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Director Programs 2

Requisition ID: R10064906

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Woodland Hills, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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 looking for a Director, Programs 2 to support the Navigation and Cockpit Systems (NACS) business unit. Reporting to the business unit Vice President, the director is responsible for leading a team of program directors, managers and capture teams in our Integrated Digital Systems Operating Unit. Key objectives include execution of hardware and software development programs meeting contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, and strategic investment planning, product roadmaps and capture pursuits to ensure the continued growth of the OU. The individual will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals.

Operating Unit Directors are responsible for developing a performance and growth strategy for their teams, and ensuring coordination and management of all phases of execution, from inception (proposal development) through completion (contract closeout). Primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring adherence to all internal processes for Program Management
  • Manages a set of programs and program managers, ensuring:
  • Completion and tracking of the Contract Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • Development and adherence to Integrated Master Schedules (IMS)
  • Development and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) methodologies and tools
  • Submission of program performance in internal reporting systems (i.e. IPRS)
  • Coordination of Contract Change Board activities internally and with the customer, to include Engineering Change Proposals (ECP)
  • Government Property (GFE, CFE, etc.) tracking and management
  • Development and delivery of presentations to customers, management, and other program stakeholders
  • Development of Long Range Strategic Plans and associated Investment Planning of IRAD, Bid and Proposal, and Marketing and Selling expenses
  • Knowledge and execution of a variety of proposal and contract types (FFP, CPFF)
  • Proposal development / capture planning and strategy  
  • Negotiation and establishment of schedule milestones, payment, and other key contract terms and conditions.
  • Development of customer relationships, cultivation of customer intimacy and coordination of captures with Business Development

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 10 years’, or Master’s and 8 years’ experience supporting Department of Defense, Government contracts, or project management in other industries.
  • Experience leading a team of program managers
  • Demonstrated success aligning teams, organizations or employee resource groups to achieve a common goal.
  • Experience managing communications with stakeholders through organized processes to ensure that program information is defined, collected, shared, understood, stored and retrieved in a manner that effectively meets program and stakeholder needs.
  • The ability to address uncertainty through an organized and analytical forward looking approach that identifies risks and opportunities, determines appropriate handling plans, and manages, controls, and communicates risks and opportunities.
  • The ability to plan for, identify, estimate, cost, acquire, schedule, and retire resources needed to satisfy program requirements within organizational constraints.
  • The ability to apply knowledge, insights and understanding of business and financial concepts, tools and processes to the benefit of program decisions, actions, and performance.
  • Active Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience supporting rotary wing customers
  • Prior experience leading production and O&R type contracts
  • Prior experience implementing strong Systems Engineering practices
  • Prior experience managing software development programs through Systems Integration and Test
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA)
  • Prior experience with execution of large, multi-year development contracts and programs
  • Prior experience with Earned Value Management (EVM) and MS Project
  • Familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR)

Salary Range: $237,800 USD - $356,800 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

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.

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.