Operations Program Manager


Job Description

You don't see it, but it's there. Our employees work on the world's most advanced electronics -from saving emissions in the City of Lights to powering the Mars Rover to protecting the F-35 fighter jet. At Electronic Systems, you'll be among the brightest minds, working on the aerospace and defense industry's most difficult problems. Drawing strength from our differences, we're innovating for the future. And you can, too. Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first -exemplified by our missions: "We Protect Those Who Protect Us®" and "We Innovate For Those Who Move The World TM." Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.

The Operations Program Manager IV manages the Operations Program Management (OPM) function in Wayne, New Jersey as part of our newly formed Integrated Communication Solutions (ICS) Product Line. The OPM manager will oversee and manage a team of OPMs who manage the Operations project(s) and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management. Prepares project execution plan and identifies technical and business resources needed. Reviews status of projects and budgets, manages schedules and prepares status reports. Assesses issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives. Provides technical and analytical guidance to project team.
Responsibilities are as follows:
  • Leads the Wayne, NJ OPM function in meeting or exceeding business and quality objectives associated with the development and delivery of company products - in accordance with contractual requirements.
  • Influences product design and material selection to drive a reduction in Unit Production Cost.
  • Works with Supplier Partnerships to lead and shape the manufacturing fulfillment strategy for production of the business' products through development of an outsourcing plan or deployment of internal manufacturing capabilities.
  • Supports the ICS Product Line Operations Director in managing the Operations capital strategy and resulting budget in support of the ICS Product Line Business.
  • Establishes a work environment of openness and trust where employees are challenged, developed, and work together as a team to achieve business objectives. Drives a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture at the Wayne, New Jersey site.


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
Bachelors degree
Experience in large Program development and transition to production, Program Management

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
Master's degree, ability to obtain higher level classification clearances
AS9145 understanding or implementation

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering 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 and services.
The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression