Hypersonics Manufacturing Program Integrator

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Leidos-Dynetics is seeking a Manufacturing Program Integrator to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Leidos-Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

The position will perform a key function serving as the primary integration point between two major Hypersonics Programs and the Dynetics Manufacturing Team. This role will integrate manufacturing activities across multiple sites to ensure appropriate planning, organizing, and efficient execution of manufacturing scope for the Common Hypersonic Glide Body (CHGB) and the Multi-Service Advanced Capability Hypersonic Test Bed (MACH-TB) programs. Manufacturing Program Integrator will work closely with Program leadership, Manufacturing Site leaders, manufacturing program managers/CAMs at the sites, and Finance personnel within the program and within Manufacturing to ensure clarity of the demand signal for manufacturing and to provide a clear communication path on manufacturing performance back to the programs.

This is a strategic business area for Leidos-Dynetics. This person in this role will be highly engaged in two strategic programs that require a high mix of complex manufacturing solutions from multiple manufacturing sites in Huntsville.

The primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform as the Cost Account Manager (CAM) for the manufacturing content on both programs
  • Partner with Program Leadership to identify manufacturing content in the program and coordinate make/buy decision making with Manufacturing functional team
  • Coordinate manufacturing-related budgets/costs with Program finance and Manufacturing finance to ensure successful execution and appropriate capacity planning
  • Coordinate hand-offs with site-specific CAMs on manufacturing content and establish recurring reviews to status cost/schedule/technical performance across the manufacturing sites
  • Partner with Manufacturing site and functional leadership to drive cost and schedule performance in support of Program objectives using KPI’s and Metrics
  • Provide variance analysis, rationale, and corrective action plans as required by the Programs and/or Manufacturing
  • Provide manufacturing related inputs to Program leadership in support of recurring program reviews
  • Lead/develop elements of the manufacturing plan, as required

Basic Qualifications

BS in a technical or business discipline with 10+ years of experience in manufacturing project management with an in-depth understanding of cost and schedule management techniques for such projects.

  • 10 years of project leadership, or personnel management in a manufacturing program/project environment
  • Demonstrated experience as a Cost Account Manager on a complex hardware production program
  • Experience coordinating and organizing activities between a Program organization and an executing organization such as manufacturing
  • 5-10 years of experience in coordinating efforts across geographically separated sites and/or distinct functional groups
  • Demonstrated experience in applying EVMS and reporting on complex projects using earned value KPIs
  • Manufacturing experience in one or more of the following areas – electronics, machining/welding, or complex system integration and test
  • Experience creating and providing recurring briefings to leadership stakeholders on program/product status
  • Experience with a program start-up, plant optimization and/or plant operations

    Other Qualifications

    Preferred candidates will also meet some of the following requirements

    · 15+ years of experience in manufacturing management for Defense, Aerospace or Commercial projects

    · Program/Project Management experience. PMP/PMI Certification a plus.

    · Manufacturing Engineering or Industrial Engineering training and applicable experience

    · MBA or advanced technical degree

    · Experience with AS9100 and DCMA standards

    · Experience conducting Manufacturing Risk and Readiness Assessments

    · Familiarity with the DoD Manufacturing Readiness Levels

    · Experience with Costpoint MRP

    · Experience working with Manufacturing Execution Systems

    · Experience leading a cross-functional team with emphasis on Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, & Manufacturing

    · Experience planning hardware product realization efforts.

    · Familiarity with AS6500 manufacturing management program.

    · Proficiency with Microsoft PowerBI, advanced Excel usage, SQL queries, and advanced data reporting/management

    Security Requirements

    Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

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