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Manager of Production Planning III

Northrop Grumman | Clearfield UT 84016 USA | Full Time | Posted: 08/23/2019

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Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking aProduction Planning Manager 3to provide leadership to ourSupply Chain groupat our Clearfield, UT Facilities.

Job Summary

Oversee all Production Planning with responsibility for Master Scheduling, Forecast Management, Material Planning, Inventory Control, and Logistics. Identifies, develops, and implements the department metrics and goals to achieve results and execute programs and projects on time and within budgets. Drive consistent policies in support of business standards and objectives while mitigating risk. Provides the leadership skills to influence, motivate, and direct the staff to build effective department and foster cooperation between the various functional counterparts.

Job Responsibilities

1. Build strong working relationships with key customers, with metrics that capture customer satisfaction, including:

1. Operation COE Leaders

2. Business Lane Leaders

3. Finance Materials CAMS

4. Facilities/Tooling Manager

2. Responsible for the lifecycle execution of the production planning process which includes, loading sales orders/purchase orders, forecast demand, material planning, material consumption, material control, shipment of finished goods, and logistics

3. Responsible to oversee the generation of schedules to support new business proposals and develop strategies to support new business capture

4. Attend regular program and production meetings

5. Implements and maintains process improvements by analyzing and establishing best practices for demand management and materials management

6. Advises management of the status of work in progress, material availability, and potential production problems to ensure that personnel, equipment, materials, and services are provided as needed

7. Coordinates interdepartmental activity with quality assurance, manufacturing, purchasing, engineering, inventory control, and logistics

8. Manage internal and external supplier relationships and resolve any escalated issues related to daily activities. Engage with Internal stakeholders in order to generate and execute ideas and opportunities.

9. Manage a team including performance reviews, motivating team members, and providing appropriate communication to team members

10. Implement LEAN continues improvement for existing facilities and new facilities

11. Strong knowledge of EDI, MRP/ERP systems and functionality

Preferred Skills

* CPIM, LEAN, and Six Sigma preferred, but not required

* BS degree in Supply Chain or related plus a minimumof 8-10years of related work experience

* Aircraft and/or composite manufacturing experience


  • 15 years of experience in Supply Chain
  • Minimumof 3years of management experience in the area of operation,Supply Chain,or related field with prior experience managing managers and individual contributors
  • Computer literate with intermediate level of Microsoft Project, Excel, and Power Point capability
  • Advanced working knowledge of Production and Inventory Control concepts, including Supply Chain Management, Material Requirements Planning, Lean Manufacturing Concepts, material replenishment, repairs, cycle time, inventory levels, scrap rate, pricing, suppliers, and contracts
  • Ability to solve problems effectively
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to support team environment and build strong team

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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Location Clearfield, UT, 84016, United States
Categories Manufacturing & Production

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