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Program Manager 3

Requisition ID: R10081693

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Plymouth, MN, 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, 25% 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 Armaments Systems Business Unit is looking for a Manager, Programs Level 3 to lead the SAMI Large Caliber Co-Production program lead out of the Plymouth, MN facility.

This position will focus on leading and executing the co-production program and leading the Program Integrated Product team (IPT). The selected candidate will further support financial planning, program execution reporting, growth and retention of team members, and risk and opportunity management.

Program Managers are responsible for leading all phases of the program life cycle from inception (proposal development) through startup, execution, and completion (contract closeout). Primary responsibilities are the management of scope, cost, schedule, and technical performance of company programs or subsystems and include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for managing the daily execution of the Co-Production program and the responsibilities of the Program Integrated Product Teams (IPT).

  • Provide overall leadership and direction to the IPT (to include coaching team members, resolving conflict, and initiating corrective actions, if necessary)

  • Overseas travel to support customer reviews, meetings, and to monitor status of the in-country teams.

  • Establishing and clearly communicating program objectives and performance to Ammo Operating Unit and Armament Systems Business Unit leadership

  • Responsible for program profit and loss reporting, cost control management and Orders, Sales, Profit and Cash decisions.

  • Maintains proper program budget and schedule by utilizing Earned Value principles and tools

  • Manages risks. Identifies potential issues and problems that could impact program performance and takes proactive action to resolve issues regarding cost and schedule. Establish and clearly communicate overall program objectives to IPTs

  • Drive timely and clearly communicated decisions and recommendations to the program team as well as the management team

  • Develops relationships with vendors and suppliers, in coordination with subcontracts management and quality Functions, to meet program objectives

Job Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • 12 years’ experience supporting U.S. Government and/or commercial contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries (We will consider Bachelor’s degree and 8 years’ experience, MS and 6 years of experience)

  • 5 years leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team lead, or cost account manager

  • Demonstrated ability to manage teams of individual contributors and managers, to include the performance of diverse personalities, manage conflict, and administer performance improvement plans as needed.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage revenue, profit and cash performance of programs

  • Strong formal and informal communication skills with all levels of internal and external management

  • Defense Industry and DOD contract experience desired

  • Ability to manage risk to reduce likelihood and severity of program impacts

  • Ability to apply knowledge, insights and understanding of business and financial concepts, tools and processes to the benefit of program decisions, actions, and performance.

  • Ability to operate in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment

  • Strategic thinker with excellent organizational skills

  • Able to travel both international and domestically (25% travel requirement)

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree or MBA

  • Experience in product development projects and sustainment of legacy programs for complex aerospace or defense systems.

  • International business experience desired, including contract negotiation and program execution

  • Prior experience with large or medium caliber military armaments, or related systems


Salary Range: $163,200 USD - $244,800 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.