Ops Program Mgr Swim Lane Lead

Job Description
Operations Swim Lane Lead for Program family in Austin Texas. The candidate will be an administrative manager for a small team (4-6) Operations Program Managers that are responsible for like products / programs within a family. This candidate will have ultimate responsibility for staffing and monitoring performance of the team of OPMs. The candidate will interface with senior leadership within Operations, Engineering, Finance, Quality, and Programs. Additional duties as follows :

  • The candidate will be responsible for consolidating and presenting metrics to senior Operations leadership on behalf of the program family.
  • The candidate will provide strategic support and guidance to major program pursuits.
  • The candidate will drive New product introduction activities on the programs and provide guidance to team.
  • The candidate will provide leadership, guidance, and mentorship to staff. Will coach and provide opportunity and succession for high potential OPMs.
  • The candidate will provide escalated support to team in working with Manufacturing management, Supplier quality management, Supply Chain management, Procurement, and Logistics to drive problem resolution.

Candidate should demonstrate leadership abilities in line with :
  • The candidate will exhibit an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness. Applies and/or develops highly advanced concepts, techniques and standards. Viewed as expert in the Operations field outside of the corporation.
  • Develops solutions to problems of unusual complexity which require an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity, and innovativeness. Challenges are unique and solutions serve as precedent for future decisions. Creates formal networks with key decision makers and serves as external spokesperson for the organization
  • Often acts independently to uncover and resolve issues associated with the development and implementation of operational programs. Assignments are objective oriented. Work is reviewed in terms of meeting the organization's objectives and timelines.
  • Decisions affect the financial, employee or public relations posture of the organization. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would have a long-term negative effect on organization's reputation and business posture.
  • Serves as consultant to top management in long-range company planning or spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs. Prime external spokesperson for the organization on highly significant matters relating to policies, programs, capabilities and long-range goals and objectives.
Responsibilities of direct OPM staff as follows:
  • Manages Operations performance against the baseline program plan by monitoring quality schedule and cost performance of all Operations functions assigned to a program
  • L ead for operations during the design process with a focus on continuous improvement projects related to meeting Cost, quality, cycle time, and delivery objectives on assigned Programs
  • Demonstrated success in implementing lean manufacturing and supply chain initiatives
  • Provides a "single point of contact" between Operations and the Program Office for providing program status and resolving problems. Presents Operations status to customer, Program Management and/or Operations Management as required.
  • Manage programs in a borderless environment
  • Cross functional lead responsible for ensuring the factory and supply chain's ability to meet the program milestones and schedule
  • Interfaces with the appropriate organization within Operations to ensure any changes which will impact assigned tasks have been appropriately Scoped, communicated and addressed.
  • Promotes a strong sense of teamwork among personnel supporting various phases of the program efforts.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 10 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education
  • Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience
  • Ability to lead in a cross-functional team environment, with a customer-focused approach, and an aptitude for continuous improvement in serving internal and external customers
  • Demonstrated success in implementing lean manufacturing and supply chain initiatives
  • Record of success in supporting increasing demand while continuing to meet key performance indicators.
  • Strong diplomatic, communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage and report status of projects within a project management discipline
  • Ability to provide strategic contributions while successfully executing on tactical objectives
Preferred Skills and Education
  • Master's Degree and a combination of 10 years of Operations / Supply Chain experience
  • Lean and Six-Sigma certified from an accredited source
  • Proficiency in office technologies including MS Word, Excel, Access, Project, PowerPoint; Visio
  • Proficiency with continuous process improvement methodologies and tool; strong group facilitation skills
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.
The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

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