Program Operations Manager - Manufacturing

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, 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.

Raytheon Missiles & Defense produces a broad portfolio of advanced technologies, including air and missile defense systems, precision weapons, radars, and command and control systems delivering end-to-end solutions to detect, track and engage threats. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, the business generated $16 billion in pro forma annual revenue in 2019 and has 30,000 employees globally. Raytheon Missiles & Defense is one of four businesses that form Raytheon Technologies Corporation.

Job Summary:

This Program Operations Manager position is located at the Raytheon Missiles & Defense (RMD) in Tucson, AZ. The Program Operations Manager is responsible for communicating all Program requirements to the Strategic Make Centers (factories) and manufacturing sites, including baseline manufacturing schedules and alignment on significant events impacting factory performance. They will provide guidance on sequence of operations to help ensure that commitments can be met by working effectively across all Operations and Program teams.

The successful candidate will report to a Program Operations Area Lead who is located in the Operations directorate in Tucson, AZ. This role is the primary interface between the Program Office Leadership, the other Functional leaders, and the Operations factory leadership for all of the Strategic Make Centers. They are responsible for strategic Program/Operations planning for current production performance and future Program production, development and sustainment (depot) efforts. In addition, it may be necessary to support OPSEC plan(s) execution as well as influence future security strategies. A successful candidate will communicate across programs as necessary, to identify, assess, collaborate and resolve issues with contractual deliveries and program requirements.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • The position will lead, collaborate and influence the factory and functional managers to support the process focused factories driving quality and performance for product deliveries.
  • Accountable for factory integration, consolidated program performance, and unique program requirements flow down to the factories as well as contractual performance to the customer (MOCAS).
  • Operations point of contact for proposal development and approval to assure proposed costs or challenges are understood by Operations leadership and factories. Critical to the role will be to 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 Programs Operations, Supply Chain, and Quality (OSQ) EAC and budget. They must also be prepared and present information for Monthly Management Reviews to summarize program status and any on-going production, development or sustainment Operations issues.
  • Direct support of manufacturing activities and requires spending significant amounts of time in and around factory areas.
An advanced degree in a related field may be substituted for additional years of experience as follows: Masters is equal to 2 years of experience or a Ph.D. is equal to 4 years of experience

Qualifications You Must Have:
  • Bachelor Degree required, preferably in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)
  • 8 years of demonstrated experience within a Manufacturing, Operations, Production or similar environment
  • Experience working with PRISM or like Material Resource Program system
  • Experience managing support plans, completing basis of estimates (BOEs), and/or maintaining schedules in a cross-functional environment
  • Experience in managing employee relation issues within varying levels of the Organization
  • An active and in-scope Secret US security clearance

Qualifications We Value:
  • Understanding of Lean Application
  • Ability to lead collaboratively with other managers in a results oriented environment to develop solutions for complex problems that will gain desired outcomes
  • Previous leadership position in a fast paced technical or manufacturing environment that included multiple working organizations; this includes extensive experience building strong cross-functional teams with proven results
  • Confidence and courage to effectively lead, present, and participate in meetings and status sessions, even when relaying bad news or when you disagree with other leaders or customers
  • Understanding of Missiles & Defense product structures and product technical details
  • Problem solving abilities that bridge production realities to financial commitments
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.
This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible 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:


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Program Operations Manager - Manufacturing

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701

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