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Program Manager – Huntsville, AL (ID#15937)

Cherokee Nation Businesses is looking for a Program Manager for its businesses in the Engineering & Manufacturing sector in Huntsville, AL. This exciting opportunity will leverage the candidate’s leadership ability and experience in business development.

For more than 40 years, CNB's Engineering and Manufacturing companies have provided on-time, on-budget aerospace and defense services for commercial and government clients. Each business serves its clients with award-winning excellence and responsiveness. Working with these tribal-owned companies offers government agencies the option to award sole source contracts, providing flexible and efficient means of allocating resources for projects of all sizes.


Manages and maintains various facets of assigned programs, including timelines, budgeting, technical performance, and risk mitigation. Interfaces with various business units and functions to manage program milestones. Participates in the administration of contracts at all stages of development. Serves as major point of contact to program customers.


Includes the following:

  • Develops, oversees, and maintains various facets of assigned programs, including scheduling, pricing, and technical performance.
  • Assists in the administration of contracts at all stages of development, including negotiation, modification, proposal formulation, planning, setting of financial conditions, review, interpretation, and fiscal management.
  • Develops and maintains cost and schedule baselines for assigned programs.
  • Coordinates the work of various departments on individual programs to ensure that each project is completed timely, correctly, and fully.
  • Maintains regular contact with customers, keeping them informed of delivery and/or production schedules, potential contract deviations, and payment status.
  • Assures proactive risk mitigation measures are employed for assigned programs.
  • Maintains contact with internal functional managers, supplier representatives, and customer representatives concerning projects, operational decisions, scheduling requirements, and contractual clarifications.
  • Participates in briefings and technical meetings for internal and external representatives.
  • Assists in coordination and development of proposals and business capture strategies as needed.
  • Delivers status presentations to customers and senior management as needed.
  • Aids in the formulation and development of practical solutions as related to assigned programs.
  • Ensures regular contact with customers, keeping them informed of delivery and/or production schedules, potential contract deviations, and payment status.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of the competitive position of the company, its competitors, and the current business climate.
  • Maintains detailed knowledge of US Government contracting regulations as applied to small and minority business contracting.
  • Performs other job related duties as required.


Manages assigned program management personnel. Sets goals and decides areas of responsibility for assigned program(s). Assigns and directs work. Determines the means, methods, and materials for performing work. Plans the work operation.


Bachelor's degree is preferred or five (5) plus years of related experience and three (3) years of general computer systems experience. One (1) year must relate to principal duties and responsibilities.


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, drawings and technical descriptions.
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.
  • Accounting software, Database software, Human Resource system, word processing software, Internet software, Contract Management systems, Design software, and spreadsheet software.
  • Interpersonal skills; telephone skills; patience; problem solving skills; attention to detail; organization skills; accuracy; time management.
  • Working knowledge of government contracting regulations (preferably related to the Aerospace & Defense industries).


Moderate sound (e.g., business office with office machines and computers, people traffic); the ability to stand and walk one-third to two-third of the time; the ability to talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel;

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click on the following links: EEOC is the Law Poster | EEO is the Law Supplement

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If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may e-mail [email protected] for assistance. This email address is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the application process or status.

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