• New Product Material Lead

    Job Location USA-MN-Bloomington
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/26/2018 8:48 AM)
    Job ID
    Required Clearance
    No clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree or equivalent plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.


    Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a New Product Material Lead. The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


    Subject matter expert in the production planning and material requirements tool and shares knowledge with others in the organization

    Works with development engineering to plan and manage material for new products.

    Develops detailed schedules, production plans and capacity plans
    Creates complex bills of material for large programs
    Reviews work authorization documents and generates material program plans, coordinates kick-off meetings with functional departments to communicate program goals and objectives
    May assist in detailed proposal analysis with program personnel and/or customer community as requested
    Initiate, modify and maintain program schedules for outside vendors and in-house manufacturing as needed
    Provides reports on unit status and shipments as required
    May direct staff meetings
    May schedule and develop employee development plans
    Coordinates the efficient movement of materials with purchasing, production and engineering


    Proficient Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) 

    Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpiont.

    Proficient management skills
    Proficient ability to manage multiple programs
    Effective risk management identification and implementation of risk reduction plan
    Proficient ability to lead a team to successful conclusions
    Work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of date requires evaluation of identifiable factors
    Ability to network with senior internal and external personnel in area of expertise
    Subject matter expert in numerous areas pertaining to planning and control of material
    Ability to support complex negotiations with customers and/or suppliers as needed


    Detail oriented

    Experience Managing Multi level Bill Of Material (BOMs)

    Proficient with Microsoft Access.

    APICS CPIM Production & Inventory Control Management Certification 

    Unique ID experience

    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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