CORE Functional Lead Quality Mission Assurance

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
About Us:
At Raytheon Missiles & Defense (RMD), fresh thinking and possibilities are forged in times of change and you will be on the front lines as we trailblaze new approaches, push the boundaries of innovation and chart a course to a tomorrow you can be proud to have a hand in creating.

Job Summary:
CORE is the Raytheon Technologies (RTX) operating system built upon the legacy of Lean and 6Sigma practices and is fundamental to how the company executes all business objectives. The new CORE operating system unifies business units and functions across the company with a common language and methodology. The CORE operating system assesses an organizations maturity against a standard framework that tells us what good looks like. It then pinpoints the most critical areas to improve and provides a suite of improvement methods and a corps of employees trained to implement continuous improvement initiatives.
This role is responsible to lead the implementation of RTX CORE across the entire Quality and Mission Assurance (QMA) function. Will serve as leader of QMA CORE staff, reporting to Executive Director, Quality Excellence Center, with dotted line reporting to the RMD CORE Lead. Will lead and execute the CORE operating system for function, prioritize cross-domain improvement opportunities within function, assign resources to solve the highest impact business issues, and deliver business results in EAC reduction, margin expansion and sales growth across the entire function. Ensures the CORE goal alignment process is actively deployed and used for strategy deployment and alignment across all domains/directorates. Influences all levels, from VP to IC employee, obtains the necessary resources, and ensures that projects and recommendations are sufficiently implemented. Places high focus on risk mitigation and opportunity capture using CORE tools as efficiency improvements to enable RMD to accelerate backlog and increase margins.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • Contribute to CORE strategy-to-action deliverables
  • Achieve tangible results on financials (EAC Impact) saving millions in profit dollars
  • Partner with QMA VP to enhance profit, maximize cost avoidance savings, and drive cash imperatives.
  • Drive process maturity in all functional CORE domains via CORE domain focals.
  • Actively collaborate across functions to deliver high impact business results in agility and responsiveness to customers
  • Provide a functional CORE continuous improvement monthly overview with the QMA LT
  • Chair a functional CORE council for all direct and indirect CORE domain focals.
  • Increase cost competitiveness in proposals, speed of delivery on execution contracts, and drive a zero defect mindset for quality.
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities that drive business results, positive financial performance, and yield opportunity to increase margin expansion.
  • Develop talent and capability within the function. Mentor, coach, and nominate employees in accordance with CORE capability development increasing their upward mobility
  • Lead all CORE competencies and certifications: Principal, Expert, Professional, and Apprentice across function.
Qualifications You Must Have:
  • Bachelors degree in relevant field (STEM, Business, etc.)
  • 14 years relevant experience
  • Demonstrated ability to influence senior executive leadership to accept practices and approaches
  • Prior successful experience improving entire systems and processes
  • Deep understanding of cost reduction, EAC improvement, and synergy creation
  • Knowledge and understanding of Lean, 6Sigma, Agile or other continuous improvement practices
  • Proven ability to communicate with senior executive leadership on matters of strategic importance to the organization
  • Highly honed communication skills with a track record of influencing change
  • Ability to lead a cross regional team and work across the aisle with various team members
  • Ability to obtain a United States Secret security clearance within one year of hire

Qualifications We Value:
  • CORE Expert, Black Belt, PMP/PMX or other equivalent certification
  • Advanced degree or Program Management experience
  • Advanced business knowledge with demonstrated leadership capability with results
  • Experience in defense industry and knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
  • Proficiency in Excel/Access/Power BI
  • Experience leading, training and coaching Lean and 6Sigma methods & tools
  • Experience in driving Hoshin Kanri or other equivalent Policy deployment processes
  • Strategic thinking
What We Offer:
Whether youre just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust 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 superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

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CORE Functional Lead Quality Mission Assurance

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701

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