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Business Operations Manager 3

Requisition ID: R10092404

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Linthicum, MD, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (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.

The Operations function within Mission Systems sector is seeking an innovative, self-starter leader who is enthusiastic about change, always looking for ways to get work done more efficiently and more effectively. The role will provide for flexibility and will offer a hybrid schedule with work location of Linthicum, Maryland.

This role serves as the business operations face of the Sector Vice President, Operations and Sector Quality Executive and the Operations leadership team and serves on the Operations Leadership Team (OpsLT).   

The candidate must possess strong leadership abilities, excellent communications skills and effective problem-solving capabilities.  They must be knowledgeable of Operations function, 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.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing performance, schedule and execution of ongoing projects and serve as liaison between the OpsLT and counterparts in other functions and sector/divisions to share information and provide support to benefit overall operations execution. 
  • Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives.
  • Develops mechanisms for monitoring Operations goal progress and for intervention and problem solving with Operations staff and support functions. 
  • Identify and lead functional focus areas initiatives for improvement/streamlining, development and execution of operational initiatives driven by operational goals and sector-specific objectives; assist with initiatives that eliminate non-value-added activities at all levels in the organization.
  • Responsible for preparing for and facilitating a broad range of Functional Operations organization meetings and events including leading and managing weekly/monthly/quarterly reviews, the senior leadership team’s biweekly staff meeting agenda, the bi-annual leadership summit, site visits, and other meetings/reviews.
  • Integrates day-to-day operational objectives to meet organizational goals. Assists in managing the Linthicum campus site operations.
  • Participates on the Operations Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging advisory board. Serves as a model and leader of DEI&B as a representative of the Operations Vice President and the OpsLT.

Ability and willingness to travel to the various sites within the Sector as a representative of the Operations Vice President.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 9 plus years of work experience in project/program management or relevant business experience and a wide variety of project types (professional services, systems engineering/integration, and software development, and operations).
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills, as well as project management, analytical, planning, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and teamwork skills
  • Ability to travel domestically (up to 10%)
  • Must be eligible for Security Clearance (Secret)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS or MBA degree in a technical, business or related field
  • Strong NG understanding and proven experience effectively working within and through NG (and/or a similar) corporate culture
  • Demonstrated ability to understand detailed program financial performance; strong problem solving and analytical skills; ability to make recommendations and provide guidance to effectively bring projects to completion
  • Demonstrated ability to support complex programs while collaborating with multiple stakeholders including Operations, human resources, financial management, strategic planning
  • The ability to balance and influence multiple competing priorities and individuals
  • Comprehensive knowledge of company and sector operations, policies, procedures and command media.
  • Minimum Security Clearance: Secret


Salary Range: $139,000 USD - $208,400 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.