Program Operations Manager - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States

Whether aloft in the skies aboard a fighter jet protecting the skies or an airborne surveillance platform monitoring developments on the ground, Raytheon’s Secure Sensor Solutions mission area is responsible for providing advanced capabilities for multiple types of tactical aircraft and other platforms. We provide the most advanced systems to navigate in challenging environments, and identify and discriminate friendly and foe objects. Part of Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems business, S3 provides capabilities that enable critical tasks---from target identification, aircraft navigation, and target engagement.
S3’s Airborne Early Warning and Reconnaissance Systems is seeking an experienced Program Operations leader to support multiple Advanced Sensor Programs. In this position the Operations lead will partner with Program Management, various functions and factories to develop and execute product development and transition to production strategy. This role will encompass all aspects of Program Operations involving Development/Production/Sustainment contracts. This role will span activities beginning with the front end of the business, supporting proposal activity, planning, through the successful execution of each contract and thru eventual program closure activities.

The position is responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of business area production. Coordination of assessing and improving manufacturing process maturity, material procurement and supplier development including make/buy/where decisions, assembly, testing, trouble shooting, root cause investigations, proposal support, developing EACs and ensuring appropriate staffing. Drives cross-functional teams to realize significant improvements in value stream performance.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 10 years of program or project management, operations or related experience
  • Knowledge of Defense Industry Acquisition and Manufacturing Readiness Assessments
  • Experience in developing Manufacturing plans documentation, Manufacturing Readiness Assessments
  • Ability to collaborate daily with a cross functional team in a healthy, robust matrixed environment.
  • Must be able to proactively identify and execute opportunities for process and yield improvement, and supportive of business initiatives including Raytheon Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing,
  • Proven capability to analyze data, and develop metrics and data visualization and to convey message to team and program leadership
  • Demonstrates initiative, persistence and creativity in problem solving.
  • Must understand configuration management and engineering change processes.
  • Control Account Management experience needed.
  • Competence with MS Office, specifically MS Project, Excel and Powerpoint
  • SAP experience and/or ERP systems knowledge
  • EVMS training and/or Certification
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance (Secret) as of day one of employment.

Desired Skills:
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, team building, change management and team leadership experience and able to work with minimum direct supervision.
  • Ability to influence development of project objectives and goals.
  • Strong understanding of Defense Manufacturing processes and technologies
  • EO and RF System integration and test

Required Education: Bachelors of Science Degree (B.S.) in Engineering, Science, Mathematics or related technical field

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active or ability to obtain U.S. Security Clearance.?

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.