Operations Planning and Supply Chain Manager at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
ColoradoSprings, CO
Job Tracking ID:  RTL:18-043
Location:   Colorado Springs, CO
Job Type:  Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated:  November 15, 2018
Job Description:

Kratos RT Logic   is a leader in assured aerospace communication solutions and services. We are cutting-edge innovators and creative problem solvers working collaboratively to solve our customers toughest challenges. We are a trusted partner—driven by doing the right thing and achieving maximum success for our customers, our partners and ourselves. 


Kratos RT Logic is valued for our ability to design and deliver leading edge, resilient solutions for aerospace communication, control, awareness and mission success across a continuum of offerings—from commercial to tailored custom solutions and integrated programs. Customers trust us to stay relevant and know we are in it for the long-haul. We bring both the capability and confidence that our customers value and depend on. And, we always deliver.


At Kratos RT Logic, we encourage an entrepreneurial spirit balanced with fiscal and operational discipline. We work hard, we solve hard problems, and we look out for and take care of our customers, each other and our families. Protecting and enabling our nation and global customers through innovative aerospace solutions is what motivates us. We continually build trusted relationships with our peers, our partners and customers, and we take ownership for our actions—always doing the right thing.


We look forward to the attraction of open, honest, caring and fun individuals that want to bring their diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills to help us continue to build a great company... for each other.


We are currently looking for an Operations Planning and Supply Chain Manger  responsible for Manufacturing Planning, Secure Supply Chain Management, Inventory Control and Shipping and Receiving in a scalable engineer to order manufacturing operation using modern ERP approaches.


The Operations Planning and Supply Chain Manager will lead and manage approximately ten motivated team members to support on time, high quality solution delivery while maintaining compliance with government and internal controls.   Specific areas of focus include

  • Design supply chains for new products, and improve current supply chains
  • Execute and manage supplier agreements
  • Form positive working relationships with internal customers and critical suppliers
  • Ensure that supplies, tools, equipment and raw materials are properly requisitioned, ordered and delivered on time, on budget and to quality requirements
  • Regularly communicate material status to Project Managers
  • Manage inventory, to include leading stocking level assessments and ongoing cycle counts to ensure inventory accuracy.
  • Manage the manufacturing plan, ensuring appropriate work-orders (Jobs) are created, maintained and closed to assure supply to Project Teams.
  • Manage company shipments to ensure on-time, high quality deliveries worldwide, in accordance with applicable export laws.
Experience and Skills:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor's degree and 10+ years experience as a buyer or planner in a manufacturing environment
  • Four plus years of management experience
  • Extensive procurement execution and supply chain management experience
  • Understanding of modern product regulations and secure supply chain concerns and requirements.









  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent follow-up
  • Successful track record of improving operational efficiency and quality, while maintaining a customer-centric orientation.
  • Ability to communicate and execute a direction/plan
  • Must be able to lead the staff, create and implement process initiatives
  • Successful at tracking key metrics - to include cost savings, Supplier OTD, PR to Purchase Order cycle time, etc.
  • Experience in procurement of capital and facilities equipment as well as aerospace type tooling
  • Ability to collaborate and establish positive supplier and internal customer relationships
  • Must be able to work in a fast passed, high visibility, sometimes high stress environment
  • Experience leading project teams








While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee occasionally is required to walk and stoop, kneel, or crouch. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.




The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 



U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Security Clearance is required. Kratos RT Logic offers challenging work, an excellent environment, & great benefits! Qualified applicants apply on-line at www.rtlogic.com EOE M/F/D/V Please, no phone calls, agencies or recruiters.Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint


Kratos RT Logic is proud to be a diversity-minded, affirmative-action employer that prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.  We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and strongly encourage minorities, women, veterans and the disabled to apply and disclose their status.  


Additional Information:
Job Level:   Management
Number of Openings:   1
Years of Experience:  
Level of Education:   BA/BS
Starting Date :   ASAP