Director of Production Operations 2Roy, UT

Requisition ID: R10152360

  • Category: Program Management

  • Location: Roy, Utah, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems sector is seeking a Director of Production Operations 2 to lead Production Operations Team for the Sentinel Program. This position will be located in Roy, Utah . Northrop Grumman Strategic Systems Division supports the Air Force’s sustainment, modification, development, production, and deployment of strategic systems. Division program portfolio includes the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground Sustainment Support Contract (GSSC), Advanced Programs, Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) Programs, and the Sentinel Program.

What You Will Get To Do:

The Production Operations Director is a senior level leader with accountability to the SDS Division VP of Production Operations and the Sentinel Program Management team. The candidate will have responsibility to ensure all operational aspects of the program from material procurement to finished product delivery are properly planned and executed in accordance with the Program baseline / execution Plan. This includes establishing needs and driving delivery of Engineering products and support as required to support the program baseline / execution schedule.

The ideal candidate should demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of manufacturing & production foundational processes, encompassing knowledge of product lifecycle management systems, engineering release procedures, cost center structuring, manufacturing execution systems, product configuration, traceability, and government approval procedures for sell-off.

The candidate should possess the capability to strategically plan for the long term while also meticulously attending to near-term details. Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, are essential for interacting with individuals across all levels of the organization, including counterparts from the customer side. Additionally, the candidate must exhibit strong leadership qualities, empowering their team even during challenging times.

Finally, the candidate should showcase a strong comprehensive of transitioning a very large-scale program from Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD) to Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) and Full Rate Production (FRP), with a particular emphasis on achieving high production rates.

What You’ll Get To Do:

  • Work in partnership with the Program Management Team and SDS Functional Teams to define and execute the Manufacturing & Production statement of work in alignment with the customer SOW Sentinel Program Team.

  • Key member of the Sentinel Leadership team to help create the alignment with the division manufacturing & production strategy who will be responsible for leading an Integrated Product Team (IPT) consisting of Segment Production Operations Managers, Manufacturing Engineering/Tooling, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Technology, Master Production Scheduling, Manufacturing Simulations and Operations Program Management disciplines.

  • Lead program level MRA process, collaborate across the supplier and customer interface including reporting strategy and framework.

  • Development and execution of long-range plans and strategies by developing and managing to program plans and critical milestones deliverables.

  • Responsible for product scheduling including first articles, long lead planning, build sequence planning, rate build-up plans and rate readiness assessments.

  • Coordinate accurate and executable resource plans, work plans and associated visibility metrics aligned with the Integrated Master Schedule and Master Production Schedule.

  • Develop production operations status and metrics on a regular basis and present to management and the customer, as applicable.

  • Oversee all proposal efforts for the Sentinel Production Operations team.

  • Establish the mentorship and coaching culture including growing and strengthening the manufacturing & production leadership bench.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

• Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

• 401k

• Educational Assistance

• Life Insurance

• Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

• Paid Time Off

• Health & Wellness Resources

• Employee Discounts 

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 12 years’ experience (or 10 years with a Masters) in defense or aerospace systems and/or management in development or production projects

  • 3+ years leading and/or managing teams on complex projects.

  • Experience with DoD customers and/or partners.

  • Must have an active and current DoD Secret clearance and be SAP clearable.

  • Ability to obtain higher levels of security clearance.

  • Ability to travel domestically, up to 25% of the time.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Master’s degree in science, engineering, or relevant acumen (ex: Business, Leadership).

  • 20+ years of related experience.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Demonstrate exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with varying levels of leadership and employees in writing and presentations.

  • 15 years of management experience in Functional Management, Engineering Management, Program Management or Operations Management.

  • Understanding of basic Production Operations tools – planning, scheduling, MES, manpower planning, rate analysis, tooling

  • Demonstrated understanding of EVMS and Risk and Opportunity Management.

  • IPT / PM experience across multiple phases of the program lifecycle

  • Excellent conflict management and negotiation skills

  • Production Line Management.

  • Demonstrated strategic capture experience with federal government business and operations procurement activities.

  • Active Top-Secret Clearance.

Salary Range: $217,200 - $325,800

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.