Northrop Grumman Manager Production Planning Scheduling 2 - Mgr MRP 2 in Madison, Alabama

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking a Material Resource Planning Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Madison, Alabama.

The Material Resource Planning (MRP) Manager 2 will perform various aspects of managing the day to day operations of the cradle to grave material organization. The MRP manager monitors key performance indicators, analyzes cost-to-serve performance data, and coordinates cross-functional work teams to increase effectiveness of supply chain initiatives.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Provide functioning and operational advice to production and program management organizations for work in progress, material availability, and potential production problems

  • Ensure that personnel, equipment, materials and services are provided as needed to support multiple government contract deliverables.

  • Develop and implement long-term supply chain strategies that address capacity issues, material flow, resource allocation, production location decisions, etc.

  • Support ongoing production and business growth to facilitate execution of new programs and initiatives

  • Provide direct support to proposal activities to include Production Volume / Section development and management, Basis of Estimate development, schedule development, BOM analysis, support to material and labor pricing

  • Direct planners in daily MRP processes to support project requirements

  • Actively participate in BOM reconciliation and material forecasting

  • Process all demand load requests

  • Lead cross functional teams in continuous improvement activities via established methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma and Kaizen.

  • Gather data and generate monthly metrics reporting for Planning and Purchasing

  • Coordinate activities with Design Engineering, Production Control personnel, project Program Manager, Purchasing and Material Stores personnel pertaining to project material acquisition

  • Manages team of material resource planners to execute or support tasks below:

  • Create and manage material masters to account for lead time, usage level, commodity, electronic, and other attributes to

ensure appropriate sourcing level and ensure consumption is performed

  • Data entry for indentured and independent demand requests from manufacturing operations managers, defined stock


  • Performs MRP based on demand-generated resource requirements current stock, production need dates, vendor lead

and material processing time

  • Implement material transfers based on inventory levels, demand requirements, and production schedules across all

programs for commodity

  • Manage, report, and resolve surplus and excess and residue material resources through pegging analysis and sector


  • Task/Project/Program closeout coordination for surplus



Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree plus 8 years' direct Materials Resource Planning (MRP) experience in a DoD manufacturing environment .

  • Experience managing a team of up to 10 direct reports as part of a MRP team including performance appraisals and other activities.

  • Experience supporting production related proposals in a DoD contracting environment. This experience must include technical writing input, BOE development, material pricing / procurement strategies, subcontract SOW development

  • Working knowledge of MRP and ERP Systems to include management of full spectrum ERP activities from engineering bill of material development, make / buy analysis, procurement of DoD system materials, material storage, material kitting, and production control of material and material issues.

  • Experience in collaborating with employees within a department and across functions

  • Fluent with MS Office products Project, PowerPoint, Excel, Word

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Major or minor in Supply Chain Management or Logistics Management preferred

  • MBA

  • Experience with ERP system in a medium to high volume, high mix manufacturing environment

  • Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt certification

  • Experience on programs with contract values greater than $50M and on multiple proposals in excess of $50M.

  • Experience in Earned Value Management supporting multiple programs with contract values exceeding $25M

  • Demonstrated experience managing material inventories in excess of $25M. This includes government and contractor furnished material in both hard and soft pegged inventories.

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