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Senior Master Scheduler

Company: BAE Systems
Location: Sterling Heights
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description BAE Systems' Weapons system's Master Planning & Scheduling group is a trusted business partner within the Program Management function that establishes, statuses, updates, and delivers plans and schedules that enable program decision-making and support delivery of quality products and capabilities to our customers and, ultimately, the warfighter. Our mission is to develop, maintain, and deploy planning and scheduling expertise within the Weapons System's business to promote and enable robust, disciplined, and consistent program planning, monitoring, and control. Our people are our strength and, as such, we are committed to employee growth and development and supporting employees in building long-term careers at BAE Systems. In addition to challenging day-to-day assignments, employees are encouraged to pursue special projects, participate in formal and informal mentoring programs and networking events, and rotate into different roles with increasing levels of responsibility. A Master Planner/Scheduler creates and maintains complex detailed program plans and schedules (Integrated Master Plans, IMPs, and Integrated Master Schedules, IMSs) that guide program execution and serve as the baseline against which performance is measured. Working closely with Program Managers, Control Account Managers, and Work Package Managers (WPMs), the Master Planner/Scheduler documents the tasks necessary for successful program execution. In partnership with the Program Finance team, the Master Planner/Scheduler communicates schedule status and performance to date to the program team as well as makes predictions about future performance. This position is a senior level and requires experience. Responsibilities of a Senior Master Planner include performing and leading the following: * Developing compliant program schedules constructed with the necessary level of detail and logic such that the schedule is a valuable program management tool * Horizontal and vertical integration of program plans and schedules across company functional groups including finance, engineering, procurement, operations, manufacturing, and quality * Preparing regular Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) updates and reports for program management, customers, and/or business management personnel * Monitoring progress against scheduled activities and identifying performance variances to facilitate focus on critical areas as well as developing and implementing work-around or recovery plans * Analyzing schedules including critical & driving paths and risk & opportunity in compliance with Combat Vehicles, customer, and industry requirements * Timely preparation and submission of contract deliverables related to the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) and Integrated Master Plan (IMP) * Ensuring that all schedules and contract deliverables are fully compliant with internal policies, customer, and industry requirements Required Education, Experience, & Skills * Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment * Strong interpersonal skills to interact with diverse work teams * Effective organization and communication skills * Coachable with a desire to learn * Analytical and problem solving skills * Continuous improvement mindset * Ability to develop solutions to complex problems using ingenuity & innovation * Ability to make decisions with sound judgment while complying with policies and procedures * Proficient in OpenPlan and MS Project or other planning software * Ability to assemble and present data and multi-faceted matters in a meaningful way to stakeholders outside of the Master Planning & Scheduling team Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills * Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, Operations Management, Business Administration or similar along with at least 4 years of planning/scheduling experience * Understanding of Earned Value Management principles * Experience with AcumenFuse, AcumenRisk, Milestones Pro, Oracle, and/or Cobra * Experience with program schedule forecasting and analysis, particularly in a US Defense of Defense (DoD) program environment * Thorough understanding of US DoD schedule policies and Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) requirements * Willingness to challenge and improve knowledge of industry practices and standards as well as company policies * Proven track record of developing and maintaining professional and effective relationships with internal and external customers About BAE Systems Platforms & Services BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair---just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

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