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Senior Operations Program Manager


Melbourne, FL, US, 32935

Job ID: 106395 


The Electro Optical Infrared Systems (EOIS) line of business within DRS has locations in Dallas and Austin, TX, Melbourne, FL, and Cypress, CA.  EOIS develops, manufactures, and supports infrared and electro-optical solutions for soldiers, ground vehicles and airborne platforms.  We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a business culture that rewards performance. 


 Employing the world’s brightest. Supporting the world’s bravest.

Job Responsibilities

  • Capable of resolving complex issues/problems utilizing comprehensive understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Develops and recommends short- and long-range objectives, consistent with organization guidelines
  • Coordinates operations and communications within, between, and among various functional areas
  • Ensures operations conform to the organization’s policies and procedures, values, and federal, state, and local regulations
  • Establishes, monitors, and ensures customer satisfaction
  • Engages in the typical responsibilities of a manager requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating,and controlling
  • POC Accountable to Program Office and Management for all Program Operational Requirements
  • Operations Lead for IPT accountable for Production Operations Management and Risk and Opportunities
  • Customer Interface for Operations supporting IPT
  • BOE Author and Coordinate Operations quoting
  • New Awards – Facilitate Operations Inputs and accountabilities and assure proper production readiness and kick-off
  • Contract Schedule Review and Approval (Lead Times and Capacity)
  • Manage AOC and B2B, Sales and Operating Plan
  • Strategically align master production schedule to level load factory capacity and streamline supply chain to support contract schedules
  • Coordinated supplier/part selection and production engineering decisions during NPI
  • Developing and executing plans required to meet or exceed all contract and Internal Operating Plan
  • Understand cash flow management principles
  • Develop and manage financial plans and forecasts inclusive of Revenue/ GM/ Cash/ EAC management
  • Perform variance analysis of schedule and cost on a formal and informal basis
  • Manage inventory effectively
  • Implement accepted production process and supply chain revenue enhancement and cost containment solutions
  • Provide leadership for true root cause analysis and corrective action decision-making on production programs
  • Coordinate EC Incorporation Management Support (CCB) and impacts
  • Continually identify Risks and proactively deploys mitigation plans while developing/managing opportunities through the program life cycle
  • Coordinate Operations inputs in preparation for, IOP, Metrics, PMR’s, etc.
  • Assure a timely closeout of completed program to ensure that all obligations are satisfied and program documentation is properly recorded
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Attend applicable internal or external customer meetings
  • Participate on special project teams
  • Support and lead new product introduction (NPI) activities


  • 7+ years relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Engineering, Finance, Supply Chain or Business degree may be preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience depending upon the job discipline
  • Solid leadership and management skills 
  • May require earned value cost accounting and reporting; experience with metrics for assessing and
  • reporting program progress, productivity and variance analysis
  • May require experience in finance, contracting, export regulations, engineering, logistics, manufacturing and supply chain management
  • Solid problem solving skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Experience with managing manpower planning
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Develop and understand principles of process improvement (i.e. Lean Six Sigma)
  • May require 7+ year in the in DoD program and/or materials management and in production manufacturing operation utilizing MRP/ERP depending upon the job discipline
  • May require knowledge of DoD FAR procurement regulations

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 this through:

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

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE. We set high standards of performance for ourselves and others. We consistently deliver excellent products and services. We adhere to quality levels demanded by our customers. We assume responsibility and accountability to achieve excellence. We settle for nothing less.

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

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION. We accept unconditionally the value that every individual has to offer. We embrace different points of view. We continually foster an environment that enables all employees to contribute to their full potential. We cooperate together as a diverse workforce serving a diverse population.

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. 

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Nearest Major Market: Melbourne