Manager Programs 1

Requisition ID: 20033365

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Iuka, Mississippi
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career. Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems sector is looking for a Manager, Programs Level 1 to support the ACS organization/business unit in Iuka, MS. The primary objective will be the delivery of all contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements and creating customer intimacy to support value creation strategies and actions.  The individual will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals. Program Managers are responsible for leading all phases of the program life cycle from inception (proposal development) through startup, execution, and completion (contract closeout).  Primary responsibilities are the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of company programs or subsystems and include, but are not limited to:  
  • Cultivating customer relationships and intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community
  • Developing new business opportunities through long term strategic planning, capture planning, and development of proposals and business plans
  • Establishing a program organization that effectively addresses customer requirements and incorporates the necessary internal and external sub-organizations
  • Leading and directing cross-functional Integrated Program Teams (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives
  • Measuring and reporting program performance
  • Delivering presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders
  • Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, specifications, operating budgets, schedule milestones, and key terms and conditions
  • Establishing design concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test
  • Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work
  • Identification, distribution, tracking, and completion of program requirements
  • Establishment and management of the program and subordinate baselines
  • Development and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost & schedule control methodologies and tools
  • Identifying, allocating and managing program resources, including workforce planning
  • Managing Government/customer supplied property or information (GFE, CFE, etc.)
  • Managing suppliers to meet program objectives
  • Adherence to all internal processes, policies, and applicable industry standards
  • Ensuring program team understands and adheres to contract scope, and manages change through control board activities
  • Development and adherence to master plans and schedules
  • Conducting thorough risk & opportunity management practices including identification, mitigation and realization

Basic Qualifications:
  • This position requires an active, in-scope DoD Secret Security Clearance reviewed within 5 years, and the ability to obtain and maintain Program Special access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its needs
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years’ experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries, or Master’s and 0 years’ experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries. 
  • An additional 4 years’ experience in the ACS Program will be considered in lieu of education
  • 2 years of experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account manager
  • 2 years of demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal
  • Experience with scheduling and finance to drive adherence to EVMS system
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Pre-existing customer relationship
  • Special Program access
  • Microsoft office suite, with emphasis on Power Point and Project scheduling 
Competencies for Success:
  • Possess strong leadership and organizational skills with the ability to work effectively in an environment with multiple, often conflicting requirements and priorities.
  • Possess a proven track record in using metrics to drive performance success on managed programs
  • Excellent external and internal communication and presentation skills         
  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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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.


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