Dir Programs 2

Requisition ID: 20030192

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Woodland Hills
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 50 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Northrop Grumman, Mission Systems is looking for a Director, Programs 2 to support the Emerging Systems and Strategic Initiatives (ESSI) 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 (IDS) Operating Unit. Key objectives include execution of full development lifecycle (conceptualization thru sustainment) for the products and meeting contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, strategic investment planning, product roadmaps and capture pursuits to ensure the continued growth of the operating unit. 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 ensuring the 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 • Manage a team of program directors and managers • 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, CPFF LOE, FMS, DCS) • 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.   Preferred Qualifications: - Prior experience supporting Integrated Digital System products and technologies - Prior experience implementing strong Systems Engineering practices - Prior experience managing software development programs with agile and open architecture from concept thru formal test - Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) - Prior experience with execution of large, multi-year development and production 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) - Strong concise oral and written communication skills


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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. 



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