GM Defense Program Manager

General Motor
January 06, 2023
Offerd Salary:$139,584
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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This position is remote - it does not require the employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. The employee's role enables them to work off-site on a permanent basis

We are seeking experienced, motivated individuals for one Program Manager (PM) position supporting GM Defense (GMD).

GM Defense is driving the future of military mobility by leveraging the best- in-class capabilities of General Motors for unmatched innovation, proven performance, and breakthrough life-cycle economics. We deliver reliable, affordable, and innovative products across a full spectrum of capabilities – integrated vehicles, electrification, autonomy, robotics, and security.

GM Defense is seeking a highly motivated, dynamic individual looking for an opportunity that will allow them to showcase their talents and have an impact in a strategic growth area. Our ideal candidate thrives in ambiguity and demonstrates problem-solving leadership with limited oversight.

The GMD Program Manager will support early program pursuit and capture of the government contract and will lead the execution of vehicle programs after contract award, from product development and production to sustainment in the field. The role requires the framing, development, and analysis of what is required to execute the government contract, if awarded. Post contract award, the Program Manager will be the primary point of contact for the government customer, managing the customer relationship and adherence to contractual requirements. The Program Manager is also responsible for structuring and elevating risks/issues for program leadership decisions. Key areas of responsibility are the contract execution, program plan development, risk management, workload balancing, and overall team performance with an emphasis on management of program cost, schedule, and performance.

This role involves a high level of independent judgment and ingenuity. The ability to innovate, working cross-functionally and with various levels of management is a necessity.


  • Collaborate with the Capture Manager and the Chief Engineer to ensure RFP submission (technical feasibility, timing, resources, etc) is executable upon contract award
  • Execute the awarded contract, achieving customer requirements, exceeding expectations, while maximizing GM Defense profitability
  • Manage government and GM Defense program imperatives, including schedule, performance, cost, resources risk assessment and gap closure plans
  • Lead and manage cross-functional program execution team (PET) in collaboration with the Chief, enabling all participants to contribute to their full potential
  • Manage issues and risk through effective decision framing and driving for resolution
  • Communicate clearly through standalone presentations, team meetings and 1:1 discussion with senior leaders and cross-functional team
  • Develop materials for internal gate reviews and external government leadership reviews
  • Integrate all supporting functional processes
  • Drive on-time completion of work
  • Develop high performing teams through establishing behavior norms and clear priorities

  • Maintain effectiveness in changing environments and with different technologies, people responsibilities, while balancing government and GM Defense priorities

  • Additional Description


  • Technical undergraduate degree
  • 5+ years of Planning, Program Management or equivalent experience required (i.e. PMI certification)
  • Previous experience in government contracting or government procurement
  • History of developing and driving high performance teams
  • Evidence of strong framing and communication skills
  • Excellent ability to deal with ambiguity

  • MBA or equivalent degree
  • Familiarity of the defense industry, including knowledge of Business Development, Planning, Portfolio Planning, Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance, Accounting, Purchasing and Supply Chain
  • Familiarity of the auto industry and GM LLC's organization, resources, and functions

  • Organizational agility
  • Business Acumen
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Managerial Courage
  • Priority Setting
  • Drive for Results
  • Compensation: The compensation information is a good faith estimate only. It is based on what a successful Colorado applicant might be paid in accordance with Colorado law. The compensation may not be representative for positions located outside of Colorado.

    · The median level of salary compensation for this role is $139,584

    · Bonus potential: an incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level, and individual performance.


    · GM offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefit programs. Benefit options include medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement savings plan, sickness and accident benefits, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, tuition assistance programs, employee assistance program, GM vehicle discounts and more.


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