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Manager Production Planning Scheduling 1

Requisition ID: R10089317

  • CategoryCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location Location: Iuka, MS, USA   |  Huntsville, AL, USA +1 more
  • 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: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a for a Manager of Production Planning Scheduling 1 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.   This position will be located in Iuka, MS.

In this position you will lead all aspects of all Production Planning with responsibility for Master Scheduling, Forecast Management, Material Planning, Inventory Control, and Logistics. Identifies, develops, and implements the department metrics and goals to achieve results and execute programs and projects on time and within budgets. Drive consistent policies in support of business standards and objectives while mitigating risk. Provides the leadership skills to influence, empower, and advise the staff to build effective department and foster cooperation between the various functional counterparts.

Essential Functions:

  • Build strong working relationships with key customers, with metrics that build customer satisfaction, including: Site Leader(s), Operation Leaders
  • Responsible for the lifecycle execution of the production planning process which includes, loading sales orders/purchase orders, forecast demand, material planning, material consumption, material control, shipment of finished goods, and logistics
  • Responsible to coordinate the generation of schedules and develop strategies to support new business proposals
  • Attend regular program and production meetings
  • Implements and maintains process improvements by analyzing and establishing best practices for demand management and materials management
  • Coordinates interdepartmental activity with quality assurance, manufacturing, purchasing, engineering, inventory control, and logistics
  • Manage internal and external supplier relationships and resolve any raised issues related to daily activities. Engage with Internal partners in order to generate and execute ideas and opportunities.
  • Lead a team including performance reviews, motivating team members, and providing appropriate communication to team members
  • Implement LEAN continuous improvement for existing facilities and new facilities
  • Solid understanding of EDI, MRP/ERP systems and functionality

Core Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the planning and scheduling of the movement of raw materials, packaging materials, parts, components, services, supplies, finished goods and related material through production and inventory processes
  • Identifies raw material, component, and related requirements from engineering and production specifications and schedules
  • Prepares, issues and controls production schedules and coordinates with material requirements to ensure a controlled flow of approved materials timed to meet production requirements
  • Advises management of the status of work in progress, material availability, and potential production problems to ensure that personnel, equipment, materials and services are provided as needed
  • Schedules equipment and personnel, confirms material supply and demands, prepares work orders or purchase requests for the production or purchase of components or parts based on a master production schedule, shop load and inventory requirements
  • Coordinates interdepartmental activity with quality assurance, manufacturing, purchasing, engineering, inventory control, traffic, etc.; schedules and expedites the movement of parts by means of move orders, stock transfers and requests for shipping orders

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of demonstrated ability in Supply Chain, MRP or ERP experience; Master's Degree and 3 years of demonstrated ability in Supply Chain, MRP or ERP experience; or High School Diploma and 8 years of demonstrated ability in Supply Chain, MRP or ERP experience.
  • Ability to obtain DoD Secret Security Clearance and special program access within a reasonable period of time as determined by the needs of the business

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance and the ability to obtain Special Program Access
  • Computer literate with intermediate level of Microsoft Project, Excel, and Power Point capability
  • Advanced solid understanding of Production and Inventory Control concepts, including Supply Chain Management, Material Requirements Planning, Lean Manufacturing Concepts, material replenishment, repairs, cycle time, inventory levels, scrap rate, pricing, suppliers, and contracts
  • Ability to solve problems effectively
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to support team environment and build strong team
  • Aircraft and/or composite manufacturing experience
  • Experience in aerospace scheduling
  • Proficient in Microsoft Project and Excel

What We Offer:

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation -- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, phenomenal learning opportunities, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a great 401K matching program, and 14 Employee Resource Groups inclusive of all employees!

Salary range:  $75,800 - $113,600

This position reports to Iuka, MS, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Huntsville, AL, AL, USA.

Salary Range: $75,800 USD - $113,600 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.