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Manager Mission Assurance 3

Requisition ID: R10067065

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Iuka, MS, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's 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 nation's 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, they're making history.

Defines and monitors mission assurance program specifications and processes to ensure mission success of programs. Performs or assures quality, risk management, safety, reliability and maintainability of program achievements, subcontractors, and suppliers in accordance with contractual requirements. Assesses program performance and risks, and determines resources to ensure mission assurance.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage a program or a function within the larger organizational unit, setting & operating to objectives & providing guidance to subordinates based on goals, objectives & company policy.
  • Regularly performs analysis of alternative courses of action. Decisions have risk/reward implications for program or area of influence
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other functional managers, process center leaders, value stream leaders and value stream owner(s) to meet division, value stream, and quality objectives.
  • Establishes operating procedures that affect organizational unit(s). Interprets, executes, and recommends modifications to organizational policies. Establishes operating policies and procedures that affect subordinate organizational units.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with the manufacturing and design teams to achieve product and site goals and overall program quality, delivery, and cost objectives are achieved. Provide proposal support.
  • Serves in the role of Management Representative as required per AS9100 and coordinates 3rd party audits, including ensuring resources are prepared and available to support
  • Accountable for Quality Inspection resource and budget planning
  • Accountable to ensure Quality Management System is effective and followed.
  • Review trend metrics and analyze misses
  • Facilitate root cause determination and resolve quality issues, including nonconformance (NC), corrective action (CA), and EIDP
  • Responsible for ensuring functional management goals and processes are meaningful, data driven, and being executed to plan.

In this role you may also be responsible for assisting with directorate level operations including overseeing staff meetings, ensuring key initiatives make relevant progress by interacting and communicating with key directorate managers and leads.  

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant work experience OR a Master’s Degree with five (5) years of relevant work experience. (or 13+ years of relevant experience in lieu of degree)
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience leading
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Secret Clearance and program access
  • Experience with Quality Management Systems (AS9100, ISO 9001, NADCAP and/or government standards).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate, manage and achieve site tactical and strategic goals for assigned value stream
  • QMS familiarity
  • ISO 9001/AS9100 familiarity
  • Lean/Six Sigma experience
  • Personnel management experience
  • Planning and budgeting experience
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability prioritizing tasks and meeting deadlines
  • Experience as liaison between internal personnel, suppliers, and customer workforce
  • Experience in Metric development for process health and performance monitoring for a large programs/projects

Salary range: $127,100 - $190,700


Salary Range: $127,100 USD - $190,700 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.