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Subcontract Programs Director

Company: Terran Orbital Corporation
Location: Irvine
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

SummaryBe more than just an employee number! Join Terran Orbital, a leader in innovation, manufacturing, and operations in the satellite industry. We are a pioneer in the miniaturization of space technologies and the delivery of responsive space solutions. We are a unique, fast-growing, and trusted team focused on quickly and economically designing, building, launching, and operating state-of-the-art satellites for advanced mission constellations. Terran Orbital is seeking an experienced Subcontracts Programs Director to join our growing team. Reporting to the SVP Programs, the Subcontracts Programs Director will provide leadership to significant subcontracts for a large system of systems space vehicle and ground station program. The selected candidate will work closely with the program team to ensure subcontractors are meeting their the cost, schedule and technical requirements as defined in their subcontract.Key Duties And Responsibilities

  • Coordinate multidisciplinary team efforts necessary to ensure subcontractors meet objectives
  • Interface with the suppliers on ongoing programs and projects
  • Negotiate subcontracts with suppliers ensuring appropriate terms and conditions, payment schedule, performance, term liability and delivery.
  • Oversee the supervision of personnel, which includes selection, work allocation, training, development, and problem resolution
  • Motivate, coach, and mentor employees to achieve peak productivity and performance
  • Create and implement successful procurement plans which proactively address risk and provide a high degree of confidence supporting contract deliverable requirements
  • Support all milestone program reviews both internally, and customer-facing, including leading dry-runs and rehearsals to ensure critical executive feedback, is received
  • Monitor supplier schedule progress, cost performance, and risks and prepare monthly program financial reports for management review
  • Develop accurate presentations and reports to support internal management and customer reviews
  • Develop, track and report visual metrics, including Key Performance Indicators (KPIs); react to metrics by identifying and solving problems, making improvements, and advancing process control
  • Assist with business opportunities across other business units as requestedQualification And Skills
    • Bachelor's degree (Master preferred) in management, engineering or related technical discipline
    • 10+ years of work experience in the aerospace industry or similar high-technology systems
    • Experience as a responsible Subcontracts Manager or Program Manager on aerospace projects
    • Understands aerospace, spacecraft, ground system and payload development programs and has relationships with primes and subcontractors
    • Understands contracts, business law, and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and apply the concepts and principles, including knowledge of cost accounting principles and finance
    • Proven success in managing projects through production material control/scheduling, engineering principles
    • Ability to help organize and manage a team of personnel, develop program schedules, and control budgets to meet required deadlines
    • Ability to mentor, guide, and grow skills of the subcontracts management team
    • Ability to read technical publications and communicate across organizational levels
    • Must have a practical interpretation and knowledge of US trade regulations and ITAR regulations
    • It may be required to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI Security ClearanceBenefits
      • Employee Equity Incentive Program
      • 100% Company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents
      • 401(K) Match
      • Unlimited PTO Salary Range $180,000-$210,000Your actual level and base salary will be determined case-by-case and may vary based on the job-related qualification, knowledge, skills, education, and experience. In addition to base salary, we offer equity for each employee, 100% covered medical, dental, and vision coverage, a 401(k) match, unlimited flex time off, covered life insurance, maternity and paternity leave, tuition reimbursement, employee referrals, and lots of swag!About Terran OrbitalTerran Orbital is a leading manufacturer of satellite products primarily serving the aerospace and defense industries. Terran Orbital provides end-to-end satellite solutions by combining satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and on-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers. Learn more atPhysical DemandsAn employee must meet the physical demands described to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. In performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely required to sit or stand for long durations of time, in addition to bending, reaching, and walking. This would require the ability to lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. This position is generally sedentary, with substantial computer usage.Work EnvironmentThe job operates in a professional office environment but in a manufacturing company. This job routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and scanners. DisclaimersTo comply with US Government space technology export regulations, the applicant must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the US Department of State. In addition, please note that this position may require a current United States National Security clearance or eligibility for such a clearance.Terran Orbital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at .

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