The Tactical Space Systems Division Manufacturing organization has two openings for an Operational Project Manager (OPM) in Dulles, MD (may also reside in Gilbert, AZ) to support the Space Systems Division. The Manufacturing Operations Project Managers are the interface between the Business Division (National Security Systems Satellites) and Manufacturing. We are seeking an OPM to work closely with the Manufacturing Work Centers and Program Management. This position is responsible for schedule management and cost accountability of Manufacturing activities for their respective Business Division to determine the most practical and cost-efficient methods to obtain the optimal program execution. The OPM candidate must possess excellent communication skills - both verbal and written; strong interpersonal skills; a good problem solving mindset; and the ability to present program visibility at internal/external meetings to include all levels of management including executive level. This is not a Manager role. This is an individual contributor role. Responsibilities Include: -Utilize fundamental electrical or mechanical principles to drive production and design changes that result in superior products - Mechanical Manufacturing Processes; Developing work center efficiencies mapping to in include troubleshooting manufacturing production lines and identify root cause analysis manufacturing issues. - Develops manufacturing engineering processes, manufacturing processes shall enable the manufacturing of current and future products that meet technical specifications, high quality standards, and relevant agency compliance requirements -Define, implement and monitor process metrics associated with manufacturing work cell functionality. -Identify and propose manufacturing improvement projects in collaboration with team members such as manufacturing process improvement, yield management, production rate improvement and work cell enhancements and procurement - Ensure Manufacturing has the needed resources (resources Manufacturing needs as well as allocation of resources from Manufacturing) to execute the programs -Managing and maintaining the day to day interfaces and communications between the assigned Program Management Office (PMO), Manufacturing, Test, Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP), Mission Assurance (MA), Supply Chain (SCM), Engineering, and Shipping. -Identify systems and process goals to ensure that work cells and equipment meet operational performance and usage requirements. This would include identifying preventive maintenance activities to be included in the Manufacturing Preventive Maintenance Program - Facilitating internal meetings in a way to support design, production, and problem resolutions. - Engage and collaborate with programs and functional organizations (from individual contributors to executive staff) to obtain, understand, and interpret manufacturing facilitation and scheduling requirements Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: - A Bachelor's degree and 5 years of relevant work experience or 4 years of relevant work experience with a Master's degree -The candidate must have experience in leadership and project management - Experience working in Manufacturing, Engineering, Test, Production, Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering -Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance per business requirements (US citizenship required) -MS Office applications including Excel, Word, Project, and Power Point -Experience in engineering or manufacturing -Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance per business requirements (US citizenship required) -Working knowledge of Cost Point and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems -Candidate must have demonstrated ability in working with cross organizational teams and customers -Experience with SAP or other Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and MS Office applications including Excel, Word, Project, and Power Point Preferred Qualifications: -Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Business Management, Manufacturing, Industrial or Quality Engineering -Active security clearance or ability to obtain one -Demonstrated expertise in the following systems and concepts: -MRP and IMS Scheduling -Windchill, TipQA, Cognos -Earned Value Management -Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing and Manufacturing -Excellent presentation and communication skills -Program execution experience At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including: -Medical, Dental & Vision coverage -401k -Educational Assistance -Life Insurance -Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions -Paid Time Off -Health & Wellness Resources -Employee Discounts This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. 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 visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions..