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Senior Manager, Material Project Manager

Location: Encinitas
Posted on: November 14, 2021

Job Description:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Manager of Material Projects. The selected candidate will lead the team that manages Procurement and Supply Chain efforts in order to maintain schedule requirements for all Internal Customers. Additionally, they will act as the primary representative for Procurement to all customers such as Program, Production Control, and Manufacturing relative to Buy parts delivery status as well as ensure all programs are receiving support and status from the Procurement and Supply Chain function.


This position is responsible for overseeing one or more project(s) and serves as the liaison between project management, senior management and customer representatives on matters of significance.

  • Oversees the status of the project(s) and budgets to ensure project(s) are completed on time and within budget so business objectives are attained.
  • Assesses project issues and develops solutions to meet production, quality, and customer-satisfaction goals and objectives.
  • Typically accomplishes tasks through subordinate staff, management, and/or across teams. Oversees the development of mechanisms to monitor project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project management, line management, and the customer.
  • Responsible for decisions which have a serious impact on the overall success of the organization.
  • Oversee the development of project plan(s) and manage resources to ensure project schedule, budget, quality and specification goals are attained.
  • Oversee and monitor project schedule, timelines, and milestones from initiation to delivery to meet delivery goals.
  • Consult with management and project team(s) to derive and establish project objectives from strategic business plans.
  • Direct the coordination of departmental and/or cross-functional teams to assign and prioritize tasks focused on delivering new or upgrading existing products and/or services.
  • Direct work of project management staff, providing technical support and direction when necessary.
  • Establish policies appropriate for the project(s) while interpreting and recommending modifications to company-wide policies and practices.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation. Present project updates to internal and external audiences as needed.
  • Consult with senior management and project team to expand services and potential business opportunities.
  • Ensure compliance with environmental and other regulations.
  • Identify and assess project issues and develop solutions to meet productivity, quality and customer satisfaction goals, and business objectives.
  • Provide leadership, direction and guidance to employees working on assigned project. Effectively communicate project expectations and objectives to team members and stakeholders in a timely fashion.
  • Oversee policies and procedures that impact project(s).
  • Manage and lead the request for proposal (RFP) process to generate new business.
  • Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Responsible for ensuring all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations are observed wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Responsible for ensuring work is accomplished in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.
    We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
    Job Qualifications:
    • Typically requires a Bachelors in Business Administration or related discipline and fifteen or more years of progressively complex experience in the project administration field with at least nine of those years in project management. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
    • Must demonstrate an extensive understanding of project management processes and procedures, planning and scheduling methods, and budget management as well as the ability to organize, schedule, and coordinate workloads to meet established milestones and budgets.
    • Must be able to identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop solutions to a variety of non-routine issues of diverse scope and nature.
    • Strong analytical, communication, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required.

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, Encinitas , Senior Manager, Material Project Manager, Executive , Encinitas, California

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