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Manager, Project Management 3

Requisition ID: R10060467

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Plymouth, Minnesota, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (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.

Northrop Grumman is looking for a Manager, Project Management 3 for the Armament Systems Business Unit reporting directly to the VP; serving as a Chief of Staff, ensuring all aspects of the Business Unit operations are effective and efficient.  This position will be located in Plymouth, MN.

The selected candidate will be a member of the Armament Systems Leadership Team and work directly with the VP and the Armament Systems Leadership to organize and facilitate day-to-day operational aspects of the Business Unit.  

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Integrate day-to-day operational objectives to meet the Business Unit’s financial, non-financial goals and assigned Sector Operating Objectives (SOOs)
  • Work with leadership to identify Business Unit focus areas for process improvement/streamlining and development and execution of operational initiatives
  • Support the development and execution of the Business Unit’s Annual Operating Plan and Long Range Strategic Plan (AOP/LRSP) to include the planning of resources to achieve the plans
  • Prepare Business Unit VP for all senior level internal meetings and customer engagements with relevant information/materials such as talking points and relevant background information
  • Support Armament Systems business rhythms and coordinate the development, review and periodic reporting of applicable Business Unit operating objectives, and non-financial metrics
  • Ensure deliverables required by Division level business rhythms are coordinated among the staff and delivered timely
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the VP and the Armament System’s leadership team 
  • Drive execution of strategic initiatives and tasks initiated by the VP by working with cross-functional teams and business leaders across the organization
  • Act as a focal point for communication and collaboration among Armament Systems functional leaders and operations
  • Anticipate and proactively manage the materials, data and presentation needs for upcoming meetings and events
  • Support employee engagement activities such as VP Leadership All Hands, and Leader Site Visits
  • Leads internal special projects as requested by the VP, to include activities such as: establishing and leading a cross-functional team, developing and monitoring objectives, briefing senior leaders, and facilitating broader communication across division employees as appropriate.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 10 years of related experience and minimum of 7 years project management experience
  • Must be able to operate very effectively in an ambiguous environment; identify and proactively determine the best ways to address issues or tasks without specific direction
  • Possess a strategic mindset; identify areas for improvement within the division and bridge gaps between functions to drive implementation of improvements in identified need areas
  • Successful candidate must think ahead to anticipate potential challenges; ensuring they are addressed in advance or providing recommended options to leadership when necessary. Must collaborate well with the Business Unit Leadership Team and possess the ability to influence without direct authority to produce results/outcomes
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks and projects within critical deadlines
  • Strong data analytic capability and attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills, as well as project management, analytical, planning, and presentation skills are required
  • Demonstrated ability to build and foster effective relationships with others, including ability to interact effectively with senior level management
  • Demonstrated ability to respect confidentiality and safeguard sensitive information
  • Demonstrated ability to understand detailed program financial performance; strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to make recommendations and provide guidance to effectively bring projects to completion
  • Highly advanced Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of company and sector operations, policies, procedures and command media.
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 10% domestically
  • Must have the ability to obtain Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
  • MS or MBA degree in a technical, business or related field
  • PMP or similar certification
  • Strong understanding of Northrop Grumman culture and demonstrated success effectively working within company’s organization, processes, and procedures
  • Experience with the Defense Community customers
  • Experience with international programs, operations and businesses


Salary Range: $134,800 USD - $202,200 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.