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Manager Programs 1

Requisition ID: R10068176

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SAP
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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 Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for a Manager, Programs Level 1 to support the Advanced EOIR and Space Systems Operating Unit in the Multi-Function Systems Business Unit within Emerging Capabilities Development at Rolling Meadows.

What you’ll get to do:

Supports the direction of all activities of the program from inception through completion. Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance on a portfolio of programs and IRAD activities. Supports the OU business operations as it relates to labs, office areas, salesforce, workload forecasting, staffing, and clearance coordination with NG security. Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes. Participates in the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements, budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract. Acts as deputy to program manager for customer contact for program activities, supporting program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance. Establishes objectives, criteria and strategies for success. Develops new business or expands the program scope with the program manager. Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to plans and schedules, identifies program problems and develops solutions. Directs the work of employees assigned to the program from engineering, manufacturing and administrative areas.

Primary responsibilities are the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of a small portfolio of programs within the Advanced EOIR and Space Systems OU, but are not limited to: 

  • Cultivating customer relationships and intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community
  • Leading and directing cross-functional Integrated Program Teams (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives
  • Measuring and reporting program performance
  • Delivering presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders
  • Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, budgets, schedule requirements, and key terms and conditions
  • Establishing objectives for engineering efforts
  • Identification, distribution, tracking, and completion of program requirements
  • Development of and adherence to budget baselines using cost control methodologies
  • Identifying, allocating and managing program resources
  • Managing Government/customer supplied property or information (GFE, CFE, etc.)
  • Managing suppliers to meet program objectives
  • Adherence to all internal processes, policies, and applicable industry standards
  • Ensuring program team understands and adheres to contract scope, and manages change
  • Conducting risk & opportunity management practices including identification, mitigation and realization

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years, or Master’s and 3+ years’ experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries.
  • 2 years of experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account manager.
  • 3 years of demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal.
  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years IPT leadership / management experience.
  • Secret clearance.

Salary Range: $114,200 USD - $171,200 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.