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Operations Lead

Huntsville, AL
The Lockwood Group is growing rapidly and currently seeking an Operations Lead to manage Corporate Operational priorities and serve as a key intermediary with the Account Management team.
This opening is a great opportunity for self-motivated candidates with growth ambitions to take their skills to the next level and will be a key resource for the organization to ensure we deliver world class services to our customers!

The candidate can live within 60 miles of the following company locations: Belcamp, MD or Philadelphia, PA or Huntsville, AL.
This position will report to the COO and be directly responsible for:
• Manage and drive activity within the company’s operational groups
• Serve as intermediary from Company Executives to all operational groups
• Run weekly and monthly meetings with operational leadership
• In conjunction with COO set strategic objectives for the operational groups which are assessed and measured during monthly meetings with operational groups
• Help to create a corporate KPI dashboard and provide KPI reporting during company monthly and quarterly reviews.
• Serve as intermediary between Account Managers and Program Management staff 
• Help to develop and mature existing processes and procedures
• Help in the development of Lockwood’s Enterprise Resource Planning tool Unanet
• Problem solve as directed by the CEO and COO
• Develop ad-hoc spreadsheets and tools for business analysis

Protect time
The solution you provide, more than any other, comes down to time. Our most precious resource. We all get the same amount of it, so it’s how that time is spent that really matters. The OPS Manager must be fiercely protective of time – not only for their principal, but also for their teams and themselves. Effective use of everyone’s time should be the lens through which many decisions are made in this role.
Empower others (don’t do the work for them)
The job is to properly equip and empower others to do their own jobs, not do the job for them. There are certainly opportunities to play the role of “gap filler” when interim support is needed, but not for the long term. This is an essential facet of the role and an important one to learn. 
Build bridges, not barriers
Work to build bridges. How do they work to focus people on their common goals rather than their differences? Sometimes we must remind all that we play for the same team.

Experience Required
Seeking self-motivated candidates with 5-10 years of operations or project management experience and an independent mindset to organize and execute workload.

No certification requirements identified.

Company Overview
The Lockwood Group purpose is to improve the readiness of our military, nation, and all we serve. We deliver Mission Readiness to our customers through application of services and tailored solutions that solve problems. 

Lockwood Credo and Core Values
The Lockwood mission is to create an organization focused on service.  We serve – each other, the soldier, our customers, our employees, our partners, our vendors, our community – service is at the center of our Core Values and Culture.
Our customers come first.  Being responsive, professional and reliable is why we are hired.  We aim to deliver on all promises exceeding customer expectations and making certain all business decisions are made with the customer in mind.

Our employees, are the face of our service.  They are at the front lines working with our customers daily and its Lockwood’s duty to serve our employees. This means designing a culture centered around core values that inspire, retain and grow the best talent.

Our partners are fuel for our engine.  Our great vendors, consultants and teaming partners combine to fuel Lockwood ensuring we successfully deliver always.  We consider our partners as one team working alongside. 

Service to the community is important to us.  We seek to volunteer, engage and support our communities through investment of time and resources.

This service mindset is what inspired company founders to embark on the journey to deliver on the promise to Lead the Way to Mission Readiness for all people we serve.

The following 6 Core Values are the foundation by which we serve:

•Ethics and Integrity
•Customer Commitment 
•Team and Family Environment

If these Core Values relate with you, we would love to have you join our team!
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Lockwood Group is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.
The Lockwood Group 
​Talent Acquisition Team

​"Leading the Way to Mission Readiness"

"Leading the Way to Mission Readiness"

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