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Requisition ID: R10075953

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: McLean, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • 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, Defense Systems is looking for a Program Director 1 to support the Sector’s Quality and Operational Excellence Organization. The primary objective will be the leadership of program management discipline and effectiveness on captures and programs across the division. The individual will lead a team focused on continuous improvement of division program execution and serve as the sector lead for cross-functional organizational alignment to achieve increased program execution results.

The individual is responsible for Program Management / Program Execution process, tools, innovation and leadership development across the division and in coordination with enterprise and sector frameworks. The individual will support the coordination and management of all phases of execution, from inception (proposal development) through completion (contract closeout).

Primary focus areas will include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the Non Advocate Review (NAR) Lead for the Sector
  • Lead performance of independent reviews on programs across the division
  • Awareness, education and implementation to internal processes for Program Management
  • Enable cross-functional program teams
  • Awareness and compliance to implementation Earned Value Management (EVM) methodology
  • Effectiveness of risk & opportunity management practices across programs to include the identification of R&O, the quantification of R&O and the mitigation / realization of R&O, to include application of common tools across division programs
  • Continuous improvement of internal reporting systems (i.e. IPRS) metrics to provide key insights to management
  • Development and delivery of presentations to sector, division, and program stakeholders
  • Understanding of execution strategies for a variety of proposals and contract types (FFP, CPFF)
  • Support process and gate reviews of proposals and strategic business focus
  • Integration with Digital Transformation and Lean Agile Principles

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 10 plus years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting Department of Defense or Government contracts.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance up to Top Secret.
  • Familiarity and application of NG Program Management processes and tools on programs.
  • Experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements.
  • Demonstrated success aligning teams, organizations or employee resource groups to achieve a common goal.
  • Demonstrated ability to see strategic opportunities and innovation across broad portfolio of division programs.
  • Proven success in influencing individuals and teams who do not directly report to you.
  • Ability to travel up to 25%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in forming and leading independent review teams, to include the ability to come up the learning curve on multiple programs in a short amount of time.
  • 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 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.
  • The ability to initiate, develop, integrate, execute, direct and control program plans and cost and schedule baselines that meet both program contractual requirements and stakeholder expectations.
  • 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 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, select, direct and manage subcontract and supply chain elements of the program in a manner that supports program goals and company strategy.
  • 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.
  • The coordination and management of all phases of execution, from inception (proposal development) through completion

Salary Range: $171,100 USD - $297,200 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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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.