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Manager Process Improvement 3

Requisition ID: R10048191

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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 Sector Operations Organization is seeking a Manager of Manufacturing Technical and Business Leadership Processes

This is an onsite position located in Linthicum, MD.

In this role, the candidate will support the manufacturing operations team on the journey to a world class organization.  This manager will manage the team responsible for implementation of technical improvement tools and processes necessary to eliminate waste and loss from the organization operations.  This position works closely with senior site leadership to support attainment of operating targets for the key operating parameters of safety, quality delivery cost and moral.  This individual will be heavily involved in chartering the strategic vision and right sizing the tactical implementation of current Northrop manufacturing operations model.

The ideal candidate bring technical functional depth and credibility, and possess the requisite executive leadership traits and business acumen to interface with the senior operations leadership and executive management team and develop, communicate, lead and motivate. The operating system requires a leader with a passion for implementing change management initiatives in operations, and rigorous pursuit of excellence in all manufacturing and business initiatives.


  • Support operations leadership to ensure NG Operations Methodology is applied in a way that supports business performance and true alignment of business goals and objectives.
  • Lead and support the deployment of the recently launched Operations System.
  • Support, mentor and guide the technical application leaders in the implementation of the  methodology and development of materials and best practices.
  • Guide the organization towards a future that utilizes the Northrop Operations methodology.
  • Develop organization knowledge of the Operating System and increase ownership and autonomy driving business results
  • Effectively communicate across multiple organizations to align a strategic and tactical path to success for manufacturing operations at the site
  • Partner with leadership to establish strategies for implementation, expansion, and sustainment.
  • Facilitate development of key enablers to cultural readiness and acceptance of change through formal and informal change management methods
  • Promote methods that ensure all employees are respected, developed and engaged to their fullest potential. 
  • Identify and eliminate functional and organizational roadblocks to the operating system maturity
  • Support management in the implementation of the leadership blocks ensuring system sustainability.

Basic Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree and 10 years of relevant work experience (or 8 years of relevant work experience with a Master's degree) including 5 years of lean or CI
  • Minimum of 10 years of solid leadership experience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance per business requirements (US citizenship required)
    Experience with SAP or other Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system desired
  • Advanced skills with MS Office applications including Excel, Word, Project, and Power Point
  • Candidate must have experience in data analysis, database management and data management.
  • Candidate must have experience in Root Cause Corrective Action/Problem Solving
  • Experience in operations environments
  • Strong communication (written/oral), facilitation and training skills at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work in different settings and environments

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a World Class Manufacturing Environment
  • Black Belt or Lean Sensei Certification
  • Master’s degree in Engineering or Business Management
  • Active Secret clearance
  • Lean Manufacturing Experience or Certification
  • STEM or Finance Degree is preferred but not required.
  • PMI Certified
  • Experience in program planning and scheduling
  • Experience with Project Management and the execution of large scale, integrated projects across multiple functions and organizations


Salary Range: $134,800 USD - $202,200 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

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.

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.