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Program Manager 2 (Strike Capture Team) – Melbourne, FL

Requisition ID: R10037132

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Program Manager 2 (Capture Team) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within the Strike Division. This leadership role is located in Melbourne, FL.

This role will lead a capture team within the Strike Division growth organization as part of a large, classified program.  Efforts associated with the team includes capture of new hardware/software development efforts integrated into an existing complex airborne weapon system.  The team is currently involved in the capture and execution of multiple efforts.  The selected candidate will lead the capture efforts with a team of 3+ permanent members, supplemented by subject matter experts from other disciplines as needed. The role will lead these teams through shaping, proposal, and negotiation phases for contracts ranging from $5-100M.  The position requires a high degree of collaboration skills working across other parts of the company, as well as ability to provide insight into the status of multiple capture efforts at various levels of leadership.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Directs all phases of program capture from inception through contract award.
  • Responsible for the cost, schedule, and technical content of proposals, ranging from CRAD study contracts to major programs.
  • Participates in the negotiation of contracts and contract changes.
  • Coordinates the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets, and financial terms/conditions of new contracts.
  • Acts as primary customer contact for capture activities, leading review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical requirements.
  • Establishes design concepts, criteria and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration, and test.
  • Develops new business or expands the product line with the customer.
  • Establishes capture plans and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies issues and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing capture approach.
  • Directs the work of employees assigned to the capture team from technical, manufacturing, and administrative areas.

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 you 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 develop 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.

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our “Selecting the Best Qualified Managers” video: www.northropgrumman.com/SQMVideo

Basic Qualifications:  

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree AND 7 years of related professional/military experience in project/program management that includes a background in leading capture efforts, OR a Master’s degree AND 5 years of related professional/military experience in project/program management that includes a background in leading capture efforts.
  • Must have demonstrated success aligning teams, organizations, or employee resource groups to achieve a common goal.
  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance (or higher) that was granted or renewed in the last 6 years or is currently under continuous evaluation, with the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance with Full Scope Poly
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR).

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Capture Knowledge and Experience
  • Experience on programs that involve integration of new capabilities into existing airborne weapons systems
  • Experience with high impact, rapid acquisition customers such as DARPA, AF-RCO, AFRL, SCA, etc.
  • Active Top Secret/SCI Clearance with Full Scope Poly
  • Current Special Program Access (PAR)
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Salary Range: $123,900 USD - $185,900 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.