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Mgr Mission Assurance 3

Requisition ID: R10053678

  • Category IconCategory: Mission and Quality Assurance
  • Location IconLocation: Elkridge, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Interim Secret
  • 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’s Mission Systems sector is hiring a Manager, Mission Assurance 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Elkridge, MD, and will have functional leadership responsibilities for the Troy Hill site.  

This position will report directly to the VP of Operations for the Airborne Multifunction Sensors Division. The Mission Assurance manager will be the POC for quality management integration across the site. This leader will serve in a key leadership role providing oversight of the quality management system across a broad set of sustainment and production programs at multiple locations. This includes operations diagnostics and performance consulting for performance, leadership, team assessment and program facilitation.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Providing leadership that fosters an inclusive, motivated, and engaged work culture.
    • Manage Quality operations a program or a function within the larger organizational unit, setting & operating to objectives & providing guidance to subordinates based on goals, objectives & company policy.
    • Providing leadership that fosters an inclusive, motivated and engaged work culture
    • Regularly performs analysis of alternative courses of action. Decisions have risk/reward implications for program or area of influence
    • Establishes operating procedures that affect organizational unit(s). Interprets, executes, and recommends modifications to organizational policies. Establishes operating policies and procedures that affect subordinate organizational units.
    • Collaborate and coordinate with site functional teams to achieve product and site goals and overall program quality, delivery, and cost objectives are achieved. Provide proposal support.
    • Accountable for Quality resource, staffing, and budget planning
    • Accountable to ensure Quality Management System is effective and followed.
    • Review trend metrics and analyze misses
    • Facilitate root cause determination and resolve quality issues, including non-conformance (NC), corrective action (CA)
    • Ensure functional management goals and processes are meaningful, data driven, and being executed to plan.
  • Effective communication with various level leaders, internal workforce, and external customers to include local DCMA leadership.
  • Team with multiple functions to implement World Class Manufacturing, using agile and lean principles to promote the continuous process improvement and personnel training and development. 

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You create trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement, and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

 Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 9 years of relevant work experience OR a Master’s Degree with 7 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience with AS9100 Quality Management systems and certifications
  • Ability to communicate, manage and achieve Troy Hill site and NGMS sector tactical and strategic goals.
  • Experience with problem solving techniques to determine Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA)
  • Experience in disciplines such as mission assurance, quality, program management, engineering and/or manufacturing
  • Personnel management experience (IPT leadership or direct-line management)
  • Demonstrated ability to apply strong analytical skills
  • U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Customer interactions, including DCMA
  • Defense Industry experience as a Program or Project Manager, Quality Manager, Engineering Manager, or Manufacturing Management
  • Lean/Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certification to drive continuous improvement.
  • Financial planning, budgeting, and earned value experience for both proposals and program execution
  • Demonstrated understanding of the program / product lifecycle in the areas of new business pursuit, design, supply chain management, receiving operations, inventory control, production control, product test & evaluation, reliability, root cause analysis, product sell off, shipping and product support (as they apply to quality)
  • World Class Manufacturing familiarity
  • MS or MBA degree
  • Top Secret Clearance


Salary Range: $148,300 USD - $222,500 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

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.