Ops Program Specialist II

Job Description

Under the guidance of the Operations Program Manager, the Project Specialist provides management leadership on an Operations program or programs or a business initiative. This leadership crosses and coordinates all Operations functional departments and covers all phases of the program from proposal preparation to completion of customer deliveries. The Specialist accepts the responsibility for assuring the successful accomplishment of all program goals through the efficient and effective utilization of Operations resources.

As a member of the Operations Program Management organization, the Specialist provides the necessary liaison between Operations and Program Management and Engineering. When asked to do so, the Specialist may participate in supplier and/or customer activities.

Typical Education & Experience

Bachelor's Degree and 2 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Have the ability to-

Manage Operations performance against the baseline program plan by monitoring quality, schedule and cost performance of all Operations functions.
Gather and interpret Operations data, i.e.status, and present it in a clear and concise manner to Operations Management, Program Management and / or Engineering Management.
Utilizing departmental standards, generate Operational plans (i.e. Manufacturing, Sales) and schedules and utilize them to provide direction to the functional departments.
When necessary generate ad hoc plans and schedules for activities not fitting Operations norms - i.e.Excel, MS Project.
Actively participate in project/team meetings providing clear direction to the various functional areas.
Using a general knowledge of industry pracitices, techiques and standards, develop solutions to problems of moderate scope and complexity.
Understand and interpret corporate policy and procedure, insuring program compliance.
Good interpersonal skills required at all levels of the team, the touch personnel side, to the support functions and all levels of management up to the Director of Programs.
Active participation in cost tracking utilizing existing tools and procedures leading to presentation of cost positions, EAC positions and variance explanations against the released budget.
Active participation in cost proposals utilizing existing tools and procedures leading to proposal generation and customer negotiation support and development of budgets.
Review of project performance against established metrics and development of "get well plans" when required.

Preferred Skills and Education

Intermediate skill level of Microsoft Office applications

Intermediate level knowledge of the workings of a MRP system.

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 100,000 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. Electronic Solutions, based in Nashua, New Hampshire, provides systems and products that maximize the effectiveness and safety of fighting forces and first responders. Its offerings include infrared countermeasures and electronic protection systems for military and civilian aircraft; information management systems; signal acquisition, analysis, and exploitation systems that optimize use of the electromagnetic spectrum by friendly forces while denying its use by adversaries; interoperable communications systems for firefighters and other first responders; thermal weapon sights; precision targeting systems; situational awareness systems for ground vehicles; night-vision systems; identification friend or foe systems; and radiation-hardened electronics. Electronic Solutions also includes the group's Technology Solutions unit, which joins the business with government research organizations and industry to develop and demonstrate innovative system concepts in such areas as situational awareness, communications and networking, and precision targeting. People are the greatest asset in any Company ... BAE Systems is committed to a high performance culture and provides an environment that challenges our employees to be remarkable and obtain their full potential. Equal Opportunity Employer. Females. Minorities. Veterans. Disabled

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