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Manager Programs 1

Requisition ID: R10076253

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Rocket Center, West VA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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 is in need of a Program Manager 1 to work at its ABL facility in Rocket Center, WV.

Job Description:

  • Directs all phases of programs from inception through completion.
  • Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of company programs or subsystems of major programs.
  • Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes.
  • Coordinates the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract.
  • Acts as primary customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance.
  • Develops new business or expands the product line with the customer.
  • Leads a cross-functional team of associates with a wide range of skill sets, ensuring roles and responsibilities of all team members are well understood and executed.
  • Ensures program-wide focus on safety, quality, cost, and schedule.
  • Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules.
  • Identifies program problems and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications.
  • Manages subcontractor actions and performance.
  • Controls expenditures within limitation of project budget.
  • Develops and manages performance metrics on assigned programs to drive continuous improvement.
  • Develops and delivers presentations to customers, management, and other program stakeholders.
  • Performs Risk and Opportunity Management.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and minimum of 5 years of related work experience. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Critical thinking and logical reasoning skills with the ability to solve issues and predict potential programmatic and technical risks.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple and changing priorities.
  • Impeccable ethics in business conduct; ability to lead by example and foster ethical behavior at all times.
  • Able to assimilate information from multiple sources, create coherent plans and then execute those plans.
  • Demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal
  • Demonstrated commitment and energy to meet customer needs by building strong relationships.
  • Ability to travel (10% to 25%).
  • Must be a US citizen and have the ability to obtain a secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Direct work experience with Department of Defense Government and Major Prime Contractors (Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, etc.).
  • Experience with manufacturing of DOD products.
  • Experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account manager.
  • The ability to apply knowledge, insights and understanding of business and financial concepts, tools and processes to the benefit of program decisions, actions, and performance.
  • Possess a secret clearance.
  • STEM Background


Salary Range: $103,300 USD - $154,900 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.