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ESSM Blk II Production Program Manager
Raytheon Company | Tucson, Arizona
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Job Description

The Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) program is seeking a Program Manager. This role will be located in Tucson, AZ, will report directly to the Program Director.

The Program Manager will be responsible for Block II efforts and will direct engagement with the program leadership team and functional partners, in pursuit of day-to-day program execution; implementing Program Management (PM) plans, processes, and business objectives; and the implementation of PM best practices.
Key responsibilities include:
  • Sets program strategy, vision and tactical direction for program execution by multi-functional team(s) and sub-contractors.
  • Is responsible for meeting contractual commitments including financial, technical, and schedule performance of assigned program(s) within contractual boundaries and company expectations.
  • Develops program-enhancing partnerships with internal functional organizations; such as contracts, finance, procurement, manufacturing, quality control, logistics, and administrative functions.
  • Conveys to customer, program status and performance. Additionally, anticipates and fulfills customer needs to ensure their satisfaction and continued business.
  • Develops and presents to senior management the program Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and long term financial outlook.
  • Responsible for committing the program to specific financial goals and obligations in accordance with the program AOP.
  • Sets budgetary guidelines and directs the performance of program task elements through internal functional partnership.
  • Establishes standards and an executable program baseline using the approved business model and management tools.
  • Manages the program risk and opportunity, in accordance with specific financial goals and obligations.
  • Execute daily program cadence i.e., risk review boards, customer reviews, failure review boards, program milestones, and decision reviews to achieve contract commitments
  • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure integrated master schedule aligns with program strategies, objectives, and milestones
  • Responsible for growing the program and its product(s) by ensuring ongoing customer funding of current contractual requirements, working with the customer to identify and fund further product enhancements
  • Capture staffing projections and work with Control Account Managers (CAMs) to meet program goals and timelines
  • Stay proficient in company policy and directive changes and any resulting implications that warrant change management facilitation

Required Skills:
  • 10 years; preferably in program, or project management professional experience
  • Strong business acumen to proactively identify and resolve issues quickly and efficiently
  • Experience with financial analysis tools
  • Strong team player with ability to lead cross-functional teams
  • Ability to operate independently to navigate organizational complexities and to obtain resources (through influence) to move initiatives forward
  • Experience with project management tools/systems
  • Demonstrated ability to balance technical, cost, and schedule constraints to achieve customer satisfaction
  • Ability to address multiple issues and set priorities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to travel domestically/internationally up to 10 percent
  • Candidate must be able to obtain a Secret Clearance

Desired Skills:
  • Raytheon Program Management certification Level 6 and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Experience in the Defense or Aerospace industry
  • Proposal capture experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of contract formation and execution
  • Experience conducting international business
  • Demonstrated experience with Risk and Opportunity Management
  • Product lifecycle management experience
  • Earned Value Management certification
  • Proficiency with Program Management tool suite or similar systems
  • Experience supporting production - supply chain, engineering, operations, quality, or program management

Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree; preferably in Engineering, Business, Finance, or related field.
Master’s degree preferred.

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


About Raytheon Company

Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services

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