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Director General Manufacturing 2

Requisition ID: R10044863

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Clearfield, Utah, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) is seeking a Director General Manufacturing 2 to lead the ASBU Manufacturing team in support of all Manufacturing Operations, including our Special Program.  The position will be located in Clearfield, Utah.

This position’s primary role will be to build and lead the common processes in addition to providing the leadership and technical expertise in the Manufacturing Disciplines across all programs. This position requires a comprehensive understanding of design manufacturability, production and operating in open and restricted access program environment.  Demonstrated strategic planning and business execution capabilities, as well as ability to work collaboratively.  The position will be a key leadership interfacing all NG Sectors/Divisions, IWO partners and Customers in establishing baseline program plans, validating the updates, follow-up and reporting.  The selected individual must have experience leading production programs and development programs transitioning to production program encompassing all the aspects of the rate readiness planning activities.  In addition, the candidate should be able to interact and influence executive level management and communicate effectively with both oral and written presentations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work in partnership with the ASBU Leadership Team, Program Management Team and Program Leadership to define and enable execution of the Manufacturing statement of work in alignment with the customer SOW
  • Responsible for leading teams consisting of the Site Leaders, Operation Managers, Operators, Tooling, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Technology, Production Scheduling, Manufacturing Execution Systems and Operations Program Management disciplines
  • Lead and direct manufacturing working groups charter with internal and customer stake holders
  • Establish Manufacturing Community of Practice (COP) leveraging the best-in-class industry knowledge base
  • Support / Drive the ASBU Manufacturing Technology automation strategy and ability to produce initiatives across ASBU and supplier base
  • Key member of the program leadership team to help create the alignment with the NGAS division manufacturing strategy
  • Responsible for oversight of the end-to-end product scheduling including first articles, planning, build sequence planning, rate build-up plans and rate readiness assessments
  • Directs, leads and manages all aspects of technical, cost and schedule performance
  • Manages budgets and EAC for the organization including the EVMS support
  • Maintain open communications with all functions including Engineering, Quality, GSC, Logistics, Engineering Services and Integrated Product Teams (IPT's)
  • Development and execution of long-range plans and strategies while providing the most effective resources by skill-sets to the program
  • Outline specific objectives and processes that are focused on generating innovative solutions to moderately complex business problems
  • Help coordinate capital needs and expenditures, real-estate utilization and future planning across the site
  • The candidate will need to demonstrate exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, have the ability to multi-task and communicate effectively with varying levels of Customer, NGC, and Supplier employees and leadership
  • Hire and develop the diverse skilled employees, establish the mentorship and coaching culture including growing and strengthening the leadership bench
  • Additional duties and responsibilities will be assigned as needed and as it relates to the needs of the Operations organization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with minimum 10+ years' experience in a manufacturing operations environment OR a Master’s degree and 8+ years’ experience
  • Prior leadership experience leading people, projects and/or programs across diverse technical and non-technical teams.
  • Ability to create and present professional PowerPoint presentations to executive leadership
  • Proven ability to lead a high performing team with evidence of being able to create trusted relationships, and an inclusive work environment that attracts, retain and inspire diverse and engaged teams.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An active DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Experience in all Operations areas: Global Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Ground Systems, Integration and Test, Environmental Test, Safety and Mission Assurance, Site Operations and Facilities
  • Experience leading day-to-day operations on complex programs or large functional organizations, with proven collaboration and coordination skills across internal and external stakeholder organizations
    • Prior experience with Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS)
    • Expert level proficiency with oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to negotiate and integrate different viewpoints
    • Able to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project result
    • Demonstrated ability to make complex critical decisions
    • Experience with risk, issue, and opportunity management

Salary Range: $154,300 USD - $231,500 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.