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AFFOA Senior Program Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Senior Program Manager ( R&D/Government Programs) Do you enjoy working with a multidisciplinary team on new cutting-edge projects that are all about innovation into new technologies? Do you want to have a big impact by leveraging your skills to help implement change, develop strategies to improve our Project Management processes and tools across our small, but growing team. If this is the environment you like to work in, there may be a career in the advanced textile industry waiting for you. Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) is an incredibly passionate team working to revolutionize fabrics and textiles throughout the commercial and defense sector, and your skills in Program Management will help us accelerate our innovation journey. We are a non-profit, public-private partnership founded in 2016 as one of the Department of Defense (DoD) funded Manufacturing USA Innovation Institutes. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, AFFOA's mission is to rekindle the textiles industry by leading a nationwide enterprise for advanced fiber & fabric technology and manufacturing innovation, enabling revolutionary new system capabilities for commercial and defense applications. AFFOA is uniquely positioned to establish and build supply chains to rapidly prototype for DoD and commercial needs while also focusing on preparing and building the workforce of the future that can support these new manufacturing needs. AFFOA partners with its member companies including startups, universities, manufacturers, commercial industry, and defense partners to bring advanced fiber technologies to market. We are currently seeking a senior program manager to join the team, they will be responsible to plan, manage, and implement a range of prototyping, demonstration, new product development, and contracted research projects to meet our technology, manufacturing and educational objectives. Projects are multi-performer (start-ups, universities, non-traditional defense contractors), and are designed to transition new technologies into product platforms through scaled manufacturing processes. Implement project management processes balancing the needs of a start-up business environment with expectations of government and or large industry funded programs. The individual will report to the Vice President of Strategic Growth. Qualifications BS in a technical (e.g. physics or material science) or engineering discipline; PMP Certification Preferred Min. 10 years - project management experience in leading multiple, concurrent projects within an R&D, manufacturing, and/or government contracting environment Demonstrated product management skills related to project planning and control, scope management, issue and risk management and quality management Experience working alongside business development team to develop business proposals that assess project fit, resources demands, timeline and budget for project management roadmap Experience working in an Agile environment preferred Expertise as an agent of change, willing to implement project management methodologies consistent with a start-up culture Significant consulting experience in multi - customer-facing engagements. Proven professionalism, conflict resolution, leadership and accountability. Experience in technology transfer and commercialization Expertise in developing and negotiating deliverables for government contracts Proven experience in ability to manage expectations of government sponsors, technical staff, and C-level executives Communicates effectively orally and in writing in a positive manner Comfortable presenting technical results to a range of audiences This position is located at AFFOA headquarters in Cambridge with some work from home opportunities. Some travel may be required. EEO Statement: AFFOA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin