Program Sr Manager

Clearance Level
Program Management
Chesapeake, Virginia

REQ#: RQ124967

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular


Industry respected defense contractor and manufacturer of heavy, naval ship equipment and structural support systems has immediate opening for an experienced Director of Manufacturing Production Leader in its Ship Professional Technical Services Business Unit.

Candidate should have a minimum of 20 years proven leadership in fiscal management, planning and execution of manufacturing and shop floor production including 5 years of experience as a senior level manager with P&L responsibility. Strong strategic planning and capital budgeting skills required with objective to increase profits and strive for efficiencies in manufacturing efforts.  Demonstrated ability to manage collaborate between multiple industrial facilities in diverse locations.

Responsibilities of the Director of Manufacturing: REQUIREMENTS

  • Program / Project manager experience
  • Proficiency in financial management and data analysis
  • Ability to pull JOBBOSS data and analyze it for accuracy as well as generating customer Status Reports (technical status and financial expenditures)
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and team building skills
  • Growth management experience  - to increase the customer base and revenue in order to maintain a sustainable 2nd shift
  • Experience running a 2nd shift
  • Manufacturing and / or fabrication experience
  • Be able to collaborate and partner with the peers managing fab shops in different geographical locations


Bachelor's Degree in a technical discipline required; MBA desired.

Minimum of 10 years of experience with progressive levels of accountability and responsibility in Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and related support functions.

US Navy waterfront support experience and extensive knowledge of applicable Naval Instructions and MILSTD, ABS and NSTM requirements to include TS9090-310(latest version) and NAVSEA Standard Items.

Must be able to read, analyze, and interpret technical drawings for manufacturing.

Lean and Six Sigma experience desired.

Proven track record in building high performance teams, leading cross-functionality, developing and retaining employees, and driving organizational change.

Must be extensively experienced with the use of computers and software programs commonly used to perform leadership and analytical functions.

Proven ability to manage growth.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.