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6 months ago
Chipton Ross Inc
Salary: $DOE
Location: California
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Business & Administration
Category: Senior Manager
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Senior Program Manager for an opening in Santa Clarita, CA.

The Senior Program Manager will serve as the principal point of contact to key military and commercial customers by showcasing your technical program leadership within the Rugged Embedded Computing industry. Demonstrate your seniority with the Defense and Aerospace embedded environment by managing technical, multi-million dollar budgets, scheduling and leading action-oriented teams in the execution of integrated systems development programs.

•Must be familiar with the architecture and implementation of complex VME board product and integrated systems for Defense and Aerospace; the hardware development process; the integration and test requirements and methodologies to support these complex systems integration activities
•Ownership of the schedule and cost management on programs managed - Holds program and proposal Kick-off Meetings, establishing baselines for planned cost, design configuration and schedule - Establishes and tracks metrics to monitor performance and progress.
•Lead multi-disciplinary teams within a matrixed organization
•Act as a central authority for the Company in its relationship with internal and external customers.
•Establish program status reporting to anticipate and take corrective action in problem areas before they occur, with appropriate line organization.
•Takes a proactive stance by developing contingency plans in potential risk areas and identifying contingency plan deployment criteria to resolve potential problems. Reports potential problems to upper management.
•Ensure pertinent written records are maintained that document all agreements / commitments related to the project.
•Actively pursue new business and will be responsible to coordinate proposal responses both formal RFPs and informal inquiries.
•The Senior Program Manager will work with Engineering and support organizations to analyze proposals with respect to cost/risk/quality, lead source selections and negotiation teams, and monitor subcontract costs, schedules, and technical performance.

•A minimum of 10 years related experience
•Extensive background in strategic planning, competitive assessments, and bidding/acquisition of multi-million dollar contracts
•Experience in working with the Defense and Aerospace customer community and in serving as a principal point of contact to key military and commercial customers
•Management leadership of annual multi-million dollar budget
•Strong interpersonal skills especially in team building/maintenance and customer relationships
•Technical and program leadership experience and familiarity with the Single Board Computer industry and integrated systems development are required
•The candidate should have experience with customer communications, negotiations and proposal management
•The candidate will contribute to weekly and monthly strategic planning, plan execution and technology roadmap updates.
•The candidate must be able to keep team members focused on schedule milestones and objectives and must motivate team members to develop cost effective, customer-oriented solutions and approaches.
•Able to lead by action and example.
•Must be able to act independently and make decisions on administrative / operational issues affecting the success of this organization.

•Bachelor or Master's Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering Preferred (or equivalent)
•MBA is desirable


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