Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP)
Nashua, NH
Job Description
Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status

What is the Operations Leadership Development Program?
The Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP) is a three-year rotational program designed to develop high potential, entry-level individuals into future leaders. This is accomplished through challenging and rewarding rotational assignments, technical and leadership training, advanced education, leadership opportunities and exposure, and mentorship.
Rotations are focused within the operations functions of the company: manufacturing, supply chain and/or the business areas and could be across any of our ES facilities (New Hampshire; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Greenlawn, NY; Endicott, NY; Manassas, VA; and Austin, Texas.)

Common Rotations Include:
  • Process Engineer
  • Supply Chain Planner
  • Proposals
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Non-Recurring Engineering Planner
  • Continuous Improvement Lead
  • Production Control/Manufacturing Engineer
  • New Product Introduction & Rapid Product Development Coordinator
  • Sourcing Engineer
  • Operations Program Manager (2nd / 3rd year)
  • Commodity Specialist (2nd / 3rd year)
  • Value Stream Specialist/Supervisor (2nd / 3rd year)
  • Subcontract Administrator (2nd / 3rd year)
What would I gain from becoming an OLDP participant?
1. Experience: Assignments are in diverse areas within Operations including manufacturing, supply chain, and business area operations. In addition to job functional roles, OLDP participants are exposed to a variety of strategic project initiatives.
2. Diversity: The OLDP's affiliation with other BAE Systems leadership development programs enables participants to work in cross-functional and cross-site rotational assignments.
3. Flexibility: The OLDP provides a great deal of flexibility and choice for program participants. This flexibility includes OLDP participant input of 2nd and 3rd rotational assignments and/or geographic location.
4. Education: Participants are required to complete a graduate degree on a part-time basis. The school and specific degree (MBA, Mechanical Engineering, etc) is left up to the candidate, providing it is applicable to the business. BAE Systems provides tuition assistance.
5. Training: Members of the program complete monthly leadership and skills trainings. Participants attend a week-long leadership development conference (LDC) annually. This conference provides personalized leadership training as well as an opportunity to network with senior BAE Systems executives and other leadership development program participants across the company.
6. Mentorship: Each participant is assigned a mentor who will work to expose OLDP participants to both diverse and challenging experiences. Mentors also provide direction in choosing rotations, career development, and off-program placement.

Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Manufacturing, Industrial, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Agricultural, etc.), Supply Chain Management, Business, or other applicable majors
  • Excellent academic record (minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance

Preferred Skills and Education
  • Some experience in manufacturing, operations, or supply chain recommended
  • Demonstrated teamwork and leadership abilities
  • Participation in a variety of extracurricular activities
  • Diverse work experience
  • Capacity and motivation for hard work
  • Desire to learn
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Mobility encouraged but not required

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
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.
The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel.
Job Type Full-time