World Class Operations Cost Pillar Lead 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector is seeking a Word Class Operations Cost Pillar Lead/Sr. Principal Project Management to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals based in Linthicum, Maryland. In this role, the candidate will support the manufacturing operations team on the journey to a world class organization. The pillar lead is responsible for implementation of technical improvement tools and processes necessary to eliminate waste and loss from the organization operations.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Operates successfully in a team atmosphere

  • interfacing with both internal and external stakeholders and customers

  • Engages in production floor activities

  • Facilitates Problem Solving process including data gathering, analysis, and presentation

  • Solves problems by relentlessly pursuing root cause and driving for effective solutions

  • Uses Kaizen and LEAN concepts as aides to problem resolution

  • Validates projects cost savings calculations

  • Maintains and continuously develops technical knowledge in processes and products, relevant technologies, and problem solving methodology

  • Assists with the training of new personnel and participates in the design of training materials

  • Has a working knowledge of MS Office Applications

  • Prioritizes projects that drive improvement activities based on pillar specific data.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 10 Years of relevant work experience; 8 Years with Masters (an additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a bachelor's degree)

  • Cost Analysis experience

  • Experience in Root Cause Corrective Action / Problem Solving

  • Experience in data analysis, and data management.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance. US Citizenship required.

  • Possess excellent communication skills

  • Experience with cross-functional leadership

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project management degree

  • Certifications in lean or continuous improvement

  • PMI certification

  • Experience in program planning and scheduling.

  • Computer Skills: SAP, Tableau, SharePoint, PowerBi

  • World Class Manufacturing experience is a plus

Salary Range: $102,200 - $153,200

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.

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.