Operations Program Specialist II
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. Because of the need for consistent, in-person collaboration and/or the requirement to
perform all work onsite due to the nature of this particular role, it will be performed fulltime on site. This means work will be conducted on location at a BAE Systems facility 100% of the time.
Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship or Permanent Resident status.
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 practices, techniques 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.
Intermediate level knowledge of the workings of a MRP system.
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