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Deputy Program Manager
Title:Deputy Program Manager
ID:127 - 020

Pinnacle is seeking a Deputy Program Manager to support our International Business Operations area. Pinnacle, headquartered in Huntsville, AL, is a leading innovator, developer, and provider of defense and aerospace products and services. Pinnacle fosters a corporate culture with many opportunities for advancement and career progression. We are a dynamic, fast-paced organization that is experiencing exponential growth. Pinnacle has been on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019!  Pinnacle offers competitive, traditional benefits, and we are excited about our Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)!


The Deputy Program Manager (DPM) assists the Senior Program Manager (SPM) in the management of all functions for Worldwide Logistics Support Services Contractor Logistics Support (WLSS-C) MD-530 Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) effort in Afghanistan. This position will require working knowledge necessary to lead a CLS program in support more than 50 rotary aircraft, and a workforce composed of U.S., Other Country National (OCN) and Local National (LN) direct hire and subcontracted employees.
The DPM is responsible for assisting the SPM in supervising multiple Site Managers, a Program Management Office (PMO) team, subcontracted CLS providers, and for the effective management of funds and the quality and timely delivery of all contractual items, including those provided by Pinnacle subcontractors. The DPM operates within
contractual requirements, limitations, and company business and policy directives.

Other duties include, but are not limited to, the ability to –
• Obtain proficient knowledge of the organization, direction, and requirements of the contract efforts and work closely with the SPM as necessary to support the customer.
• Work closely with PMO staff as required to address program deliverables (i.e. Human Resources, Recruiting, Finance, Quality/Compliance, Chief Pilot, Director of Maintenance)
• Provide direct liaison support and maintain positive working relationships with US and Afghanistani government management personnel.
• Ensure that all required resources, including manpower, production standards, contractual, quality, material/procurement, logistics and maintenance support resources are in place to meet defined performance requirements.
• Conduct regular reviews of program performance, evaluating the current and projected status against the approved operational and financial plan.
• Assure the optimum utilization of program resources.
• Maintain accurate records of program data, deliverable items, and material.
• Coordinate with customers to provide necessary program status and obtain customer feedback.
• Assist the SPM in monitoring, and balancing the constraints of scope, quality, schedule, budget, resources, and risk while satisfying project requirements and exceeding stakeholder expectations
• Assist the SPM to ensure achievement of contractually based financial, schedule, and technical performance objectives.


Candidates must have:
• A minimum of eight (8)+ years of management experience in a related field of aviation operations, or equivalent military experience
• Demonstrated experience with similar Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) military aviation CLS programs. Experience working in the Middle Eastern region preferred.
• Experience working with multiple subcontracted suppliers for LN and OCN services support
• A current Secret Level security clearance


Bachelors' degree in management, business, engineering, aviation or other field related to aviation/business operations management.
Military or commercial certifications/degrees (i.e. A&P mechanic, Project Management Professional, Pilot…) desired.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (Certifications, Etc.)

Must be a US Citizen. 
Travel up to 75% required.

Pinnacle Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans
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