Northrop Grumman Material Manager - Mgr Spares Management 2 in Warner Robins, Georgia
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, logistics and modernization, cyber security, and C4ISR to government and commercial customers. We operate in all 50 states and 25 countries with employees who are committed to innovation, development, and discovery. Here at Northrop Grumman, we seek to deliver the value of performance by bringing the next generation of technology to life. Northrop Grumman Defense Systems Sector is seeking a Material Manager to join our growing team in support of a large program that has both production and repair efforts. The selected candidate will lead a team of Material Analysts and Logistics Analysts under the Material Operations Group in Warner Robins, Georgia.
This position requires multi-disciplined knowledge in all areas related to material planning, material cost scheduling, supply chain coordination, and material procurement. As the Material Manager you will create and manage statistical material models that can accurately forecast material cost and demand for production and repair lines. The Material Manger will lead a team that will identify material requirement and schedule the delivery of material to meet the demand. The manager will be responsible for the review of historical usage trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data and provide resolution for shortages. The Material Manager will report to the Material Operations Manager but will be required to work cross-functionally with program managers, production floor managers, and repair depot managers to ensure all requirements are met.
Leadership characteristics and people engagement is of the upmost importance, with an ability to exhibit professionalism and create a team working and learning environment. Communication is paramount, with an ability to clearly define expectations and work through issues. Additional leadership characteristics include the ability and willingness to step-up and assume accountability when the perception of need exists, and an ability to accomplish tasks in a positive manner while managing multiple projects at the same time with varying levels of maturity.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Manages and executes the activities of material planning, determines material requirements, schedules, and monitors the movement of material
Provides direction and leadership a team of Material and Logistics Analysts which will identify material demand and schedule for delivery of material.
Identifies critical material shortages and resolving material related issues due to supply based problems, inventory errors or demand changes.
Ultimately responsible for inventory control ensuring stock levels are maintained at an appropriate level by coordinating the efficient movement of materials with Global Supply Chain, production floor, repair depot, or the material stores group.
Accurately budget and forecast costs by using statistical planning models to forecast the material demand.
Works collaboratively with other functional areas to meet program commitments.
Drives the material health process, continuous improvement, and affordability initiatives within the program.
A Bachelor's degree and 8 years of experience or Master's Degree and 6 years of experience in supply chain, material management, supplier management or relatable field. Experience should be in a production, repair, and/or depot environment; an additional 4 yrs. of direct relevant experience may be considered in lieu of the degree requirement.
Demonstrated success in leading teams or projects with a minimum of 2 years of managing people
Proven success in cost forecasting and budget preparation.
Demonstrated ability to gather and analyze data and provide executable plans to resolve complex issues arising from the findings
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)
US citizen and ability to obtain a DOD Secret Security Clearance.
Required to obtain/maintain access to work on-site in Warner Robins, Georgia
Proficiency in statistical and mathematical material modeling techniques with the ability to analyze large amounts of data for developing projections and estimates.
Minimum 4 years of material planning, supply chain, or programs management experience
In depth knowledge of material management in a depot or production environment
Experience with systems such as MES, Gold, MRP, and SAP
3+ years of experience working with suppliers, forming strategic relationships and analyzing possible risk positions.
Understanding of Obsolescence and Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS)
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Job Category : Technical Support