Operations Project Manager/Principal Operations Project Manager (OPM) – LCSO

Requisition ID: 21008515

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Elkridge, Maryland
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.   Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an Operations Project Manager/Principal Operations Project Manager (OPM) for our Lifecycle Sustainment Operations (LCSO) Business Area.   The LCSO Operations Project Manager coordinates and directs activities between Manufacturing, Engineering, Materials and Test to develop and execute manufacturing sustainment work. He/she is responsible for coordinating schedules and cost requirements; manufacturing visibility to both the Program Office and the Customer; and maintaining quality, cost, and schedule requirements. The Project Manager will act as a leader of a product team - responsible for coordinating repair, modification, and sustainment projects for DoD and commercial contracting customers.   This is a fast paced logistics program support position in a high energy, team centered environment where emphasis is on customer satisfaction. This position provides an excellent opportunity for the well-rounded professional to experience another dimension of professional responsibility.   The successful candidate should have experience working with teams, effective communication skills, and the ability to schedule work plans to meet scheduled commitments. He/she must also have the ability to work in a manufacturing environment and adhere to safety and safe shop practices; and the ability to adapt and work independently to meet short term requests and provide reporting on multiple programs to a variety of customers with limited supervision.   The ideal candidate is someone who has been in an Operations Project Manager or Production Control role.   Additional Responsibilities include:
- Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team and line management
- Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports
- Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives
- Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients
- Duties include setting and meeting sales objectives; monitoring costs, tracking material consumption, replenishments and interplant shop orders; and ensuring the program performance meets the terms and conditions of the contract
- Customer interface extends to external and internal customers: responding to customer inquiries, providing customized status reports, acting as liaison between the Logistics Programs and Manufacturing Operations to ensure the timely repair and return of government assets and material
- May facilitate self-directed work teams, provide training in core skill areas to teams and peers, and interact with internal and external customers with respect to product planning, and problem resolution   This is an not a Manager job; this is an individual contributor Project Manager role.   This job may be filled as a level 2 or a level 3 based on the qualifications below.   MANUMS   

Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree with 3 years of relevant experience or Master's degree with 1 year of relevant experience
- Proficiency with Microsoft system application tools
- Experience and/or knowledge in a manufacturing and/or repair depot environment
- Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance (US Citizenship is a prerequisite.)
  Basic Qualifications for a Principal: - Bachelor's degree with 6 years of relevant experience or Master's degree with 4 years of relevant experience
- Proficiency with Microsoft system application tools
- Experience and/or knowledge in a manufacturing and/or repair depot environment
- Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance (US Citizenship is a prerequisite.)

Preferred Qualifications:
- Knowledge of repair depot operations strongly preferred
- Experience interpreting engineering drawings
- Technical background
- Experience in proposal roles and responsibilities a plus
- Experience in SAP (MES) (or related) and Gold knowledge
- Experience working with radar related technologies
- Operational and sustainment repair support experience
- Material management experience
- Vendor and logistics/supply chain experience
- Experience with cost, schedule, project leadership
- BS in Business, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering,
- People leadership and familiarity with DOD Operations
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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