Program Manager (2022-54509)


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General Dynamics Mission Systems
100 Plastics Avenue


Company Description:
Platforms: Smarter. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we solve the toughest security and technology challenges facing our nation and its allies by building smarter mission-critical products and systems.We develop mission critical C4ISR solutions across the land, sea, air, space and cyber domains. As you might imagine, we can offer career paths that fit almost any area of expertise. Almost any background or interests. And almost any short- and long-term career goals. At our location in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, we develop advanced solutions to support the U.S. Navy's latest ships and combat systems.

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

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Additional Business Name: General Dynamics Mission Systems

Program Manager (2022-54509)
To Commensurate With Experience
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Program Manager at our Pittsfield, MA campus, Integrated Support Facility (OP3). 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 the Navy and other industry partners to develop and deliver solutions that carry out our nation’s strategic deterrence mission.


• Uses proposal plans and strategies to lead team in developing, defining, and implementing cohesive, integrated program/product, subcontractor, and material plans, and business plans that achieve overall current and long-term objectives of the program/product, business unit, and division
• Identifies needed resources for projects, defines and assigns major program roles
• Leads the establishment of and sets integrated WBS-based budget and schedule baselines including management reserve for programs/products that are complex in nature, high value, with a new customer, or in a new market area
• Monitors work accomplished to baseline plans to ensure rate of work completion is sufficient to meet program/product schedules
• Balances program risks and opportunities with executable strategies to meet technical requirements and budgets
• Manages people who lead cross-functional program teams in matrix organization that are focused on the delivery of a product or computer-based system from design to release for customers
• Creates an environment that fosters professional growth for team members
• Delegates assignments to others for developing solutions
• Conducts reviews to drill down into issues on products/programs, identify issues, develop corrective actions, and communicate issues, impacts and corrective actions to program teams
• Responsible for maximizing profit and cash flow of products/programs
• Leads team to identify and quantify program risks and opportunities 
• Prepares and presents program/product status to leadership and external customers
• Interfaces with customers on technical matters regarding program/products
• Identifies scope changes and develops product/program positions for equitable cost and schedule adjustments
• Develops and executes proposal plans and strategies
• Develops customer relationships through solid communication and performance skills 
• Follows processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
• Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s)


• Strong aptitude for learning new products and technologies including current and potential applications
• Ability to generate cohesive and executable program baseline and recovery plans
• Must be able to establish and assure adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans, and performance requirements
• Ability to develop and implement a product oriented WBS and WBS Dictionary
• Ability to track work accomplished to baseline plans and identify issues, track progress, and follow through on effective corrective actions based on data analysis and trends
• Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions on programs to internal and external representatives
• Ability to understand and analyze program financial data
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to evaluate quality of work product to ensure satisfaction of customer requirements
• Strong understanding of advanced of risk and opportunity management techniques and ability to apply them to programs
• Ability to lead cross company/functional teams in a matrix organization
• Strong knowledge of government contracting practices 
• Outstanding relationship management skills
• Needs ability to execute company policies that affect immediate operations
• Ability to develop and execute proposal plans and strategies
• Ability to lead program in customer negotiations and negotiate win-win solutions
• Will interact frequently with internal personnel and outside representatives at various levels
• Working Knowledge of MS Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
• May be required to travel (less than 25%) in a flexible work environment

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


Department of Defense security clearance at Secret is preferred at the time of hire or the ability to obtain a Secret level clearance within a reasonable amount of time after hire is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.


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