Subcontracts Program Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: KSTC-21-031
    • Job Location: Orlando, FL
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 02/18/2021
    • Years of Experience: 4+
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Job Description

Kratos Training Systems (KTS) business group has an immediate opening for a Subcontracts Program Manager (SPM) in Orlando Florida. This position is responsible for the cradle to grave management and administration of assigned products or services subcontracts in support assigned Kratos Program Managers.  The SPM will serve as both the programmatic and contractual interface for assigned subcontractors for the complete subcontract lifecycle i.e. requirements, design, development, test, delivery, and sustainment phases.   

Experience and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Work with Program Manager and Engineering Leads to manage all subcontract cost, schedule and risk.
  • Present subcontract status at program reviews to senior management.
  • Leads program subcontracting effort to establish the overall subcontract plan, small business goals.
  • Work with team members to review proposal criteria, analysis and evaluation of proposals.
  • Participate in the make/buy trade-off analysis when determining subcontractor scope of work.
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures, as well as customer flow-down requirements. Working knowledge of (eg, FAR/DFARS, ITAR, Quality Assurance, CDRL/SDRL, etc).
  • Author and maintain subcontract SOW and PBS throughout the life of the subcontract, to ensure deliverables are in accordance with and traceable to the Prime contract scope of work.
  • Report forward looking Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and Technical Performance Measures (TPM) to monitor subcontractor progress against program goals.
  • Work with Program Scheduler to integrate subcontractor schedule into the overall program IMS.  Evaluate schedule data for potential impact to overall program and implement corrective subcontractor action plans.
  • Manage subcontract risks/opportunities to assess impact of changes, develop and manage mitigation plans, proactively manage escalation of issues to appropriate stakeholders, and manage scope risks.
  • Review and approve all subcontractor SDRLs to ensure completeness, accuracy and timeliness within the requirements of the SOW and PBS.
  • Visit subcontractor facilities, as required, to access subcontractor performance supporting program requirements and schedule, as required.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with subcontractors to ensure subcontract requirements are met and support growth of the business relationship between Kratos and the subcontractor
  • Continue evaluation of new vendors base in support of maintaining a qualified supply source base, where needed.

Desired Skills:

  • Cross-functional knowledge of Supplier Quality and Engineering as they relate to subcontract management.
  • Previous Subcontract or Program Management experience with procurement process in Government acquisition.
  • Ability to interact with senior management, vendors and other external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between functional organizations

Minimum Education and experience needed:

  • BA/BS in related disciplines of Business, Supply Managenemt, or Engineering (Master's degree is preferred)
  • Minimum of 4 years experience working in subcontracts

Required experience:

  • DoD contracting experience
  • Microsoft Office Suite experience with an advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Project Tool

Preferred skill sets/experience:

  • C.P.M. and/or PMP certification
  • Lean Six Sigma Green or black belt 
  • Deltek Costpoint/Materials Module (MRP)