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Logistics Program Manager – 03

Requisition ID: R10109884

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Rolling Meadows, IL, 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, 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.

The Logistics Program Management (LPM) team located in Rolling Meadows, IL (near Chicago) is seeking a self-starting, team-oriented leader to project manage defense Logistics SUSTAINMENT on a program for the Infrared Countermeasure (IRCM) product line.  This Integrated Product Team (IPT) position provides exposure opportunities with leaders in the program office as well as across functional departments within the company in support of program execution.  In this role, close customer interface will be required to successfully support hardware repair activity.  Product line knowledge, Cost Account Management (CAM), and technical IPT skills will mature in this dynamic environment.  

The Rolling Meadows Product Support department functional areas include Diminishing Manufacturing Sources (DMS), Failure Reporting, Analysis, and Corrective Action System (FRACAS), Supportability Engineering, Product Safety/Human Factors, Technical Publications & Training (TD&T), Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) tracking, Logistics Systems Engineering, and Logistics Program Management (LPM).  The LPM is the Logistics Integrated Product Team (IPT) leader for the above mentioned Functional areas and has overall responsibility to a program for all Logistics content (schedule, budget, quality) throughout the period of performance.

In this position, the LPM manages hardware repair activity while interfacing with Program Office, Operations, Engineering, Supply Chain, Finance, Contracts, Mission Assurance and other functions on all aspects of the program to ensure program goals are met.  The individual will need to be able to support technical discussions as it pertains to hardware and repair decisions.      


This position will require international travel to the U.K. roughly 3-4 times per year for a duration of 1 week each in support of customer program reviews.  Otherwise, the position is hybrid, with occasional need to go into the Rolling Meadows office and locally (within Chicagoland region) remote work opportunity.

Specific duties will include:

·         Lead the Logistics portion of pre-proposal and proposal activity, including the review of specifications, scope of work, and financial requirements of the contract

·         Program manage Logistics content, meet Earned Value (cost & schedule), and quality requirements.  Manage Logistics program deliverables to ensure on-time compliance. 

·         Collaborate cross-departmentally in a matrix organization for repair planning and execution

·         Hands-on oversight of the repair process (understand program requirements, set priorities, assess risks, identify bottlenecks, and drive issue resolution to meet program goals).  Identify and establish process improvement opportunities.  

·         Track performance and provide status updates internally to the Program Office and externally to the Customer

·         Proactively manage risks and opportunities such as allocation of resources, modification of schedule, or revision of contractual specifications and work with the Functions, Program Office, and Customer on resolution

·         Perform spares modeling and manage material replenishment by facilitating material orders with Supply Chain

·         Proactively identify and respond to customer needs to support Program Growth.  Develop new sustainment business and expand the existing support of the product line with the Customer or Program Office.

·         Provide customer training, as required by the contract

·         Execute presentations during internal/external customer review meetings



Basic Qualifications A3:

·        Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 6 years of related Logistics/operations/supply chain support experience or in lieu of a bachelor's degree a minimum of 10 years related Logistics/operations/supply chain support experience

·         Experience leading repair or sustainment efforts

·         Demonstrated ability to lead and communicate with cross-functional teams internally and with Customers externally

·         Ability to make repair decisions with minimal guidance

·         Ability to drive problem resolution to complex technical challenges

·         Ability to understand technical requirements, their impact on Logistics elements, and provide recommendations on complex programs

·         Working knowledge of SAP, GOLD, MRO

·         Knowledge of MRP, production planning, and material management transactions

·         Must be proficient in using Excel and PowerPoint

·         Demonstrated presentation skills to management to include program status and program reviews for both internal and external customers


Preferred Qualifications:


·         Experience in Defense Logistics

·         Knowledge of government contracting requirements and proposal process

·         Experience supporting hardware repair contracts

·         Demonstrated experience with all Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) elements with emphasis on project management of new hardware and software systems

·         Experience with the IRCM product line and NGC processes

·         Bachelors Degree

Salary Range: $82,400 USD - $123,600 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.