Mgr III- Programs

BAE Systems

Hudson, NH

Job Description
Because this role involves a combination of collaborative/in-person and independent work, it will take the form of a hybrid work format, with time split between working onsite and remotely.

You don’t see it, but it’s there. Our employees work on the world’s most advanced electronics –from saving emissions in the City of Lights to powering the Mars Rover to protecting the F-35 fighter jet. At Electronic Systems, you’ll be among the brightest minds, working on the aerospace and defense industry’s most difficult problems. Drawing strength from our differences, we’re innovating for the future. And you can, too. Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first –exemplified by our missions: “We Protect Those Who Protect Us®” and “We Innovate For Those Who Move The WorldTM.” Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.

In Countermeasure & Electromagnetic Attack Solutions, we provide next-generation threat detection and countermeasure solutions to provide unparalleled electronic warfare capabilities to enhance mission survivability.
Manages, coordinates, plans, organizes, controls, integrates, and executes a projects or collection of projects. Ensures achievement of financial, schedule, technical, and new business performance objectives. Participates in the support of new business and in the development of financial plans for the company. Models and demonstrates strong leadership in ethics, safety and security.

In this role, the individual will:
  • Be accountable for two major cross-Business Area new business captures related to Counter-C5ISRT and Electronic Warfare
  • Grow strategic partnerships with multiple product lines in the CEMA, FAST Labs, ECS, and C4ISR business areas to ensure strategic alignment and to maximize capability for our customers
  • Although this role allows for a level of autonomy, the candidate must become functionally familiar with the technology and strategy goals of adjoining product lines in order to effectively develop successful win strategies and business plans
  • Be accountable for managing New Business Funds (NBF) and Internal Research & Development (IRAD) funds in support of the new business pursuits
  • Be accountable for total IRAD execution from requirements, through development / test, DTUPC, and culminating in customer demonstrations
  • Be accountable capturing and then executing Customer Research & Development Agreements (CRADA) and Customer R&D (CRAD) funding in support of the new business pursuits
  • Demonstrate an exceptional ability to engage with customers and develop an understanding of their requirements and desired capabilities
  • Demonstrate an exceptional ability to engage in active customer dialogue around technical attributes and Concepts of Operations (CONOPS)
  • Make strategic decisions in a fast paced competitive environment.
  • Help lead in-depth reviews of competitors, developing competitive pricing analysis, and being the “voice of the customer” to the business capture and program teams
  • Provide holistic leadership while promoting a positive culture emphasizing teamwork, inclusiveness, and a fundamental respect for each person’s / organizations’ contributions
  • Communicate effectively with senior BAE leadership and senior supplier partners in order to effectively solve complex challenges and keep stakeholders informed/engaged
  • Deliver clear and concise executive level presentations and messages to enable the leadership team to quickly assess the health and needs of the captures
  • Ensure long term operational success by developing and supporting both the PM function and cross-functional teams within the Product Line
  • Contribute to the Product Line as a member of the leadership team
  • Ensure that captures/CRAD/IRAD/CRADAs receive the necessary support and services from the functional organizations to achieve program objectives

Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.
Required Skills and Education
  • Broad knowledge of ES businesses and capabilities with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other PLs and businesses.
  • Capture Management: Capture manager on large, complex pursuits responsible for all aspects of the capture including customer engagements, RFI response development, and proposal management
  • Problem Solving Ability: Requires advanced conceptual thinking in complex and/or completely new situations.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Developed executive communications skills to exchange complex information.
  • Leadership Skills:  Developing teams, coaching/mentoring future leaders, ensuring a robust talent pipeline and succession  plan
  • Negotiation Skills: Ability to negotiate at a high level with internal and external customers and partners, strong collaboration skills.
  • Demonstrated ability as a customer advocate with successful resolution of customer issues. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute an entrepreneurial strategy to shape the strategic direction of a complex capture/program
  • Demonstrated ability to lead large groups of employees and/or teams
  • Demonstrated success leading large Subcontractors to the completion of complex projects
  • Demonstrated leadership in Safety, Code of Conduct/Ethics, Diversity, Security and culture
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead an organization through a crisis using change management skills.
  • Risk and Opportunity management skills at a portfolio level
  • Secret clearance required
  • Potential to obtain TS/SCI clearance required
  • Potential to obtain Special Access Program clearances required
  • Masters Degree or Bachelors Degree with 12+ years of DoD and/or industry experience

Preferred Skills and Education
  • DoD or industry Electronic Warfare, Counter-C5ISRT, and SIGINT domains
  • Air Force customer engagements
  • DTUPC and Design for Manufacturing experience on Design and Development program
  • Leading the complexity of software development, hardware development, and HW/SW integration & test
  • Significant Supply Chain Management experience
  • TS-SCI preferred
  • Existing SAPs preferred
  • Engineering degree/experience
  • PMP certification

Typical Education and Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience