At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact peoples lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nations history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, theyre making history.
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.
Northrup Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking a Manager of Programs 2 for our Navy Programs team in the Propulsion Systems at Promontory, Utah.
Role Description & Responsibilities:
The Mgr. Programs will be responsible for managing manufacture of nozzles, igniters, and insulators in support of the D5 Production program. In addition, this manager will be responsible to manage a number of igniter fleet return contracts in support of fleet operations at SWFLANT and SWFPAC. Manages multiple program(s) elements to deliver the expected financial, technological, and schedule performance. This position includes interfacing with VSET (Value Stream Element Team) leads and has final accountability for safety, quality, schedule, cost and technical execution.
The program manager will maintain a regular interface with Lockheed Martin Space, the D5 prime contractor and with local Navy representatives. This manager will also serve as chairman of the D5 Systems Integration Team (SIT) and as OPCB chairman for Promontory Operations. Travel to the Bacchus Plant will be required on an as-needed basis.
Execute programs successfully by managing risk, quality, schedule, and cost
Continuously drive for results and innovation
Challenge the way weve always done it
Recognize and resolve issues impacting the program
Have proven ability to influence others
Understanding of how plant operations function (knowledge of Value Stream Organizations and how to work through them)
Represent Northrup Grumman Innovation Systems as a company (bringing the message to the customer; integrating knowledge of the spectrum of company capabilities with understanding of customer needs to promote NGIS)
Service the customer (meeting the customers expectations and finding innovative solutions to program obstacles to assure success)
Balance the interests of the customer, Northrup Grumman, and employees
Program Team Management
Provide overall leadership and direction to the program team (to include coaching team members, resolving conflict, reviewing performance, and initiating corrective actions if necessary)
Direct the performance of program functions (such as contract, finance, engineering and VSET)
Possess the proven ability to provide verbal and written information clearly, succinctly, and persuasively
Understand how to work with VSET Leads to achieve program goals
Understanding of the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) and critical milestones
Demonstrated experience in managing to schedule and understand both the IMS and IFS (Integrated Factory Schedule) and how they relate
Function as Control Account Manager (CAM) for all contracts under purview
Forecast financial performance and address variances
Support D5 Program goals in support of Performance Based Payments (PBPs)
Contract Structure & Pricing
Manage contract negotiations, endorse final price and contract terms and resolve contract issues for igniter fleet return contracts
Drive technical excellence by setting program standards, working closely with VSETs, balancing risk, and delivering performance
Leverage existing programs to win new content
Direct proposal preparation for igniter fleet return contracts (to ensure they meet NGIS business strategy, is compliant, responds to customer needs, and provides a proper base for successful negotiations and program performance)