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Senior Program Manager

 
Job Tracking ID:  KTTS-19-039
Location:   Orlando, FL
Job Type:  Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated:  January 30, 2019
 
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Job Description:

Kratos Training Systems (KTS) has an immediate opening for a Senior Program Manager. The KTS Orlando Facility is the corporate headquarters for training systems and services. As a senior program manager, you will be responsible for leading a large program that provides Aircrew training capabilities to various customers across the globe. Representative tasks and duties include:

  • Manage and direct the daily execution of contract requirements to assure that cost, schedules and performance goals are met.
  • Develop strong relationships with customers to understand their needs, to anticipate obstacles to success, and to advocate internally on their behalf.

  • Review project team deliverables to ensure quality and adherence to internal and government standards and requirements.

  • Provide leadership to troubleshoot and solve complex technical and non-technical problems, seeking ways to mutually support customer requirements and business objectives.

  • Allocate and control contract budgets for labor, material, travel and services. Report program status to senior management on a monthly basis.
  • Demonstrate cash flow management principles by actively manage program performance based milestones to support company objectives.
  • Perform variance analyses of schedule and cost on a formal and informal basis and present them to senior management.
  • Develop leading verses lagging indicators to proactively predict program performance and implement timely corrective actions.
  • Manage project risks/opportunities and impact of changes, develop and execute mitigation plans, proactively manage escalation of issues to appropriate stakeholders, and manage scope creep.

  • Manage relationships and performance of sub-contractor scope of work to support program cost, schedule and performance objectives.

  • Provide interface, communication and coordination with internal and external customers on matters pertaining to existing contracts and bid and proposal activities.

Act as a change agent to streamline program execution with maximum return to both internal and external customers.

Experience and Skills:

Ideal candidate will have:

 

  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite and MS Project
  • Working knowledge of Risk/Opportunity Management and Earned Value Management
  • Previous management experience with in the training and simulation industry; specifically full mission simulators
  • Experience managing hardware development or production programs
  • Knowledge and understanding of the systems engineering life cycle and processes
  • Working knowledge of Department of Defense Acquisition Frame work and associated design milestones

Preferred requirements:

  • PMP certified (or the ability to obtain)
  • Experience working within the virtual training domain, projection based technologies, image generators, and simulated weapon systems
  • Specific experience working with NAWCTSC, NAVAIR, PEO, STRI, US ARMY, USMC, US NAVY, US AIRFORCE program offices
  • Previous experience managing a "red program"
  • Lean Six Sigma green or black belt (preferred)

Additional Information:
 
Job Level:   Mid Career (2+ years)
Number of Openings:   3
Years of Experience:   More than 10 Years
Level of Education:   BA/BS
Starting Date :   March 25, 2019