MLRS System Manager, LM-274

NATO Direct
EUR 9 213.55, tax free
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 The incumbent is responsible to the Programme Manager (PM) for providing system support management functions for the systems supported under the Artillery Rocket and Missile Systems (ARMS) Support Partnership (SP). More precisely, he/she is responsible for performing the following functions.



General Responsibilities

  •  Managing, both from a technical, functional and administrative point of view, the personnel assigned to the Group.
  •  Ensuring and executing successful project management in scope, time, budget and quality.
  •  Planning, coordinating and performing project management for ARMS SP-Projects.
  •  Planning, in coordination with the relevant functional managers, the yearly logistic support requirements and associated budgets to include manpower and administrative resource requirements.
  •  Managing all customer relationships via a direct, frequent, open and trustful customer information, cooperation, communication and customer integration.
  •  Liaising directly and proactively at early stages with customers and suppliers to avoid hurdles in project execution.
  •  Assisting the PM in providing manpower and administrative resource planning for the systems he/she is responsible for.
  •  Representing the Programme Office and chairing as required all committees, Working Groups (WGs) and relevant customer meetings.
  •  Collecting, analysing and ensuring full understanding of customer requirements and developing in coordination with the customers and relevant functional managers the adequate project plan, project team and all necessary activities for a successful project delivery.
  • Coordinating with functional managers, the allocation of manpower resources for the execution of logistics support requirements.
  •  Planning ARMS SP operational budget(s) requirements with customers and providing consolidated results to the operational budget officer for further consolidation.
  •  Monitoring and controlling the implementation of operational budgets and providing feedback to customers based on reports provided by the operational budget officer.
  •  Ensuring a continuous, satisfying reporting to customers covering all relevant aspects of project management including Risk management, scope, time and budget.
  •  Acting as the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) system manager, fully responsible and accountable for successful system delivery.
  • Performing activities aimed at expanding the customer base, the services portfolio and the systems supported in the area of his/her responsibility.
  •  Acting as advisor to the PM on all aspects related to the Artillery Systems supported under ARMS SP.
  • Performing other related functions as required in peacetime and any other appropriate functions assigned in times of crisis or war.
  • In the event of crisis or war the incumbent will, subject to the agreement of his/her national authorities, remain in the service of the Agency

Specific Responsibilities

  • Acting as project executive and portfolio manager for projects specific to ARMS SP.
  •  Developing, advising customers and implementing life cycle support and management strategies including modernisation, upgrades, obsolescence management and supportability improvements based on customers' operational requirements.
  •  Developing and coordinating internally the manpower and resource documents for customer approval.
  •  Presenting to the designated configuration control board the equipment changes proposed to implement life-cycle support and obsolescence management strategies.
  •  Developing and maintaining business development plans for the systems and contributing to the Programme Office's business development initiatives.
  •  Ensuring, in coordination with relevant Design Authorities, Programme Offices and other Organisations the performance of Configuration Management (CM) for assigned member nations’ systems in accordance with CM plans.
  •  Reporting regularly (e.g. BSP) or on demand the project(s) status at senior management levels.
  •  Ensuring the implementation of the risk management process and managing the risks raised in the Group in compliance with NSPA prescriptive documents on Risk Management.
  •  Managing employee performance in line with applicable governing instructions



General Qualifications

  •  University degree preferably in the field of engineering equivalent to a Master's.
  •  Good knowledge of project management practices and the systems engineering process.
  •  At least ten years of experience in managing support through the life cycle of tracked or wheeled weapon systems in industry or in a military environment at senior officer level.
  •  Ability to deal effectively with personnel at all organisational levels.
  •  Ability to facilitate/present persuasively to gain buy in and effective negotiations skills to achieve desired outcomes including business growth.
  •  Ability to multi-task, manage time and work effectively under pressure while producing high quality products under short notice deadlines.
  •  Ability to develop resourceful and effective solutions to complex problems (including HR), ability to set performance goals and expectations, to develop policy and metrics, to measure performance and to engage problems early to mitigate risk and redirect performance.
  •  Knowledge of information systems at end-user level with experience in using personal computers and software packages. Specific Qualifications
  •  Systems engineering knowledge of military weapon systems, preferably in armoured vehicles or artillery systems such as MLRS or HIMARS.
  •  A recognised Project Management Certification [e.g. PRINCE2 Practitioner or Project Management Professional (PMP)].
  •  At least five years’ experience as project manager in military weapon system acquisition or support projects.
  •  Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills.
  •  Demonstrated leadership and influencing skills along with strong problem solving and conflict management experience.



  •  NATO's two official languages are English and French. The work of this post is mainly conducted in English, therefore fluency in that language is essential and working knowledge of French is desirable.


  • ? Knowledge and experience in international acquisition projects.


  •  Possessing honesty with a positive "can do" attitude and spirit of cooperation, ability to develop and lead diverse teams working together toward established objectives.
  •  Possessing passion and motivation together with strong communication skills, to create a spirit of cooperation in order to build complementary interpersonal relationships with internal/external customers and stakeholders.
  •  Possessing emotional intelligence/self- control to remain calm in the face of adversity/conflict; ability to embrace and lead change while remaining flexible/adaptable to emerging requirements.
  •  All NSPA personnel are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the current NATO Code of Conduct agreed by the North Atlantic Council (NAC), and thus display the core values of integrity, impartiality, loyalty, accountability, and professionalis


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