qualifications: ? 10+ years of Program Management experience (preferably in aerospace and defense markets) ? Exceptional leadership, communication and interpersonal skills ? Demonstrated understanding and application of program management processes ? Relentless focus on business performance ? Eagerness to work at our facility in Downers Grove, IL, side-by-side with the team ? Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from a four-year accredited college or university ? Must be eligible to possess explosives under the Safe Explosives Act of 2003 (as amended) as required by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) ? Proficient with MS Office Suite Desired Skills : ? Recent experience in military aviation, safety systems, aircrew safety, and government acquisition processes ? Program Management qualification (PMP, PMI, PgMP or equivalent from DAU, a major corporation or professional institute) ? Background in leadership position of a production program ? Understanding of Department of Defense acquisition system ? Progressive experience in leadership positions Qualifications: CED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, veteran, or disability status. To satisfy Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF), and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) requirements, all candidates must be able to pass a BATF background check, be a US Person, and participate in CED's Drug Testing Program.

Keywords: Careerbuilder-US, Downers Grove , Program Director, Executive , Downers Grove, Illinois

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