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VP of Special Projects

Company: AEVEX Aerospace
Location: Dayton
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

VP of Special Programs

The Vice President (VP) of Special Programs will report to the COO and have strategic and operational responsibility for specified program areas with AEVEX Aerospace. The position will be a part of the senior management team that drives the overall strategy for the organization and represents AEVEX on a local, regional, and national basis. The VP of Special Programs will develop deep knowledge of directed program operations and company processes and will focus on the five critical areas: program leadership, management, and performance, external relationships, and AEVEX strategic direction.
Essential Functions:

  • Apply senior-level knowledge and experience in acquisition management and program management philosophy, policies, and procedures to systems, subsystems, and equipment procurement activities, source selection activities, post-award project/program management tasks, and acquisition programs throughout their life cycles in support of special mission capabilities
  • Lead integration, communication, coordination, organizational, and planning expertise to technical and acquisition efforts across a broad spectrum of functional disciplines
  • Plan, organize, and assist in managing critical aspects of the development, production, and/or deployment of systems, subsystems, and equipment
  • Assist in the coordination and integration of aspects of systems acquisition, including engineering, procurement, financial management, environmental management, configuration, test, manufacturing, and integrated logistics support in order to rapidly assist in the implementation of program direction
  • Direct and support implementation of special projects, as identified
  • Work directly with executive leadership to identify and prioritize opportunities and risks associated with projects
  • Direct and coordinate work efforts of cross-functional teams, ensuring that work adheres to quality standards and is achieved by project deadlines
  • Develop and manage the cost, schedule, and performance of selected programs
  • Evaluate project progress and results and report to leadership, ensuring that changes to scope, budget, resources, and risk are communicated in a timely manner
  • Attract, develop, coach, and retain high-performance team members, empowering them to elevate their level of responsibility, span of control, and performance
  • Work company-wide to help develop systems to ensure consistent, high-quality project management
  • Manage deep, healthy relationships and communications with customers and partner organizations
  • Evaluate manufacturing and production processes and implement scalability and quality initiatives for increased production
  • Exemplify and proliferate the AEVEX culture
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications and Education:

    • Bachelor's degree in Business, or related field required. Master's degree preferred
    • At least ten (10) years of experience performed on DoD programs/projects required
    • Active Program Management Professional (PMP) certification required
    • Ability to obtain/maintain a Secret, Top Secret/SCI DoD clearance, U.S. Citizenship required
    • Ability to professionally manage complex situations, delegate authority, lead and inspire teams, drive innovative thinking, instill collaboration, challenge the status quo, and demonstrate the ability to adapt to dynamic situations required
    • Experience in team building, time management, conflict resolution, communication, briefing, presentation, strategic thinking, marketing, and literacy in the program management disciplines required
    • Experience with the evaluation of requests for proposals and/or quotes required
    • Experience with preparing, reviewing, and submitting proposals and/or quotes required
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required
    • Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines required
    • Fluency in the Microsoft Office suite of software required

      Work Arrangement: Hybrid with the ability to travel up to twice a month

Keywords: AEVEX Aerospace, Dayton , VP of Special Projects, Executive , Dayton, Ohio

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