Virgin Galactic

Management Operating System (MOS) Manager

Company Virgin Galactic
Category Program
Req No.
Regular Full-Time
Location : Location
Additional Locations

Who we are

Virgin Galactic, (SPCE:NYSE), recognizes that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining life on our beautiful but fragile planet, lie in making better use of space. Sending people to space has not only expanded our understanding of science, but taught us amazing things about human ingenuity, physiology and psychology. From space, we are able to look with a new perspective both outward and back. From space, the borders that are fought over on Earth are arbitrary lines. From space, it is clear that there is much more that unites us than divides us.


“We are at the vanguard of a new industry determined to pioneer twenty-first century spacecraft, which will open space to everybody — and change the world for good.”  Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Galactic


If you are looking for a challenging opportunity that will ignite your passion for designing cool and innovative products, are exceptionally creative, are a great problem solver and can make things happen - apply today!


Your Mission

This is a unique opportunity to utilize your proven process management, project management, and leadership skills as well as your passion for cadence, discipline, and accountability. This position will help transition the organization to the next level in our journey to commercial operations. You will help to shape, enable, and drive our Management Operating System (a business framework that aligns activities to goals and enables continuous improvement). The MOS Manager will report to the Sr. Director of Program and Business Operations with the mission to establish a world-class Operating System in our Aerospace business. This is an individual contributor position, located in Tustin, CA or Mojave, CA.



  • Work with the Sr. Director of Program and Business Operations as well as the Aerospace Leadership team to establish, roll out and continuously improve Aerospace MOS
  • Document MOS, create process Standard Work and Leader Standard Work
  • Put MOS process controls in place, measure success, audit process to reinforce compliance
  • Manage the overall process and ensure organizational execution to the established operating system
  • Be a change agent whose enthusiasm about continuous improvement and tenacity are contagious
  • Other responsibilities may include: facilitate cross-functional discussions focused on identifying areas for improvement and defining future state; document new or update existing processes, create standard work, assist with the roll out
  • Be able to apply continuous improvement and/or lean methodology to an administrative environment and explain basic lean/continuous improvement principles in simple terms, as needed

What you bring

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience, preferably in an aerospace and/or continuous improvement environment
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or 5 years of demonstrated experience improving processes.
  • Financial and Business acumen
  • Proven experience establishing, rolling out, managing MOS
  • Demonstrated experience enabling and holding a large team accountable to execute in accordance with the established cadence
  • Ability to drive accountability across various levels of organization
  • Experience leading by influence, passionate about transformation, process, and disciple
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Successful track record improving processes in an administrative environment
  • Demonstrated experience working with cross-functional teams to improve processes, develop and implement standard work
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively, deal with ambiguity, and manage changing priorities
  • Results oriented
  • Can work independently with a high degree of self-motivation, enthusiasm, and curiosity
  • Effective communicator, shop to C-level, ability to facilitate a brainstorming session and lead a team to a decision or consensus
  • Experience developing and delivering presentations and training
  • Strong in PowerPoint, Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Lean Expert certified
  • Project Management experience and/or PMP
  • Experience working in Aerospace


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.


As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as all 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-19 virus, ( “fully vaccinated” means at least two weeks have expired since receiving the vaccination’s last dose as recommended by the manufacturer) . If  you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire. 



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.



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