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Director of Strategic Operations - Norfolk Ship Repair

Company: BAE Systems plc
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

COVID-19 Company Updates: We've altered the hiring process to ensure as many safety precautions as possible. Learn more. Director of Strategic Operations - Norfolk Ship Repair Req #: 63130BR Norfolk, Virginia, United States Business Development, Strategy & Planning Platforms & Services Posted on: 08/31/2020

Clearance Level - Must Currently Possess None

Shift 1st Shift

Relocation Available Yes

ITAR: U.S Citizen or Green Card Required Yes

Clearance Level - Must Be Able to Obtain None

Job Description

Develops, maintains, and directs all aspects of Norfolk Ship Repair Operations. Ensures that all Operation’s resources are coordinated and lead to achievement of product quality, safety, cost, and schedule objectives. Process improvements, individual project task planning, and the definition of capital and Manufacturing and Production Engineering (M&PE) expenditures are required. Responsible for generating five year maintenance plan and high level direction to direct reports on plan execution is required. Oversees and directs the Production Craft Managers and Supervisors. Provides input and leadership on new proposals within Operations. Key participant in long-term business planning, business development, profitability, and has primary responsibility for daily operations of production resources and the shipyard. Works closely with Director or Programs to execute shipboard maintenance in the most efficient and effective manner.

Oversees all shipyard operations-related activities to ensure company goals are met and overall performance meets objectives.

Maintains a strategic view of craft performance and evaluates overall capital requirements consistent with new proposal work. Drives and provides direction of manufacturing technology and process improvement through the use of the Production budget.

Responsible for total production budget and ensures financial targets are met or exceeded.

Ensures adequate manpower is in place to provide production leadership within Operations.

Provides leadership and direction to craft mangers in their role as Workforce Planning managers.

Reports and leads corrective action on product technical problems that are design and/or manufacturing in nature.

Reviews Production related Cost Performance Index (CPI) and Schedule Performance Index (SPI) and initiates. Estimated Time to Completion (ETC) and Estimated Actual Completion (EAC) on product lines.

Implements systems of controls and reports to accurately measure the quality of performance, sustain compliance, and identify constraints and problem areas requiring management attention.

Evaluates and improves the quality of operational staff and procedures. Oversees the continuous improvement of assigned key business processes and ensures consistent application throughout the business area.

Responsible to drive ethical behavior and enforcing a respectful culture.

Instills a culture of Safety, Health & Environmental (SHE) excellence throughout the organization, including continuous improvement of Safety standards, and ensures compliance with SHE objectives and policies. Experience with OSHA VPP is preferred.

Responsible for developing people, including succession planning, education, courses, and training that improve people skills, improve engagement, and drive performance and productivity within the operations. Creates a business culture where people are valued and engaged.

Reviews performance of subordinates and takes appropriate action regarding salary increases, promotions, and disciplinary action. Interviews applicants for open positions.

Shares responsibility of self-development with immediate supervisor.

Required Skills and Education

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience: 12 years of work experience

Problem Solving: Analytical thought needed to resolve issues in a variety of complex situations, without supervision.

Nature of Impact: Impacts quality, timeliness of results, planning and revenues or budget.

Area of Impact: Primary focus on Ship Repair business area.

Interpersonal Skills: Developed communication skills to exchange complex information. Negotiation Skills: Negotiates mainly internally within a project team or department.

Project Management: Leads Project/Program team member checking the work of others. Typically responsible for training and developing the production workforce and new team members.

Licenses/Certifications: May require the ability to obtain Security Clearance.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Vary with weather, traversing ladders, spaces, internal and external on US Navy ship.

Physical Requirements: Regularly required to sit; frequently required to move about, and reach with hands and arms. Ability to board ships

Working Conditions: Office, shipboard, and shipyard environment.

Direct Reports: Yes

Indirect Reports: Yes

Budget Responsibility: Yes

Revenue Responsibility: No

Preferred Skills and Education

Preferred Skills and Education: Master’s Degree and more than 15+ years of experience.

PMP Credential preferred but not required

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

We celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

BAE Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Important Company Notices and SCAM Alert

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