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Manager Programs 2 – Advanced Communications Apertures OU

Requisition ID: R10092212

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Baltimore, 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, 25% of the Time
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems (NGMS) Sector is looking for a Manager, Programs Level 2 to support the Advanced Communications Apertures Operating Unit (OU) within the Communications Systems Business Unit (BU) to successfully execute strategic initiative projects and program capture activities in Baltimore, MD. The primary objective will be supporting value creation strategies and actions, creating stakeholder intimacy while developing strategic roadmaps for a NGMS product line in support of captures, assisting with proposal preparation, submittal, & fact-finding.  The individual will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals.

What You'll Get to Do:

Program Managers are responsible for leading all phases of the program life cycle from inception (proposal development) through startup, execution, and completion (contract closeout). Primary responsibilities include:

  • Work in partnership with OU directors and program managers to cultivate customer relationship to develop opportunity.
  • Develop and adhere to capture plans and timelines; including proposal management plans across divisions.
  • Establish offers for recurring and non-recurring costs; partner and work collaboratively across divisions for offer development.
  • Develop and maintain affordability models.
  • Develop and close actions from strategic objectives.
  • Develop & participate in internal capture reviews, including gate reviews.
  • Measure, report and deliver metrics for Sector Operating Objective (SOO) performance.

Additional responsibilities of Program Leadership are the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of company programs and include, but are not limited to:

  • Establish and lead a program organization that effectively addresses customer requirements and incorporates the necessary internal and external sub-organizations.
  • Responsible for the functional management of program managers.
  • Delivering presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders.
  • Ensuring program team understands and adheres to contract scope, and manages change through control board activities.
  • Establish milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules, identify program problems and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications.
  • Measuring and reporting program performance.
  • Development and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost & schedule control methodologies and tools.
  • Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, specifications, operating budgets, schedule milestones, and key terms and conditions.
  • Conducting thorough risk & opportunity management practices including identification, mitigation and realization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8+ years, Master’s and 6+ years, or PhD and 3+ years of experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers.
  • Experience leading the performance of project tasks on schedule and at cost.
  • Demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal.
  • The ability to recognize and respond to customer needs in order to develop additional sales that support organizational objectives.
  • The ability to define proposal strategy, lead proposal teams, analyze and shape RFPs, produce and deliver winning proposals.
  • Demonstrated commitment and energy to meet customer needs by building strong relationships with primes, strategic partners, and key suppliers.
  • US Citizenship with an Active DoD Secret clearance or higher and ability to obtain special access clearances.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree.
  • Experience managing the maintenance and support of delivered products including spares availability; product reliability, maintainability, and testability; support equipment; field and fleet support; and program support management.
  • Project Management Profession (PMP) Certification.
  • Functional Management Experience.

Salary Range: $141,100 USD - $211,700 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.