1+ months

iReturn Operations Program Manager Analyst

Northrop Grumman
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: No relocation assistance available

CLEARANCE TYPE: None

TRAVEL: No

**Description**

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our worlds biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman offers a challenging career opportunity in our Operations team within the Mission Systems sector at our Rolling Meadows, IL facility. The Operations Program Manager (OPM) Analyst position supports production, business, and other processes in a team-based manufacturing environment. Performs activities in a variety of cross functional areas including production planning and control, total quality management, systems, manufacturing, equipment and facilities engineering, material management, and process reengineering. The incumbent may facilitate self-directed work teams, provide training in core skill areas to teams and peers, and interact with internal and external customers with respect to product planning, problem resolution, and process improvement. Incumbents are generally experienced in one or more areas of manufacturing operations.

The qualified applicant will join a cohort of employees re-entering the workforce after a career break of at least two years. This cohort will receive special on-boarding designed to provide an effective re-entry into the workforce. iReturn provides experienced professionals with a 12-week "returnship" to prepare for a full-time career in one of several fields at Northrop Grumman through training, professional development and networking opportunities. Qualified applicants will join a cohort of employees returning to the workforce after a 2+ career break for this "returnship" program that focuses on giving you a seamless transition back into the workforce. This cohort program will approximately run from August - November and prepare candidates for an effective re-entry into the workforce. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be eligible for full-time roles with the company.

Learn more about the iReturn program here (https://www.northropgrumman.com/careers/ireturn-the-northrop-grumman-returnship-program/)

**Specific Responsibilities will include:**

- The Operations Program Manager will be the primary Manufacturing interface with the Program Office, engineering, Supply Chain Management and Mission Assurance on all aspects of assigned programs.

- Responsible for scheduling and execution of programs, while monitoring and addressing all cost, schedule and quality issues.

- Lead multifunctional teams, including Operations functional support organizations, to ensure all program and manufacturing goals and objectives are met.

- Represent the organization as a prime contact on contracts or programs. Interact with internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations.

- Oversee the generation of proposal inputs, including Basis of Estimate, Resource code mix, estimate rationale, bid codes, overhead, labor, manufacturing and personnel capacity, and risk / opportunity tracking.

- Responsible for the overall performance of the Operations Team's activities to assure compliance with company objectives and obligations.

- Monthly reconciliation of Sales Order WBS to MRP WBS for accuracy and consistency.

**Basic Qualifications:**

- Experience: 6 years of experience with bachelors degree or 3 years of experience with a masters degree and a current career break of 2+ years.

- Demonstrated experience working on teams and projects in a leadership capacity

- This position requires a U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain a security clearance

**Preferred Qualifications:**

- Minimum 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment, such as material management, supply chain, planning and scheduling, production control, or quality assurance.

- General knowledge of manufacturing.

- Knowledge of Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP), production planning, and material management.

- Ability to communicate, both written and verbal, with several layers of coworkers and management.

- Understanding of Earned Value reporting and analysis.

- Experience with proposal generation.

- Prior experience with Data Analysis, Data Modeling, Process Improvement

- Six Sigma Certification Green Belt certification

- Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

- Prior experience running sustainment programs.

- Prior experience utilizing Pareto Analysis.

Salary Range: $68,200.00 - $113,600.00

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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Posted: 2022-05-26 Expires: 2022-08-26

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