The Program Manager - FARM implements, manages and controls all program directives for the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Food Applications Regulatory Management (FARM) project. This position ensures the timely accomplishment of all specified requirements and works with senior management to establish program priorities. The Program Manager - FARM is responsible for all related contract personnel and operates the program according to established policies / procedures and within stipulated budgetary confinements.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.
Serves as a focal point, and provides program management guidance and expert support for the contract. Responsible for overall assignment of work, management of personnel, financial budgets, as well as all operations and technical aspects for the successful completion of the contract / program requirements.
Possesses and exercises general knowledge of all technical and management areas of the contract. Acts as a technical advisor, and implements processes and procedures for effective program management.
Ensures program goals and objectives are set and that all related program responsibilities / projects are assigned, completed on-time and within budget. Monitors progress, and resolves any identified issues affecting successful project / program completion.
Makes certain results are documented.
Pays strong attention to cost and schedule management. Prepares periodic reports regarding status of contract schedules and budgets.
Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities. Develops program management competencies through training and coaching.
Ensures responsiveness, and negotiates submitted proposals with the Contracting Officer Representative (COR).
Acts as an advisor to program areas regarding conferences, projects, deliveries and operations.
Performs a variety of complex deliveries. Effectively interfaces with senior customer officials, management and field operations.
Ensures compliance with all contractual requirements.
Serves as primary point-of-contact with government contract staff for reporting project status.
Responsible for effective communication with Contracting Officer and field operations.
Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to any training made available by the company.
Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.
Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.
Bachelor’s degree and minimum of ten (10) years’ direct experience in program management, or equivalent combination of education / experience. Master’s degree preferred.
CERTIFICATES / LICENSES / REGISTRATION
Project Management Institute (PMI) / Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification required
JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
Demonstrated competency in working with a wide range of government departments with diverse business needs, interests, expectations and requirements
Skilled proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) and project management software programs
Knowledgeable of and skilled in implementing “best-in-class” concepts / principles within the areas of planning, scheduling, budgeting and operations for successful achievement of program objectives
Excellent leadership, capital planning, financial management, cost control, estimating and contract negotiating skills
Ability to manage multiple services and task order projects simultaneously
Ability to make sound, well-informed and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions
Ability to prepare, justify and administer program budget and to assess financial conditions
Ability to persuade others to accept recommendations and to negotiate to find mutually acceptable solutions
Ability to organize work, set priorities and determine resource requirements
Excellent supervisory and management skills with ability to recruit, train, mentor and motivate others
Skilled in facilitating teamwork and coordinating efforts for the successful achievement of goals
Ability to manage and resolve conflicts, grievances, confrontations or disagreements in a constructive manner
Exceptional organization, problem-solving and critical thinking skills
Exceptional customer service and relationship-building skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with solid presentation skills and ability to write federal contract proposals
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.
Complex Problem Solving