Mgr Programs 2

Requisition ID: R10015371

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego - CA, 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: 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 is seeking a Program Manager in the Communications Solutions Business Unit to join their F-35 Communications, Navigation and identification (CNI) Sustainment team in San Diego, CA. The successful Program Manager candidate will:

  • Be responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of Sustainment programs;

  • Participate in the negotiation of contract and contract changes;

  • Coordinate the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contracts;

  • Act as the primary customer contact for program activities leading program review sessions with the customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance;

  • Seek new business opportunities;

  • Establish milestones and monitor adherence to master plans and schedules;

  • Identify program problems and obtain solutions (such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications);

  • Direct the work of employees assigned to the program from technical, manufacturing, Supply Chain, Mission Assurance, Business Management, administrative and other areas of the program.

Program Manager responsibilities include:

  • Establishing strong business relationships with customer leadership teams and creating effective partnerships across functions including business management, Engineering, Manufacturing and Logistics as well as other Profit & Loss organizations;

  • Proactively identifying trends, risks, and opportunities on the program and developing solutions in partnership with peers, matrix leadership, and other business leaders;

  • Using data and analytics, developing solutions to current business issues as well as proactively engaging in risk mitigation;

  • Analyzing and concisely presenting information to the management team to enable good business decisions;

  • Providing day-to-day people leadership of the team and creating an environment that accelerates development of talent;

  • Addressing cost, schedule, and technical quality for related Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) elements on Sustainment contracts.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 7 years of related experience

  • Demonstrated understanding of EVMS and Risk and Opportunity Management

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment

  • Effective communication and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience/familiarity with F-35 CNI products, test equipment, and Lockheed Martin

  • Previous program management or business management experience

  • Active Secret Clearance

Salary Range: 140600 - 210800

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.