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Manager Planning


Danbury, CT, US, 06810-8147

Job ID: 102924 


The Leonardo DRS Naval Power Systems business is a trusted provider of innovative naval gas and hybrid power systems, control technology and support solutions for the U.S. Navy and navies around the world.

Leonardo DRS is honored to be an authorized SkillBridge organization through the Department of Defense, a program designed to connect transitioning service members with positions at Leonardo DRS. 

This position may be used to identify DoD SkillBridge applicants that have the skills and experience attractive to Leonardo DRS. 

Striving to support our military and veterans, this program offers an internship opportunity for active duty (transitioning) service members during their last 180 days of service commitment. 

  • Must meet DoD SkillBridge qualification requirements (DODI 1322.29)
  • Must have unit commander written authorization to participate prior to applying
  • Must be within 12 months of discharge (separation/retirement)
  • Discharge must be honorable
  • Participated in TAPS


  • 2 Year degree or higher from accredited university
  • 5+ Years progressive job experience
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both written and oral 

Program Objective:

  • Internship-structured job skills training in the real world:
  • Potential opportunities in:
    • Supply Chain
    • Operations
    • Engineering
    • Finance
    • Human Resources
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Professional Development 

Job Summary

Job Responsibilities

  • Analyze material and program reports to understand issues and create action plans
  • Oversee the day-to-day activities of the planners and coordinators
  • Create and maintain special reports
  • Interface with production and engineering to understand and resolve issues
  • Enforce company and department policies and procedures
  • Monitor metrics and take action as appropriate
  • Actively involved in program closure activities
  • Communicate and clarify departmental goals and metrics
  • Responsible for ensuring monthly budgets are not exceeded, takes action to realign to plan if budgets are exceeded
  • Support, communicate and defend the mission, values and culture of the company

Job Responsibilities Part II


  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, business, engineering or equivalent experience  A minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience in high technology, aerospace or defense
  • Demonstrated knowledge of supply chain management tools and procedures
  • Demonstrated management skills, particularly “influence management” and “conflict resolution”
  • Experience throughout the product lifecycle from New Product Introduction through obsolescence to include:  generation of system and subsystem statements of work and subcontracts, strategic supplier selection, risk management, and continuous improvement efforts including implementation for cost reduction and performance improvement efforts
  • Experience in finance, contracting, export regulations, engineering, logistics, manufacturing and DoD, ITAR, EAR, FAR, DFAR regulations
  • Strong customer interface skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated success in managing manpower planning, program reviews, scheduling and budget control
  • Must have a successful track record in managing complex aerospace/defense supply chain activities
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

In compliance with Executive Order 14042 and the Company’s desire to protect the safety and health of our employees, customers, and communities, effective October 1, 2021, as a condition of employment the Company requires all newly hired US employees be fully vaccinated.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

QUALITY. We set high standards of performance, and consistently deliver excellent products and services.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY. We embrace different points of view, and continually foster an environment that enable all participants to contribute to their full potential.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com