Mgr Programs 1

Requisition ID: R10022517

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Northridge - CA, 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: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% 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.

PROGRAM MANAGER 1– Advanced Programs

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems Sector, Weapons Systems Division, Advanced Weapons Business Unit is seeking a Program Manager 1 to lead various tactical missile production and development programs and capture new business.  The position is physically located in Northridge, California and remote work is not available for this position.

The leader in this exciting and challenging role will be responsible for the complete missile development lifecycle which includes:

  • Lead a continuous improvement culture focused on employee engagement to drive business performance
  • Responsibility for program P&L, schedule, and technical performance on internal investments focused on future missile development programs
  • Lead the preparation of competitive proposals to capture new business in the US missile market
  • Develop growth strategies to increase program orders and develop new business opportunities
  • Develop product and technology road maps
  • Focus on developing strong customer relationships

Qualifications - External

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related degree
  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with DoD Research and Development contracts
  • Experience developing proposals for DoD customers
  • The candidate should have a history of versatile and dynamic leadership and possess the ability to forge strong customer and teammate relationships and to build, maintain, and motivate a high performance execution team
  • Ability to travel approximately 10% to forge customer relationships and grow the business
  • Candidate should be a strong collaborator with the ability to work across multiple areas within Northrop Grumman and be comfortable navigating a matrixed environment
  • Active Secret Clearance with in-scope periodic investigation within last 5 years, and eligibility to receive additional clearances

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience on missile development programs
  • Experience on missile production programs
  • Experience with agile processes and tools

Salary Range: 119600 - 179400

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 ( 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 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.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.