Solutions Architect, Manufacturing Digital Transformation

in Sterling Heights, MI

Solutions Architect, Manufacturing Digital Transformation Job

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    Sterling Heights, MI 48312, US

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Job Description This role will report directly to the VP of IT Transformation and will collaborate with BAE leadership in our P&S sector to provide enterprise IT architecture support across the entirety of our manufacturing operations. In this role, you will be the enterprise architecture digital transformation subject matter expert across the core manufacturing business systems (ERP, MES, & PLM), driving digital business optimization and digital transformation activities in our manufacturing environments using Lean techniques like Value Stream Mapping, the Flow Framework, and Agile techniques. You will represent the sector’s digital needs to the broader IT Transformation team, and in turn share and educate the sector on broader transformation strategies (data, integration, digital, etc.).

As a skilled Agile practitioner, you will support and coordinate continuous improvement, program delivery innovation and offer data-centric thought leadership to sector product lines ensure digital projects and programs are clearly defined to meet digital strategy objectives. In short, this individual contributor position will operate as a trusted advisor that helps the P&S sector achieve its digital business optimization and transformation goals. You may lead and/or facilitate multiple manufacturing process transformation activities, from ideation through execution, across the entire business sector.

This role will engage in the adoption of methods, frameworks, digital tooling, and workforce skills that enable sector-wide manufacturing transformation in an Agile and lean manner.

Responsible for planning, facilitating, and leading engagements that assess our value chains in order to speed product delivery, reduce defects, and enable normalized reporting across product lines.
Conduct thought leadership research on process, innovation, quality, and technology rationalization across the sector’s ERP, PLM, and MES systems, bringing in exception expertise and best practices focused on Oracle EBS and PTC Windchill.
Facilitate resolution to organizational challenges that may arise as the sector transforms from functional drivers to digital process drivers.

Delivers process Engineering and Change management implementation coaching/facilitation, provides recommendations and assists teams in meeting implementation objectives.

Defines, measures, and performs maturity adoption analysis to inform action plans, feed data analytics initiatives, and control digital change management across all digital strategy related objectives. Uses knowledge of improvement methodologies and tools to facilitate optimized operational/process improvement.Required Education, Experience, & Skills 5+ years of leading strategic business process design or improvement projects in manufacturing environments specifically centered on either digital business optimization or digital transformation.

Deep understanding of the intricate technical relationships that exist between ERP, PLM, and MES systems, and how they complement each other.

Oracle EBS and PTC Windchill experience

Experience assessing and leveraging both mainstream and emerging technology advancements in support of either digital business optimization or digital transformation activities.

Strong experience in change management to drive organizational impact.

Ability to create, develop and optimize manufacturing processes by mapping and documenting the current state using lean techniques, especially Value Stream Mapping, to optimizing the process and implementing change.

Experience conducting assessments, evaluating pain points and discovering opportunities to speed value delivery.

Develop technical program roadmaps, and support manufacturing-specific business case creation as a technical SME.

Proven track record of applying digital transformation concepts throughout large scale improvement programs that span multiple product lines.

Engage cross-functional teams to implement new methods and technology-driven ideas to facilitate successful future process improvements.

Familiar with manufacturing business designs: business models, functions, processes, and job roles in manufacturing environments, as well as how they are impacted by digitization and emerging technologies/techniques.

Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or a similar field with demonstrated work experience.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills Master's Degree.

Agile and/or Lean certifications or equivalent

Experience leading the technical adoption of automation, robotics, 3D printing, employment of AR/VR, etc. to factory floor environments

Demonstrated understanding of how to apply AI/ML and data analytics to continuously improve a manufacturing environment

Experience with process modeling, workflow automation and statistical analysis software tools.

Experience with data and reporting tools.
About BAE Systems, Inc.BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering 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 and services. People are the greatest asset in any Company. BAE Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Additional Information

Who We Are

You're used to protecting what matters most.

Throughout your career in the military, you've been dedicated to improving security, defending freedom and making the world a safer place. Now you can continue that commitment through cyber operations, intelligence analysis, and building combat vehicles and electronic systems. We’re proud to provide solutions and services that advance the strength and security of America and our allies – and we’re honored to offer an environment where veterans and reservists can continue doing mission-centered work. In all that we do, we are guided by our company values – trusted, innovative and bold – understanding that it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that underpins our success.
+ The Organization

Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.

+ The Culture

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.

+ The Work

Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.

+ The Opportunity

On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.

+ The People

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.

+ The Reward

See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.

What We Offer

+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)

This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.

+ Camo to Corporate (Est. 2013)

Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.

Perks & Benefits

  • Veterans Support Network
    Veterans Support Network +-

    The mission of the Veterans Support Network is to help connect former service members, active duty members, reservists and those who are supportive of the Armed Services.

  • Health & Wellness
    Health & Wellness +-

    We offer medical plans that take great care of you and your family’s health and well-being. These include medical plans, prescription drugs, dental and vision, along with incentive programs and health saving and spending accounts.

  • Time Away From Work
    Time Away From Work +-

    Paid Time Off (PTO) provides you with paid time away from work that you can use for vacation, personal time, personal illness, or to care for dependents. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 400 PTO hours.

  • Military Leave
    Military Leave +-

    Full-time and part-time employees who serve in the military reserves are eligible to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence to perform military duty.

  • Employee Assistance Program
    Employee Assistance Program +-

    The EAP offers confidential support to manage personal issues, such as stress, family issues, and substance abuse.

  • Employee Discount Programs
    Employee Discount Programs +-

    BAE Systems partners with Beneplace to offer exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.

  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Tuition Reimbursement +-

    Lifelong employee learning is critical to both your personal growth and that of BAE Systems as a trusted, innovative, and bold organization. That’s why we offer a tuition reimbursement program, so you can pursue advanced education to help further your career.

  • Adoption Assistance
    Adoption Assistance +-

    You can be reimbursed up to $4,000 for qualified adoption expenses through the Adoption Assistance program.

  • Financial Wellness
    Financial Wellness +-

    Plan for today, save for tomorrow. Our programs support your goals at every stage of life. These programs include 401(k) savings plans, life and accident insurance, disability coverage, home, auto, and pet insurance and legal planning.

Our Partners

G.I Jobs Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Mission Joining Forces Soldier for Life American Association of People with Disabilities

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