Manager III-Program Management - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States

The F-18 Program Operations Manager is the single Operations point of contact for the F-18 Development and Emerging area Product Program Director, program customers, program managers, and other functional managers and is responsible for successful Operations execution within this program. This position has the responsibility to focus on Front End of the Business (FEOTB) tasks associated with Operations for the F-18 product line within the Secure Sensor Solutions (S3) Mission Area. These tasks include, but are not limited to: manufacturing plan creation; capacity analysis; recurring and non-recurring cost BOE and Rationale development/analysis; Manufacturing Readiness Assessment; creation of Manufacturing Maturation Plans (MMP); identification and planning of operations related investment required to achieve Price To Win (PTW) and MMP; Capital deployment planning and management; influencing design to achieve cost and schedule targets through DFMA/DTC/DTUPC and producability studies; Transition To Production planning; transition planning of existing work to other factories. The responsibilities of this role are a key enabler of the product line developing new products and winning new business. This position helps develop the product line vision and strategy with the Program Director and Engineering and works with SAS Consolidated Manufacturing Centers to ensure smooth transition to production and profitable execution of the product line’s programs. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Business Focal Point at Product Line Levels
  • Approval Level for Product Line Gates and EAC approvals
  • Business Forecast Communications to Factories; PROP coordination
  • Business Area Capital Forecast and Execution
  • Business/Cross Program Inventory AR Tracking to Completion for Internal Suppliers
  • Responsible to Assure Product Platforms Align with Operations Strategies
  • Engages Functional Expertise within Operations to Develop Proposals – From Factories to Facilities
  • Timely Gate 4 Win Strategy Flow Down to Factories/Operations Performers
  • Engaged in Product Development, Producibility, Testability and How and Where to Make
  • Develops Capital Investment Requirements to Produce New Products
  • Supports Engineering for Development Work (Lab/RSIL/space)
  • Focal Point for Operations in New Product Development and Launch to Manufacturing
  • Responsible to Assure Operations Factories are Ready for Start Up – Value Stream, Tooling & Test Equipment
  • Assure all requirements and plans are communicated to the Operations Team Members
  • Focal Point for Operations when New Requirements Bring Changes to Existing Products that Require Development
  • Provides Leadership for Operations through New Product Upgrade Production Readiness Review Gate 10
  • Outline Leadership to Operations Program Managers (OPM) as Production Readiness Review Gate 10

This role reports into the F 18 Sr. Program Operations Manager and sits on the F-18 Development and Emerging leadership team. This position will be based in El Segundo, CA.

Required Skills:
  • 10+ years of work experience in Operations, Engineering, Supply Chain, Program Management, or related function
  • Ability to adeptly use influence without authority in a matrix organizational structure
  • Experience with EACs and IPDS Gate Reviews
  • Understanding of partnering between program management and Operations/manufacturing
  • Secret security clearance
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • U.S. citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment

Desired Skills:
  • Factory experience
  • Transition to Production experience
  • Knowledge of program management practices

Required Education: BS, Engineering, Math or Science; Or Business; Master’s Degree preferred

This position requires a U.S. person or the ability to obtain an Export Authorization from the appropriate government agency for non-U.S. persons.

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.

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Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.