Subcontract Program Manager Lockheed Martin

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Description: The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed Martin Space

At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin is a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder. Our amazing men and women are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every day we use our unique skills and experiences to create, design and build solutions to some of the worlds’ hardest engineering problems. Our culture encourages employees to dream big, perform with excellence and create incredible products. We provide the resources, inspiration and focus and if you have the passion and courage to dream big, we want to build a better tomorrow with you.

Going to space is just the beginning. It’s what you do when you get there that matters. Lockheed Martin builds the satellites and spacecraft that do amazing things in space for government and commercial customers. Connecting people. Advancing discovery. And protecting what matters most. Lockheed Martin-built satellites give earlier warning of severe weather, connect troops on the battlefield, and deliver GPS directions to a billion people worldwide.

As we look to the future, we’re driving innovations to help our customers do even more in orbit. That’s why we’re crafting smarter satellites that operate like smartphones in the sky, with apps that can be updated in orbit so they can adapt as mission needs on the ground change. Your mission is ours. And as that mission evolves, we’ll be ready. Will you?

What does this role look like?
Did you ever think that you could work for a company and actually have an impact on programs that are working on putting astronauts on Mars, creating 3D printed satellites, launching payloads that learn in orbit, or that are developing national defense systems? Lockheed Martin Space technology connects millions of people around the world and we’re accelerating tomorrow’s breakthroughs to help our customers stay ahead in an ever-changing world. We’re shaping the space technologies of tomorrow, today. At Space, we are driven by innovation and integrity.

This role will offer you the following daily challenges:
This role develops, captures, executes, and manages the overall subcontract acquisition for a few complex programs. Estimated values of all subcontracts is ~$200M. Qualified candidates should have a significant understanding of procurement and acquisition policies and practices, and an understanding of RF engineering and technology.

This job might be for you if you like solving problems without a clear step-by-step action plan. You don't get flustered easily; if you don't know the answer, you'll dig until you find it. You like helping people, and you get a kick out of getting people to those 'aha!' moments. You are level headed, cool under pressure, patient, and politely persistent. You pay attention to the details and as far as you're concerned, anything worth doing is worth doing right.. Every time. You think on your feet. You like learning new things, and you can learn quickly. When things change, you know how to roll with the punches. You communicate clearly. You write well. You speak eloquently. You can explain just about anything to anyone and you're comfortable communicating in writing , on the phone, or in person in front of an executive audience. You can get difficult messages across in 60 seconds or less.

Basic Qualifications:
To be successful, you will need to possess these basic qualifications:

  • Appropriate degree (ideally supply chain management, engineering, or related business field) from an accredited college, or equivalent experience/combined education, with a minimum of 15 years of experience with a bachelor’s degree or 13 years of experience with a Master’s degree, in supply chain management or related field.
  • Must be able to direct and manage all costs, quality, schedule, financial and technical performance requirements that are levied on the subcontractor or the product family and is required to ensure performance and support of the contract milestones of the system.
  • Must be able to develop sourcing and subcontract program management strategic plans.
  • Must be able to lead teams overseeing subcontractors or critical subcontracted systems.
  • Must be able to direct all phases of the subcontract from initiation of the business case for make or buy decisions through requests for proposals, subcontract management plans, negotiation strategy, cost accountability and program execution.
  • Must be able to establish milestone objectives and manage performance to committed schedules and contractual specifications
  • Must understand earned value management
  • Experience in negotiating subcontracts
  • Understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Ability to travel in support of the contract, both to CONUS vendor locations and the OCONUS site.
  • Possess excellent English communication skills, both written, verbal, and presentation, to effectively communicate business cases to all levels of peers, suppliers, as well as program and executive management.
  • You will need to be a US Citizen, and posses and maintain an active US DoD SECRET clearance, to support this government contract, as well as successfully pass a drug and background check, in order to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Desired Skills:
To be successful, ideally, you should also have:

  • Understanding of various types of Fixed Price and Cost Reimbursable subcontracts.
  • Understanding of LMAP.
  • Experience managing suppliers through all phased of the product life cycle from proposal through delivery.
  • Experience managing cost, technical, schedule, risk, quality issues.
  • Perform Supply Chain Cost Account Manager (CAM) responsibilities for assigned program.
  • Strong organizational skills to handle many overlapping projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to successfully interface and interact with all levels of the organization
  • Experience with LM Procure to Pay / SAP
  • Demonstrated "Can-Do" Attitude
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated desire to overcome challenges and obstacles
  • Demonstrated ability to guide, train, and lead others

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants selected must be able to successfully pass to a background investigation and drug test.

Benefits of Employment:

To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin champions an inclusive work environment that urges differences and big-picture thinking.

Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:

  • Medical {many choices of plans; some LM locations have on-site medical}
  • Dental
  • 401k {with generous matching}h can do them,
  • Paid time off including, {we have a 9x80 schedule which means: 25 three-day weekends}
  • Work/life balance, family-friendly environment
  • Career development, career-growth, and lots of learning opportunities for aspiring minds
  • Fun, talented and witty teammates
  • Knowledgeable, supportive and engaged leadership
  • Diverse, inclusive and community-minded organization
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Rewards & recognition
  • Generous Tuition Reimbursement

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

At Space we value your skills, training, and education. We believe that by applying the highest standards of business ethics and visionary thinking, everything is within our reach – and yours as a Lockheed Martin Space employee. Come, join us and experience your future!

The Coolest Jobs are in Space!

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers pursue the hardest missions. Those that demand exceptional amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

…just to name a few reasons to join Lockheed Martin Space!


Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

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