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Manager Programs 1 – CMAD

Requisition ID: R10104287

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Rolling Meadows, IL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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 Mission Systems' (NGMS) Capabilities Maturation and Deployment (CMAD) organization, operating within the Engineering Concepts Division (ECD), is offering a unique opportunity for employees to jump-start their careers in program management in a Manager Programs 1 role. This position will be located in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.

The CMAD organization is a rapidly evolving, fast paced team that offers unique opportunities to interact with many internal customer stakeholders in technical and programmatic sector leadership. The program portfolio is based in Geiger Mode Avalanche Photo Diode (GMAPD) building block devices; a fast growing, state of the art technology that is a key enabler for billions of sensor system business within the NGMS sector.

What You'll Get to Do:

The Program Manager responsibilities are broad and rewarding; you are the direct interface to internal customers in this position. For your internal customers you are responsible to support as needed to ensure the broader CMAD goals are met and milestone dates, performance, and needs for resources are well communicated and understood. Potential job duties may also include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsibility for successfully managing all technical, financial, and schedule aspects of assigned programs. Has P&L responsibility for these programs. Works with technical stakeholders to define requirements and is the primary contact on status and performance.
  • Participates in business strategy sessions.
  • Leads a cross functional team of associates with a wide range of skill sets, ensuring roles and responsibilities of all team members are well understood and executed. Provide overall leadership to program team and drive technical compliance.
  • Acts as customer interface for program activities.  Leads program review sessions with the customer to address cost, schedule and technical performance.
  • Develops and manages technical performance metrics on assigned projects.
  • Identifies and executes plans to mitigate program risks.
  • Ensures program-wide focus on safety, reliability, cost and schedule, and adequacy of systems, procedures, and people for long term success.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 3+ years’ experience, Master’s Degree and 1+ years' experience supporting U.S. Government contracts or project management in other industries.
  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management (EVM).
  • Experience in the management of communications with stakeholders.
  • Experience in identifying root cause corrective action.
  • US Citizenship with an Active DoD Secret Clearance or higher (granted or renewed within the last 6 years).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's of Science Degree in STEM.
  • Experience in program management, engineering, manufacturing or supply chain.
  • Cost Account Management Certification.
  • Experience/Training in Earned Value Management.
  • Experience Enterprise Resource Planning Systems.
  • Agile Training.
  • Scrum Master Experience/Training.

Salary Range: $117,600 USD - $176,400 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.