Mgr Mission Assurance 3

Requisition ID: R10024359

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Annapolis - MD, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time 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 Oceanic enables Undersea Superiority by delivering innovative and disruptive undersea mission solutions and platform capabilities to domestic and international customers. This includes the design, development and production of submarine sensors, unmanned maritime systems, minehunting systems and torpedoes. We also provide highly specialized undersea mission solutions for our customers as needed. Our most important competency is our singular focus on delivering customer mission success.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Mission Assurance Manager 3 to lead the Oceanic Quality Mission Excellence Team at our Annapolis Campus. You will report solid line to the VP of Operations Maritime/Land Systems Sensors Division and dotted line to Oceanic site lead.

  • Responsible for the project quality performance planning, Quality risk management, technical quality, and factory accountability oversight for programs statements of work.
  • Develops, modifies, applies and maintains quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials product.
  • Act with agility to Oceanic business needs and interact in collaborative way to empower diverse, cross functional teams, including both internal and external members to achieve positive business results, including operating decisions, scheduling requirements and contractual clarification.
  • Develop, modifies, applies and maintains quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials product.
  • Ensuring the Quality/Mission Assurance, Manufacturing, and Engineering processes are consistent with industry capability maturity models and QMS standards (ISO 9001)
  • Collaborates with engineering and manufacturing functions to ensure quality standards are in place.
  • Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment.  
  • Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction.
  • Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards and that documentation is compliant with requirements.
  • May specialize in the areas of design, incoming material, production control, product evaluation and reliability, inventory control and/or research and development as they apply to product or process quality.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Quality Mission Excellence Organization within the larger organizational unit, setting & operating to objectives & providing guidance to subordinates based on goals, objectives & company policy.
  • Regularly performs analysis of alternative courses of action. Decisions have risk/reward implications for program or area of influence
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other functional managers, process center leaders, value stream leaders and value stream owner(s) to meet division, value stream, and quality objectives.
  • Establishes operating procedures that affect organizational unit(s). Interprets, executes, and recommends modifications to organizational policies. Establishes operating policies and procedures that affect subordinate organizational units.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with the manufacturing and design teams to achieve product and site goals and overall program quality, delivery, and cost objectives are achieved.
  • Accountable for Quality Engineering resource and budget planning
  • Accountable to ensure Quality Management System is effective and followed.
  • Review trend metrics and analyze misses
  • Facilitate root cause determination and resolve quality issues, including nonconformance (NC), corrective action (CA)
  • Responsible for ensuring functional management goals and processes are meaningful, data driven, and being executed to plan.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of nine (9)+ years of relevant work experience OR a Master’s Degree with seven (7)+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Minimum of five (5)+ years of leadership experience
  • Active DoD TS/SCI clearance
  • Experience with Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001, and government standards).
  • Ability to communicate, manage and achieve site tactical and strategic goals for assigned value stream
  • Experience with Root Cause and Corrective Action

Preferred Qualifications:

  • NG QMS familiarity
  • ISO 9001 familiarity
  • Experience with Customer interactions, including DCMA
  • Lean/Six Sigma experience
  • World Class Manufacturing
  • Personnel management experience
  • Planning and budgeting experience


Salary Range: 148300 - 222500

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 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.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.