Manager Programs 2

Northrop Grumman

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Program Manager 2


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Northrop Grummans Defense Systems sector, within the Weapons Systems Division, is currently seeking a Program Manager Level-2 to support our Missile Products Fuzing & Warheads Business at Allegany Ballistics Lab facility located in Rocket Center, WV. In this role, the selected leader will be responsible for managing and delivering all contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements and creating customer intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community.

Program Managers-2 are responsible for leading all phases of the program life cycle from inception (proposal development) through startup, execution, and completion (contract closeout). Additional responsibilities include the management of company programs for project planning, risk management, and project performance addressing cost, schedule, and technical for all aspects of program performance. The individual will lead a cross-functional organization team aligned to accomplish common program performance goals.

Responsibilities Summary:

Plans and executes all assigned aspects of program contracts. The PM has complete responsibility for successfully managing all technical, financial, contractual and schedule aspects of multiple programs.

Leads and achieves planned Profit & Loss (P&L) on assigned programs.

Leads a cross functional team of associates with a wide range of skill sets, ensuring roles and responsibilities of all team members are well understood and executed for areas including engineering, operations, supply chain/purchasing, quality, finance, contracts, etc.

Provides overall leadership to program teams and ensures technical compliance.

Acts as customer interface for program activities, develops strong relationships and cultivates customer intimacy.

Develops and delivers presentations to customers, organization management, and other program stakeholders.

Develops new business opportunities through long term strategic planning, capture preparation and proposal development.

Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes.

Coordinates of Contract Change Board activities internally and with the customer, to include Engineering Change Proposals (ECP) and Government Property (GFE, CFE, etc.) tracking and management.

Creates, reviews and finalizes program Statement of Work, Integrated Master Schedules (IMS), plans, milestones, payments, and other key contract terms and conditions.

Leads all key formal program review sessions with the customer to address cost, schedule and technical performance.

Develops and manages performance metrics on assigned program to achieve planned milestones and drive continuous improvement.

Submission of program performance in internal reporting systems (e.g. IPRS)

Manages subcontractor and component purchasing actions and performance through collaboration with supply chain Material Program Manager, Buyers, Quality, Receiving and Inspection.

Performs risk and opportunity management and identifies and executes plans to mitigate program risks.

Develops and adheres to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost & schedule control methodologies and tools.

Supports program-wide focus on safety, reliability, cost, schedule, and quality.

Supports adherence to all internal Northrop Grumman policies and processes for Program Management.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in a relevant field and minimum of 7 years (or 5 years with Masters degree or higher) and related technical/business work experience with complex electronic, mechanical, and/or energetic products.

5 years of experience in successfully leading and managing mid to large size program teams, Integrated Product Teams (IPT), Cost Account Manager (CAM) and/or other similar work to achieve organizational goals.

Good Project Management competencies, skills and toolsets.

Ability to initiate, develop, integrate, execute, direct and control program plans and cost and schedule baselines that meet both program contractual requirements and stakeholder expectations.

Ability to independently organize work, prioritize tasks and manage multiple and dynamically changing operational situations.

Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to daily manage program teams, effectively develop and maintain communications with organizational leadership to escalate and resolve situations.

Ability to develop and maintain effective customer relationships to ensure collaborative and successful program execution.

Ability to resolve disputes and negotiate with a positive outcome while maintaining good relationships with customers and within the organization.

Ability to define bid and proposal strategies, lead proposal teams, analyze and shape RFPs, produce and deliver winning proposals, effectively track and incorporate Review Team comments and findings, and manage post-proposal submittals (orals, findings and responses).

Ability to address program uncertainties through an organized and analytical forward-looking approach that identifies risks and opportunities, determines appropriate handling plans, and manages, mitigates, and communicates risks and opportunities throughout the lifecycle of the program.

Available to occasionally provide after-hours Program Management leadership and support to teams, if needed for critical program or operational emergencies.

Competent in standard Microsoft Office Software Suite.

Ability to travel US and International (10% to 20%).

US citizenship required with the ability to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

BS/MS degree in STEM, science, engineering, or business program.

Experience working on Government Department of Defense (DoD), DoE, NASA, or Major Prime aerospace/defense industry contractors (Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, etc.).

International business experience and familiar with international Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) Firm Fixed Price (FFP) Contracting.

Experience with the manufacturing/design of complex electronic, mechanical, and/or energetic fuzing and/or ordnance products.

Program Management Professional (PMP) certification from PMI Institute or equivalent.

Active DoD/DoE secret security clearance.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Salary Range: $127,700 USD – $191,500 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.