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Textron Principal ISC Project Specialist in Hunt Valley, Maryland

Principal ISC Project Specialist


Who We Are

Textron Systems is part of Textron, a $14 billion, multi-industry company employing 35,000 talented makers, thinkers, creators and doers worldwide. We make things that fly, hover, zoom and launch. Things that move people. Protect soldiers. Power industries. We serve customers in industries spanning aerospace and defense, specialized vehicles, turf care and fuel systems.

This role is in Textron System’s Unmanned Systems business area. Visit TextronSystems.com & Lycoming.com to read more about who we are and the products we make!

About This Role

We believe people should love what they do – in this role, you will be responsible for:

An Integrated Supply Chain Project Specialist represents the Operations and Supply Chain groups within program core teams during the New Product Life Cycle Development process. The objective of this role is to become the key link and conduit between the business programs/engineering and ISC to align strategies, drive execution, and meet performance expectations. This person will be the ISC point of contact for program needs helping to drive the program team members to meet Operations milestones, and provide weekly status, progress and risk updates to the core team relative to the transition to production of programs. They will drive closure of Operations and Supply Chain tasks in support of the Product Life Cycle Process (PLCP). The ideal candidate for this position is an individual who possesses a great deal of experience in the industry with multiple program transitions, has strong negotiation, facilitation and communication skills to effectively develop and build strong networks and hold others inclusive of themselves accountable to perform.

Job Description

  • Primary Operations representative to Program team to understand and coordinate Operations program requirements

  • Understand and coordinate Operations and supply chain program requirements

  • Determine and secure Operations resource needs to support program (personnel and assets) and ensure coordination for Operations capital and spend requirements

  • Communicate Operations schedule, quality and cost plan to Program Management for inclusion into the integrated program plan and provide timely and accurate status against plan.

  • Drive on-going Manufacturing product cost analysis in support of product cost targets.

  • Drive manufacturing readiness reviews to insure all Operations functions are ready for next NPI cycle.

  • Ensure DFx activities to achieve 100% resolution of manufacturing issues

  • Drive BOM and Drawing reviews to assure accuracy and readiness

  • Work with Engineering and Quality to identify and qualify robust suppliers – cost, lead time, quality, and reliability.

  • Work with Strategic Sourcing to develop and implement Manufacturing Service Agreements and Statements of Work with key suppliers

  • Work with Manufacturing to ensure all BOMs, AMLs, and associated data elements are in place to support planning, procurement, build, and ship processes.

  • Work with Manufacturing to drive material and build readiness for proto, pre-production, and production ramp builds in adherence to schedule requirements.

  • Work with Manufacturing to ensure all change activity (ECN, variances, deviations) is implemented accurately and effectively to support program schedule

  • Assess Operations process effectiveness and drive improvements

- Run ISC status meetings and execution reviews and presentations to internal customers.

- Create long term plans and roadmaps for a product to show the supply chain evolution from Prototype through to production


Required Education, Experience, Skills and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred (Supply Chain, Program Mgmt. or Technical degree)

  • 8-10 years’ relevant experience in an operations/manufacturing/supply chain environment; hands on-manufacturing experience on manufacturing floor.

  • Experience as a Manufacturing New Product Introduction Project Management

  • Experience in Defense and Security industry preferred

  • Understand (interpret) financial summaries, supply chain, cost structure and cost reduction strategies for products.

  • Understand engineering documentation; product development processes to be able to discuss with suppliers.

Desired Education, Experience, Skills And Knowledge

  • Strong business acumen.

  • Team player attitude with high energy level, able to get things done by working with and through others.

  • Ability to establish trust and confidence with customers, employees, peers and executives while driving for results.

Excellent networking and communications skills both verbal and written

Excellent understanding and use of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Skilled at organizing and planning

How We Care

At Textron Systems, our talented people make us successful. We promote an inclusive environment where we value individuality, differences, and unique perspectives.

Our Company is committed to offering employees opportunities to grow and develop. Our benefits and compensation packages are designed to help our talented employees excel and achieve their goals, so they can make a difference every day in and outside of the workplace. Below are just a few examples!

- Flexible Work Schedules

- Education Assistance

- Career Development & Training Opportunities

- Wellness Program (including Fitness Reimbursement)

- Medical, Dental, Vision & 401(K) with Company Funding

- Paid Parental Leave

Are you a Military Veteran?

Textron's products and services are trusted everyday by those who protect our country. We are dedicated to hiring these Veterans and aim to translate their skills to make an impact on our Company.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Program Management

Primary Location US-Maryland-Hunt Valley

Recruiting Company Textron Systems

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 287032