Acquisition Program Manager Job Description

Acquisition Program Manager Job Description

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Acquisition program manager provides acquisition support to identify, analyze, develop, and streamline key functional area processes (e.g., acquisition planning, systems engineering, test and evaluation, life cycle sustainment, budgeting and estimating) for Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition programs.

Acquisition Program Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Deploys technology and operational process changes
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an acquisition program manager in an assigned project/program that are within available technology and guidelines are generally available
Work collaboratively with the Product team, Marketing, to position the platform as a key asset in the HMH portfolio of brands
Develops and implements programs that support the achievement of business staffing goals
Develops and maintains productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders to optimize the effectiveness of projects
Evaluates processes and analyzes performance data
Negotiates contracts, updates service level agreements, and monitors and guides vendor performance
Works with team leaders to identify program and service requirements
Leading the design and implementation of next generation recruiting programs and efforts to help secure top talent and provide opportunities to our partner base
Work closely with clients and partners to ensure programs and operations are aligned with and advancing company business goals and objectives

Acquisition Program Manager Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Acquisition Program Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: DAWIA, II, PMP, III, HR, IA, FAA, PMI, SHRM, DISA

Education for Acquisition Program Manager

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the acquisition program manager job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Business, Education, Engineering, Management, Human Resources, Business/Administration, Computer Science, Acquisition, Psychology, Sciences

Skills for Acquisition Program Manager

Desired skills for acquisition program manager include:

Conducting market research
Determining competitive market sources
Federal acquisitions
Acquisition planning life cycle
Events
Organizational policies and procedures which impact current responsibilities
Technology
Development and test activities to support the war fighter
Operation of the Defense Acquisition System
Acquisition planning cycle

Desired experience for acquisition program manager includes:

Assist in the development of pre- and post-award documentation
Assist in accessing modeling databases and performing specific analyses
Assist in determining program progress and communicate recommendations to the Government orally and in writing
Conduct program analysis to measure benefits, track trends, anticipate growth opportunities and continuously improve the Contingent Staffing Program
Must be a self-starter and creative problem solver, with ability to work independently collaboratively as part of a team
Communicate effectively and build relationships with users, key stakeholders and leadership regarding program related issues, enhancements

Acquisition Program Manager Examples

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Acquisition Program Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of acquisition program manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for acquisition program manager
  • Lead projects and initiatives for the Talent Acquisition (TA) team to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the recruitment model & related processes in the areas of talent identification, sourcing, assessment, selection, employment branding, onboarding and assimilation
  • Design, develop and implement tools, process and programs to support talent acquisition strategies for the enterprise
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with third party providers/ vendors to support the organization’s ability to attract and retain top talent
  • Manage systems and platforms in support of TA programs and processes
  • Promote process excellence through measurement and evaluation of TA tools, workflows and processes on an ongoing basis
  • Drive program enhancements where needed in alignment with vendor management strategies
  • Measure and analyze vendor contributions and impact through use of performance scorecards/ measurements
  • Participate and represent TA on project teams for acquisition, integration or divestiture activities
  • Develop project plans for assigned initiatives specifying objectives, tactics, potential risks, contingency plans, budget and allocation of available resources
  • Manage key business relationships
Qualifications for acquisition program manager
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and follow-through on projects
  • Systems savvy, proficient in Microsoft Office and previous experience working with ATS (Workday will be a plus)
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience) in business management, human resources or related field with a minimum of five years of directly related work experience in human resources
  • 5+ years demonstrated experience and expertise in the areas of talent attraction, strategic sourcing, assessment and selection
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related job field and at least ten years of job-related experience or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Management Sciences
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Acquisition Program Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an acquisition program manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for acquisition program manager
  • Conducting candidate outreach and screening interviewing candidates on-site
  • Plans, organizes, and directs the business operations of 46th Test Squadron Detachment 2, ensuring the detachment complies with legal and regulatory requirements, meets customer needs, and clarifies initial test requirements
  • Represents 46 Test Sq/Det 2 with a variety of installation of functional area organizations
  • Manages a multi-disciplined team to develop, establish, implement and control contractual, financial and logistical aspects of the Detachment
  • Liaise with client business units and assist with developing strategies enabling AT&L
  • Act as liaison between Suppliers and the technical leads/project managers in respect to Acquisition and Logistics to ensure technical requirements, schedules and cost targets are fully achieved
  • Responsible for the verification and follow up on the status of deliverables under open contracts and communication to appropriate stakeholders of changes
  • Interact and build robust relationships with Customers and Internal Business Owners
  • Anticipate, create, maintain, and disseminate status roadmaps, and documentation to stakeholders
  • Interfaces and teams with Engineering and other stakeholders in fulfillment of ACST deliverables
Qualifications for acquisition program manager
  • Demonstrate good judgment and business/leadership maturity
  • Possess a strong attention to detail, operate effortlessly in a highly dynamic environment and leverage maturity and business acumen to make excellent decisions
  • Comfortable with analytics and utilizing data to track and measure results
  • Bachelor's in marketing, advertising, or related field (advanced degree preferred)
  • Senior personnel must have a minimum ten (10) years’ experience in their functional area
  • Participate in long term planning and work prioritization with senior leadership
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Acquisition Program Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an acquisition program manager. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for acquisition program manager
  • Maintains administrative, technical and logistical liaison with the company, other government agencies and Integrated Contractors
  • Interface closely with colleagues in manufacturing and the various businesses to identify and understand the products and supply chains
  • Work with engineers to obtain technical information and determine conformance with customs regulations for compliance, opportunities for improvement, and/or savings or duty avoidance
  • Performs developmental assignments
  • The primary purpose of this position is to work closely, in a developmental capacity, with the supervisor and higher graded specialist in performing duties similar to the full performance
  • Develops, implements, and controls contractual, financial, and technical aspects of assigned country FMS program(s) through designated phases of the acquisition cycle
  • Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates activities of functional specialists within AFSAC, Program System Program Office (SPO) and Product Centers within AFMC in the development of Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) and acquisition of material and services
  • Manages, monitors, evaluates, and coordinates FMS country portfolios with consideration for all elements of acquisition and sustainment
  • Represents AFSAC in meetings with a variety of organizations including Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Secretary of the Air Force of International Affairs, HQ AFMC, Defense Logistics Agency, other AFMC organizations, defense contractors and foreign air force organizations
  • Development of Self and Organization
Qualifications for acquisition program manager
  • Expert marketing knowledge including traditional, social, and emerging marketing channels
  • Minimum Bachelor of Science (engineering, mathematics, physics or related field preferred)
  • 20+ year of industry (SETA), government, military, or FFRDC experience spanning acquisition, program management, systems engineering, and systems integration of space, ground, ISR, and IC capabilities
  • Experience in acquisition management
  • TS/SCI & polygraph required
  • Masters degree or senior service college desired
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Acquisition Program Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of acquisition program manager. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for acquisition program manager
  • Act as the primary liaison between vendor resources and the Talent Acquisition Operations staff
  • Acts as the regional point of contact for central team members of the strategic programs seeking to drive communications out to the area operations teams
  • Administer existing programs, develop new initiatives and recommend enhancements
  • Perform analyses to illustrate program effectiveness and opportunities for improvement
  • Track recruiting process issues and activities and provide status reports to management teams
  • Identify opportunities to implement new programs in support of staffing effectiveness
  • Work across multiple recruiting pods to develop and deliver against Lead Generation strategy
  • Work with TA leadership team to create performance measures and tracking for large multi-year initiatives
  • Assist in managing Talent Acquisition planning process for team including workforce planning, identifying short and long term trade-offs, and driving ongoing operating mechanisms
  • Develop scalable processes across organization
Qualifications for acquisition program manager
  • Incumbent must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance
  • Ncumbent is subject to initial and periodic drug testing
  • Must have Active Top Secret security clearance due to contractual requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Procurement, Operations Management or related field
  • Military or Government Background considered an asset
  • Have or in pursuit of PMP certification considered an asset
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Acquisition Program Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of acquisition program manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for acquisition program manager
  • Represents the organization at executive levels within the Government and to contractor/industry representatives
  • Prepares, presents, defends, and interprets staff studies to the supervisor and/or other management officials
  • Prepares, presents, defends, and interprets staff studies to the Division Chief and/or other management officials
  • Assesses progress in assigned projects/programs in relation to FMS to include cost estimates, schedules, and performance supportability baseline requirements by applying known methods and procedures
  • Plans, organizes, and coordinates FMS activities of functional specialists within AFSAC and at Logistics and Product Centers within AFMC in the development of Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) and acquisition of materiel and services
  • Serves a the program manager for development of assessment criteria for the assigned country
  • Represents AFSAC in meetings with a variety of organizations including Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs, HQ AFMC, Defense Logistics Agency, other AFMC organizations, defense contractors and foreign air force organizations
  • Prepares and presents staff studies for presentation to the Branch Chief and other management officials
  • Develop and support the management of program plans, task trackers and schedules that comply with the program's Performance Work Statement (PWS) and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Manage the staffing process and identify any gaps in workflow
Qualifications for acquisition program manager
  • Experience in strategic planning preferred
  • Self-motivated and results driven mentality with demonstrated ability to multi-task
  • Working knowledge of US Customs Harmonized Tariff Schedule, Government Agency Import/Export regulations, and International Trade regulations considered a plus
  • Knowledge of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Procedures considered a plus
  • Proven track record in supply chain logistics specific to import and export operations
  • Holloman AFB, NM

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