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Manager Programs 2 – Operations and Integration

Requisition ID: R10105358

  • 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: 2

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  2 – Operations & Integration to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This leadership role is located in Palmdale, CA.

As a key leader, the Operations & Integration Manager will provide leadership within a high performing team and will be responsible for executing, monitoring, and reporting on the progress of critical projects within a portfolio of programs. The position requires a solution-based mindset and the demonstrated ability to develop practical execution plans in a dynamic and complex environment. The selected candidate must demonstrate a proven track record of solving complex problems through systematic and objective evaluation of information and data resulting in effective communication, collaboration, and implementation of a strong operational foundation with a diverse set of internal and external customers and suppliers. This position requires a candidate with strong organizational and decision-making skills with the ability to lead in an environment of continuous change. This position requires the ability to report out at the Executive level, including status, planning, and execution.  Collaboration with programs and functional leaders to develop and nurture a highly competent and engaged team that delivers on commitments and embodies “best culture” is essential.

The successful candidate in this role will be interested/energized by and able to:

  • Drive cadences across the team for key deliverables, including weekly status reports and communications
  • Facilitate effective staff meetings with focused agendas, calendar reviews, task tracking, and appropriate analytics
  • Engage with all employees up through executive leaders to understand requirements and expectations and inspire a retentive team culture
  • Manage execution across the team including calendar integration, task tracking, customer engagement coordination, and internal deliverables
  • Serve as the focal point for communication, planning and collaboration for internal logistics activities
  • Lead regular meetings with the team to discuss issues, concerns, and resolution
  • Improve operational efficiency of systems, processes and policies in support of the organization’s mission across all Operating Units (OU)
  • Oversee execution of key strategic projects and deliverables; engaging all relevant stakeholders to ensure success - establishing needed partnerships, developing program plans, and driving accountability for performance
  • Integrate metrics, develop, and refine dashboards, leverage and embrace digital transformation opportunities to streamline procedures, processes, and communication
  • Prepare leadership for meetings and events with agenda review, data collection, talking points, presentation materials, and logistical support
  • Cross collaborate with Division and Sector personnel to ensure program enterprise equities are accounted for

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree AND 7 years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in project management or program management, OR a Master’s degree AND 5 years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in project management or program management.
  • Must have extensive people leadership experience as well as extensive experience working with Executive/Senior leaders and DoD customers.
  • Must have experience with Process and Policy development and implementation.
  • Must have an active DoD Top Secret clearance that is in-scope (granted or renewed within the last 6 years).
  • Must be able to attain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR/SAP) within a reasonable amount of time as determined by business needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current Special Program Access (PAR/SAP)
  • Experience in program operations and/or program management in a lead role

Salary range:  $147,800 - $221,800

Salary Range: $147,800 USD - $221,800 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.