Director 1, Operations Program Engineering – Airborne Multifunction Systems Operations, –

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Requisition ID: R10088534
Category: Engineering
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history – from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

The Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector in Baltimore, MD has an immediate opening in Airborne Multifunction Systems Operations for a Director 1, Operations Programs Engineering position. This position will report directly to the Director, Operations Program Management for BWI.

The individual will be responsible for operating in a team environment supporting the Airborne Surveillance Business Unit.  The individual will work the BU leadership, program managers, customers, and peer organizations to lead our manufacturing teams to improve operational efficiency, implement optimal solutions and define end-to-end manufacturing, integration & test strategies and facilities. This individual will be the primary point of contact for all operations and manufacturing needs of the BU.

The individual must be knowledgeable of the business acquisition process, program life cycle, manufacturing capabilities, scheduling techniques, continuous improvement strategies, manufacturing readiness assessments, compliance requirements and financial practices to execute cost and schedule objectives and implement strategic initiatives.

The Director must possess strong leadership abilities, excellent communications skills, and effective problem-solving capabilities. The individual will be responsible for recruiting and mentoring future leaders, training and skill development initiatives and promoting engagement and inclusion activities. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to influence up and down the chain of command is required, as is a proven track record of innovation, problem solving and career development.  The Director will represent Operations at all required levels within this BU to achieve Program and Manufacturing objectives to support the Annual Operating Plan. The Director will align the business area and manufacturing strategies, execution roadmaps and investment opportunities to drive the BU’s Long Range Strategic Plan.
Responsibilities include:

Primary Manufacturing Operations interface with the Program Office, Business Management, Engineering, Supply Chain Management and Mission Assurance on all aspects of manufacturing programs
Overall responsibility for managing proposals, production planning and execution of manufacturing programs, while monitoring and addressing all cost, schedule, performance, and quality issues
Lead multifunctional teams, including Operations functional support organizations, to ensure all program and manufacturing goals and objectives are met
Acts as the key point of contact for senior leadership on all contract and program related matters
Provides oversight and accountability for all OPM related activities to ensure compliance with company objectives and obligations
 Manages all financial and budgetary aspects of their organization
Ensures the department is adequately staffed to meet business demands
Responsible for employee development, performance management and employee engagement activities

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10 years related experience in a manufacturing environment
5+ years of direct people leadership experience
Working knowledge of SAP and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems
Experience developing proposals and managing program execution with a demonstrated ability to create, track and meet schedules
Experience with the execution and cost management of programs
Working knowledge of financial management including projects, process control and budgets
Demonstrated communication skills both verbal and written
The ability to obtain a Secret clearance; US citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in STEM related discipline or MBA
A current Secret clearance
A career history that demonstrates of progressive leadership experience in manufacturing/production, operations, program management, or related area
A background in and understanding of manufacturing and or engineering processes, technologies, and programs 
Experience in proposals, business development, acquisitions, and associated customer interactions 
Product transition from development to production methodology and implementation
Knowledge & experience in Manufacturing and Supply Chain as well as a strong customer domain knowledge
Experience supporting cross-sector initiatives and/or programs
Work that crosses typical organizational, site, sector boundaries and that consolidates, transfers manufacturing operations
Continuous improvement and problem-solving tools and techniques


Salary Range: $156,300 USD – $234,500 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10088534 2023.01.14

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