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Manager Programs 3

Requisition ID: R10065477

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: McClellan, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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, Mission Systems is looking for a Manager, Programs Level 3 to support the SIGINT Operating Unit within the Cyber and Intelligence Solutions Business Unit.

The successful candidate will be responsible for management of the USAF family of programs, including 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 matrixed-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals.

Program Managers are responsible for leading all phases of execution, from inception (proposal development) through completion (contract closeout) or re-compete. Primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Develop customer relationships and cultivate customer intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community
  • Leading and directing a cross-functional Integrated Program Team (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical objectives
  • Development and delivery of presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders
  • Develop new business opportunities through long term strategic planning, capture planning and proposal development
  • Knowledge and execution of a variety of proposal and contract types (FFP, CPFF, etc...)
  • Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work
  • Negotiation and establishment of schedule milestones, payment, and other key contract terms and conditions.
  • Adherence to all internal processes for Program Management
  • Completion and tracking of the Contract Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • Ensure program team understands & adheres to the contract scope.
  • Development and adherence to Integrated Master Schedules (IMS)
  • Development and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost & schedule control methodologies and tools
  • Thorough risk & opportunity management to include identification, mitigation and realization
  • Submission of program performance in internal reporting systems (i.e. IPRS)
  • Coordination of Contract Change Board activities internally and with the customer, to include Engineering Change Proposals (ECP)
  • Government Property (GFE, CFE, etc.) tracking and management
  • Addressing workforce planning needs, as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years’ experience supporting Government contracts
  • 4 additional years of experience will be considered in lieu of Bachelor's degree
  • Strong SIGINT technical background including experience in developing SIGINT hardware and software solutions
  • 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
  • Demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal
  • The ability to effectively plan, define, establish, communicate, monitor, and control scope to ensure that all of the work required and only the work required is performed.
  • The ability to identify and address program impacts through a systematic, proactive, approach to issue and problem resolution that identifies, communicates, monitors, and promptly resolves conflicts across all levels of the program.
  • Strong emphasis on organic program growth, growth of programs, and overall business development initiatives. The ideal candidate will come to the position with ideas on how to foster growth opportunities and leverage existing relationships in the interest of gaining new business. Portfolio growth is a key for this role.
  • Active TS/SCI clearance


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Existing knowledge of and relationships with US Air Force
  • The ability to apply knowledge, insights and understanding of business and financial concepts, tools and processes to the benefit of program decisions, actions, and performance.
  • The ability to manage communications with stakeholders through organized processes to ensure that program information is defined, collected, shared, understood, stored and retrieved in a manner that effectively meets program and stakeholder needs.
  • The ability to recognize and respond to customer needs in order to develop additional sales that support organizational objectives.
  • The ability to identify, orchestrate, coordinate and controls the management activities and processes that integrate program interdependencies throughout their life cycle to achieve successful program completion.
  • The ability to plan and execute a project quality management system to satisfy quality requirements and create a project value system which emphasizes prevention over inspection and continuous process improvement.
  • The ability to define, document, analyze, trace, prioritize, and confirm requirements throughout the entire program life cycle.
  • The ability to plan for, identify, estimate, cost, acquire, schedule, and retire resources needed to satisfy program requirements within organizational constraints.
  • The ability to address program uncertainty through an organized and analytical forward looking approach that identifies risks and opportunities, determines appropriate handling plans, and manages, controls, and communicates risks and opportunities throughout the lifecycle of the program.
  • The ability to establish and apply a technical performance baseline to monitor and compare key program technical performance measures, assess program and product status, and take appropriate action to maintain conformance with the baseline.
  • Consistently makes time to seek and incorporate input from customers and understand their expectations. Demonstrates commitment and energy to meet customer needs. Builds strong relationships with strategic partners and key suppliers. Guides program team and support functions on how to take action to satisfy customer expectations

Salary Range: $171,000 USD - $256,400 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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