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Manager Programs 1 – Maritime/Land Systems & Sensors

Requisition ID: R10111925

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Ocean Springs, MS, 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) sector is looking for a Manager, Programs Level 1 to support the Maritime/Land Systems & Sensors Division (MLSS) in Ocean Springs, MS.

What You'll Get to Do:

The Program Manager acts as a primary customer contact for all program activity at the shipyards. Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to plans and schedules, identifies program issues and develops and enacts solutions. Establishes objectives, criteria and strategies for success. Collaborates with employees from engineering and other program areas to increase the effectiveness of our on-site presence. The ideal candidate will focus on being a servant-leader whose main goal is ensuring the team has all resources needed to meet commitments to the customer and the program. Participates in program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance. Develops new business or expands the program scope with the customer.

Primary responsibilities include the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of the program including, but are not limited to: 

  • Cultivating customer relationships and intimacy to solidify relationship and develop further opportunities within the customer community.
  • Leading and directing cross-functional Integrated Program Teams (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives.
  • Ensuring program team understands and adheres to contract scope and manages change through control board activities.
  • Driving measurable program performance.
  • Supporting presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders.
  • Coordinating the preparation of proposals and participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, budgets, schedule requirements, and key terms and conditions.
  • Development of and adherence to budget baselines using cost control methodologies.
  • Managing risks & opportunities through best practice.
  • Adherence to all internal processes, policies, and applicable industry standards.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5+ years of relevant experience, or a Master’s 3+ years experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries.
  • Experience in a shipyard environment.
  • Experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account manager.
  • Demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal.
  • Must possess strong organization and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with all levels of management and individual contributors.
  • Comfortable executing in a fast-paced demanding environment.
  • Ability to travel domestically as required.
  • U.S. citizenship with a U.S. DoD Secret Clearance (active or inactive and adjudicated within the last 5 years).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with C5i (Command, Control, Communication, Computer, Cyber and Intelligence) systems.
  • Earned Value Management System (EVMS) experience.

Salary Range: $106,400 USD - $159,600 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.