OPM Manager 1, Vesuvius Programs, OPM Manager Baltimore, MD

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 Manufacturing Operations Project Management (OPM) homeroom has an opening for an OPM Manager 1, "Vesuvius / Liaison Manager" supporting the Direct Combat Sensors Division.

The OPM Manager position is both a functional management position with direct reports and a Project Leadership position. The Manufacturing Operations Project Managers are the interface between the Business Division and Manufacturing. This position is responsible for schedule management and cost accountability of Manufacturing activities for this Business Division.

The chosen 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.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage the production execution for Business Unit programs

  • Manage Manufacturing cost and schedule performance

  • Serve as Manufacturing lead for all proposals in the Business Unit

  • Create and lead teams to resolve the issues adversely impacting the manufacturing execution of the programs

  • Understand and report on Manufacturing Operations status at the required level of detail to the Program Manager, Sector Executive Management, and customers

  • Ensure Manufacturing has the needed resources (resources Manufacturing needs as well as allocation of resources from Manufacturing) to execute the programs

  • Serve as Functional Manager and direct the work of your reporting Operations Project Managers

  • Perform manpower planning and execute hiring to support the Business Division

  • Mentor, develop, and assess direct reports

  • Provide strategic leadership to ensure all Program and Manufacturing objectives are achieved

  • Provide Manufacturing expertise to support the strategic vision of the Business Division

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of relevant experience (3 years with a Master's degree)

  • Experience leading people and/or projects

  • Experience working in Manufacturing, Engineering, Test, Production, Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering, Project Engineering, IPT, Operations Project Management (OPM), or similar roles

  • Working knowledge of SAP and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Secret Level Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM field and/or Master's degree

  • Demonstrated expertise in the following systems and concepts: - MRP and IMS Scheduling - SAP production planning and material management tools - ISE/CADSTAR - Earned Value Management - Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing and Manufacturing

  • Experience leading Manufacturing proposal efforts that include labor quoting, schedule and capacity analysis, investment planning, and descriptive writing contributions

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

  • Program execution experience

  • Active U.S. Secret level security clearance or higher

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

Link to Benefits: https://totalrewards.northropgrumman.com/



Salary Range: $97,200 - $145,800

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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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