Manager III-Program Management - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States

Job Description:
Whether aloft in the skies aboard a fighter jet protecting the skies or an airborne surveillance platform monitoring developments on the ground, our 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 Space and Airborne Systems business, S3 provides capabilities that enable critical tasks---from target identification, aircraft navigation, and target engagement.

S3’s Resilient Navigation and Reconnaissance Solutions is seeking an experienced Program Operations leader to support multiple Advanced 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 through 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, troubleshooting, 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 with a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline.
  • Experience in developing and executing on manufacturing plans.
  • Ability to collaborate daily with a cross functional team in a healthy, robust matrixed environment.
  • Experience in lean manufacturing and six sigma, Design for Assembly and Design to cost.
  • Experience in Design for Assembly and Design to cost.
  • Must understand configuration management and engineering change processes.
  • Competence with MS Office, specifically MS Project, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • SAP experience and/or ERP systems knowledge.
  • US Citizenship status is required as this position will need a US Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.
Desired Skills:
  • Active US Secret Security Clearance.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, team building, change management and team leadership experience and able to work with minimum direct supervision.
  • Strong understanding of Defense Manufacturing processes and technologies.
  • Knowledge of Defense Industry Acquisition and Manufacturing Readiness Assessments.
  • Control Account Management (CAM) experience.
  • EVMS training and/or Certification.
  • Ability to influence development of project objectives and goals
  • 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.
  • EO and RF System integration and test experience.

Required Education (including Major):
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, Mathematics or related Technical field?

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization. 153349

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