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Program Manager 1

Requisition ID: R10111283

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Iuka, MS, 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
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • 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’s Aeronautics Systems sector has an opening for a Program Manager 1 to support our Aerospace Structures Business Unit. This selected candidate will join our leadership team of qualified, diverse individuals in Iuka, Mississippi.

This person will manage the cost, schedule and technical performance of contract(s) and lead shaping program requirements for follow-on efforts.  You will act as primary customer interface for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance.  Establishes and manages milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies program risks and opportunities, and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications. Directs and manages the work of employees assigned to the program from technical, operations and administrative.

The successful candidate must have a record of achieving successful outcomes by leading diverse technical teams, navigating internal processes, communicating with customers, creating a work environment that engages our employees, managing suppliers, bringing clarity and clear direction to ambiguous situations, excelling in the fundamentals of program management and perceptive use of predictive metrics. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will have strong team building skills, exhibit strong leadership potential, and possess comprehensive verbal and written communication/presentation skills.

  • Responsible for tracking and presenting cost, schedule, and technical performance of the program.
  • Responsible for overseeing and managing the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management.
  • Review status of projects and budgets; manage schedules and prepare status reports.
  • Assess project issues and develop resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives.
  • Interface as the lead with internal and external customers and company support organizations.
  • Assemble input for proposal efforts into submittal format including pricing and ground rules and assumptions.
  • Expected to interface with production leads and support groups to ensure issues are being addressed and driving team to completion of tasks on time to support schedule.
  • Performs complex tasks and participates in determining objectives of assignment. Plan schedules and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives.
  • The ability to recognize and respond to executive and customer goals to rapidly develop outcomes supporting program objectives.

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 4 years relevant experience or Master’s with 2 years’ experience in program management, scheduling, pricing/proposals or related.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Clearance and a Special Access Programs (SAP) clearance.
  • Work in a collaborative team environment
  • Microsoft office skills including Excel and Power Point.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or Business
  • Leadership experience
  • Knowledge of earned value management and capture management (EVMS).
  • Experience with composite materials and large scale assembly operations
  • SAP Knowledge

Salary Range: $100,800 USD - $151,200 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.