General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Product Support Manager- Logistics in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 19059BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Product Support Manager- Logistics

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Product Support Manager- Logistics in our MQ-25 Systems Engineering group.

This position is responsible for managing the planning and administration of integrated logistics strategies and processes. Ensures that customer support requirements and objectives are achieved within budgets and schedules to meet marketing and financial objectives. Ensures superior execution and continuous improvement of standard logistics processes, such as supportability analysis planning and database development processes, the product support and replenishment system, product support data interchange systems, demand management and related functions. Builds relationships with strategic customers through logistic initiatives. Integrates learning from customers, competitors, other industries, industry groups, and professional training to continuously improve competitive position. Typically accomplishes objectives through subordinate management and/or professional staff. May be responsible for decisions that have an extended and significant impact on outcomes across the company.


  • Manage the planning of logistics strategies, and establish standard logistics processes and tools.

  • Manage all contract logistics activities for compliance with standard processes.

  • Manage the coordination of logistics activities for selected projects, including logistics planning, training, supply chain activities from point of manufacturing through support, deployment, freight, warehousing, customer freight, order management, customer warehousing, customer store shipment, and customer placement.

  • Provides supervision and oversite of MQ-25 CVN Integration team.

  • Provides Logistics Engineering perspective oversight, direction, and priorities for all aspects of Product Support development and delivery for the MQ-25 program.

  • Provides consultation with design engineers related to maintainability and support designs

  • Provides Program Management consultation related to integration of services and products aboard Navy Aircraft Carriers.

  • Provides maritime shipboard supportability guidance to company leadership

  • Coordinates with the customer for guidance and approvals of deliverables and schedule milestones

  • Acts as a cross functional IPT.

  • Coordinates between company departments to ensure consistency of service to customer and product design

  • Provides oversight of workload and budget trends

  • Attends internal and customer meetings, both local and those requiring travel as required

  • Identify logistics issues and provide leadership in developing solutions such as re-allocation of resources or modifying manufacturing or supply chain processes.

  • Act as the primary contact for logistics activities and lead progress planning and review sessions to discuss costs, schedule, and technical performance.

  • Manage the development and implementation of annual and long-term technical, schedule, quality, business, and financial objectives for logistic activities and participate in the development of overall unit/Division/Group annual and long-term objectives.

  • Contribute to contract negotiations and contract modifications.

  • Contribute to the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract(s).

  • Manage the planning, attraction, selection, retention, and development of human resources to ensure the availability of the required management, professional, and technical talent.

  • Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information. Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or a related discipline and thirteen or more years of progressively complex logistics experience in a manufacturing environment with at least seven of those years managing logistics processes. Additional equivalent experience may be substituted in lieu of education. \\

  • Must have a thorough understanding of the principles, concepts, and practices of logistics management and experience demonstrating a broad application of those practices and standards.

  • Must have comprehensive project management and leadership skills, including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordinating workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones.

  • Must possess the ability to resolve unusually complex management and technical problems and serve as spokesperson on logistic issues.

  • Strong communication, leadership, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required.

  • Customer focused, must be able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment, and able to work extended hours and travel as required.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.