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Mercury Systems Program Area Senior Director in Andover, Massachusetts

Job Summary: Mercury Systems is seeking a motivated, Program Area Director (PAD) for the Sensor Systems, Secure Line of Business. The Line of Business is tasked with protecting mission-critical systems for our aerospace and defense applications. Our comprehensive physical security solutions, coupled with proven cybersecurity hardware technologies, offer world-class defense for high-value technology systems deployed in mission-critical applications. This position reports to the Vice President of the Sensor Systems Business Unit. The Program Area Director for the Secure Line of Business will be responsible for leading a dynamic business area that is accountable for developing, integrating, sustaining, and modernizing mission capabilities that leverage the total capabilities of the broader Mercury business. This requires rapidly developing innovative solutions across the lifecycle that exceed our customer’s mission requirements. Job Responsibility: The Program Area Director will manage a portfolio of programs more than $100m/year delivering performance measured against the mission KPIs and long term financial and business goals. The position is accountable for driving business AOP performance and growth, leading a team comprised of a matrixed workforce. The Program Area Director develops the roadmaps to achieve the business vision, executes our strategic plans and direction, leads change and improvement efforts, and focuses and motivates the program area teams to achieve established goals. The Program Area Director is also responsible for establishing and building strong domestic and international customers, partners, and subcontractor relationships to sustain the business. The successful candidate will be a senior leader who is known and respected within defense and global markets, as well as the customer base of the program area. This person will be a role model of integrity, leadership excellence, vision, and collaboration and will successfully execute technically complex, highly competitive programs of significant scope. This person will need to manage experimental, development, sustainment, and services programs within the portfolio and stay current with evolving technology trends. The position is ideally located in the Northeast. Required Qualifications: * B.S. degree in Engineering, Science, Mathematics, or business-related field is required. Master’s degree, M.S. or MBA preferred. * A minimum of 15 years of progressive experience in program management, preferably within the defense industry. Previous experience in a leadership role is essential. * Progressive leadership experience managing a broad and expansive portfolio of programs and full life-cycle program execution to meet customer and business requirements. * Experience with the C3I and ISR mission with background in naval surface, undersea, ground and airborne platforms, sensor and data processing frameworks, and associated technologies. * Experience and understanding of digital transformation technologies such as AI/ML, Agile/DevSecOps, Autonomy and/or Digital Engineering. * Strategic thinker with capacity to manage business complexity and focus the organization on the critical top priorities. * Experience leading collaboration across to fully leverage capability of business and support functions. * Experience integrating regulatory, customer, political and market information into effective business strategies and plans. * Successful experience developing and executing strategy for market and business growth. * Demonstrated ability to establish, maintain, and or restore strong customer, business, partner, and stakeholder relationships. * Successful experience managing change, building teams, developing leaders and mentoring others in a matrix structure. * Possesses technical acumen; conversant and credible in discussing technical matters. * Solid understanding of U.S. and International government procurement practices, prime contractor and subcontractor relationships, and decision points within the acquisition process. * Demonstrated success with customers and external partners in business development, negotiations, capture and program execution. * Program leadership, financial management: P&L experience of a significant organization, strong risk management and earned value management skills. * Executive Level ability to communicate, influence and motivate a high performing team. * Ability to operate effectively and creating bonds of trust and clear understanding of mutual interests. * Must be able to travel as much as 30% of the time. * U.S. Top Secret Clearance * PMP Certification preferred. "This position requires you to have or obtain a government security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens." Why should you join Mercury Systems? Mercury Systems is a technology company that makes the world a safer, more secure place. We push processing power to the tactical edge, making the latest commercial technologies profoundly more accessible for today's most challenging aerospace and defense missions. From silicon to system scale, Mercury enables customers to accelerate innovation and turn data into decision superiority. Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, Mercury employs more than 2,300 people in 24 locations worldwide. To learn more, visit Our Culture We are committed to making Mercury a great place to work, no matter where our employees are located. We offer a casual and enjoyable atmosphere that allows employees to learn and grow. We help and care for one another and work as one to achieve results for us and for our customers. We value communication and transparency, and strive to foster two-way dialogue at all levels of the organization. We are committed to lifelong learning, offering comprehensive skills training and tuition reimbursement. Whether you're just starting out on your career journey or you are an experienced professional, it's important to us that you feel recognized and rewarded for your contributions. To find out more about Why Mercury?, or visit the Mercury Community or find answers to general questions at Mercury FAQs Mercury Systems is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or marital status. As an equal opportunity employer, Mercury Systems is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact the number below. (978) 256-1300 Click here read about our recent press release. Click Here to learn about OFCCP Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled