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Deputy Vice President, Operations - Electronic Systems - Hybrid

Company: BAE Systems
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description
Because this role involves a combination of collaborative/in-person and independent work, it will take the form of a hybrid work format, with time split between working onsite and remotely.

The Deputy, Electronic Systems Operations is responsible for working closely with the Vice President, Operations to lead and provide vision to the nearly 5,000-employee Operations function for the Electronic Systems business segment at BAE Systems, Inc.

In this role, you will be responsible for driving the function's strategy and operations across multiple facilities, geographies, technologies, cost account segments, and business models. You will be accountable for partnering across the Operations leadership team to achieve targeted growth objectives and optimize utilization of people and equipment.

This role will report directly to the Vice President, Operations of Electronic Systems. This position is a hybrid role based at one of our major Electronic Systems manufacturing locations: Nashua, NH (and surrounding area); Cedar Rapids, IA; Austin, TX; Fort Wayne, IN.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a member of the Electronic Systems Operations leadership team, actively partnering with other leadership team members to set strategic direction and drive innovative and consistent manufacturing strategies across all of Electronic Systems.
  • Understand and appreciate business objectives and be committed to partnering with business leaders to create a 'best for the enterprise' service delivery approach.
  • Develop and deploy an operations framework to deliver synergy across the portfolio.
  • Lead the development of the five-year business planning process for the Operations function, identifying growth strategies, investment requirements, operational improvements, and staffing plans.
  • Consistently deliver predictable financial results that meet or exceed current year operating plan and partner with Finance to monitor and control investment spend.
  • Measure and regularly report out on strategies, plans, activities, and results to senior leadership.
  • Demonstrate highly visible leadership to all levels of the Operations function, with excellent affinity to the production floor. Lead by example, fostering innovative problem solving, performance excellence, and continuous improvement to deliver affordable, effective, and dependable solutions.
  • Attract, develop, and retain high-performing, diverse talent; build future leaders through development, mentoring, and modeling excellence. Provide holistic leadership, promote a positive culture, and ensure an environment of collaboration, inclusivity, and respect in alignment with the company's behaviors and cultural principles.
  • Ensure that business is conducted with the highest standards of safety, quality, and integrity.
  • **Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status**#LI-JD1

    Required Education, Experience, & Skills
    • Typically a Bachelor's degree in a technical or business-related discipline and a minimum of 15 years of experience with electronic systems manufacturing processes and systems.
    • Minimum LSS Green Belt.
    • Must be willing to travel up to 25%.
    • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship now or in the future. BAE Systems, Inc. will not offer sponsorship for this position.
    • This role requires the ability to obtain a security clearance.
      Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
      • Experience leading a complex manufacturing business with revenues of at least $500M across multiple sites.
      • Expertise utilizing "lean" principles and a track record of success in developing significant improvements in cost management, inventory management, quality, and delivery.
      • Experience establishing a vision, gaining cross-organizational support for that vision, and implementing that vision and facilitating change in a logical, methodical manner.
      • Ability to marshal resources to get things done, orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal, and use resources effectively and efficiently. Proven skills partnering across the business and the ability to collaborate within and across organizational boundaries.
      • Experience with large scale MES or other enterprise software for enhancing global process.
      • Executive level communication skills with experience presenting complex information to senior leaders.
      • Exceptional negotiation skills with the ability to negotiate win-win solutions at a high level with internal and external customers and partners in a timely and decisive manner.
      • Exhibits a high degree of technical credibility and communicates highly technical information in a simplistic and easily understandable way. Analytical skills to draw appropriate conclusions from data, anticipating second and third order effects when making recommendations.
      • Strong leadership, coaching and mentoring skills with the ability to achieve results through others and a focus on holistic leadership.
      • Previous experience working for a government defense contractor.
      • MBA or MS degree.
      • Black Belt certification from ASQ.
        About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
        BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems' game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve.

        Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
        At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.

Keywords: BAE Systems, Cedar Rapids , Deputy Vice President, Operations - Electronic Systems - Hybrid, Executive , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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