Program Manager, Sub-Contracts

 

Reports to:    Sr. Manager, PMO
Hours: Full Time
Location:  Hybrid, Remote WFH/Stouffville Office

 

About WOLF

WOLF is a world leader in designing and developing rugged, field-deployable solutions requiring embedded video capture, process, encode, display, and AI technologies for the world’s most demanding military and aerospace markets.

We are seeking outstanding professionals who have demonstrated advanced skills contributing to video electronics development, are passionate about pushing the innovation boundaries of embedded technologies, and are highly motivated, high-energy, and results-driven individuals. If you are looking for an exciting new position with a company that offers an environment of rapid business growth, continuous technology innovation, and a cherished culture of collaboration where everyone has a voice that is valued, then WOLF is the company for you.

At WOLF we design and develop solutions that target the world’s most demanding technology markets such as field deployable defence systems, rugged vehicles for land, air, and sea, artificial intelligence machine vision, and neural network-based deep learning for Earth and space applications as well as a variety of other lifesaving, mission-critical systems requiring video and data analytics capabilities. If this type of workplace environment excites you and you excel in fast-paced development environments, then we invite you to join WOLF.

WOLF offers competitive compensation, supports work/life balance, provides opportunities to be coached and developed by some of the leading minds in this field, and to work on some of the world's most sophisticated military and aerospace programs.

 

Summary

Reporting to the Sr. Manager, PMO, the Program Manager, Sub-Contracts is the primary point-person responsible for planning, executing, and delivering contracted corporate projects on time, within budget, and in accordance with specifications. To achieve these important goals, the Program Manager, Sub-Contracts will define project requirements and scope, acquire project resources, and supervise the efforts of project team members. Efficient delivery of project deliverables, effective quality control, clear communication of expectations to stakeholders, and reporting are critical tasks that must be performed throughout each project's lifecycle.

 

Job Duties:

  • Collaborate with engineering, technical sales and production teams to determine sub-contract requirements
  • Identify potential sub-contractors and develop and maintain relationships with vendors.
  • Formulate innovative acquisition strategies for sub-contracts
  • Manage the sub-contract process from the beginning to end of the project, including drafting, soliciting, selecting, managing and closing a wide-range of sub-contracts
  • Meet with designers to obtain requirements and communicate requirements to sub-contractors.
  • Work as a liaison to develop schematic designs.
  • Manage relationships and negotiate contracts with third party contractors.
  • Communicate effectively and with strong attention to detail to ensure that needs are understood and met by sub-contractor, manage risks and schedules.
  • Work together with sub-contractors to ensure that product is fit for purpose.
  • Establish and deliver mechanisms for tracking project progress and reporting to stakeholders via a formal communications plan.
  • Conduct stakeholder meetings and forums in order to solicit feedback, input, and expectations; incorporate these into project plans.
  • Adhere to established methodologies for project management.
  • Produce regular reports (status, escalations, etc.) on the progress of projects; deliver these reports during regular stakeholder meetings.
  • Track all project costs to ensure completion within budget; procure extra budget funding where necessary.
  • Closely monitor the efforts and billing of third-party workers, such as consultants, contractors, and other specialists.
  • Identify and resolve conflicts within project teams and associate work; create contingency plans to mitigate risk.
  • Manage project dependencies.
  • Conduct project postmortems in order to identify areas for improvement; make recommendations based on findings.

 

Education / Certifications:

  • University degree in Engineering or related technical discipline.

 

Requirements:

  • Direct work experience in project management.
  • 10-15 years of work experience in the electronics industry.
  • PMP certification preferred.
  • Skilled at capturing detailed requirements and SOW.
  • Outsourcing expert with a degree of contract experience.
  • Demonstrated success in project delivery and execution of project management methods.
  • Familiarity with project management software.
  • Highly effective negotiation, diplomatic, and conflict resolutions skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all types of staff, including technical, professional, and upper management.
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.
  • Ability to create and edit project documents, materials, and presentations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with sub-contractors, business units, corporate departments, key managers, and other stakeholders.
  • Flexibility to adjust to shifting priorities and deadlines.
  • Persuasive and motivating, with a strong focus on managing consultants.

 

Work Conditions:

  • Travel may be required.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to attend and conduct presentations.
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
  • Hybrid environment, Remote WFH/Stouffville Office

 

Citizenship Requirements:

WOLF is a military and aerospace manufacturer requiring strict adherence to CGP and ITAR requirements.

As a condition of employment, applicants must provide proof of Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency and undergo a police background check.

 

How to Apply:

Candidates can apply by sending a covering letter and resume in .pdf format to careers@wolf.ca referencing the job title: Program Manager, Sub-Contracts.

Wolf Advanced Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all individuals. Applicants selected for an in-person interview will be asked whether specific accommodations are needed to support a personal disability.

 

 

 

 

 

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