Bachelor's degree is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.
Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) Facilities and Real Estate (FRE) organization has an immediate opening for a Cost Control & Strategy Manager to join the Workplace Solutions (WPS) team. The selected candidate will work across a diverse portfolio of more than 65 sites consisting of engineering office and lab spaces, manufacturing plants and secure facilities. The Cost Control & Strategy Manager will partner with GDMS capture teams, relevant stakeholders and partners to provide pathway guidance on proposal efforts, including, but not limited to, facility options, ROMs, and high level schedules. In addition, the manager will provide thought leadership on all GDMS Workplace Solutions with regard to procurement strategy, vendor strategy, RFP development, bid evaluation, and partner with WPS Project Manager to develop Initial Plan of Record documenting scope, schedule, and cost. Finally, Cost Control & Strategy Manager will assess current FRE workplace standards and implementation strategies and their associated cost drivers to determine if alternative strategies should be considered to reduce cost and/or time required to deliver solutions required by the business. The Cost Control & Strategy Manager should be well versed with working experience in the areas of project management, preconstruction estimating, strategic sourcing, procurement, compliance, contracting, and vendor management.
Responsibiliites and Tasks:
As a leader on the Workplace Solutions team, lead effort to create Workplace Strategy repeatable, documented process and define organizational structure to support execution of $30 - $50M complex facilities projects annually – mid to large scale (generally ranging from $1M to $10M) - with focus on adding value in the following disciplines:
2. Strategic Sourcing:
3. Manage Vendor Contracts and Relationships:
4. Align organizational staffing and capabilities to ensure end-to-end expertise is applied to the pipeline of business activity
5. Build and preserve trusting relationships with our internal customers by developing a complete understanding of business
unit’s strategic direction, their goals, challenges, key initiatives, and assumptions.
6. Develop and maintain exceptional working relationships with leaders across business operations (IT, Security, Integration, Marketing / Internal Communications, and HR), Facilities and Real Estate partners (Strategy & Alignment, Operations and
Real Estate team members) and other business partners, consultants and project managers.
7. Update metrics per project and help support internal benchmarking reports.
8. Confidently and effectively lead Cost Control & Strategy team, including training, employee development, mentorship, and
upholding a culture of reward and recognition.
9. Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!
General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran