Director, Site Programs


  • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • Santa Maria, California

Director, Site Programs


LAUNCH Technical Workforce Solutions is seeking a Director, Site Programs for a direct hire opportunity in Santa Maria, California.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Director of Site Programs has program performance and P&L responsibility for all the programs at the site.
  • The Director of Site Programs will have direct responsibility for program and/or project managers assigned to him/her.
  • The role provides management and leadership to a series of cross-functional integrated program teams (IPT) for the site.
  • This role drives continuous improvement using company root cause and corrective action processes.
  • The Director of Site Programs is responsible for delivering the program objectives, including managing program performance, risks/opportunities, and change control according to internal rules, processes and procedures.
  • The Director of Site Programs will report to VP GM of the site with functional reporting to the EPV of Programs. The Director of Site Programs serves as the Customer(s) primary Point of Contact (POC).

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and PMP certification.

  • 20+ years of leadership experience with a minimum of 10 years of program management experience in a commercial aerospace environment.

  • Experience with lean principles and continuous improvement.

  • Expert knowledge of program management methodologies and proven ability to manage programs.

  • Computer Skills: Proficient with MS Project, competent with MS Office programs.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships.

  • Strong leadership and organizational skills, ability to analyze & summarize information, strong financial acumen.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver against key milestones and cost targets.

  • Emotionally resilient and able to drive projects effectively for excellence against demanding targets in a complex multi-disciplined environment.

  • Project Management certification (e.g., PMI PMP) is highly desirable.
  • Degree in Engineering preferred.

  • Advanced degree preferred

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


Why Choose LAUNCH?

A team of aviation staffing experts leads LAUNCH. We understand the challenges of finding the top aviation jobs and we focus on linking you with the best openings in the most sought-after locations.

LAUNCH offers you an ACA compliant benefit package including company-sponsored medical insurance with multiple plans to choose from. Our Minimum Essential Coverage is offered to every employee who does not have coverage elsewhere at no cost to you! LAUNCH also offers a 401(k) program with a company match. Plus, you join the LAUNCH Loyalty Club on your first day, earning you extra cash bonuses, apparel and safety rewards.


If you’re ready to LAUNCH your career, you've found an employer that can take you to new heights. ?


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