Deputy Program Manager
Saab's Surveillance Systems division in East Syracuse, NY is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented Program Manager (PM)/ Deputy PM, for our Surveillance Defense programs. The successful candidate will apply demonstrated knowledge of program/project management principles and concepts to resolve a variety of issues. To be successful in this role you must demonstrate proficiency across a range of program management, process improvement, project management, and leadership skills.
Responsibilities will include but may not be limited to the following:
Develop and manage program priorities.
Develop budgets and schedules.
Support Development and execution of program plans.
Support engineering, manufacturing, subcontract management and purchasing.
Support resource planning.
Ensure compliance with company SOPs.
Interface with Contracts, Finance, CM, QA, and purchasing organizations across multiple Saab sites.
Manage a multitude of support activities that may stem across multiple programs.
Generate, track and maintain project action items and risks.
Skills and Experience:
Bachelor's degree required; preferably in Business, Engineering or other related discipline.
Master's degree/MBA preferred.
3+ years of relevant experience, preferably in program/ project management.
Experience with DoD programs (both Operations and Engineering) is strongly preferred.
Proficient with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Visio, Project, PowerPoint).
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Excellent organization and time management skills, attention to detail while tracking multiple interdependent functions, and ability to follow-up action items and requests.
Must be self-motivated, enthusiastic, possess a strong work ethic and constant desire to learn.
Must be a problem solver and use analytical thinking.
Ability to effectively multi-task and work well in a fast-paced environment.
Quality and improvement focused.
Strong business acumen and ability to work well with various levels of people in the organization.
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.
Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria: (i) pass a drug screen, (ii) complete a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, and education and employment verification, and (iii) be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (unless granted an accommodation permitted by law and then in compliance with Saab’s requirements related to the accommodation, if any).
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, 3 weeks personal illness, bereavement, jury duty and disability
401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match
Employee assistance programs
Employee stock purchase program with employer match
Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number approximately 17,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.
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.