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Manager Production Planning Scheduling 2

Requisition ID: R10078901

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 4

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman, Strategic Space Systems Division, has an opening for an Manager Production Planning Scheduling 2 to join our team of highly qualified and diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change.

You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customers. You craft and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

If this is YOU…keep reading!

The Planning, Logistics, and Infrastructure Department (PLI) within the Materials, Process, Environmental Test and Logistics (MPETAL) center has a need for a multiple Manager Production Planning Scheduling 2, with positions as a functional homeroom manager, leading a team of individual contributors, and program-assigned Sub-Project Managers (SPMs).


- Staffing support to all space systems and space programs.

- Conducting periodic performance evaluations, including mid-year and annual reviews

- Providing technical leadership and guidance to the staff

- Managing indirect and capital needs

- Professional development and mentoring of direct reports

- Supporting Functional Homeroom initiatives and projects which include process improvement, Event Response Teams, Corrective, and Preventive Action implementation


- Generating, issuing, and overseeing production schedules and coordinating with material requirements to ensure a controlled flow of approved materials timed to meet production and IMS requirements.

- Scheduling equipment and personnel, confirming material supply and demands, preparing purchase requests for the production or purchase of components or parts based on a master production schedule, shop load and inventory requirements. 

- Coordinating interdepartmental activity with quality assurance, manufacturing, purchasing, engineering, inventory control, traffic, and various stakeholders; schedules and expedites the movement of parts by means of move orders, stock transfers and requests for shipping orders.

- Responsible for the direct supervision and leadership of the team, managing cost, schedule, technical performance, and quality of work packages.

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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree plus 6 years’ experience in logistics, hardware management, or related field within a production, planning, or scheduling environment OR Master’s Degree plus 4 years’ experience in logistics, hardware management, or related field within a production, planning or scheduling environment OR High School Diploma/General Education Diploma (G.E.D) plus 10 years’ experience in logistics, hardware management, or related field within a production, planning, or scheduling environment.

  • Proven leadership experience on a project and/or team.  

  • Experience in the Aerospace and Defense Industry.   

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret clearance or SCI access. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance or SCI access.

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management or Business Administration.

  • Experience with Integration & Test, defense, aerospace or high-reliability product development industries.

  • Knowledge of project schedule baselining and scope definition

  • Experience with AssetSmart and SAP.

  • Experience with MS Access and MS Project.

  • Experience with Flight Hardware and Configuration Management.

Salary Range: $107,800 USD - $161,800 USD

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.