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Value Stream Leader – Manager General Manufacturing 1 – Benches, Telescopes & Reflectors

Requisition ID: R10061268

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, California, 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: 1st Shift (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.

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 and technology that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 are making history.

Northrop Grumman Space Components is seeking a Boom and Reflector Value Stream Leader to join our team.  The Value Stream Leader is responsible for compliance from proposal through delivery. This position will be located in San Diego, CA.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ownership of value stream execution from program/project kick-off through delivery.

  • Accountable for meeting or exceeding the safety, quality, delivery and cost expectations of internal and external customers within entire value stream.

  • Ensures plans are developed and executed to meet internal and external customer requirements in coordination with Master Scheduling.

  • Support Engineering and Business Support Functions (Finance, HR, etc.) to achieve product and site sharing of resources, tools, equipment, processes, etc.

  • Intense focus and ownership of employee development.  Ensure discipline and continuous improvement of all process standards.

Competencies

  • Passion and relentless drive for achieving results

  • Leading, building and managing strong teams

  • Problem solving and continuous improvement

  • In-depth technical experience within responsible value stream

  • Risk management (identification and mitigation)

  • Development of process standards focused on process center

Vision / Leadership

  • Execute strategies and tactics to achieve breakthrough objectives (Strategy Deployment) and financial goals (Orders, Sales, EBIT, Cash) via operational goals

  • Communicate, manage and achieve process center performance KPI’s

  • Create a culture of continuous improvement, teamwork, sharing (yokoten) and disciplined root cause problem solving

  • Perform operational-based strategic and organizational planning

Execution

  • Ownership of value stream execution from program/project kick-off through delivery.

  • Accountable for meeting or exceeding the safety, quality, delivery and cost expectations of internal and external customers with entire assigned Value Stream.  Ensure plans are developed and executed to meet internal and external customer requirements.

  • Own, execute and continuously improve Daily Management (Gemba, Obeya, Stand-Ups, etc.) within Value Stream.

  • Manage multiple conflicting priorities among product value streams by collaborating with Master Scheduling and other upstream internal customers to ensure priority alignment.

  • Ensure financial operating integrity by supporting financial planning, budgeting and forecasting.

  • Support customer proposals by providing basis of estimates for labor and schedule durations.

  • Ensure that equipment and machinery are maintained to accordance with preventative maintenance schedules for each assigned area

  • Communicate/escalate key issues related to safety/security, quality, delivery, employee, cost etc. upward to site leadership and downward into the organization

Talent Management

  • Proactively strengthen the Value Stream teams through the performance management process (individual and group goal setting, caching and personnel development).

  • Establish and maintain training requirements and deploy resources accordingly.

  • Ensure succession plans are in place and be proactive in mentoring key talent to assume increased responsibilities.

Compliance

  • Advocate a safe, secure and ethical working environment that maintains compliance with federal, state and local government regulations

  • Utilize and improve the Quality Management System to achieve compliance and maintain certifications for ASD9100 and NADCAP

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience in a Manufacturing environment and/or Project Management, Master's degree with 3 years of experience.

  • Prior experience leading a team/process/project

  • Experience in Lean Applications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong experience with employee development

  • US Citizen

  • Experience developing and driving continuous improvement projects.

  • First Line Manager experience managing assemblers and test technicians

  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experienced in Aerospace dealing with both government and commercial customers

  • TS/SCI clearance


Salary Range: $105,600 USD - $158,400 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://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.


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.