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Specialist, Materiel Program Management

Specialist, Materiel Program Management

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US-CA-Canoga Park
Program Planning - Material Planning

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Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Materiel Program Management Specialist to join our team in Canoga Park, CA. The Materiel Program Management (MPM) specialist analyst will be responsible for managing the performance of suppliers supporting various Aerojet Rocketdyne Programs. This candidate will interface with procurement and the engineering community to drive resolution of technical, schedule, and administrative materiel issues. The candidate will be responsible for effectively identifying supplier delivery issues, developing performance improvement strategies, and leading the implementation to support program needs and timely material delivery.


This position requires frequent travel to various suppliers across the country supporting Aerojet Rocketdyne Programs. Utilize your background and expertise to communicate between team members, customer counterparts, and suppliers, to provide assurance that the hardware is compliant to purchase order requirements. Furthermore, the candidate will be responsible for developing strategic plans to manage the performance of the supplier and integrating the aforementioned team members to successfully execute the plan. The candidate should have a minimum basic understanding of typical aerospace processes (machining, welding, NDT, etc.) and how they are applied to the hardware being manufactured.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Working with minimal direction:


60% - Manage supplier quality and delivery performance, identify delivery issues and coordinate solutions with suppliers, procurement, and engineering. Lead all reviews with suppliers.


30% - Drive corrective and preventative action activity at the supplier, and provide corrective action support to manage timely and effective issue resolution and control.


10% - Act as primary SCMM (Supply Chain/Materiel Management) interface for customer and management meetings at supplier locations.


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 ten (10) 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:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
  • Must be willing and able to travel on a regular basis to support supplier performance and program office delivery requirements. Extensive travel needed (a minimum of 75%).
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain practices, procedures and MRP/ERP systems expected.
  • Knowledge of Oracle ERP systems desired.
  • The candidate should have a minimum basic understanding of typical aerospace processes (machining, welding, NDT, etc.) and how they are applied to the hardware being manufactured.


Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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