Program Performance Manager

  • Pittsfield, MA 01201, USA
  • Sep 03, 2017

Job Description

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.

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 Performance Manager. 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.

This position is responsible for establishing and achieving operational and people excellence objectives for Program Performance Management
Ensures the organization is recognized as value-added to the business through effective and efficient level of service including consistent implementation of analysis and recommendations, standard tools, policies, and procedures tailored to program requirements
This manager will mentor employees in both current assignments and career advancement
Promotes & engages employees in the organization's vision, strategy, and goals
Builds and leads effective employee teams to include: goal setting, effective working relationships, role clarification, problem solving
Promotes & engages employees in the organization's vision, strategy, and goals
Manages, trains (OJT), and mentors employees in the realm of program management and program performance areas of expertise
Provides on-going performance and career development feedback; addresses disciplinary issues as necessary
Manages and controls staffing forecasts in alignment with the department budget, selecting and hiring new employees as necessary to support the business needs
Allocates resources according to skillsets and program requirements
Provides interpretation in executing program management policy and procedures and EVMS related DFARs and DID
Maintains on-going open, two-way communication with employees, department leadership team, program managers, and business leaders
Prepares and presents program review documents to senior leadership and customers
Reviews customer deliverables with team members and addresses any concerns
Conducts EVMS training, ensures compliance with EVMS; supports government audits to demonstrate compliance
Provides direct support to programs as required to support program performance and/or customer satisfaction issues
Prepares BOEs for assigned geographic locations, support proposals as necessary
Develops process improvements for department, monitors progress toward the objectives to ensure projects achieve desired results
Represents Program Performance Management functional area for assigned programs
Collaborates with other parts of the business
On-going contact with internal Program Management and Business Area Directors, managers of Finance, Contracts, Human Resources, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, and Manufacturing organizations
Contact with external customers, subcontractors, government auditing agencies, and tool vendors
Some travel required

Strong leadership and supervisory skills
In-depth experience in executing program lifecycle; Program Management experience a plus
Strong knowledge in EVMS methodology, principles, and auditing
Subcontract management skills
Strong skills in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Project)
Strong analytical and time management skills are required
Respect for discretion and private information
Effective listening, communication and presentation skills; public speaking experience
Skilled at identifying issues, impacts, and corrective actions to resolve or minimize impact
Demonstrated team building skills to develop rapport and relationship with team, internal stakeholders, and external customers
Must have the ability to multi task and set priorities
Must be an independent thinker who is self-driven
Expert in Earned Value Management cost or scheduling tools.
Strong experience in coordination of program requirements across planning stages with several subcontractors
Domain expertise in program and/or product life cycle, material management, financial processes, and contracting structure
Strong experience with DCMA and DCAA audits
Strong understanding of government procurement cycle
Effectively delegates assignments to others for developing solutions
Effective negotiation and conflict resolution
Due to the nature of work performed, U.S. citizenship is required


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, to include Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Expert in Earned Value Management cost or scheduling tools and best practices. For example: MPM, Cobra, wInsight, MSProject, Primavera.
  • Experience in coordination of program requirements across planning stages with several subcontractors across distinct product lines.
  • Domain expertise in program and/or product life cycle, material management, financial processes, and contracting structure.
  • Demonstrated experience with DCMA and DCAA audits.
  • General understanding of government procurement cycle.
  • Effective leadership, team building, and delegation skills.
  • Excellent listening and communication skills, time management, and public speaking experience.
  • Effective negotiation and conflict resolution.
  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification desired but not required.

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran

Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task


General Dynamics Mission Systems