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Program Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10066517

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Corinne, 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 Space Systems is currently seeking a Program Manager 2 for our GBSD Program Leadership Team to support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program in our Propulsion Systems Business Unit at our Promontory, UT and Clearfield, UT campuses.

Role Description & Responsibilities:

This GBSD Program Manager will be supporting the development, manufacturing and test of two new medium-class solid propulsion rocket motors (SRM) in support of the Northrop Grumman Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) prime contract. 

Position includes providing support and leadership to matrixed and multi-disciplined teams.  Emphasis will initially be Insulated Case development effort execution and Change Management on the program, with opportunities to grow in responsibilities in the GBSD Program Management Office over time. 

This manager will work closely with the program team leadership and team members to execute design, procurement, and manufacturing activities at Propulsion Systems.  This position includes interfacing with VSET (Value Stream Element Team) leads and shares accountability for safety, quality, schedule, cost and technical execution. 

Responsibilities will also include management of the Prognostic Health Monitoring (PHM) and sample accelerated aging activities.  Management of proposal and contract change order activities will also be required. 

Job Duties: 

Program Execution

  • Execute programs successfully by managing risk, safety, quality, schedule, technology and cost

  • Continuously drive for results and challenge the status quo

  • Have the capacity to understand people issues impacting the business

  • Have proven ability to influence others

  • Strategic thinking to successfully complete the program to the requirements, within cost and on-time

  • Recognize and resolve issues impacting the program

Company-Customer Interface

  • Represent Propulsion Systems as a business unit and Northrop Grumman as a company

  • Service the customer (executing the program and resolving issues in accordance with business objectives, strategy, legal requirements, regulations, contract terms, and company policies)

  • Manage change in customer requirements on the program

  • Balance the interests of the customer, Propulsion Systems and employees

Program Team Management

  • Assist the Program in the management of the program team (to include coaching team members, resolving conflict, reviewing performance, and initiating corrective actions, if necessary)

  • Lead a multi-discipline, multi-faceted team to successful performance

  • Direct the performance of program functions (such as contract, finance, and operations) as needed in execution of program tasks

  • Possess the proven ability to provide verbal and written information clearly, succinctly, and persuasively

  • Set role and performance expectations, and provide ongoing feedback and performance appraisals

  • Support the program plan to meet critical milestones

  • Manage master program plans and schedules (identifying and assessing risks, and initiating necessary corrective action)

  • Understand how to work with VSET leads to achieve program goals

  • Understand NGC Propulsion Systems Division systems to track work progress and tear down roadblocks to keep program moving forward

Schedule Management

  • Understanding of the program IMS and how that interfaces with operations to meet critical milestones

  • Support performance to the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) and critical milestones

  • Ensure that the programs/projects are on schedule to the program milestones

Financial Performance

  • Manage budgets and update monthly performance review for program leadership and the customer

  • Present  performance to management

  • Forecast financial performance

  • Work with VSET CAMs to meet program cost goals

Contract Structure & Pricing

  • Assist in contract negotiations, endorse final price and contract terms and help resolve contract issues as needed

  • Facilitate generation of contract change estimates and proposals in response to customer and program needs

Technical Performance

  • Drive technical excellence (by setting program standards, working closely with technical team,  balancing risk, and delivering performance)

Business Development

  • Execute successfully to develop Propulsion System’s image of delivering on-time and on-cost

  • Leverage existing scope to expand to and win new content

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelors in technical degree like engineering, chemistry, physics, etc. (preferred) or Business with 9 years’ experience or Master’s degree with 7 years’ experience or 4 years’ experience with PhD.

  • Five (5) plus years’ experience in leading organizations with multiple disciplines

  • Demonstrated experience leading cross-functional teams to achieve single objective

  • Successfully managed $5M+ in sales annually

Additional Information

  • Successful applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have a Secret security clearance, or ability to obtain one

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • A thorough knowledge of solid rocket motor and stage design, development, and manufacture at our Promontory, UT campus

  • In-depth understanding of customer requirements, both technically and financially, to ensure customer needs are met

  • Relevant experience at various levels of responsibility

  • Successfully managed $10M - $50M in sales annually (preferred)

  • Masters’ Degree or PhD in Engineering, Finance or Business Administration is a plus

Salary Range: $123,900 USD - $185,900 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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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.