DRS Technologies Inc. Shipping Manager in Danbury, Connecticut

Job Title: Shipping Manager

DRS Technologiesis a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica S.p.A. which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at www.drs.com.

DRS Naval Power Systems (NPS)a multi-site operation responsible for $350 million of revenue with locations in Milwaukee, WI, Danbury, CT, Fitchburg, MA, and High Ridge, MO with an employee base of approximately 900 employees. NPS is structured into four Lines of Business: Surface, Submarines, Nuclear Instrumentation and Controls and Marlo Coil focusing on supporting the power and propulsion needs of the U.S. Navy. We provide engineering, manufacturing and lifetime support of our highly engineered products.

Job Location:Danbury, CT

Position Summary:

Manages the physical movement of outbound shipments, including shipments to both domestic and international customers, and distribution centers and branches within the organization.

*Duties and Responsibilities: *

  • Manages the physical movement of outbound shipments, including shipments to both domestic and international customers, and distribution centers and branches within the organization

  • Leads Shipping and Packaging Team.

  • Responsible for Packaging and determining best practices for Packaging sensitive instrumentation of various size.

  • Manages the development and implementation of economical and efficient traffic/transportation services for the organization and its customers

  • Schedules and coordinates the routing of outgoing shipments

  • Develops and implements new procedures and methods to reduce costs

  • Examines and approves payment of bills

  • Resolves claims for loss or damage

  • Engages in the typical responsibilities of a manager requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating, and controlling

  • Responsible for establishing alternate warehousing options.

  • Maintains Finished Goods and establishes shipping priorities based on customer contract delivery dates.

  • Works with Operations, Finance and PMO to establish and maintain weekly/monthly shipping schedule.

  • Has supervisory responsibility involving staffing, conducting performance appraisals, training and developing subordinates, promotions, salary increases, terminations, disciplinary actions, etc.

  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years demonstrated experience in manufacturing, aerospace or defense.

  • BS degree in operations management, business or engineering.

  • Must have the ability to present information and respond to questions from management

  • Demonstrated management skills, particularly “influence management” and “conflict resolution”

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Classified clearance or the ability to get clearance

  • Experience in a Defense and or Aerospace environment

  • Experience with Government Furnished Equipment.

  • ISO9001 Experienced

  • Experience with Contracts Environment; Flow Downs, Specifications, Bids.

  • U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain and retain a security clearance within a time period to be established by the Company

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee requires normal manual dexterity, speech and hearing. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to thirty-five (35) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job require frequent use of a computer monitor.

/Candidates must be a US citizen and meet DRS security standards as imposed by DoD, including the issuance of any necessary security clearance by the US government within a reasonable time after commencement of employment./

DRS Technologies is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #NPS