Mgr General Manufacturing 2

Requisition ID: R10015590

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Saint Charles - MO, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions 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.

Northrop Grumman – Cutting Edge Optronics is seeking a highly motivated, seasoned Manufacturing Manager with strong team skills, able to lead an established manufacturing area to higher levels of productivity and performance through a significant production ramp-up period and beyond. The chosen candidate will display a passion for manufacturing results, have a proven track record of implementing significant manufacturing productivity improvements all while highly focused on team oriented execution.


  • Manage a manufacturing area with approximately 5-10 direct report hourly employees.
  • Accountability for achieving aggressive growth targets for production volume, on time delivery, quality focus and cost management
  • Work closely with company-wide functions (Quality, Safety, Engineering, Customer Service, Finance, Procurement, Senior Management, etc.) to ensure all goals of manufacturing are accomplished with a focus on team work, collaboration and regulatory compliance
  • Manage productivity improvement initiatives using Six Sigma, Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing, etc. approaches
  • Significant involvement with the implementation and improved utilization of an ERP system with focus on automation and efficiency improvements of volume manufacturing scheduling tools and techniques

Basic Qualifications

  • 10 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree
  • 4 years of experience managing 10 or more direct reports in a manufacturing environment
  • Proven leadership implementing Six Sigma, Kaizen, etc. productivity improvement initiatives
  • Working knowledge of SPC utilization in a volume manufacturing environment
  • Hands on experience with a relevant ERP/MRP system for volume manufacturing
  • High level of proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and Project
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent collaboration skills with all levels of an organization 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Degree(s) in STEM discipline(s)
  • Master’s degree in business, finance or manufacturing related focus
  • Working knowledge of Visual Manufacturing
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint and Tableau
  • Experience with manufacturing technician training systems and documentation
  • PMP certification

Salary Range: 96000 - 144000

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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?

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.