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TSA Checked Baggage Program Manager ( R-00088320 )





Vista, California, United States


Job Description:

We are looking for a Program Manager (PM) who is excited to support our customers by leading program execution for complex security detection products. The PM proactively leads all execution, management, and coordination of all program activities associated with assigned product delivery contracts and related growth projects during the full lifecycle of programs/projects under the service agreements. The PM leads assigned customer and stakeholder communications as the primary company interface as well as cost/technical/schedule management ownership and overall program P&L ownership. Programs assigned to this role include checked baggage security detection products owned by TSA.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage, maintain, and develop key stakeholder relationships within the domestic aviation security environment, with a focus on the assigned product contract(s) to enable effective program execution for our existing fleet of checked baggage systems.
  • Manage cost, schedule, and technical performance of major programs/service in accordance with company and industry best practices for program management across the program lifecycle.
  • Plan, organize, and integrate company resources required to successfully manage the program(s) and meet contractual obligations.
  • Develop and maintain strong internal partnerships across the operation and functional teams (e.g., Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Operations, Product Line Leads, Finance, Engineering, Service, Legal, and Quality)
  • Establish goals and objectives related to program support for the functional and program team members; obtain their commitment to those goals and track progress.
  • Program P&L ownership including developing and holding to financial goals.
  • Identify business development and value-added sales opportunities related to programs.
  • Support product management efforts to manage the lifecycle of products and/or services, including improvements, enhancements, and obsolescence, and support relevant negotiations with customers.
  • Prepare and report program status to all stakeholders; prepare and present periodic status reports and monthly Program Management Reviews (PMRs) with the Operation’s Leadership Team.
  • Monitor program readiness for achieving deliverables and make necessary adjustments to achieve deliverables that are compliant, on time, and in budget.
  • Drive a culture of precision-delivery, integrity, and high accountability for meeting plans.
  • Effectively lead program support personnel to achieve programmatic and organization goals.
  • Develop and implement strategic improvement initiatives for delivery programs
  • Manage continuous Improvement to become best in class and create value to our TSA customer.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Integrity: Proven experience in leading large projects with integrity, focused on doing what is right, treating others with respect, and candid, open communication.
  • Team: Proven ability to lead and manage cross-functional teams and relationships in a matrix environment; influence people outside of direct reporting relationships/levels; and communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Trust: Proven ability to build and maintain positive and effective customer relationships, representing Leidos as a trusted partner with a passion for honoring all commitments.
  • Security Requirement: US Public trust and ability to pass security vetting for site or customer visits.
  • Must be able to travel on a regular basis to key customer locations, a minimum of twenty-five percent (20%).
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills are required for effective interface with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and to effectively present information and respond to questions from management and customers is critical.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft office applications. Experience with MS 365 is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of financial concepts and measurements to program management, e.g., ROI, earned value management, net present value, and so on.
  • Experience in manufacturing or engineering environments with knowledge of MRP systems and Configuration Management principles.
  • Understanding of global business in a highly regulated market.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Highly prefer specific experience working with Aviation Security Detection Products. Other relevant industry experience considered.
  • PMP® Certification is preferred. Relevant and successful Program/Project Management experience may be considered as an alternative.
  • Experience with development, installation, delivery, maintenance/warranty, and/or management of security detection & automation equipment.
  • Experience leading large, simultaneous projects.
  • Experience working in a highly matrixed organization.

Education and Experience:

  • BA degree and 12 - 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 -13 years of prior relevant experience.

Pay Range:Pay Range $101,400.00 - $156,000.00 - $210,600.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.