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Principal Project Management

Requisition ID: R10067673

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Chandler, Arizona, United States of America
  • 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, 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.

Role Description & Responsibilities:

The Principal Project Mgmt will lead a medium-sized cross functional team consisting of Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality personnel to successfully complete and deliver complex components and avionics. The candidate will be responsible for setting weekly rates, ensuring on time delivery to commits, and driving resolutions to issues impacting the work cells delivery performance.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Operate as one highly functioning team to reduce cycle time, increase quality, reduce waste, maximize value added work, and improve employee job satisfaction.
  • Provide product priorities to engineering, assembly, test, conformal coat and quality teams to deliver a quality product on or ahead of program need
  • Establish a balanced manufacturing cadence based on accurate operational touch times and cycle times for each product and each operation
  • Establish standardized material movement procedures to release picks, create kits and transport products
  • Proactively and reactively identify opportunities for mistake proofing in work instructions, fixtures, visual management, etc.
  • Create a visual workplace to identify if we are ahead or behind our manufacturing cadence, have too much or too little inventory, signal non-standard conditions and/or when help is required
  • Continually improve the process to increase quality and reduce cycle times, touch times and inventory


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business or Related Field with 6 years minimum of experience.6 Years with Bachelors; 4 Years with Masters
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with all levels in the organization
  • Very strong Excel, Power Point and Word skills
  • Previous experience leading a small work team a plus
  • Previous manufacturing experience a plus

Salary Range: $77,400 USD - $108,600 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.