Category: Manufacturing and Production
Location: Dulles, Virginia
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: No -Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift
Travel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
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.
Northrop Grumman designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures. The Tactical Space Systems Division has an opening for a Manager, Production Planning Scheduling to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Dulles, VA. Responsibilities:
Manages a team including performance reviews, motivating, guiding and mentoring team members. Ensuring team cross training and development plans are in place along with providing appropriate communication to team members
Plans, prepares, issues and controls production schedules and coordinates with material requirements to ensure a controlled flow of approved materials timed to meet production and Integration and Test (I&T) requirements.
Schedules equipment and personnel, confirms material supply and demands, prepares work orders or purchase requests for the production or purchase of components or parts based on a master production schedule, shop load and inventory requirements.
Coordinates interdepartmental activity with quality assurance, manufacturing, purchasing, engineering, inventory control, traffic, etc.;
Schedules and expedites the movement of parts by means of move orders, stock transfers and requests for shipping orders.
Implements and maintains process improvements by analyzing and establishing best practices for department.
Advises stakeholders of the status of work in progress, material availability, and potential production problems to ensure that personnel, equipment, materials, and services are provided as needed
Candidate must have demonstrated ability in working with cross organizational teams and customers; the ability to set and clearly articulate goals/priorities and successfully communicate them to key staff; strong leadership skills; and a track record of building high-performance teams, with a particular focus on employee development, engagement, inclusion, and retention.
Bachelor’s Degree; 4 years additional experience will be considered in lieu of the degree.
5+ years of experience leading people and/or projects
2+ years of direct people leadership experience
8+ years of experience in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Production Planning, Scheduling or Operations Management.
Strong written and oral communication skills
Working knowledge of Cost Point or similar Material Requirements Planning (MRP)/Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.
US citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance
Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Manufacturing or Materials/Production/Operations Management
Satellite manufacturing or complex electronic assembly experience.
Experience in aerospace planning or scheduling.
Demonstrated expertise in the following systems and concepts:
MRP/ERP and Master Planning/Scheduling
Cost Point production planning and material management tools
Windchill, TipQA, Cognos, MES, Sync Manufacturing
Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing and Manufacturing
Active Top Secret clearance.
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.
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