NSMS Development Program Operations Manager


Rms Ap Bldg, AZ

Date Posted:



United States of America


AZ848: RMS AP Bldg 848 1151 East Hermans Road Building 848, Tucson, AZ, 85756 USA

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At Raytheon, the foundation of everything we do is rooted in our values and a higher calling – to help our nation and allies defend freedoms and deter aggression. We bring the strength of more than 100 years of experience and renowned engineering expertise to meet the needs of today’s mission and stay ahead of tomorrow’s threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world.

Job Summary:

The Program Operations position is the primary interface between the Program Office Integrated Program Leadership Team and the Factory Leadership Team, responsible for communicating all Program requirements to the Strategic Make Centers (SMCs) and manufacturing sites. This Individual will collaborate with Program Management and be the liaison to the SMCs ensuring that all program needs are integrated and supported to meet program commitments. Results will be accomplished through leading, influencing and briefing across all levels of the organization, including internal and external customers.

This position involves direct support of manufacturing activities for a technically complex, high dollar value weapon system spanning multiple contracts. Requires spending significant amounts of time in and around factory areas, closed areas, and requires full time on plant site support. The ideal candidate will possess the demonstrated skills and experience necessary to provide operations leadership across the program lifecycle including proposals, development, production, and sustainment activities. The preferred candidate must be capable of working beyond the typical 40-hour work week, travel domestically and move between buildings and local facilities.

This position is an onsite role.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Lead, collaborate and influence driving quality and performance for program deliverables, accountable for factory integration, consolidated program performance, and unique program requirements flow down

  • Participate in strategic Program/Operations planning for current production performance and future development efforts

  • Support Operational Security (OPSEC) plan(s) execution and influence future security strategies

  • Communicate across programs, to identify, assess, collaborate and resolve any conflicts with program requirements

  • Define clear operational schedules, priorities and goals for each Strategic Make Center

  • Operations point of contact for proposal development and approval, ensuring proposed costs or challenges are understood by Operations leadership and factories

  • Coordinate and develop operations requirements for all gate reviews and execute proposed strategies from early gate reviews for effective implementation in future production.

  • Ownership of the Program’s Operations EAC and budget

  • Prepare and present information for Monthly Management Reviews, summarizing program status and any on-going production issues

Basic Qualifications:

  • Typically requires: A University Degree or equivalent experience and minimum 10 years prior relevant experience, or An Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years experience

  • Active and transferable U.S. government issued security clearance is required prior to start date

  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Work Effectively Across the Integrated Product Team (IPT)

  • Understanding of Lean Application

  • Understanding of the RMD Manufacturing Transition to Production Tool Sets

  • Effectively interface with multiple RTX plant sites

  • Make/Buy/Where process

  • Gate Reviews

  • Ability to lead collaboratively in a results-oriented environment, developing solutions to complex problems, gaining desired outcomes

  • Previous leadership position in a fast paced technical or manufacturing environment that included multiple working organizations; this would include extensive experience building strong cross-functional teams with proven results

  • Understanding of RMD product structures and product technical details

  • Problem solving abilities that bridge production realities to financial commitments

  • Demonstrated understanding of manufacturing tool sets from integration through delivery of product (DD250)

What We Offer:

Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

Additional Information:

* Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

  • Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

  • Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

  • Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home). An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed.

Employee Referral eligibility:

This requisition is eligible for an employee referral award. ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the referral award.

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here: https://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10978.htm

The salary range for this role is 118,000 USD - 246,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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