Business Manager

Lincoln Laboratory   •  


Industry: Healthcare


5 - 7 years

Posted 210 days ago

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The Airborne Radar Systems and Techniques Group innovates radar technology solutions to challenges in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions.

Today’s airborne ISR radars must detect, track, and identify targets in the presence of threats from RF jamming and surface-to-air missiles, and must separate true targets from clutter caused by complex physical environments, such as mountainous terrain, heavily foliated regions, and the maritime domain. 

The novel radars and signal processing techniques that we create marry advances in computer processor technology with advanced RF devices to enable situational awareness and precision tracking. 

Our staff leverage highly integrated RF subsystems co-designed with adaptive processing (including multiple-input-multiple-output methods and dynamic waveform design) to develop sensors for both manned and unmanned platforms.

We built and operate an airborne radar test bed to support experimentation and prototyping activities. Our programs entail initial investigation of the underlying physics of each application, system modeling, and data-driven system development, and culminate in field demonstrations in realistic mission scenarios.

Business Manager needed for Group 105, Airborne Radar Systems and Techniques.  Roles and responsibilities focus on business management of the Group's financialportfolio and administrative operations. 

Responsibilities include cost estimating, budget preparation, monitoring financial performance and funding status, internal/external reporting, and program closeouts, while ensuring compliance with laboratory financial policies and procedures. 

Additional responsibilities include management of procurements, accounts payable issues, property issues, personnel logistics, time sheet approval and other administrative and operational needs of the group. 

Financial Analysis and Reporting

- Collaborate with group leadership to design, implement, and manage WBS structures, keys into SAP-WBS module-Searches, and extracts and compiles interrelationships of financial data

- Manages program-level financialreporting provided to sponsors per contract requirement; contributes to division-level reporting as needed

- Validates the merit of information and/or results; follows up to address and communicate anomalies

- Develops best practices; communicates processes and procedures to extract, compile, analyze, and reportfinancial query results

- Develops simple templates and tools to budget and report actual expenditures for program-level activities; assists in the development of complex templates and tools


- Serves as primary manager for all of the group's procurement activities

- Actively follows up on all critical and long-lead-time procurements

- Collaborates with Division or Senior Business Manager to manage complex or major procurements including but not limited to, facilitating and documenting market research and serving as primary liaison with the Contracting Services Department

- Collaborates and serves as liaison between technical management and staff and Contracting Services; provides information and coordinates the evaluation process including initiation and implementation of evaluation programs for major, competitive procurements

- Reviews and edits all statements of work (SOWs) and memorandums of justification (MOJs) for clarity of purpose; works with staff to ensure that all SOWs and MOJs are clear and provide appropriate level of detail

- Contributes to the planning and execution of the procurement of capital equipment including all funding, infrastructure, and facilities

- Manages the procurement of consultant services and subcontractor labor; initiates competitive process and evaluations; guides technical staff through the steps of the procurement process

Project Management

- Provides program management support as needed; focuses on assisting with initial program planning for programs with defined deliverables

- Provides basic EVM (earn value management) support when applicable

- Maintains a working knowledge of project management best practices, and assists technical staff with obtaining operational support

- Business Manager is expected to develop and monitor variance reports for spend plan versus actual cost for programs on a regular basis and track monthly labor, purchase and travel expenses for multiple projects

Human Resources and Personnel Management

- Supports group office and employees in matters related to recruiting and employment; provides guidance, information and/or referrals to HR related to application of personnel policies and administrative procedures

- May assist with first-level personnel related tasking and/or reporting

- Understands impact to STE calculations

- Supervises and writes performance appraisals for Group Administrative Assistant(s) and works to develop office staff as a high-functioning team

Facilities Planning

- May be expected to contribute to the development of long term space plans; may collaborate with facilities to plan and build and/or renovate space for the group

Developmental Knowledge

Will develop and maintain:

 - Advanced knowledge of internal Lincoln Laboratory standards and procedures in administrative, financial and procurement business processes

 - Advanced knowledge of government contracting and acquisition, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), cost estimating, and analysis

 - Solid and effective understanding of DoD business and program operations

 - Exhibits project management and leadership skills


  • BS in Finance or related field is required, MS/MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 5 year’s experience beyond degree is required, preferably in a technical environment supporting multiple persons and projects
  • Must possess advanced skills in MS Office, especially Excel and Powerpoint. Must be able to create data base files, pivot tables and be comfortable working with various Excel functions (e.g. VLOOKUP, SUMIF, etc.). Familiarity with Excel macros is a plus.
  • Experience with SAP a plus
  • Demonstrated capabilities in presenting ideas written and orally within a cross-functional environment required
  • Ability to analyze, discuss and present financial results/reports
  • Ability to work independently, seek out answers to problems and drive positive change within the organization
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance is required