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Program Manager

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
31 March 2021
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Job Description:

Saab's Surveillance Systems division in East Syracuse, NY is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented Program Manager (PM)/ Deputy PM ,most specific to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 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 expertise 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 product development priorities by coordinating with programs and customer service, both internal and external.

  • Authorize and execute product development plans.

  • Plan, coordinate and conduct team meetings.

  • 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.

  • At times, be the sole interface with the customer.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering, Business or related discipline is required. Master's degree/MBA is preferred.

  • 6-8+ years of relevant experience, preferably in program/project management.

  • Experience with FAA Projects (both Operations and Engineering) programs is a plus.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Visio, Project, PowerPoint).

  • Experience with Atlassian products like JIRA, SharePoint and Confluence, preferred.

  • 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.

  • 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. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to participate in a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, education and employment verification.

About Us:

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.