Northrop Grumman Director General Manufacturing 1 in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Northrop Grumman is committed to manufacturing high-performing products that protect the members of our armed forces who work every day to preserve our freedom. By joining our Manufacturing team, you'll be helping build these cutting-edge products.

The Rolling Meadows Manufacturing Team is seeking a Director, General Manufacturing. The Director, General Manufacturing will be responsible for building/testing products within cost, schedule, and quality requirements.

This position will also be responsible for inventory management and production control.

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Staffing and employee development - building a pipeline of manufacturing trades technical talent for the future,

  • Oversight of manufacturing assembly and test utilizing processes, controls, metrics, and procedures.

  • Financial management including productive yield budgets, hours per unit, and overhead budgets to support these functions.

  • Close collaboration with the Manufacturing Engineering organization to ensure process controls are in place to provide the highest levels of quality.

  • Close collaboration with the Operations Project Management organization to ensure development of robust schedules and budgets that support customer requirements.

  • Coordination with peers across the campus and across the sector to implement manufacturing best practices.

  • Foster Continuous Improvement and Employee Safety Practices through 6s projects, safety walks, audits, flexible factory and equipment layout, Innovation Cards (i-cards) to drive a continuous improvement culture across Manufacturing.

  • Foster High levels of Employee Engagement through seeking employee feedback, focused team projects, Group Lead and Manufacturing Supervisor team projects

To be successful, the director must demonstrate a highly engaging leadership style, have excellent teamwork and collaboration skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The organization includes approximately 300 employees including 20 managers.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business or related

  • 10+ Years' leadership experience to include experience leading a large organization

  • Able to effectively manage time/responsibilities to ensure the highest levels of organizational performance

  • Working knowledge of manufacturing processes, planning, and executing to requirements with a sense of urgency

  • Working knowledge of earned value, proposal development, manufacturing metrics, and SAP

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance (US Citizenship a prerequisite)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in engineering, business or related.

  • Six Sigma green belt or black belt certification.

  • Active Security 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.