Are you looking for a new challenge that puts you in charge of performing your duties? Then you will find the Rheinmetall Group to be an attractive employer. When you work for us, you have more than a job. With your skills and ideas, you have the opportunity to make an impact.


Megatrends such as urbanization, climate change, and the increasing level of risk around the world are making the desire for mobility and security ever stronger. With our cutting-edge technologies in the automotive and defence sectors, we ensure the mobility and security of modern society.

Join us. Let us work together to devise solutions that turn change into opportunity.


American Rheinmetall Systems (ARS) is seeking an experienced, team oriented professional with excellent written and verbal communication skills to lead ARS’ ongoing and new programs. The Program Manager is the critical link between Engineering and Business Development in ARS’ Strategic Plan. The Program Manager will regularly interface with customers and internal resources to market ARS's products and capabilities.

Build and refine comprehensive Program Management processes to facilitate ARS’ growing portfolio of programs, projects, and contracts

Manage programs to ensure cost and delivery expectations of the customer are met and secure additional work via ongoing programs

Ensure strong past performance evaluations from customers and that they are accurate and properly reflect program Performance

Match market opportunities with existing and future product roadmaps and technological capabilities

Provide input to Engineering’s Product Line Management based on market analysis and customer Input

Support business development with the launch of new products once development is finalized and a design/product is finalized

Coordinate appropriate internal / external / corporate resources to execute captures, bid and proposal activities, and proof of concepts

Conduct product and technology demonstrations for current and potential customers

Provide coordinating guidance to Project Managers for specific projects and efforts

Develop and recommend product positioning and pricing strategy

Monitor trends in the defense and law enforcement industries for sales and product development opportunities

Establish and maintain relationships with industry leaders and key strategic partners

Provide input to product research and development based on customer feedback

Interface with US Hub for strategic coordination of Rheinmetall resources in the US market


Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree a plus 

PMP certification beneficial

10+ years of experience in defense Program Management and/or Business Development 

Adjacent experience in product development, product line management, and project management also considered

Inherent qualities that enable effective leadership of a cross-functional team without necessarily holding direct reporting authority for the team members

Experience in organizing and preparing winning proposals

Customer experience and relationships with existing contacts in relevant/comparable markets (Army, Marine Corps, Special Forces) 

Knowledge of defense procurement practices and the DoD acquisition cycle including understanding of Certified Costing (CAS) and FAR/DFAR requirements for large and sole sourced USG contracts.

Ability to effectively communicate with customers, management, suppliers and other key stakeholders, both verbally and in writing

Ability to work independently in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment and prioritize workload to meet performance Goals

Ability to manage customer relationships to achieve high satisfaction levels 

Ability to travel 25% – 50% including short notice travel in the US and occasional travel abroad

Eligibility to obtain a security clearance

American Rheinmetall Systems is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer (EOE/Veteran/Disability) and is a participant in the E-Verify program. For information on this and Your Rights to work please go to: https://www.e-verify.gov/


At Rheinmetall, your strengths and experience are worth something. We also highly value diversity and equal opportunity. We look forward to receiving your application.


The Electronic Solutions Division, part of the Rheinmetall Group’s Defence Sector, partners with armed forces in the field of internal security by offering a comprehensive product portfolio from air defence, reconnaissance, and fire control systems to sophisticated simulators for training military and civilian customers. The range also includes the publication of complex technical manuals.

Rheinmetall Group is a listed stock corporation based in Düsseldorf, Germany. It is an integrated technology group with solid, internationally successful operations in the fields of security and mobility. The company’s Automotive Sector occupies a leading position as an automotive supplier and is a reliable partner when it comes to developing and producing components for the drive systems of today and tomorrow. The Group’s Defence Sector is a leading European systems supplier for defence technology and a trusted partner of the armed forces.