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Senior Analyst, Materiel Program Management

Huntsville, AL, USA | Leading Manufacturing / Operations Company

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  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Project Management
    Purchasing / Supply Chain / Logistics
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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Leading Manufacturing / Operations Company Rocketdyne offers a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles ranging from missile defense to advanced hypersonic propulsion. These products have been used in a wide variety of government and commercial applications, including the main engines for the Space Shuttle, Atlas and Delta launch vehicles, and High Altitude Defense Systems.

We are seeking a Senior Analyst, Materiel Program Management (MPM) for our location in Huntsville, AL.

The Senior Analyst, MPM will lead Supply Chain Materiel Management and cross functional teams to manage the Supply Chain in support of the Leading Manufacturing / Operations Company Rocketdyne Defense Business Unit. The successful individual will be responsible for Supply Chain cost, schedule and technical performance in support of the Defense Business Unit, and will plan, manage, implement and execute development and production sub-contracts for Government and Prime Contractor programs. This position will officially report to the Supply Chain Director of the Defense Business Unit.

This current opening may be filled at this level or at one level higher.

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 objectives.

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 Contractor programs.

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.


Requires a 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 six (6) or more years of experience in a supply chain, engineering, product development or manufacturing environment (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).

US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). Must also 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 required.

Excellent communication skills, self-motivation, strong leadership skills, and interpreting program management, engineering and supplier demands in a continuously changing environment with minimal guidance.

Solid working knowledge of project management methods within the defense acquisition environment including program planning, integrated master scheduling, budgeting and earned value management.

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 Leading Manufacturing / Operations Company Rocketdyne facilities and suppliers across the country.

Demonstrated abilities in team building, leadership and delegation skills to achieve project objectives are also required.

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 results.

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).

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