Lockheed Martin Director Quality Assurance (QA), Production Operations in Littleton, Colorado
Candidate will specifically be responsible for Quality Assurance (QA) for Production Operations and will report directly to the Vice President (VP) of Quality Assurance. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, leading a team of quality professional hourly and salaried employees supporting all aspects of SSC manufacturing: Electronics manufacturing (Mfg), circuit card assembly Antenna/Reflector Mfg , solar wing Mfg, payload assembly, wire harness, battery assembly, propulsion, structures, final assembly integration and test, launch operations at remote sites, plus non-destructive test (NDT) inspection, manufacturing Corrective Action Boards (CABS), driving quality improvements and all QA processes supporting production. Implementing new quality metrics to drive change and other miscellaneous QA activities and all QA employees that support these production operations/manufacturing organizations. This key opportunity will build breadth in the areas of analysis, planning, execution and communication. The role will proactively expand the knowledge base to include tactical and strategic project management work related to the QA strategic initiatives, talent development, and organizational design. The candidate must find innovative ways to drive execution, surface issues, champion change and promote 100% mission success.
Candidate responsibilities: -Prepare and conduct executive level presentations/briefings at managerial level reviews with LM executives, tracking action items to completion, and providing data to SSC and Corporate when requested. -Identify and develop high potential talent within the QA discipline including the establishment of a robust QA succession planning across all programs. -Partner with key organizations to organize and execute important events, such as all-leadership meetings, VP and executive staff off-sites, tiger teams, etc. with high-level impact and in support of business needs. -Work with the leadership and communications team to develop internal program-level communications, engagement and recognition initiatives. -Create metrics and measures to monitor progress and capture best practices and successes for executive level reviews to be used across the enterprise.
In addition, the candidate will take on special projects that can be tailored to the individual's development plan.
Extensive domestic travel will be involved to support operations and QA staff at key SSC facilities located around the country.
Basic Qualifications - Minimum of 10 years of Program, Operations, QA or Engineering experience. - Minimum 7 years of management experience leading increasing size of multi-discipline/site teams with demonstrated leadership experience. - Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in technical discipline (e.g., engineering field) or equivalent discipline (e.g., math, physics, chemistry, etc.). - Proven experience working with executive level leadership and creating high-level briefings and presentations. - Experience working high profile, complex projects from start to finish. - Project management experience across organizations. - Excellent written and verbal communication and Microsoft Office skills. - Experience with change management. - Demonstrated ability to create streamlined, agile execution plans and deliver high value solutions. - Must demonstrate Full Spectrum Leadership behaviors. - Experience leading large teams of hourly, salaried professions, and/or managers. -Ability to travel up to 50%. -Prior experience with DOD or Aerospace.
Desired skills - Master’s degree in a technical field. - Six Sigma or Lean Processes certification, lead auditor, metrics and statistics background. - Proven self-starter and self-motivator. - Detail-oriented. - Experienced big picture thinker with proven strategic project management skills. - Ability to turn a concept into reality. - Demonstrated experience with quality assurance across the life-cycle of a program. - Demonstrated knowledge of SSC Major Functional Organizations’ initiatives for commonality and productivity improvements. - Familiarity and working knowledge of SSC Quality Management System and AS9100 standard. -Active Secret clearance. -Prior Space experience. -Prior Production experience.
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Job Location(s): Littleton Colorado