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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Deputy Program Manager

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 30 June 2024

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is seeking a Deputy Program Manager to assist with all post-delivery support activities for multiple ground and naval radar systems.  Support activities commence after the system hardware is delivered and include, but are not limited to, set-to-work, acceptance testing, on-site support, training, and responding to on-going requests for support as part of executing long-term sustainment contracts.  The Deputy Program Manager will coordinate these activities with Saab Program Managers, Saab engineers and/or field technicians, and customers.

In addition, the Deputy Program Manager will assist with spare part and repair activities for previously delivered radar systems. The Deputy Program Manager will assist with management of cost, schedule and quality metrics for all of the above activities.

To be successful in this role, you must use your experience with program/project management principles and process improvement to influence the teams you work with to resolve a variety of issues. 


  • Interface with customers and internal Saab teams.

  • Assist with management of Basic Order Agreements and Task Orders between Saab and customers.

  • Support execution of task orders with appropriate Saab personnel including coordination of field resources and trip reports.

  • Track and report status of spare and repair orders.

  • Coordinate with Depot Manager on repairs and assist with prioritization.

  • Develop and manage simple budgets and schedules.

  • Ensure compliance with Saab SOPs.

  • Interface with Contracts, Finance, CM, QA, and Purchasing organizations across multiple Saab sites, including international locations.

    Compensation Range: $75,800-$94,800

    The compensation range provided is a general guideline. When extending an offer, Saab, Inc. considers factors including (but not limited to) the role and associated responsibilities, location, and market and business considerations, as well as the candidate's work experience, key skills, and education/training.

    Skills and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering, Business, or related discipline with 3+ years of relevant experience, or Master’s degree with 1+ years of experience.

    • Knowledge of Military Logistics/Maintenance principles desirable.

    • Experience working in a team environment.

    • Experience in Project Management.

    Required Skills:

    • Understanding of DOD acquisition process.

    • Proficient in Microsoft office products (Word, Visio, Excel, Project, PowerPoint).

    • Highly organized, ability to multi-task, strong time management skills, and ability to follow-up on action items and requests in a timely manner.

    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, decentralized environment.

    • Focus on quality and improvement with understanding of continuous improvement concepts and principles.

    • Strong oral and written communication skills.

    • Comfortable working with various levels in the organization.

    • Ability to influence cross functional teams without direct authority.

    • Willingness to travel up to 10%, domestic and international.

    • Capable of obtaining a Secret level clearance.

    Citizenship Requirements:

    Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

    Drug-Free Workplaces:

    Saab is a federal government contractor and adheres to policies and programs necessary for sustaining drug-free workplaces. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.


    Saab provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:

    • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents

    • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, parental leave, personal illness, bereavement, jury duty, long-term and short-term disability

    • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

    • Tuition assistance

    • Student loan assistance

    • Wellness account, subscription and employee assistance programs

    • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

    About Us:

    Saab is a leading defense and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 19,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. In the U.S., Saab delivers advanced technology and systems, supporting the U.S. Armed Forces and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as international and commercial partners. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, the company has business units and local employees in eight U.S. locations.

    Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.