Mgr Programs 2

Requisition ID: R10018634

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Rocket Center - WV, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Any (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 Defense Systems is seeking a Program Manager to direct and oversee a major production program in our Tactical Propulsion Market Area. 
The PM directs all phases of the program from inception (proposal development) through completion (contract closeout). The PM is responsible for the cost, schedule, and technical execution for all elements of the program, overseeing a cross-function team of professionals generating approximately $50M in annual sales.
The PM will be responsible for managing the customer relationships, needs, and expectations as well as driving the execution of the production program. The desired candidate must have good interpersonal skills to
build and maintain a strong, trust-based and transparent relationship with the customer, their IPT (Integrated Program Team) and the Senior Leadership Team.

Summary and related Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute all aspects of contracted program.  The PM has complete responsibility for successfully managing all technical, financial, contractual and schedule aspects of multiple programs.
  • Has P&L responsibility for assigned programs.
  • Leads a cross functional team of associates with a wide range of skill sets, ensuring roles and responsibilities of all team members are well understood and executed.
  • Provide overall leadership to program team and ensure technical compliance.
  • Acts as customer interface for program activities. 
  • Leads program review sessions with the customer to address cost, schedule and technical performance.
  • Manages subcontractor actions and performance.
  • Develops and manages performance metrics on assigned program to drive continuous improvement.
  • Identifies and executes plans to mitigate program risks.
  • Ensures program-wide focus on safety, reliability, cost and schedule, and Quality.
  • Develops strong customer relationships and cultivates customer intimacy
  • Acts as the primary customer interface for Northrop Grumman
  • Leeds the planning and execution of follow-on proposals and other business development activities.
  • Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes
  • Develops and delivers presentations to customers, management, and other program stakeholders
  • Performs risk and opportunity management

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and minimum of 5 years of related work experience.  Additional 4 years of applied experience can be substituted for degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing mid to large size programs or similar work experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
    Ability to independently organize work, prioritize tasks and manage multiple and changing priorities
  • Ability to travel (5% t0 10%)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams
  • Demonstrated ability to develop customer relationships
  • Must be a US Citizen and have the ability to obtain a secret clearance
  • Experience with executing DoD product manufacturing contracts.
  • Experience with USG FAR and DFAR regulations
  • Available to provide after-hours and/or weekend Program Management support as needed (on rare occasions)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Direct work experience with Department of Defense Government and Major Prime Contractors (Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing)
  • Previous Profit and Loss responsibility
  • Experience with manufacturing  Tactical Propulsion  energetic products
  • Active security clearance.
  • Experience managing both CPFF and FFP contract types with profit and loss responsibility

Salary Range: 123900 - 185900

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.