Posted Date:  Sep 21, 2022
City:  Truth or Consequences

Title:  Director, Operations Analysis & Performance

Job Description: 


Your Mission at Virgin Galactic


Direct highly effective teams that deliver strong strategic, operational, and financial results through continuous improvement, robust data analysis, and technology. The successful candidate will be a servant leader with strong process/analytical skills, a bias for action, and the ability to partner with operational leaders to drive for results and continuously improve VG’s Operational reliability, safety and efficiency.

Oversight for the strategic development and execution of multiple areas to include:

  • Serve as a key enabler of Spaceline Technical Operations continuous improvement journey, leveraging a multi-level team of analytics professionals to engage with the business and deploy their talents to move system and divisional KPIs forward
  • Develop a strong and diverse team and leadership bench; coach and mentor emerging and existing leaders to grow their career and impact at VG through process, analytics, and exhibition of VG’s core values
  • Leading the performance management and improvement cycle for Spaceline Technical Operations (STO), tied to goal setting, monthly performance reviews, ad hoc analytics, data strategy, process design, and technology/tools
  • Leading a divisional data/analytics strategy to improve outcomes through better data, reporting, analysis, process and tool building
  • Partner with team members from Flight Ops, Supply Chain and Aerospace to deliver holistic solutions to STO that add value and deliver positive results
  • Fostering a culture of open/honest communication, transparency, and accountability
  • Demonstration management and development skills, ability to manage large projects, prioritize effectively, and communicate with stakeholders

What You Bring


  • Consistently makes safety and security, of self and others, the priority
  • Bachelor's degree in management, engineering, finance, or other quantitative discipline or equivalent experience. MBA/Master's degree preferred
  • 8+ years' experience in engineering, finance, business or related field required including proven budgetary planning and execution experience
  • Excellent analytical, statistical analysis, project management and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with Theory of Constraints, Lean, Six Sigma or other process improvement methodologies
  • Proven leadership experience including managing managers and leading large teams of professionals
  • Highly proficient in written and oral communications and able to produce concise, relevant, strategically-driven documents and presentations for senior leaders
  • Demonstrated experience in managing complex processes within cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated experience using financial metrics to present value analysis at the department, division, and corporate level is required


ITAR Requirements 
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. 

EEO Statement 
Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. 


As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as newly hired employees. As of October 1, 2021, all new hires must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19virus, (“fully vaccinated” means at least two week have expired since receiving the vaccination’s last dose as recommended by the manufacturer) or have a valid religious or medical exemption.  If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met be your date of hire.  Virgin Galactic complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.