Program Manager - Defence Industry

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Newly created role with an established, highly successful and growing defence industry business overseeing high level programs, across multiple PMs.

  • Newly created, senior position in Defence industry
  • Leading high net worth aquisition programs
  • Contact Jo Shapley on 0427 263 117
This is an established, successful business within the defense industry sector, with a strong reputation, a sophisticated and in-demand offering, and desirable company culture.

This position, which has been newly created to respond to the growing number and size of projects, will be a pivotal role in the senior team representing the business to the high-level stakeholder group as well as overseeing the project's success from an internal perspective.

You will be joining a highly experienced senior leadership team; work within a strong company culture with high retention and a very positive market reputation. You will be afforded the opportunity to deliver outstanding products and services to your customer base; something this company holds as its highest priority.

Some key aspects of this position, which have already started to be embedded in the company structure, include:
  • Leading and managing acquisition project teams and develop a program portfolio performance framework to identify systemic risks and ensure management with a whole of programs perspective.
  • Your role will ensure that the company capabilities required to deliver current and future acquisition projects are identified and acquired; including people, systems, and processes - and this may extend to training, recruitment, and development activities.
  • As a demonstrated leader you will ensure effective working relationships between the PM's, internal and external stakeholders are well managed, and support the development of tender and contract responses as necessary.
  • There will be multiple opportunities to represent the company broadly across relevant industry forums as such, your presentation and general communication skills will need to be very high.
I am keen to connect with senior-level, corporate candidates with the following experience:
  • Extensive and high-level experience leading teams at a program level; within the Defence industry, including multiple, complex projects and contract management.
  • An understanding of the tender and bid preparation and of the Defence procurement processes.
  • A demonstrated ability to lead and manage a diverse team to achieve challenging goals along with strong financial management and commercial skills.
  • Ideally, you will have a tertiary qualification in Engineering (electrical as the preferred discipline) or a Business related discipline. You may also have post-graduate qualifications in Project Management, Management, or Finance with experience in project management scheduling tools such as MS Project or Open Plan Professional.
Due to the nature of this position, you will need to have a government security clearance at NV2 level; or have the ability to acquire one. To be eligible for a government clearance you do need to be an Australian citizen. 

Please contact me, Jo Shapley on 0427 263 117 for a confidential conversation regarding this exciting position and/or send in your resume via the apply function below.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.