Federal Practice Program Manager (Remote)

CommScope Inc. (Virtual Virg, Global) 18 hours ago

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Summary

The Federal Program Manager will be responsible for the standup of the federal practice across the Venues Campus and Networks (VCN) business unit. This role involves coordinating multiple organizations who each have a key part of the business enablement to deliver, making sure that they are driving towards their deadlines, handling issues that impede the progress of the work streams, ensuring Federal regulatory compliance, and providing regular, executive updates on progress.

In addition, the Manager will be a subject matter authority (SME) in working with the United States Federal government, with an understanding of the terminology, requirements, regulations, procurement, compliance, and contracting requirements. This is a fast-paced program, so business knowledge of Federal is a must-have skill.

Principal duties and responsibilities

  • Leads an effective program for enabling key business processes, systems, and development of a Federal group within CommScope.
  • Acts as SME in Federal terminology, requirements, business practices, and contract mechanisms.
  • Handles multiple teams focused on compliance initiatives for doing business with the US Federal government.
  • Works with internal team members to understand cross-functional requirements, Legal needs, IT systems, business processes, and contractual obligations and results.
  • Drives cross-functional teams to deliver upon their day-to-day responsibilities and results.
  • Runs programs and initiatives via a program/project plan.
  • Identifies, tracks, and raises issues and risks with quantifiable contingencies and options.
  • Proactively communicates expectations concerning program participation, schedule, anticipated and unanticipated costs, and other program needs.
  • Use analysis skills to identify and drive business improvement and lead other Federal-related initiatives as needed.
  • Identifies compliance gaps and analyzes sales needs in existing Federal order and compliance processes; proposes solutions to improve cross functional communications with Marketing, IT, Finance, Legal, Operations, Channel, logistics and Sales.
  • Manages and reports on sustaining practice operations including change communication, regulatory changes and updates, official price lists, and contracts, and similar.
  • Understands supply chain requirements for Federal partners and customers.

Personal characteristics

  • Flexible, self-motivated and goal-oriented approach.
  • Strong customer focus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills across business levels and backgrounds.
  • Strong planning skills.
  • Consistent track record leading sophisticated programs.
  • Ability to be an advocate for Federal practice needs to executives and internal partners.
  • Comfortable working to influence partners and team members towards desired result.
  • Ability to listen and adapt to changing situations and solutions.

Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in business or engineering, or equivalent work experience and certifications.
  • 8 to 10 years of Program/Project management experience leading cross-functional, matrixed, intra-company or inter-company teams.
  • 5+ years running Federal programs and/or Federal sales or support operations programs.
  • Familiarity with MRP, ERP, CRM, Document Management, and similar systems for leading Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and Federal Contract Information (FCI).
  • Familiarity with the US Government clearance process (FSO not required) and familiar with tracking clearances for company.
  • Knowledge of CMMC level requirements and general information security practices for Federal entities.
  • Consistent track record managing sophisticated, multi-project programs from business analysis through implementation.
  • Experience with technical team members, including hardware and software engineering, Information Technology, and systems owners.
  • Familiarity with Federal product certifications and introduction onto DoDIN Approved Price List.
  • Process re-engineering/business analysis experience.
  • PMP certification desired but not required.
  • Travel up to 25% required.

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Can be located anywhere in the US

It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.

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