Program Manager Job Details | Beyond Gravity

Ruag Ammotec USA, Inc.

Trinity, AL

Program Manager

Challenge the Impossible​ ​

About Beyond Gravity

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Beyond Gravity is not your typical space company. We're a unique blend of agility, speed, and innovation, fusing a start-up mindset with decades of industry expertise and a track record of 100% mission success. Our dynamic team of over 1800 professionals, spread across 14 locations in seven countries, is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what is technically feasible. We're not just building crucial products for the satellites, launchers and semiconductor industry, we’re helping to improve life on earth.

Job Responsibilities:


  • Owns the overall responsibility for an assigned program (programmatic, financial, technical), within the framework agreed with the customer.
  • Maintains the ongoing contacts with customers in the pre-acquisition phase and supports business development.
  • Secures connection to the sales processes for one-offs, development- and series programs.
  • Identifies and manages upselling and new business opportunities and acts upon these by involving internal stakeholders for information, support and advice where needed.
  • Supports the creation of technical proposals, including cost- and schedule estimates for future projects.
  • Contributes to Technology-, Product- and Strategic roadmaps with existing business intelligence.
  • Coordinate the project interfaces and plan the needed resources.


  • Steers negotiations with customers, supported by Legal.
  • Supports price definition / contribution margin, project cost calculations during proposal phase and steers implementation after negotiation.
  • Follows and approves offers within Program area.
  • Assigns or acts as primary customer interface during Program negotiation, contracting and implementation phase.

Management responsibility:

  • Leads and coordinates the overall program planning within the domain, and responsible to ensure / secure execution according to program/project schedule.
  • Leads program controlling with inputs from assigned Finance controlling stakeholders
  • Coordinates with Engineering, Operations, and other applicable stakeholders to request resources
  • Requests resources, Project Managers for the Programs from Functional teams.

Leads a Program with the responsibility to:

  • Lead project teams, targeting contract compliant execution of all relevant tasks and elaboration of all technical deliverables within the financial and timing boundary conditions
  • Drive the Program portfolio management and priority management
  • Identify and ensure the relevant communication flow within projects-team, including periodic progress reporting to the program organisation.
  • Ensure and manage achievement of milestones incl. invoicing of milestones.
  • Identify, categorize, estimate, track, document and mitigate risks.
  • Represent the company towards relevant customers, suppliers, and agencies.
  • Act as escalation point for assigned project managers
  • Create ECPs, CCNs, additional sales and other relevant claims, including negotiation with assigned contracts officer.
  • Actively maintain lessons learned during both sell and project execution phases.
  • Drive improvements within projects, to create value both in the short and long term.

Job Requirements:

  • Education in MBA or Engineering, M.Sc. level or above.
  • Extensive Certified and/or deeply experienced within Project/Program Management.
  • Experience from project execution in an international environment.
  • Managerial experience and knowledge from the Space and related non-space business.
  • Excellent communication and coordination skills.
  • Holistic view, strategic orientation, and excellent analytical skills.
  • Sales and proposal experience.


  • Customer insight, experience from the customers’ business and organization
  • Technical understanding and know-how of related field of work and generalistic approach Excellent leadership and coordination skills
  • Entrepreneurial thinking, solution driven, willing to make a difference, commercial mindset.
  • Strong motivator with high energy level and persistence to overachieve goals.
  • Open-minded, strong communicator and networker willingly involves others and shares information.
  • High stress resistance and perseverance, able to keep structured and prioritize in a complex environment.
  • Change agent, innovator and open minded.

Are you ready for lift-off?

Our core values - passion, collaboration, and curious - transform challenges into opportunities. Embark on a journey to transcend the ordinary with us. Propel your career to new heights. We‘re actively reviewing candidates and will promptly select the ideal fit for our team.​

For questions regarding the position, please contact: Manager: Justin Elliott | | [email protected]

For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact: ​ Michelle Lach | | [email protected]

Beyond Gravity is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

Applications by e-mail cannot be considered.​
We do not accept dossiers from recruitment agencies for this position.