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Obsolescence Program Manager (M2)

Requisition ID: R10053370

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Woodland Hills, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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’s Mission Systems sector has an opening for an Obsolescence Program Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.  This is a hybrid position*, which may be filled in either Woodland Hills, CA or Salt Lake City, UT.

The Obsolescence Program Manager will be responsible for managing obsolescence to enable longevity in the product lifecycle across the NACS BU.  This individual will address Diminishing Manufacturing Sources (DMS) / obsolescence activities across the entire product lifecycle, from proposal through sustainment activities; develop processes and lead working group meetings to track status and action items; measure and track internal metrics to ensure processes are being followed and implemented.

As the obsolescence program manager, you will provide technical leadership and expertise in design, implementation and coordination of obsolescence management solutions needed to support business sales and service plans.  This includes working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, for the long-term support of component obsolescence and the continuing support of delivered, in work and future products.   The role has the responsibility to develop and communicate the vision and strategy for execution of DMS/obsolescence processes while leveraging new internal, industry, and customer developments. This will include the requirement to maintain a continuous process improvement culture within the organization, as well as, creating, capturing, and analyzing metrics aimed at maintaining or improving organizational health indices.

As an Obsolescence Manager you will be responsible for:
  • Developing Obsolescence Management Strategies and executing mitigation strategies to ensure proactive obsolescence management and where possible develop a model for solving obsolescence related problems.
  • Sustaining obsolescence management processes ensuring key aspects such as: data collection, analysis, and review are appropriate for product type, and are supporting the business needs for obsolescence management
  • Working with key stakeholders to ensure compliance to the obsolescence management process and building awareness of obsolescence management process within the broader engineering community
  • Conducting thorough life obsolescence management planning across the product portfolio and obsolescence impact assessments
  • Reporting on the Product Lifecycle Status, including the impact of obsolete parts on the business and preparing Product Obsolescence Dashboards/Reports
  • Supporting the review board decision making process and supporting product development roadmap decision making
  • Providing portfolio management of all obsolescence projects and initiatives from creation, through execution to successful implementation into our product portfolio, utilizing an agile project management approach.
  • Developing and growing partnerships with External companies to enable fast to act responses and execution of any product obsolescence projects.
  • Report findings to senior level management

*Hybrid positions offer a flexible work model that blends (in office) onsite work and telework.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline with 9 years of associated job experience, or 7 years associated work experience with MS degree, or 13 years equivalent work experience in production, integration, or equivalent logistics fields in lieu of a degree
  • Proven leadership experience on a project and/or team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Power Point or Outlook)
  • Working knowledge of SAP or comparable ERP software
  • Experience within the field of obsolescence management
  • Familiarity with tools used in managing obsolescence to identify, forecast, and resolve obsolete component issues
  • Ability to accomplish required tasks in alignment with organizational policies and precedents.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Security Clearance
  • Experience in SAP or comparable ERP software
  • Ability to present for functional homeroom and program reviews
  • Working knowledge of Manufacturing Execution software

Salary Range: $143,500 USD - $215,300 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.