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Job #: R-00025294
Location: Peachtree Corners, GA
Category: Engineering Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking an experienced and motivated Operations Director for a key leadership position within the Varec subsidiary.  The position will be focused on running the day-to-day operations of Varec systems integration, production, and continual process improvement of business operations. The position will be responsible for managing industry and supply chain relationships, personnel, systems engineering, manufacturing and the associated cost, schedule, quality, and risk to ensure contract and business requirements and commitments are met.  As a member of the leadership team, the position will actively contribute to business development, technical, and financial strategies, annual operating plan development and execution, employee engagement, and be a leading example of the Varec core values.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leads the continuous improvement of the operational systems, processes, and policies in support of the company's mission-specifically regarding support safety, quality, delivery, availability, and cost initiatives.
  • Manages and increases the effectiveness and efficiency of Systems Integration (SI) and production services through improvements to each function as well as through coordination and communication between operations and other business functions.
  • Plans for long-term success through implementation of continuous improvement (e.g., lean manufacturing and Six Sigma) process control.
  • Oversees overall production, material demand planning, and systems integration.
  • Develops and maintains industry and supply chain relationships and service level agreements.
  • Develops individual program budgets. Develops and manages the annual budgets for assigned areas of the business.
  • Assists with monthly and quarterly assessments and forecasts of the company's financial performance against the budget and financial and operational goals. Assists with the short- and long-term financial and managerial reporting.
  • Drives initiatives in the management team and organizationally that contribute to long-term operational excellence.
  • Contributes to short- and long-term organizational planning and strategy as a member of the management team.
  • Prepares and presents operational status presentations to executives and other managers.
  • Collaborates across departments to lead special projects and fulfill improvement initiatives.
  • Executes business operations on behalf of the Varec President as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in engineering, management, business administration or related field and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or a Master’s degree with 6+ years of prior relevant experience.
  • Prior leadership experience in the production planning and forecasting and/or oil & gas industry.
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in production facilities management, supply chain management, finance, or a related field.
  • Supervises supervisory and/or non-supervisory employees.
  • Experience interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding, and counseling employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems; and working with Human Resources on employee issues.
  • Certification in lean manufacturing processes.
  • Knowledge of production processes and manufacturing.
  • Familiar with production planning using an MRP.
  • Effectively communicates information and responds to questions in person-to-person and small group situations with customers, clients, the general public, and other employees of the organization.
  • Maintains confidentiality and uses discretion with business and personnel information.
  • Reads and understands documents such as policy manuals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, drawings, prints and procedure manuals.
  • Writes routine reports and correspondence.
  • Utilizes common-sense understanding in order to carry out written, oral, or diagrammed instructions.
  • Plans the time, method, manner, and/or performance sequence of own work; responsible planning work assignments performed by others within area of operation.
  • Frequently makes decisions of both minor and major importance, which may affect the work operations of other employees and/or clientele to a moderate degree.
  • Proven ability to develop teams and collaborative relationships.
  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters in Engineering or  of Business Administration degree
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Job Family:

Engineering Management


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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