Northrop Grumman Mgr Quality Engineering 3 in San Diego, California
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Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) has an opportunity for an experienced Quality Manager 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in San Diego, CA in the Quality and Mission Excellence (QME) organization. The Quality Manager will promote professional development of the QME workforce and fosters a collaborative culture that sustains the momentum around employee engagement and inclusion, affordability, innovation, value growth and continuous improvement. The individual will also support the site and program needs to ensure all requirements are met with compliance, on-time delivery and first time quality.
The Quality Manager will be responsible for leading the QME function for the site supporting 3 Operating Units, a critical business for the Airborne C4ISR (AC4ISR) Division. The Quality Manager will report to the Mission Assurance Director for the Communications Business Unit (BU) and Center of Excellence (COE) within the AC4ISR Division.
As a key leader, partner and essential member of the site, the position provides strategic thought leadership, collaborative solutions and influences process and outcomes. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated success leading multi-disciplined organizations interfacing with executive leadership, customers, controlling budgets while achieving a high level of employee engagement and inclusion. The position requires a solution based orientation, unwavering ethics and values, and the demonstrated ability to be a trusted partner. Candidates must demonstrate a proven track record of solving complex problems through systematic and objective evaluation of information and data resulting in effective communication, championing, and implementation of change with a diverse set of internal and external customers and suppliers.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Promotes the professional development of the QME workforce and fosters a collaborative culture that sustains the momentum around employee engagement and inclusion, affordability, innovation, value growth and continuous improvement.
Maintains the highest level of commitment to quality, compliance and internal controls in adherence to company values and ethics.
Provides clear assignments, helps employees connect their efforts to the larger goals of the organization, creates an inclusive work environment characterized by mutual respect and the valuing of differences, and builds a culture that motivates employees to their highest levels of performance.
Assures compliance in quality, risk management, safety, process improvement, subcontractor and supplier quality, manufacturing and engineering in accordance with contractual and system requirements.
Leverage comprehensive metrics, program specifications, and processes to ensure mission success of programs.
Assess program performance and risks, and determines resources to ensure mission assurance. Implement the site QMS and continuous improvement activity while engaging across and up for lessons learned and other improvement opportunities.
Maintains close engagement with the Supplier Quality organization to drive improvements and zero defects from key suppliers.
Support the Manufacturing/Production Drive for Excellence initiative to ensure the delivery of high quality products.
Frequent interface with the Northrop Grumman executive team and customer representatives including on-site DCMA.
Ensures program and organizational readiness for internal corporate audits, AS9100 and ISO 9001 registrar audits.
Ensures MA engagement in pre-proposal and proposal phases of the BAP or earlier.
Advocate and implement continuous improvement opportunities, providing leadership and guidance in identifying and executing tasks to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of program performance.
Regularly requires analysis of alternative courses of action for continued program quality.
Assess talent needs; select and develop a diverse workforce.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university.
10 years minimum of industry experience in one or more areas: Engineering, Production/Manufacturing, Mission Assurance and/or Quality Assurance.
7 years of direct management experience overseeing a department/team.
Experience in Lean Six Sigma methodologies and tools.
Familiarity with ISO 9001/AS9100 Quality Management System certification process.
Excellent written and verbal interpersonal, communication, leadership, and mentoring skills and confidence to brief upper management on a regular basis.
Familiarity with SAP, a plus with Mission Assurance transactions.
Must be able to obtain and maintain an active Secret DOD clearance. US Citizenship required.
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering discipline/STEM discipline.
5 years of direct management experience as a leader of leaders.
Experience developing, selecting and coordinating key metrics and subsequently presenting meaningful data for project review, and ability to generate and analyze quantitative data. In addition, to provide results and conclusions of the analysis.
Experience in the Risk and Opportunity Management process and tools.
Direct application of process management and control on hardware and/or software development, production, manufacturing and / or system integration as a Program Manager, Mission Assurance and/or Quality Assurance Manager.
Demonstrated ability to drive risk mitigation, opportunity capture, and issues resolution across all stakeholder disciplines throughout all phases of the product development lifecycle on a fast paced, complex, dynamic, high visibility program.
Lean / Six Sigma Green Belt (or higher) certification to drive continuous improvement.
Direct experience and intimate knowledge with SAP, a plus with Mission Assurance transactions.
Experience in the oversight and management of suppliers, supplier evaluations and supplier metrics reporting.
Possess active Secret DOD Clearance.
Ability to acquire a 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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
Job Category : Engineering