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Manager Programs 3

Requisition ID: R10101839

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • Location Location: Palmdale, CA, USA   |  San Diego, CA, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 4

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 Aeronautics Systems sector is currently hiring an Manager, Program Level  3 across multiple disciplines to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. These leadership roles can be in either Palmdale, CA; Redondo Beach, CA; or Rancho Bernardo, CA.

Notable mentions:

  • The primary objective will be the delivery of all contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements.
  • Coordinates the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract.
  • The individual will lead a matrixed cross-functional team aligned to common program performance goals through program baselining to completion of scope.
  • This position requires a comprehensive understanding of restricted and DoD customer communities, program management skills, proven strategic planning and business execution capabilities, as well as the ability to work collaboratively across the enterprise.
  • The selected candidate must have a comprehensive knowledge of program management standards, policies, and guidelines. The selected individual must be able to interact with and influence executive level management and customer’s and communicate effectively with both oral and written presentations.

Key Program Responsibilities:

  • Development of Customer and stakeholder relationships and cultivation of Customer intimacy
  • Adherence to all internal processes for Program Management
  • Manage and monitor the work of the various functional organizations supporting the Program
  • Development and adherence to budget baselines
  • Establish, manage, and track milestones, product roadmaps, inter- and intra-program dependencies, and ensure adherence to master plans and schedules.
  • Development and delivery of presentations to Customers, leadership, and program stakeholders
  • Support the various internal and external program reviews throughout the organization.
  • Conduct regular meetings with team to discuss issues, concerns, and resolution.
  • Effectively coordinate and collaborate with functional and Segment leadership to ensure required staffing, processes, tools, training, infrastructure, etc. are provided to support successful project execution. 
  • Build and sustain an effective, engaged, and integrated team in a complex, geographically dispersed, and dynamic environment.
  • Work in compliance with company policies and procedures

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement, and respond vigorously to change.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science degree AND 9 years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in engineering, program management, or related field involving government programs, OR a Master of Science degree AND 7 years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in engineering, program management, or related field involving government programs OR 13 years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in engineering, program management, or related field involving government programs in lieu of a degree.
  • At least 2 years of team lead and/or management experience.
  • At least 3 years’ experience with Earned Value Management processes.
  • An active DoD Top Secret clearance that has been granted or renewed within the last 6 years or is enrolled in continuous evaluation.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (SAP) within a reasonable period of time as determined by the needs of the business.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to create trusted customer relationships
  • Experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account manager.
  • Ability to lead complex and geographically dispersed program teams comprised of engineering, business, contracts, supply chain, and mission/quality assurance
  • Experience managing suppliers and/or subcontractors.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style
  • Excellent oral, written, and electronic communication skills
  • Proven ability to effectively work across multiple organizations to form teams, gain internal support, act with speed, and make tough decisions
  • Open to direction and collaborative work style; commitment to get the job completed
  • Experience with Jira and Confluence tools
  • Experience with MBSE and Agile methodology, preferably in a lead role
  • Prior clearance to a Special Access Program (SAP) or Special Compartmentalized Information (SCI)
  • Strong understanding of technical, cost, and schedule impacts on a program.

Salary range: $176,100 - $264,100

This position reports to Palmdale, CA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from San Diego, CA, CA, USA.

Salary Range: $176,100 USD - $264,100 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.