DRS Technologies, Inc. Planning & Operations Program Manager in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

DRS Technologies

DRS Technologiesis a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website atwww.drs.com.

DRS Company

DRS Naval Power Systems (NPS)a multi-site operation responsible for $350 million of revenue with locations in Milwaukee, WI, Bridgeport/Danbury, CT, Fitchburg, MA, and High Ridge, MO with an employee base of approximately 900 employees. NPS is structured into four Lines of Business: Surface, Submarines, Nuclear instrumentation and Controls and Marlo Coil focusing on supporting the power and propulsion needs of the U.S. Navy. We provide engineering, manufacturing and lifetime support of our highly engineered products.

Job Location: Milwaukee, WI

Position Summary:Manages, in a matrix environment, the company’s plans to transition ERP system from Oracle to Deltek. The Program Manager works as a member of a facility wide project team ensuring assigned tasks are completed on time and budget. Indirectly manages Operations resources to complete the project by established deadlines.

Specific tasks include: orchestrating the Operations organization to meet critical path requirements for the project, strong material planning, material procurement, material storage and retrieval, and manufacturing systems relationship modeling expertise in other similar environments.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage and direct the daily execution of project requirements to assure that cost, schedules and performance goals are met on this transition

  • Develops and manages project plans necessary to ensure program success

  • Develops, with support of program team, required Statements Of Work (SOW) and Performance Based Specifications (PBS)

  • Establishes Risk Management plan with the Program Team

  • Technically astute to effectively interface with users and implementers of Deltek ERP system

  • Develop and execute program corrective action strategies

  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years + Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, or Program Management or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Must have a track record in ERP expert usage and implementation

  • Knowledge of Supply Chain management tools and procedures

  • US Citizenship

Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge

  • Vision (looking forward) to see total scope of Program progress and able to move subcontractor along as necessary to keep progress moving (e.g. vision within Sourcing to detect other critical path processes that could impact subcontractor processes such as another supplier)

  • Excellent communication skills at all levels of the organization. Ability to interface at all levels is key. Major support activities with Corporate, Customer Response, Marketing, Engineering, Quality, and Manufacturing

  • Leadership skills across multiple sites in a matrix reporting structure

  • Bias for action/ability to get results…self-starter and good decision making skills

  • Team building skills. Ability to positively influence others. Creative thinker.

  • Desire to work in a collaborative environment

  • Thorough knowledge of materials, lean manufacturing, source of supply, purchasing policies and procedures, supplier capabilities, performance and improvement, and information systems.

  • Business Acumen (Defense/Military environment, Functionally) and recognized expertise in Military/Defense Industry; keen understanding of the defense markets and business segments

  • Proficient in the development and tracking of internal metrics

  • Knowledge of database and application software concepts and structures, as well as ERP implementation

  • Develop Value Stream Maps and Business Case Analyses

  • Solid problem solving skills

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Excellent leadership and oral and written communication skills

Physical Requirements

Most work performed while seated in a well-lit, air controlled environment in an office setting. Some travel (up to approximately 10%) may be required.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Candidates must be a US citizen and meet DRS security standards as imposed by DoD, including the issuance of any necessary security clearance by the US government within a reasonable time after commencement of employment.

DRS Technologies, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #KS #NPS