Manager of General Manufacturing 1 (VSL) Goleta, CA

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.

An organization within Northrop Grumman's Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, Spacecraft Components is a leading designer, producer, and supplier of spacecraft components that power and enable satellites of all classes. Products include spacecraft panels, bus structures, precision optical structures, deployable structural systems and mechanisms, solar arrays, and antenna reflectors. Our products are on virtually every U.S. satellite built in the last 20 years. Learn more about Spacecraft Components at our website: .

Northrop Grumman Space Components in Goleta, CA is seeking a Product Value Stream Leader- Manufacturing Manager in Deployables. This individual may occasionally travel to Oxnard. The main objective of this role will be to transform R&D projects to a production line due to recent volume increase.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Accountability for meeting or exceeding the Safety, Quality, Delivery, Employee and Cost expectations of internal and external customers across assigned programs. Support and drive continuous improvements to support year-over-year SQDEC goals.

  • Collaboration and coordination with Operations, Engineering, and Business Support Functions to achieve product and site business goals

  • Develop Talent through the performance management process focusing on individual and team goal setting

  • Coach and develop personnel.

  • Maintain department training requirements and deploy resources as needed.

  • Ensure that equipment and machinery are maintained in accordance with preventative maintenance schedules for assigned areas

  • Provide inputs into customer proposals by providing basis of estimates for labor, risks, and schedule duration.

  • Design and execution of staffing strategy to meet/balance customer needs and business objectives.

  • Utilize and improve Northrop Grumman Corporation Quality Management System to achieve compliance and maintain certifications for AS9100 and NADCAP.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree; 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 0 years of relevant experience with a PhD; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • Experience managing people

  • Knowledge and experience developing and executing process standards, and executing process standards focused on product area value streams and risk management identification and mitigation

  • Ability to solve problems and drive continuous improvements

  • Ability to work flexible schedule, which may include evenings and/or weekends

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance is preferred

  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Project, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prefer Aerospace experience.

Salary Range: $111,000 - $166,600

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.