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Manager Programs 1

Requisition ID: R10082377

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Rolling Meadows, IL, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SAP
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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, Mission Systems is looking for a Program Manager to support the tremendous amount of growth within the Electronic Warfare Systems (EWS) business unit. Reporting directly to the Portfolio Manager of EWS Advanced Capabilities, the Program Manager, Electronic Warfare (M1) will own profit and loss (P&L) for various EW Development programs. This newly created position will be responsible for delivering state of the art RF Electronic Warfare systems and capabilities across domestic and international customers. This opportunity is contingent upon contract award.

Program Managers are responsible for the coordination and management of all phases of execution, from inception (proposal development) through completion (contract closeout). Success in this position requires the ability to manage multiple priorities while maintaining and fostering effective communication. The candidate must be able to lead a cross-functional organization, maintaining continuous alignment with customers and suppliers. Finally, the preferred candidate will be a self-motivated, quick learner with a demonstrated track record of increasing responsibility and successful project execution.

Primary responsibilities of the Program Manager, Electronic Warfare (M1) will include but are not limited to:

  • Leading cross-functional technical and non-technical teams through program completion
  • Maintaining responsibility for cost, schedule, and technical performance
  • Negotiation of schedule, payment, and other key contract terms and conditions
  • Proposal development and capture of follow-on business
  • Program reviews across various levels of leadership both internal and external
  • Development of customer relationships and cultivation of customer intimacy

This position is located within the exciting Greater Chicago Area and can be considered for a hybrid work arrangement, requiring a fixed percentage of time on site.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and execution of a variety of proposal and contract types (FFP, CPFF)
  • Sourcing/Supply Chain Management experience that includes strategic planning
  • Direct Customer Interface Experience
  • Secret clearance with the ability to obtain additional clearances, such as Special Access Requirements
  • A technical background or demonstration of ability to execute complex projects
  • Earned Value Management (EVMS) experience
  • Project Management Certification (PMP)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Prior Project or Program Management experience, ideally supporting DoD contracts
  • Ability to manage multiple projects within cost, schedule, and technical requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated success aligning cross-functional teams and building effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders or customers
  • Strong business acumen and strategic thinking skills
  • The ability to establish and apply a technical performance baseline to monitor and assess program status against key performance indicators
  • The ability to quickly identify and resolve issues with strategic solutions or process improvements that support long-term objectives
  • Bachelor's Degree and 5 years’, or Master’s and 3 years’ of relevant experience will be required for consideration

Salary Range: $117,600 USD - $176,400 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.