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Director Operations Program Engineering 1

Requisition ID: R10064313

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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.

The Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector in San Diego has an immediate opening for a Director 1, Operations Program Engineering for Networked Information Solutions Division Operations. This position will report directly to the Director, NIS Operations.

The Director will be responsible for operating in a team environment supporting Operating Units (OU) within the Communications Solution Business Unit and Networking Solutions Business Unit in addition to the Cyber and Information Systems BU. This individual will work with leadership, program managers, customers, and peer organizations to lead our manufacturing teams to improve operational efficiency, implement optimal solutions, and define end-to-end manufacturing, integration & test strategies, and facilities. The Director will be the primary point of contact for San Diego, Cincinnati, McClellan, AJ/NoVA operations and manufacturing needs for these BUs.

The Director must be knowledgeable of the business acquisition process, program life cycle, manufacturing capabilities, scheduling techniques, continuous improvement strategies, manufacturing readiness assessments, compliance requirements and financial practices to execute cost and schedule objectives and implement strategic initiatives.  She/he must possess strong leadership abilities, excellent communications skills, and effective problem-solving capabilities. The individual will be responsible for recruiting and mentoring future leaders, training and skill development initiatives, and promoting engagement and inclusion activities. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to influence up and down the chain of command is required, as is a proven track record of innovation, problem solving, and career development.

The Director will represent Operations at all required levels within these BUs to achieve Program and Manufacturing objectives to support the Annual Operating Plan. The Director will align the business area and manufacturing strategies, execution roadmaps, and investment opportunities to drive the BU’s Long Range Strategic Plan.
 
Responsibilities include:

  • An understanding of Primary Manufacturing Operations interface with the Program Office, Business Management, Engineering, Supply Chain Management and Mission Assurance on all aspects of manufacturing programs
  • Overall responsibility for managing proposals, production planning and execution of manufacturing programs, while monitoring and addressing all cost, schedule, performance, and quality issues
  • Leads multifunctional teams, including Operations functional support organizations, to ensure all program and manufacturing goals and objectives are met
  • Acts as the key point of contact for senior leadership on all contract and program related matters
  • Provides oversight and accountability for all OPM/OEM (Operations Project Manager/Operations Execution Manager) related activities to ensure compliance with company objectives and obligations
  • Manages all financial and budgetary aspects of their organization
  • Ensures the department is adequately staffed to meet business demands
  • Responsible for employee development, performance management, and employee engagement activities

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience (8 years with a Master's degree) 
  • At least 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 5+ years of direct people leadership experience
  • Working knowledge of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems
  • Experience developing proposals and managing program execution with a demonstrated ability to create, track and meet schedules
  • Experience with the execution and cost management of programs
  • Working knowledge of financial management including projects, process control and budgets
  • The ability to obtain a Secret clearance; US citizenship is required.
  • The ability to work on site in San Diego.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in STEM related discipline or MBA
  • A current Secret clearance
  • A career history that demonstrates progressive leadership experience in manufacturing/production, operations, program management, or related area
  • A background in and understanding of manufacturing and or engineering processes, technologies, and programs 
  • Experience in proposals, business development, acquisitions, and associated customer interactions 
  • Product transition from development to production methodology and implementation
  • Knowledge and experience in Manufacturing and Supply Chain as well as a strong customer domain knowledge
  • Experience supporting cross-sector initiatives and/or programs
  • Experience in work that crosses typical organizational, site, sector boundaries and that consolidates, transfers manufacturing operations
  • Continuous improvement and problem-solving tools and techniques

Salary Range: $163,800 USD - $245,600 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.