Senior Program Manager - Defense & Aerospace Solutions in Santa Clarita at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 11/5/2021

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Transform Your Tomorrow...Today at Curtiss-Wright

The Integrated Systems business unit, part of our Defense Solutions division and located in Santa Clarita, was established in 1985 as the center of excellence for hardware-level system integration and advanced package design. Integrated Systems' primary focus is understanding the technical challenges our customers face and creating partnerships in order to provide high technology readiness level (TRL) solutions.

Curtiss-Wright is recognized around the world as one of the most innovative designers and manufacturers of rugged solutions that deliver optimal and reliable performance wherever they are deployed. When you work for Integrated Systems, you get all the benefits and support of a large corporation (with over $2 billion in annual sales) while working in a small company environment (just 120 employees in our Santa Clarita office). As a member of our team, you'll be applying your creative skills to come up with innovative solutions that drive organizational objectives.

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 Senior Defense Solutions Program Manager

As the Senior Defense Solutions Program Manager you will be responsible for the performance of a relatively significant program or multiple programs in accordance with contract requirements and company policies, procedures and guidelines.Our program area typically represents more than three functional areas. You will also be responsible for acquiring follow-on business associated with assigned programs and for supporting new business development by leading proposals.

Your Challenge

  • Defines, launches, and drives mission-critical strategic and operational initiatives in core programs. Resolves a wide range of issues in imaginative as well as practical ways
  • Creates a method of change management including ownership of a documentation library, communication plans, process training, etc
  • Responsible for complex program management tasks and development of standards and processes for scheduling, administration, and accounting
  • Defines, acquires, and allocates budget, staff, and other resources necessary to accomplish the goals and/or objective of the program group/function
  • Exercises judgment and delegated authority for planning, directing, coordinating, administering, and executing many routine and complex projects/programs

Your Expertise

  • Bachelor or Master's Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering Preferred (or equivalent)
  • MBA is desirable
  • A minimum of 10 years related experience.
  • Extensive background in strategic planning, competitive assessments, and bidding/acquisition of multi-million dollar contracts
  • Experience in working with the Defense and Aerospace customer community and in serving as a principal point of contact to key military and commercial customers
  • Management leadership of annual multi-million dollar budget
  • Strong interpersonal skills especially in team building/maintenance and customer relationships
  • Technical and program leadership experience and familiarity with the Single Board Computer industry and integrated systems development are required
  • The candidate should have experience with customer communications, negotiations and proposal management
  • The candidate will contribute to weekly and monthly strategic planning, plan execution and technology roadmap updates.
  • The candidate must be able to keep team members focused on schedule milestones and objectives and must motivate team members to develop cost effective, customer-oriented solutions and approaches.
  • Able to lead by action and example.
  • Must be able to act independently and make decisions on administrative / operational issues affecting the success of this organization.

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request. #LI-LR, 

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