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Mercury Systems Principal, Program Manager in Andover, Massachusetts

Director - Program Management Mercury is looking for an experienced Director of Program Management to join its growing program team which is responsible for strengthening the Program Management functions and providing Business Management leadership across business unit Programs. You are responsible for * Manages performance of multiple teams led by directors and managers within the Global Program Management team as well as within the business units through developing mid-term plans on how to optimize the talent required to execute strategies for Program Management. * Manage multiple teams and lead cross-functional teams across product lines and business units. Deliver solutions from design to release. * Oversee large or complex programs to ensure adherence to program plans, schedules, and budgets. Develop, define, and execute project plans, schedules, budgets and deliverables. * Identify necessary resources for projects. Monitor work of program management staff, providing technical support and direction. * Create relationships with customers and field-based employees. * Manage key vendors. * Drive continuous improvement, including Lean, in order to incite a Lean culture throughout the function. * Identify and manage program challenges and lead their solutions, such as allocating resources, changing contractual specifications, and directing responses to customer needs. * Oversee the development of growth strategies. * Oversee the negotiation of contracts and contractual changes, including coordinating preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements, operation budgets, specifications, and financial conditions of contracts. * Providing Program Management leadership as part of strategic captures teams to ensure that Mercury delivers timely, compliant, cost effective solution to customers and including the negotiation and closure of the business deal. * Coordination with the Global Sales team to understand customer requirements, schedule, and price targets and then build a program proposal that will be executable upon award. * Acts as the focal point of contact with the customer for programmatic, contractual and business matters on any given proposal or program execution, and is a liaison with customers and internal departments for all matters affecting the successful landing of assigned programs. * Providing timely guidance into priority decisions concerning resources across competing priorities based upon business level strategy. * Varied experience transitioning from the capture phase of a strategic program to the execution phase to deliver on business commitments and customer commitments. * Extensive experience negotiating strategic programs to include commercial items sold to the Department of Defense is a must. * Experience reviewing proposals for adequacy and the ability to build a strong and trusted relationship with the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is also critical. * Coordination between the pricing and finance function, the contracts organization, and the proposal team to ensure that proposal schedules are met. * Experience building comprehensive business cases to be used for proposal review and signoff . * The desired candidate will demonstrate a strategic approach to proposal development, estimating, negotiation, administration, change management, and dispute resolution as a key contributor to senior management team. * Proven experience building proactive and success oriented capture and execution teams * Demonstrated ability to conduct timely negotiations, resolve customer issues, and optimize cash flow in contract management. * Identify and assess risks and opportunities against the execution or proposal baseline. * Experienced Program Management lead for both product groups and service organizations. * Expertise in USG, International, and Commercial contract negotiation and management. * Compliance with FAR, DFAR, ITAR, and Export Regulations. * Managed all contract types; FFP, FPIF, CPFF, CPAR, T&M, IDIQ and BOA. * Established systems to ensure compliance with Purchasing (CPSR) and Estimating System reviews. * Lead with internal and outside counsel as well as executive level business management on critical issues To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience: * Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) * 7+ years of execution experience with US DoD (DFARS) content * Experience managing technical programs across commercial and defense markets. * Ability to understand a broad portfolio, spanning multiple customers and product platforms, including hardware, software, and manufacturing. * This position requires you to have or obtain a government security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens Additional preferred Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities * Masters in Business Administration (MBA) (preferred) * Professional Certification (preferred): PMP, CPCM, CFCM or similar * Strong communication skills, including ability to lead in-person negotiations * Very strong written and spoken English language skills * Experience establishing a culture of execution and accountability. * Understands systems and technologies for avionics, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, targeting, communications, and networking. Why should you join Mercury Systems? Mercury Systems is the leader in making trusted, secure mission-critical technologies profoundly more accessible to the aerospace and defense industries. Optimized for customer and mission success, our innovative solutions power more than 300 critical aerospace and defense programs. Headquartered in Andover, Mass., and with manufacturing and design facilities around the world, Mercury specializes in engineering, adapting and manufacturing new solutions purpose-built to meet the industry's current and emerging high-tech needs. Our employees are committed to Innovation that MattersĀ®. Our Culture We are committed to making Mercury a great place to work, no matter where our employees are located. We offer a casual and enjoyable atmosphere that allows employees to learn and grow. We help and care for one another and work as one to achieve results for us and for our customers. We value communication and transparency, and strive to foster two-way dialogue at all levels of the organization. We are committed to lifelong learning, offering comprehensive skills training and tuition reimbursement. Whether you're just starting out on your career journey or you are an experienced professional, it's important to us that you feel recognized and rewarded for your contributions. To find out more about Why Mercury?, or visit the Mercury Community or find answers to general questions at Mercury FAQs Mercury Systems is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or marital status. As an equal opportunity employer, Mercury Systems is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact the number below. (978) 256-1300 Click here read about our recent press release and how Mercury Systems was named to Fortune Magazine's list of 100 Fastest-Growing Companies. Click Here to learn about OFCCP Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled