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Program Manager III

Requisition ID: R10071679

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Northridge, CA, 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.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Program Manager 3 for our location in Northridge, CA.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Northrop Grumman Senior Program Managers have nine key roles in the position, each with general responsibilities, that when fulfilled comprise strategic program management. These roles and responsibilities apply to all program managers, although the degree of emphasis may change with the PM’s assigned area of responsibility.

Business Development

  • Leverage the existing program to win new, expanded business (actively soliciting follow-on business by making timely presentations, maintaining close customer relations, and tracking customer requirements; and transitioning business opportunities to program management)
  • Strategically plan (directing program strategy development that integrates with Northrop Grumman's overall business and strategy; and participating in the business strategic planning process)

Financial Performance

  • Deliver profit
  • Deliver return on investment
  • Deliver return on assets
  • Manage cash
  • Control costs
  • Manage risk
  • Generate sales
  • Integrate program financials with business objectives

Contract Structure and Pricing

  • Recommend price (based on market, business strategy, program objectives, and cost)
  • Manage contract negotiations
  • Endorse final price and contract terms
  • Resolve contract issues (including CCN’s and legal issues)
  • Direct proposal preparation (to ensure it meets Northrop Grumman's business strategy, is compliant, responds to customer needs, and provides a proper base for successful negotiations and program performance)
  • Accountable for application of ITAR export/import controls

Technical Performance

  • Drive technical excellence (by setting program standards, challenging threats, balancing risk, and delivering performance)
  • Provide quality assurance

Schedule Management

  • Oversee the development of a program plan and critical milestones
  • Meet master program plans and schedules (identifying and assessing risks, and initiating necessary corrective action)

Company-Customer Interface

  • Represent Northrop Grumman as a company (bringing the Northrop Grumman message to the customer; and integrating knowledge of the spectrum of Northrop Grumman capabilities with understanding of customer needs to promote Northrop Grumman)
  • Represent the customer to Northrop Grumman (understanding the needs and requirements of the customer, and integrating this understanding into proposal development, program execution, and business strategy)
  • Service the customer (executing the program and resolving issues in accordance with business objectives, strategy, legal requirements, regulations, contract terms, and company policies)
  • Balance the interests of the customer, Northrop Grumman, and employees (ensuring stakeholder objectives are aligned)

Program Team Management

  • Structure a program team (to ensure maximum performance)
  • Identify supporting functional staff
  • Develop subordinates, manage team personnel
  • Set role and performance expectations, and provide ongoing feedback and performance appraisals
  • Provide overall leadership and direction to the program team (to include coaching team members, resolving conflict, reviewing performance, and initiating corrective actions, if necessary)
  • Direct the performance of program functions (such as procurement, manufacturing, quality control, and logistics)
  • Manage personnel

Supplier and Subcontractor Management

  • Oversight for internal subcontract managers
  • Review / approve all subcontract Statements of Work
  • Assist in identification / set-up of teaming arrangements

Program Execution

  • Establish and clearly communicate overall program objectives, mission, vision and strategy
  • Establish program priorities
  • Champion company values, especially safety
  • Ensure program-wide focus on safety, reliability, cost, and schedule, and adequacy of systems, procedures, and people for long-term success
  • Oversee program planning and execution through applicable phases: Concept, exploration, engineering development, advanced development, production, sustainment, retirement, etc.
  • Meet company and customer requirements (balancing the multiple roles and differing requirements)
  • Drive timely and clearly communicated decisions and recommendations
  • Generate application of six sigma and “lean” principles and tools (throughout program planning and execution)
  • Challenge business impediments to excellence and continuous improvement
  • Drive data-based decision making through the program
  • Perform execution excellence with performance, cost and schedule control
  • Perform risk mitigation, risk cost and controls
  • Accountable for financial reporting including profit and loss of each program

Basic Qualifications:

  • Position requires a minimum of 14 years of experience.  Would consider a Bachelor’s Degree with 10 years of experience, Masters with 8 and PHD with 6 years of experience.
  • 2-5 years experience leading people whether in management or lead capacity.
  • Experience as a Program Manager or Deputy Program Manager on large cross-functional Aerospace/Defense industry program teams - from contract proposal through product delivery.
  • Experience with operating a maintenance depot for a Defense industry program
    • Logistics planning and maintenance
    • Identifying capital investments needed to accomplish goals
    • Technical data analysis including reliability and spares projections
    • Field support and training
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, lead, and build high functioning teams
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with US government customers
  • Experience resolving technical, schedule, and cost problems related to the assigned program/product responsibility.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of missile hardware components and subsystems functions
  • Competent in MS Office including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Project
  • Experience with EVMS performance cost and schedule controls preferred
  • Active Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $171,000 USD - $256,400 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

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.