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Mgr Programs 3

Requisition ID: R10023171

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Mesa - AZ, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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: 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’s Armaments Systems Business Unit is looking for a Manager, Programs Level 3 to lead the Medium Caliber Guns Operating Unit Aftermarket Services (AMS) department in Mesa, AZ.

This position’s will focus on internal execution of service, sustainment, and training contracts by leading an established Integrated Project Team (IPT) as well as a diverse team of Technical/Field Service and Project Management professionals. The selected candidate will further support financial planning, program execution reporting, growth and retention of team members, and support of proposal activities related to the AMS product portfolio.

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 scope, cost, schedule, and technical performance of company programs or subsystems and include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the daily execution of programs within the construct of the product portfolio and the Guns production system
  • Cultivating customer relationships and intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community
  • Establishing and clearly communicating program objectives and performance to Guns Operating Unit and Business Unit leadership
  • 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
  • Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, specifications, operating budgets, schedule milestones, and key terms and conditions
  • 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
  • Develops relationships with vendors and suppliers, in coordination with subcontracts management and quality Functions, to meet program objectives
  • 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
  • Overall responsibility for resource planning and availability of Field Service and Technical Writing staff for all Operating Unit portfolios.
  • Responsible for performance, compensation and development management processes for direct reports.
  • Manage and accountability for department budget and expenses.
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives and lead continuous improvement activities within the overall AMS department.

Job Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years, or Master’s and 7 years experience supporting U.S. Government and/or commercial contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries
  • 5 years leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team lead, or cost account manager
  • Demonstrated ability to manage teams of individual contributors and managers, to include the performance of diverse personalities, manage conflict, and administer performance improvement plans as needed.
  • Experience with coaching, developing talent, and maintaining the accountability of direct reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage revenue, profit and cash performance of programs
  • Strong formal and informal communication skills with all levels of internal and external management
  • Defense Industry and DOD contract experience desired
  • Ability to manage risk to reduce likelihood and severity of program impacts
  • Ability to operate in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment
  • Strategic thinker with excellent organizational skills
  • Able to travel both international and domestically up to 25% of the time

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree or MBA
  • Engineering or technical background
  • Experience in product development projects and sustainment of legacy programs for complex aerospace or defense systems.
  • International business experience desired, including contract negotiation and program execution
  • Prior experience with large or medium caliber military armaments, or related systems
  • Indirect Budget Management – Forecasting & Management
  • Experience with being a manager of managers.
  • Prior experience with, or management of, Aftermarket Services (AMS), Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), program sustainment, Reliability & Maintainability planning, logistics support planning, and/or operational availability planning.


Salary Range: 147700 - 221500

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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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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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