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Program Manager - Top Secret Clearance

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Program Manager - Top Secret Clearance
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Fort Meade,  MD
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Program Manager

Fort Meade, Maryland

Top Secret Clearance


Talent Orchard LLC, a boutique talent acquisition consulting firm, has been contracted by a large defense contractor in their search for a Program Manager to join their team in Fort Meade, Maryland.



The Program Manager is responsible for overseeing all day to day activities of the program execution, management and deliverables. The program manager will monitor the program’s progress from start to finish. The program manager will have the authority to specify the roles and responsibilities of the program team members. The program manager will have the authority to purchase items within budgetary constraints up to the limits laid down by company policy appropriate to a managers position. The Program Manager will follow company policy for accounting and inventory for program specific items and accounts. The Program Manager will attend meetings with US Government officials, company leadership and make presentations as required for program status or financial reporting. The PM manages local scheduling and real-time operations that facilitate the maximization of resources (human and automated) to achieve customer satisfaction, productivity, schedule adherence and economic goals.



In this role, your responsibilities will look like this:

  • Plans and directs the delivery of contracted business activities throughout the contract’s lifecycle (from business development through contract closure) for portfolio of contracts, not to exceed 6.
  • Accountable for the financial performance of the contract – in terms of Revenue / Margin and Growth potential on the portfolio of contracts.
  • Accountable for customer satisfaction with respect to annuity or outsourcing services
  • Establishes yearly budgets and controls expenses to achieve financial goals
  • Leads more complex business negotiations or portions of extremely large contracts of >$10M across regions.
  • Directs solution, operational service, partner, and sub-contractor teams that deliver services to the customer
  • May hire, lead, inspire, and manage a small account team.
  • Leads the account leadership team which is comprised of Sales, Delivery Management, & Client Management). In this capacity, responsible for:
    • As appropriate to the contract agreement, assures compliance with the company and customer’s Human Resources (HR), Pilot Run (PR), legal, financial, ethics and government related policies, strategies, and processes
    • Directs the planning, assessment and development of new business opportunities in partnership with company sales
    • Develops and nurtures senior management or executive-level relationships with the customer
    • Significant contributor to the development of long-term strategic account plan; leads substantial portions of the strategic account plan
  • Pro-actively contributes to the customer’s business improvement, planning and budgeting process
  • Develops strategies and processes with the customer in areas such as performance metrics and measure, escalation change management and communication.
  • Maintains effective communication with and between all functional areas of the account team, as well as with the company at large including its executive leaders
  • Establishes and oversees a client governance structure that comprises comprehensive, coherent processes and communications between customer, company, service providers, and partners.
  • Leads the Customer Management Office which includes Account Delivery Manager.
  • Generates additional revenue thru “product pull thru” after an Managed Services (MS) outsourcing ~$10m-$20m/year revenue for total portfolio of contracts, not to exceed 6


Background requirements for the role:

  • US Citizenship with Active Top Secret Clearance


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • First Level University degree; advanced University degree preferred
  • 10+ years in similar project management roles or in like roles/businesses.
  • Demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of key Services’ operational policies, processes and methodologies applicable to project management.
  • Has an extensive understanding of critical project management techniques.
  • Recognized as a leader in the Services PM Profession community
  • PMP Certified
  • 3-5 years of Client Management & 10+ years of industry experience.
  • Track record of managing somewhat complex Portfolio of Annuity Services deals in region of $50 – 100 million per annum. Note: Annuity Services comprised of sophisticated support services, out-tasking, or outsourcing.
  • Experience in large revenue deals to include combination of multi-country/ business unit/product line.
  • Proven track record in business P&L management, financial concepts and contract law
  • Experience managing a business in start-up and growth phases.
  • Experience in developing executive level customer relationships including very good negotiation, presentation and communication skills at executive levels.
  • Proven track record in leading large, virtual teams, influential, able to work across organizational boundaries, dealing with ambiguity and setting up internal networks.
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of corporate policies, products, markets and processes, and an understanding of general business management principles and practices, financial management, and multinational program management.




Talent Orchard LLC is an SBA (8A), Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business, and Woman Business Enterprise Certified firm that provides the following services to clients in the commercial and public service sectors:

  • Human Capital
  • Professional Services
  • Accounting/Audit Readiness
  • Network/Cyber Security & IT Infrastructure
  • Software Development/Engineering


Established in 2010, Talent Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery.


To learn more about our exciting opportunities, please visit our jobs page at www.talentorchard.com.


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