Aerojet Rocketdyne Specialist, Material Program Management in Huntsville, Alabama
Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense and advance hypersonic propulsion. From the first space programs to Orion, NASA’s launch vehicle to carry humans to the moon, Mars, and beyond, Aerojet Rocketdyne is the leader in innovation. Visit www.rocket.com for more information on our company, our people, and our mission.
We are seeking a Specialist, Material Program Management (MPM) to join our Supply Chain and Material Management (SCMM) organization in our Huntsville, AL location.
The Specialist, Material Program Management position provides Supply Chain/Material Management (SC/MM) representation in support of Business Unit and Business Development activities. The selected candidate will be responsible for effectively aiding the SC/MM functional organization in developing and documenting strategies, plans, and processes to manage the supply chain for integration into the Program Management plan. They will work directly with Program Management and act as the primary customer contact for the Supply Chain portion of program activities. They represent procurement on the program integrated program teams (IPTs) and interface cross functionally in the resolution of material status, problems or issues.
What we can offer you:
Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact on our nation’s aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture: Careers | Aerojet Rocketdyne
Work/Life Balance - 3 weeks of vacation to start plus additional sick allowance.
9/80 schedule providing for longer weekends. Annual 1 week year-end company shut down.
Comprehensive Health Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness programs
Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match
Professional Development - Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program
Trusted - Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to be recognized as America’s Most Trusted Aerospace & Defense Company.
This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
30% - Assemble and participate on integrated cross functional team(s) within assigned program(s) while interacting with supplier(s), supply chain director, program managers, functional managers, and customers to achieve subcontract cost, schedule and technical objectives.
30% - Support negotiation of subcontracts and assist in the development of supplier baseline program plans including development of supplier budget and schedule baselines, using the Earned Value Management System (EVMS) where appropriate, consistent with program plans.
20% - Support the Supply Chain portion of development and production proposals, including planning and execution of affordability, supplier quality and other supplier performance improvement initiatives, being submitted to Government and Prime Contractor programs.
10% - Prepare presentations and give presentations to peers, customers, suppliers and managers when necessary.
10% - Guide or mentor less senior personnel in establishing priorities and coordinating program activities.
Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline (e.g. Supply Chain, Engineering, Engineering Technology or Manufacturing Technology or directly related field) from an accredited school and ten (10) or more years of experience in a supply chain, engineering, product development or manufacturing environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of supply chain management, lean manufacturing, assembly and ATP processes required.
Technical knowledge of solid rocket propulsion, explosive and pyrotechnic devices, electromechanical actuators and actuator control systems preferred.
Ability to use technical knowledge and experience to evaluate plans, processes and results of the supporting team is required.
Excellent communication skills, self-motivation, strong leadership skills, and interpreting program management, engineering and supplier demands in a continuously changing environment with minimal guidance.
Solid working knowledge of project management methods within the defense acquisition environment including program planning, integrated master scheduling, budgeting and earned value management.
Ability to implement product design and development stage gate process (reviews for design, build, and test) is required.
Willingness to travel and flexibility to work extended hours are required. Must be willing and able to travel regularly to other Aerojet Rocketdyne facilities and suppliers across the country.
Demonstrated abilities in team building, leadership and delegation skills to achieve project objectives are also required.
Experience in leading, encouraging, reviewing and critiquing work of supporting team members to maximize program success.
Must be capable of defining and negotiating task objectives, scope description and completion criteria for specific and broad activities as well. The applicant will be required to coordinate multiple activities simultaneously and to make real-time plan adjustments in response to problems and unexpected interim results.
Must have working capability in the use of typical office computer programs for conduct of program management such as MS PowerPoint (presentations, logic diagrams), MS Project (basic scheduling), MS Excel (entering formulas, graphing, developing spreadsheets), and MS Word (tables, program plans).
Requires U.S. Citizenship or status as a U.S. Person. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.
Work Environment/Physical Requirements:
Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.
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Job ID 21200
Category Program Planning - Material Planning
On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? Hybrid