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Manager Programs 2

Requisition ID: R10065213

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, FL, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman’s Aeronautics Systems sector has an opening for a Program Manager 2, Supplier Management Team Lead to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Melbourne, Florida.   

The Supplier Management Team (SMT) Lead reports to the Sensors IPT Lead. The candidate should have experience managing suppliers who provide hardware and software solutions and will independently evaluate the technical trade space. The candidate will lead requirements analysis, technical trade studies, formally manage risks, recommending down selections, and participate in Supplier Management Team overseeing vendor selection, procurement, and vendor oversight. Strong project management and cross project coordination skills are required.

The SMT Lead will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating the efforts of the SMT, including engineers, the subcontracts administrator, supplier quality assurance representatives, logistics engineers, schedule planner, and cost/material planner.
  • Earned value (EV) management of labor and material control accounts
  • Coordinating and managing the execution of all phases of supplier performance, including planning, proposals, new capability development, production, testing, deliveries, and sustainment.
  • Conducting or coordinating review of supplier documentation (e.g., technical evaluations of proposals, acceptance test procedures, cost and schedule reports, software version description documents).
  • Reporting supplier status to Program Managers, GSC managers, and IPT Management.
  • The selected candidate should thrive working in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, engaged in significantly diverse assignments, within a collaborative/team setting across all levels of the organization.
  • Manage supplier requests for waivers, deviations, and discrepancy reporting process
  • Verify that End Item Data Packages (EIDPs) and Subcontractor Data Requirements List (SDRLs) items are review and dispositioned

Basic Qualifications 

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree and 9+ years applicable experience or 7+ years applicable experience 
  • Prior Project and/or Program Management experience 
  • An active DoD Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience managing suppliers as part of a government/DOD contract
  • Experience with T&M, CPFF, FFP contract types
  • Requirements development/flow down
  • Technical evaluations of proposals
  • CAM/EV training
  • Repair management, DMSMS evaluations, MRP requirements
  • Experience in supplier statement of work generation

Salary Range: $123,900 - $185,900


Salary Range: $123,900 USD - $185,900 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.