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Manager Program Planning 1 (SECRET Clearance Required)

Requisition ID: R10111414

  • 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: 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 Mission Systems Sector is seeking a Manager 1 - Program Planning & Scheduling to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.  The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman’s Program Scheduling and Compliance Center of Excellence

This position is located Rolling Meadows, CAA hybrid work schedule (working onsite 3 days per week) is available though program dependent.

The MS scheduling organization focuses on skill development and, most importantly, creates a pathway for professional development and progression. The Center of Excellence provides training within a standard, common tool suite that allows for speed, productivity and integration while facilitating compliance and focusing on program execution.

This position reports to the Eastern Region Scheduling Manager. The Manager 1 – Program Planning & Scheduling will be responsible for leading a department with multiple program schedulers and will provide guidance and direction in the preparation and coordination of plans and integrated schedules for new and existing programs. The Manager will also be a partner with Program Management and Business Management leadership at the Rolling Meadows site.

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage all scheduling efforts and schedule baselines
  • Provide site schedulers with day to day hands on support, guidance, troubleshooting, and satisfying Programmatic requirements
  • Function as a change agent, creating an environment of trust, compliance, continuous improvement and learning
  • Project management including managing multiple priorities against ambitious timelines
  • Support/coordination of internal and external surveillance audits
  • Ensure full compliance with corporate and sector scheduling processes and procedures, with particular focus on implementation of the NGMS Earned Value Management System
  • Provide support to bids, bid reviews, integrated baseline reviews, and internal projects
  • Advise business managers in integrating project schedules with Earned Value Management
  • Attend site business management meetings to define schedule needs and work with sector scheduling management on resource allocation needs
  • Assist sector scheduling group in evaluating goals and objectives for site schedulers
  • Perform in a fast paced, frequently changing, and demand driven environment
  • Problem solving and decision making requiring excellent communication skills
  • Travel 10%

As Manager of a scheduling group, the selected candidate must demonstrate leadership qualities. It is the expectation of someone in a management position to bring their team together to foster collaboration and reach customer and company success, not only for the mission, but for each employee as well. We expect leaders to understand, manage and drive top performance through employee engagement.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree or higher with 4 years of experience relevant to the position as described above. 
  • 3 years’ hands-on experience in Program Planning / Scheduling utilizing Microsoft Project or similar scheduling software
  • Demonstration of a strong understanding of project management and earned-value management principles and their application to complex projects.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Programs (MS Project, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Word).
  • Experience using Schedule Health Analysis and  Monte Carlo schedule risk Assessment tools
  • The willingness and ability to travel domestically 10% of the time.
  • Current, active US Secret level Security clearance, or higher.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in a Business Administration or Engineering.
  • Familiarity with Earned Value tools (MPM, Cobra,etc.)
  • Experience in a DOD manufacturing or engineering development environment.
  • Experience in applying integrated cost/schedule and critical path methodologies within an Earned Value (EVMS) environment.
  • Familiarity with the NDIA's Planning and Scheduling Excellence Guide.
  • Experience in Aerospace and/or Defense programs and familiarity with Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR)

Salary Range: $97,200 USD - $145,800 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.