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Mgr III Material Program Mgmt

Lead Material Program Manager (MPM)
Missile Systems is seeking an experienced professional with a strong background in Supply Chain and Program Management in the defense industry to fill a critical Lead Material Program Manager (MPM) role within the Air Warfare Systems (AWS) product line. The successful individual will lead a team of direct and matrixed employees responsible for managing the complete strategic and tactical supply chain needs for an AWS program. This role requires a leader who is forward thinking and very comfortable operating in extremely dynamic environments. This leader will have daily involvement with Customers, Supplier Leaders, Program Directors, Program Managers, Engineering, Operations, Quality, Contracts, Finance, and multiple Supply Chain organizations.

This position will lead a team of MPMs. The MPM serves as the supply chain leader on the Integrated Program Leadership Team (which includes Engineering, Operations, Quality, Supply Chain, & Program Management). The MPM creates, manages and executes the material program strategy (MPS) and the material program plan (MPP) to ensure program competitiveness and performance from the front end of the business through contract closure. Key activities include: financial management (i.e., EVMS, budgets, targets, working capital, material sales, etc.); supplier management (i.e., Line of Balance/PO Place plans, Supplier Risk/Opportunity management, supplier performance, supply chain metrics, make buy/make where strategies, tactical/strategic sourcing, etc.), and requirements management (i.e. FAR/DFARS, ITAR, OPSEC, security classification guides, public law, quality, warranty, etc.) The MPM identifies and secures Supply Chain resources to support the capture and execution plans and manages the overall supply chain responsibilities on a program.

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.

Required Education, Experience & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering or related field is required
  • Current ACTIVE Secret security clearance is required
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive supply chain or related experience
  • Demonstrated experience leading multi-disciplined teams in dynamic environments
  • Experience in Recruiting, training, mentoring, and coaching a diverse team
  • Strong financial skills and business acumen
  • Proven strong negotiation skills
  • Experience with and knowledge of defense acquisition and DoD/foreign weapon systems
  • U.S. Citizenship status

Desired Education, Experience & Skills

  • Master’s Degree preferably in Supply Chain Management, Business or Engineering
  • Knowledge of US defense industry supply base
  • Technophile knowledgeable and competent in IT/computer devices and software
  • Schedule creation, maintenance, forecasting, and analysis experience
  • Defense industry design engineering experience
  • Operational experience as a war fighter
  • Forward thinker, capable of implementing innovative system level solutions

Security Clearance: This position requires the successful issuance, transfer or maintenance of a Secret security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Additional detail regarding security clearance factors can be obtained by accessing the DISCO website at


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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Tucson, Arizona
United States
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