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Director of Business Management 1: Sentinel Business Management Program Execution – Roy, UT

Requisition ID: R10101751

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • LocationLocation: Roy, UT, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems seeks to fill the Sentinel Business Management Execution Director role, Director of Business Management 1, based out of our Roy, UT location.

Northrop Grumman was awarded a contract for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the Sentinel program in September 2020. A program of mega-project scale, competitive flexibility and digital transformation are key to delivering a weapon system that will continue to evolve to outpace the threat and achieve and be affordably maintained and sustained over the expected 75+ year life. The Sentinel program modernizes nearly every facet of the land leg of the nuclear triad, including:

  • Developing a new intercontinental ballistic missile, including guidance, three stages of propulsion, and a reentry vehicle, and building 600+ missiles (400 deployed + spares for testing)

  • Completely refurbishing 450 buried launch facilities (silos) spread across ~30,000 square miles in five states

  • Developing, building, and populating launch control centers, similar to heritage missile alert facilities, in the missile wings

  • Fielding new communications infrastructure and building/consolidating hundreds of support facilities, including for security, training, maintenance, and testing

The Sentinel Business Management Execution (BME) Business Management Director will have accountability for developing, delivering, maintaining, and continuously improving processes, infrastructure, tools, and training to maximize compliance, operational efficiency, and quality of business management operations for the Sentinel program. Working in conjunction with the program planning and program integration teams, the BME Director will ensure cost and schedule teams have the process documentation, tools, resources, infrastructure, and training to effectively and efficiently deliver EVMS and forecast data within a robust, complaint EVM environment. The BME Director will also be accountable for the integration of business management team data into usable information for key decisionmakers within the Sentinel program and into the IPMDAR monthly CDRL deliverable. The Sentinel BME director will also be responsible for Global Supply Chain (GSC) Business Management function to include Material Cost Management, Material Pricing, Subcontract Management Team Business Management team processes. The BME Director will also partner with internal surveillance functions to ensure a robust audit plan, based on a comprehensive risk assessment is executed in support of an unwavering business systems compliance posture. The BME Director leads the program level Business Management support to program management office business rhythms across operations, and functions driving sustained rigor and compliance for weekly, monthly, and quarterly processes. The BME Director will partner with Strategic Deterrent Systems (SDS) functional Business Management leadership to ensure required staffing, processes and infrastructure are available to efficiently execute Business Management scope on the contract. The BME Director works closely with all Sentinel Program entities to align Sentinel Business Management Operations with strategic priorities and tactical tasking directed by program leadership. This position reports to the Sentinel Program Business Manager.

Sentinel Business Management Execution Business Management Director responsibilities include:

  • Delivering process documentation, infrastructure, tools, and training to support all aspects of day-to-day Segment Business Management execution ensuring timely, accurate, and complete business data/information delivery to program and segment leadership enabling effective decision making

  • Direct teams developing, deploying, maintaining, and delivering continuous improvement to all aspects of a fully compliant EVMS implementation

  • Development of rigorous and comprehensive series of controls and verifications that Business Management processes in support of program objectives are effective in design, evolving to changing program needs, effective/useful in implementation, and delivering the intended outcomes

  • Ensure timely development, review, and delivery of a high quality IPMDAR monthly CDRL deliverable with continuous customer engagement to ensure delivered product supports the customer’s mission

  • Support alignment of staffing resource forecasts that leverage business management data to program level staffing demand signals across all labor disciplines

  • Oversee Business Management process development for effective participation on Supplier Management Teams and translation of Supplier/IWO business data into the NG Prime level business system

  • Oversee the program level GSC Business Management process development and  implementation to include material cost management, material pricing support, and Subcontract Management Team (SMT) support

A successful candidate in this role will demonstrate:

  • Ability to cultivate and maintain trusted and empowered relationships with Internal Sentinel program and functional leaders and external counterparts

  • Success in flourishing in cross functional team environments mobilizing geographically distributed teams to the strategic objectives of large, complex organizations

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively both verbally, and in writing with all levels of management

  • Demonstrated success in empowering teams at the point of impact and fostering an environment of continuous learning and development

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.   

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience in defense, aerospace, or other relevant industry -OR- Master's degree and 8 years of experience in defense, aerospace, or other relevant industry

  • 3+ years leading and/or managing teams on complex projects

  • 3+ years leading business management teams in a fully compliant or deliberately tailored EVMS environment

  • Experience with the creation and quality assurance of customer financial deliverables

  • Experience with complex development programs with significant subcontractor and Inter/Intra company content

  • Experience with one or more aspect of the GSC Business Management function

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret clearance and additional SAP accesses.  US citizenship is a prerequisite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA, master’s degree in business related field or STEM field

  • Leadership experience in leading a effective, compliant material cost management function

  • Leadership experience with transition from development to production program phases

  • Experience with ICBM related programs and products

  • Ability to make tough, risk-based decisions and steer decisions based on evolving information

  • Possess an active DoD Secret level security clearance or higher clearance.

Salary Range: $160,400 USD - $240,600 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

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.