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Director Programs 1

Requisition ID: R10097917

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Woodland Hills, 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, 25% 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.

IDS Program Director 1  Woodland Hills, CA facility,

Northrop Grumman Mission System’s Navigation, Targeting and Survivability (NTS) Division has an immediate opening for a Program Director 1 position will be located at our Woodland Hills, CA facility, requiring travel to other Northrop Grumman facilities, customer, and supplier sites as needed. This position reports directly to the Integrated Digital System Operating (IDS) Unit Director and will be a full-time onsite position.

As the portfolio lead for IDS programs, the director will be tasked with ensuring successful execution of existing programs, as well as the strategic pursuit of new business opportunities to grow the business portfolio. In addition, the director will be responsible for the management and people leadership of a team of program managers leading the various programs and pursuits in the portfolio. This is a leadership position with daily executive interactions, and the successful candidate must display consistent impeccable judgment and embody Northrop Grumman leadership behaviors. The successful candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels, including executive leadership.

  • Business Acumen:  The ability to apply knowledge, insights and understanding of business and financial concepts, tools and processes to the benefit of program decisions, actions, and performance. 
  • Issue & Problem Resolution:  The ability to identify and address program impacts through a systematic, proactive, approach to issue and problem resolution that identifies, communicates, monitors, and promptly resolves conflicts across all levels of the program.
  • Program Growth:  The ability to recognize and respond to customer needs in order to develop additional sales that support organizational objectives.
  • Program Integration:  The ability to identify, orchestrate, coordinate and controls the management activities and processes that integrate program interdependencies throughout their life cycle to achieve successful program completion.
  • Resources:  The ability to plan for, identify, estimate, cost, acquire, schedule, and retire resources needed to satisfy program requirements within organizational constraints.
  • Customer intimacy: Consistently makes time to seek and incorporate input from customers and understand their expectations. Demonstrates commitment and energy to meet customer needs. Builds strong relationships with strategic partners and key suppliers. Guides program team and support functions on how to take action to satisfy customer expectations. 

The Program Director will lead all phases of programs from capture and inception through completion and closeout:

  • Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of programs.
  • Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes.
  • Coordinates the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract.
  • Acts as customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance.
  • Develops new business through offset, teaming, non-traditional contractors, and large subcontractor strategies.
  • Directs technical investments and makes strategic business decisions including implementation of common product development across a variety of customer bases.
  • Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies program problems and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications.
  • Directs the work of employees assigned to the program managers from technical, manufacturing, supply chain, mission assurance, business management, and other areas of the program.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 15 years of related experience or 5 years of related experience with Master's Degree
  • Minimum 8 years of management experience in Functional Management, Engineering Management, Operations Management, or Program Management
  • Demonstrated expertise in customer shaping and engagement strategies
  • Demonstrated program execution expertise.
  • Ability to build and lead a program management team with a vision for success and capable of delegating responsibilities to the appropriate team members.
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of EVMS and Risk and Opportunity Management
  • Demonstrated experience with New Business / Capture Management
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated experience with establishing customer intimacy
  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • Experience with DoD & international customers and/or partners
  • Active Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering a similar technical field, or Business Administration
  • 15 years of experience in government program management or DOD
  • 10 years of management experience in Functional Management, Engineering Management, or Program Management
  • Experience with Affordability and Capture Management Plans
  • Knowledge of Avionics Equipment and Helicopter Cockpit Integration

Salary Range: $204,100 USD - $306,100 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 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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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.


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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.