Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-class developer and manufacturer
of advanced propulsion and energetics systems for customers
including the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA and other agencies
and companies, both in the United States and abroad. Our markets
include space, where we provide a full range of propulsion and
power systems for launch vehicles, satellites and other space
vehicles; strategic missiles; missile defense; and tactical systems
and armaments. Our propulsion systems, both liquid- and
solid-fueled, have been at the heart of virtually every major U.S.
space and missile program since the dawn of the space age. Visit
our website at www.rocket.com for more information on our company,
our products and our mission.
Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks an Specialist, Material Program
Management - Supply Chain to join our Supply Chain and Material
Management (SCMM) organization at our Canoga Park, CA location.
The Material Program Management position provides Supply
Chain/Material Management (SC/MM) representation and leadership in
support of Business Unit and Business Development activities. They
are responsible for effectively leading the SC/MM functional
organization to develop and document strategies, plans, and
processes to manage the supply chain for integration into the
Program Management plan. They work directly with Program Management
and act as the primary customer contact for the Supply Chain
portion of program activities. They represent procurement on the
program integrated program teams (IPTs) and interface cross
functionally in the resolution of material status, problems or
This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at
one level higher.
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
30% - Assemble and lead integrated cross functional team(s)
within assigned program(s) while interacting with supplier(s),
supply chain director, program managers, functional managers, and
customers to achieve subcontract cost, schedule and technical
30% - Support negotiation of subcontracts and assist in the
development of supplier baseline program plans including
development of supplier budget and schedule baselines, using the
Earned Value Management System (EVMS) where appropriate, consistent
with program plans.
20% - Support the Supply Chain portion of development and
production proposals, including planning and execution of
affordability, supplier quality and other supplier performance
improvement initiatives, being submitted to Government and Prime
10% - Prepare presentations and lead teams in presentations to
peers, customers, suppliers and managers.
10% - Lead or mentor less senior personnel in establishing
priorities and coordinating program activities.
Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline (e.g. Supply
Chain, Engineering, Engineering Technology or Manufacturing
Technology or directly related field) from an accredited school and
ten (10) or more years of experience in a supply chain,
engineering, product development or manufacturing environment or an
equivalent combination of education and experience required.
May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance
at the appropriate level. Requires U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent
Residency or other status as a U.S. Person. Must be able to satisfy
federal government requirements for access to government
information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from
being able to meet this requirement.
Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:
- Knowledge of supply chain management, lean manufacturing,
assembly and ATP processes required.
- Technical knowledge of solid rocket propulsion, explosive and
pyrotechnic devices, electromechanical actuators and actuator
control systems preferred.
- Ability to use technical knowledge and experience to evaluate
plans, processes and results of the supporting team is
- Excellent communication skills, self-motivation, strong
leadership skills, and interpreting program management, engineering
and supplier demands in a continuously changing environment with
- Solid working knowledge of project management methods within
the defense acquisition environment including program planning,
integrated master scheduling, budgeting and earned value
- Ability to implement product design and development stage gate
process (reviews for design, build, and test) is required.
- Willingness to travel and flexibility to work extended hours
are required. Must be willing and able to travel regularly to other
Aerojet Rocketdyne facilities and suppliers across the
- Demonstrated abilities in team building, leadership and
delegation skills to achieve project objectives are also
- Experience in leading, encouraging, reviewing and critiquing
work of supporting team members to maximize program success.
- Must be capable of defining and negotiating task objectives,
scope description and completion criteria for specific and broad
activities as well. The applicant will be required to coordinate
multiple activities simultaneously and to make real-time plan
adjustments in response to problems and unexpected interim
- Must have working capability in the use of typical office
computer programs for conduct of program management such as MS
PowerPoint (presentations, logic diagrams), MS Project (basic
scheduling), MS Excel (entering formulas, graphing, developing
spreadsheets), and MS Word (tables, program plans).
Work Environment/Physical Requirements:
Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a
standard office setting and to use standard office equipment,
including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain
attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally
lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional
walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision
to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and
speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require
the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of
personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes,
and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying
shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in