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Program Manager II Jobs in Merrimack, NH at Elbit Systems of America

Title: Program Manager II

Company: Elbit Systems of America

Location: Merrimack, NH

Company DescriptionElbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high-performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT), a global high technology company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: or follow us on Twitter.

Job DescriptionThe Program Manager II possesses leadership skills and has responsibility for the company’s planning and performance of major business programs throughout all phases of the program lifecycle. The Program Manager II is responsible for the cost, schedule, quality, customer satisfaction and technical performance of company programs and for using that successful execution to drive future growth. The Program Manager II understands the customer’s perspective, proactively responds to the customer, and gains customer trust by continually meeting commitments and quality standards. This person helps to develop and communicate succinct competitive analysis during proposal activities. This position will be required to forecast sales, new business, and gross profit on their programs, and to meet the strategic and operational goals of the business unit. The Program Manager II will direct a program management/ engineering staff in achieving excellence in program execution through the use of Earned Value and other techniques to identify program issues and monitor program performance. This person manages programs that typically have combined contract values of over $50M and potentially including development and production programs. Programs are based on established technologies that require the application of critical thinking and advanced principals/concepts.

Responsibilities & TasksLeadership

Understands and communicates strategic plans to the team. Relates how the program accomplishes the strategic plans of the Company and Business Unit, and fosters and recognizes strategic thinking.

Develops prioritized plans within the assigned team, and executes the program to that plan. Leads and inspires cross functional teams to achieve successful execution of company programs and to expand their technical knowledge. Holds self and team accountable for high performance standards and coaches the team to effectively manage changing priorities.

Acts as principal point of contact with senior management to assure management understanding of program status, fosters resolution of problems, and coordinates efforts among management as necessary to assure corrective action.

Leads major proposals through the Business Acquisition Process.Accountable for initial program planning including proposal philosophy coordination, proposal preparation; statements of work specifications and the estimation of product or service costs. Assists in the development of contract negotiation strategies with customers, suppliers, and affiliates to achieve financial objectives.Understands contractual obligations, communicates contractual requirements to affected functional groups, affiliates, and suppliers and ensure these obligations are met by proactively identifying and mitigating ri…

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