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Manager Material Operations

Requisition ID: R10082607

  • CategoryCategory: Global Supply Chain
  • LocationLocation: Lake Charles, LA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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 is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, logistics and modernization, cyber security, and C4ISR to government and commercial customers. We operate in all 50 states and 25 countries with employees who are committed to innovation, development, and discovery. Here at Northrop Grumman, we seek to deliver the value of performance by bringing the next generation of technology to life. Northrop Grumman Defense Systems Sector is seeking a Material Operations Manager to join the Aircraft Maintenance & Fabrication Operating Unit. The selected candidate will lead the Material Operations Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

The OU Material Operations Manager will lead a diverse team consisting of salaried individual contributors and an hourly workforce.  This position requires multi-disciplined knowledge in all areas related to material planning, material movement, inventory control, shipping & receiving and management disciplines including material modeling, supplier requirements definition, supply chain coordination.

As the Material Operations Manager, you will interface with multiple internal and external functional areas including Program Management, Operations, Engineering, Mission Assurance, Global Supply Chain Management, other Northrop Grumman organizations, and our government partner. This position reports directly to the Systems Sustainment & Software BU Global Supply Chain Senior Manager. This position directly supports the AMFC OU Operations Direction and site Program Managers. This team responsible for the full material health position for all programs within the OU.

Leadership characteristics and people engagement is of the upmost importance with an ability to exhibit professionalism and create a team working and learning environment. Communication is paramount, with an ability to clearly define expectations and work thru issues. Additional leadership characteristics include the ability and willingness to assume accountability when the perception of need exists, and an ability to accomplish tasks in a positive manner while managing multiple projects at the same time with varying levels of maturity.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Establish Material Operations Strategy to be implemented by the Material Operations Management Team
  • Drive overall material health, material schedule, and accurately forecast costs by using statistical planning models to forecast the material demand for the OU. 
  • Work collaboratively with other functional areas to meet OU commitments.
  • Drive continuous improvement, and affordability initiatives within the OU.
  • Identify critical material shortages and resolve material related issues due to supply based problems, inventory errors, or demand changes.
  • Manage and communicate material risks and opportunities.
  • Ultimately responsible for inventory control, ensuring stock levels are maintained at an appropriate level by coordinating the efficient movement of materials with Global Supply Chain and management at the Warehouse.
  • Engage in the generation of proposals including identify material requirements, drafting supplier statements of work, basis of estimates, and estimate rational. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a minimum of 6 years related experience
  • Demonstrated success in leading teams or projects with a minimum of 2 years of managing people
  • Demonstrated success in continuous process improvement initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data and identify trends
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)
  • US citizen and ability to obtain a DOD Secret Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success in performing in a fast-paced depot environment
  • Minimum 7 years of material, supply chain, or programs management experience
  • In depth knowledge of material management in a depot or production environment
  • Experience in communication, both written and verbal, with customers and senior management
  • Understanding of Obsolescence and Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS)
  • Experience with all aspects of proposal generation

Salary Range: $79,900 USD - $119,900 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.