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Manager Programs 3

Requisition ID: R10082011

  • 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 Aeronautics Systems Sector has an opening for a Manager Programs, 3, Supplier Management Team (SMT) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be in Melbourne, FL and will support a restricted program.

As the SMT Program Manager, you will lead a dynamic cross functional team managing major supplier efforts by providing Program Management leadership and direction in support of multi-million-dollar projects. The SMT includes contributors from multiple organizations:

  • SMT Program Manager (Team Lead)
  • Global Supply Chain (GSC)
  • Mission Assurance (MA)
  • Production
  • Engineering
  • Business Management
  • Various support functions.

The SMT Program Manager, must possess the following competencies:

  • Identifies and controls all subcontract management activities and processes while integrating supplier interdependencies throughout the program’s life cycle
  • Applies knowledge, insights, and understanding of business and/or financial concepts, tools, and processes to support Subcontract decisions, actions, and performance corrections
  • Fosters collaboration among team members and between teams
  • Identifies and addresses subcontract impacts through a proactive systematic approach
  • Promptly resolves conflicts across all levels of the subcontract.
  • Supports and monitors technical performance baselines, while compare key subcontract technical performance measures, assesses execution status, and takes appropriate action to maintain conformance with the baseline
  • Understands elements of the Design, Manufacturing, Assembly, Integration and Test processes
  • Identifies and addresses impacts through a systematic and proactive approach to Risk, Issues, and Opportunity Management
  • Communicates, monitors, and promptly resolves issues across all functional elements within the SMT, including the supplier
  • Manages and balances communications with stakeholders through organized and disciplined processes ensuring that Subcontract information is defined, collected, shared, understood, stored, and retrieved in a manner that effectively meets Subcontract and stakeholder needs while protecting the company’s contractual rights
  • Effectively manages/administrates subcontracts through a broad set of skills, toolsets, processes, and government regulations
  • Addresses subcontract uncertainty through an organized and analytical forward-looking approach identifying risks and opportunities, determines appropriate handling, manages, and communicates risks and opportunities throughout the life cycle of the Subcontract
  • Effectively plans, defines, establishes, communicates, monitors, and controls scope to ensure that all of the work required and only the work required, is performed.
  • Key leader in developing and reviewing Supplier Statements of Work (SSOWs)
  • Develops and maintains Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Reviews supplier proposal responses, including performing technical evaluations, reviewing supplier Basis of Estimates (BOEs), overall proposal quality reviews, and attending proposal related review

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum 9 years of experience of experience in program/business/project management, or global supply chain
  • Experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and/or large supplier management portfolio experience in other industries
  • Experience in managing multiple projects concurrently in meeting customer requirements/expectations
  • Experience supporting a program effort or major subcontract (in either a supply chain, SMT, or program/project management role)
  • Exposure to EVMS or similar cost and schedule management systems
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advance degrees and/or certifications such as MBA, Six Sigma, Supply Chain CSCPM or related is a plus
  • Experience in developing Training System Devices
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance or greater is preferred
  • PMP Certification
  • Demonstrated understanding of Lean, Agile or Six Sigma Tools
  • Proficiency in driving programmatic battle rhythm

Salary range: $147,700 - $221,500


Salary Range: $147,700 USD - $221,500 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 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.