General Manufacturing Manager 3 (Value Stream Owner) – Space Components

Requisition ID: 20030919

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Commerce, California
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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.
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 Space Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.
Northrop Grumman Space Components Business Unit is seeking a General Manufacturing, Manager 3 as a Value Stream Owner, VSO for our Propulsion Product Value Stream in Commerce, CA.  
Job Summary:
The position of General Manufacturing, VSO, reports directly to the Director of Operations.
This position helps to develop, communicate and implement the Business Unit and Operating Unit vision, strategy, goals and metrics to meet objectives for Safety, Quality, Delivery, Customer Satisfaction, Cost and Continuous Improvement.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Accountable to meet or exceed the safety, quality, delivery, employee and cost (SQDEC) expectations of external and internal customers.
  • Own, execute and continuously improve Daily Management processes and communicate/escalate key issues to leadership and throughout the organization.
  • Establish and perform to program budgets and schedules for all product delivery systems as well as overhead budgets for the operation, maintenance, and sustainment of the production facilities and assets.
  • Provide leadership to the Operations Leadership Team, which includes: Process Center Leaders, Manufacturing Engineering Leader, Quality Engineering and Inspection, Master Scheduling, Production Planning & Material Control Management, EHS and Security).
  • Develop, prioritize and execute Capital Expenditure projects/plans. Ensure projects are continuously monitored and achieve performance/quality, delivery, and budget commitments.
  • Own Propulsion Operations resource management, escalation, and prioritization.
  • Ensure cross-training and development programs are developed.  
  • Create an environment of trust and transparency.
  • Continuously improve products, processes, systems and services through the application of lean concepts, best practices and ideas.   
  • Support customer proposals through delegation participation and approval; ensure management team provides basis of estimates for labor and schedule durations.
  • Ensure all production and operational aspects of the department are conducted in accordance with the Company's Quality Management System and maintain AS9100 Certification.
  • Maintain facility compliance to federal, state and local mandates with respect to environmental regulations and employee safety.
  • Build strong and open relationships with customers, OU and BU leaders, employees, and functional support groups.

Basic Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Business and a minimum of 10 years related experience in manufacturing, engineering, and/or program management
  • Minimum of 5 years of production plant management or cross-functional leadership team experience
  • Proven skills/experience building high performing cross-functional teams and culture to achieve operational excellence and meet the expectations of internal and external customers
  • Ability to strengthen workforce skills in LEAN/Continuous Improvement experience and root cause problem solving
  • Ability to formulate, communicate and execute complex project plans and initiatives
  • Strong business and financial acumen, including: capital and talent budgeting and estimate-at-completion (EAC) and Operations Review process understanding
  • Excellent interpersonal and critical thinking skills. Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of leadership, shop floor employees, and support function employees
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) 
  • Commitment to positive employee relations, ethics and compliance.  
  • Understanding of AS9100/ISO 9001, Six Sigma and Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
  • US Citizenship required

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.


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