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Space OPM Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10057163

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • 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: 3

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

The Manufacturing Operations Project Management (OPM) homeroom has an opening for an OPM Manager (M2) in Baltimore, MD to support the Remote Sensing Programs (RSP) programs in the Space Sector. This role will support the Passive Sensors Programs (PSP) OU in program execution.

This is both a functional management position with direct reports and a leadership role support the OU and BU. The Manufacturing Operations Project Managers are the interface between the Business Area and Manufacturing. This position is responsible for schedule management and cost accountability of Manufacturing activities for this Business Area.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the production execution for Passive Sensor Programs OU

  • Manage the EO/IR manufacturing engineering team

  • Support the growth of the manufacturing engineering support team in RSP

  • Manage Manufacturing cost and schedule performance

  • Serve as Manufacturing lead for all proposals in the Passive Sensors Programs

  • Create and lead teams to resolve the issues adversely impacting the Manufacturing execution of the programs

  • Understand and report on Manufacturing Operations status at the required level of detail to the Program Manager, Sector Executive Management and customers

  • Ensure Manufacturing has the needed resources (resources Manufacturing needs as well as allocation of resources from Manufacturing) to execute the programs

  • Serve as Functional Manager and direct the work of the reporting Operations Project Managers and / or Manufacturing Engineers

  • Perform manpower planning and execute hiring to support the Business Area

  • Mentor, develop, and assess direct reports

  • Provide strategic leadership to ensure all Program and Manufacturing objectives are achieved

  • Provide Manufacturing expertise to support the strategic vision of the Business Division

  • Candidate must have demonstrated ability in working with cross organizational teams and customers; the ability to set and clearly articulate goals/priorities and successfully communicate them to key staff; strong leadership skills; and a track record of building high-performance teams, with a particular focus on employee development, engagement, inclusion, and retention.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of relevant experience or Master's degree with 3+ years of relevant experience

  • 3+ years of experience leading people and/or projects

  • Experience working in Manufacturing, Engineering, Test, Production, Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering, Project Engineering, IPT, Operations Project Management (OPM), or similar roles 

  • Working knowledge of SAP and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems

  • The ability to obtain a Top Secret / SCI clearance; US citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field

  • An active TS/SCI Clearance

  • 2+ years of direct people leadership experience

  • Demonstrated expertise in the following systems and concepts: - MRP and IMS Scheduling - SAP production planning and material management tools - ISE/CADSTAR - Earned Value Management - Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing and Manufacturing

  • Experience leading Manufacturing proposal efforts that include labor quoting, schedule and capacity analysis, investment planning, and descriptive writing contributions

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

  • Program execution experience

  • Experience leading Manufacturing proposal efforts that include labor quoting, schedule and capacity analysis, investment planning, and descriptive writing contributions

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

  • Program execution experience


Salary Range: $113,200 USD - $169,800 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.