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Manager Programs 3 – Risk Manager

Requisition ID: R10104625

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Palmdale, CA, USA
  • 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, 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 Aeronautics Systems sector is currently hiring an Manager, Program Level  3 – Risk, Issue and Opportunity to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This leadership role is located in Palmdale, CA.

As the Risk, Issue, and Opportunity Manager at Northrop Grumman, you will be part of the Program Integration team and be responsible for managing risk across the enterprise. You will interact closely with Sr. Leadership and other key stakeholders. 

Key Program Responsibilities:

  • The primary objective will be to communicate and implement the risk strategy and act as the risk and opportunity management key expert.
  • Facilitate risk meetings to identify, assess and manage program vulnerabilities and opportunities and review mitigation actions across multiple operating units.
  • Drive the implementation of risk and opportunity awareness and integration.
  • Providing guidance to the business on identifying and managing key risks, controls, metrics and issues.
  • Analyze the current enterprise risk registers to ensure process is being followed and implement corrective action where needed.
  • Assisting in bids and proposals review of risk registers.
  • Seeking continuous improvement and enhancements of current risk management methodologies
  • Professionally maintaining enterprise-wide adherence to processes and procedures.
  • Other ad-hoc tasks as requested.
  • 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.
  • 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. Will also consider a high school diploma with a minimum of 14 years in related professional and/or military experience in Program management or Quality and Mission Assurance, that includes a background in the aircraft, aerospace, and/or manufacturing industries and within management or team lead roles.
  • At least 2 years of team lead and/or management experience.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in root cause and corrective action processes.
  • Experience with risk and opportunity tools such as RIO or TRIO.
  • Business acumen in the context of the impact of quality or lack of quality on Profit & Loss, Cost and Schedule.
  • 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).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to create trusted customer relationships.
  • 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.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt Certification
  • Open to direction and collaborative work style; commitment to get the job completed.
  • Experience with Jira and Confluence tools
  • Prior clearance to a Special Access Program (SAP) or Special Compartmentalized Information (SCI)

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

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.