R&D Program Manager

East Camden, AR
Full Time
Armtec Defense Technologies
Mid Level

R & D Program Manager, Armtec Defense Technologies

Armtec Defense Technologies (Armtec) is an operating unit of the Transdigm Group (NYSE: TDG), an industry leader in aerospace and defense products and services. Armtec is comprised of three business units producing subcomponents for ordnance in Coachella, CA; decoy countermeasure Flares in Camden AR; and radar countermeasure chaff in Lillington NC. At Armtec, we welcome skilled and enthusiastic people who share our determination and high standards to join us in our mission-critical work supporting the US and allied war-fighters who serve us all by defending democracy and protecting freedom. This position is staffed in Camden, AR., at Armtec’s world-class facility for decoy countermeasure Flares. 

Company Profile

Company: Armtec Defense Technologies is an operating unit of the TransDigm Group (NYSE:TDG

Industry: Manufacturing Combustible Ordnance and Countermeasures

Job Overview

Title: R & D Program Manager

Job Family: R & D Manufacturing Management

Reports to: R & D Manager

Works with: Senior Leadership Team, Mid-level Managers, Supervisors, Engineers, employees

Location: Camden, Arkansas

Type:  Full-Time

Job Summary

The Armtec Defense Technologies (ADT) R & D Program Manager at the Arkansas Business Unit is responsible for managing a strategic growth programs for defense and related applications.  PM responsibilities extend from  concept definition, qualification and transitioning new ADT products into low-rate/full-rate production. 

The R & D Program Manager has several key responsibilities:

  • Works with customers and ADT staff to identify and define specific products suited to ADT operations and capabilities.
  • Coordinates the activities of ADT functional groups to deliver a qualified product in a timely manner and within a carefully controlled budget/schedule.
  • Prepares and manages capital expense requisitions to secure the necessary funding for facility and equipment.
  • Ensures all activities planned for the efficient execution of the program are performed to give a high-quality product, on time, and to cost.
  • Develops detailed work breakdown structures associated with the activities needed for achieving the stated primary goal.
  • Identifies program risks, and develops a risk-mitigation strategy for the program.
  • Develops a product launch, marketing and distribution campaign.
  • Liaison with customers and partners to create an efficient program plan and statement of work meeting ADT financial requirements.
  • Utilizes internal and external resources effectively for program execution.
  • Provides mentoring of potential new program management staff and personnel.
  • Provides routine, accurate reports to senior management as required on program status, cost, schedule, and risks to include written and/or verbal reports as necessary.
  • Applies appropriate Project Management tools and methods to ensure on-time development and delivery, real-time technical and financial status, and launch of remedial actions, as needed.
  • Understands the business model that defines the opportunity and update the ROI potential as the program progresses.

 Maintains excellent customer relations, accurately assess competitive forces, and formulates timely and effective strategic approaches.

Primary Responsibilities/Qualifications

  • Extensive working knowledge and experience in managing defense –related programs.
  • Ability to effectively interface with internal and external customers.
  • Strong oral and written presentation skills.
  • Excellent financial aptitude.
  • Maintains the highest ethical standards, even when challenged from above.
  • Understands and lives by Armtec’s ethics and business conduct policies.
  • Must be dependable, responsible, and accurate and have the ability to deal with people effectively.

Armtec Competencies

  • Demonstrates ability in the Armtec competencies as a supervisor/manager with approachability, directing others, interpersonal savvy, motivating others, sizing up people, organizing, planning, priority setting, building effective teams, managerial courage, fairness to direct reports and drive for results.

Education/Previous Experience Requirements

  • A relevant science, engineering or business degree is essential.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.
  • 3 – 5 years experience in a Defense Engineering/Manufacturing environment.
    • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
    • To conform to U.S. export control regulations, applicant should be eligible for any required authorization from the U.S. Government

Work Hours

4/10 workweek

To Apply

Please apply on-line on the Armtec Career Website, www.armtecdefense.com  

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