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Manager Project Management 3

Requisition ID: R10107933

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Linthicum, MD, 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, 25% 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.

The Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector in Baltimore, MD has an immediate opening in the Networked Information Solutions (NIS) Division, a Manager 3, Project Management supporting the Advanced Process Solutions (APS) Business Unit. This position will report directly to the NIS Operations Execution Management Director.

The individual will be responsible for operating in a team environment with the business/operating unit leadership, program managers, customers, and peer organizations to lead our Operations (Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality) teams to improve operational efficiency, implement optimal solutions and define and implement the BUs end-to-end manufacturing, integration & test strategies.

The candidate must be knowledgeable of the BU business acquisition process, program life cycle, manufacturing capabilities, scheduling techniques, continuous improvement strategies, manufacturing readiness assessments, compliance requirements and financial practices to execute cost and schedule objectives and implement strategic initiatives.

The Operations Execution Manager 3 must possess strong leadership abilities, excellent communications skills and effective problem-solving capabilities. The candidate will be responsible for recruiting and mentoring future leaders, directing training and skill development initiatives and promoting engagement and inclusion activities. They should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to influence up and down the chain of command are required, as a proven track record of innovation, problem solving and career development.  The Manager 3 will represent Operations at BU and activities and provide leadership to achieve Program and Manufacturing objectives to support the Annual Operating Plan. The Manager 3 will align the BU and manufacturing strategies, execution roadmaps and investment opportunities to drive the Divisions Long Range Strategic Plan.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Primary Manufacturing Operations interface to the Program Office, BU business Management, Engineering, Supply Chain Management and Mission Assurance on all aspects of manufacturing programs
  • Overall responsibility for managing proposals, production planning and execution of manufacturing programs, while monitoring and addressing all cost, schedule, performance, and quality issues
  • Lead multifunctional teams, including Operations functional support organizations, to ensure all program and operations goals and objectives are met
  • Acts as the key point of contact for senior leadership on all contract and program related matters
  • Provides oversight and accountability for all OEM/OPM related activities to ensure compliance with company objectives and obligations
  • Manages all financial and BU budgetary aspects of the OEM organization
  • Ensures the department is adequately staffed to meet BU business demands
  • Responsible for employee recruitment, development, performance management and employee engagement activities

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 7+ years related experience in a manufacturing, global supply chain or program  environment
  • 3 years’ of demonstrated Management Experience  
  • Knowledge of SAP and MRP
  • Demonstrated experience with Earned Value Management / Control Account Management
  • Experience developing proposals and managing program execution with a demonstrated ability to create, track and meet schedules
  • Working knowledge of financial management including projects, process control, AOP, IF and BU/OU budgets
  • Working knowledge of Global Supply Chain / Material Planning
  • Knowledgeable about government policies governed by Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and complete lifecycle from contract award to sell off
  • Demonstrated communication skills both verbal and written
  • Possess strong leadership characteristics, communication and writing skills
  • US Citizenship
  • Active Top Secret Clerance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in STEM related discipline or MBA
  • Currently holds an active TS/SCI Security clearance
  • A career history that demonstrates of progressive leadership experience in manufacturing/production, operations, program management, global supply chain or related area
  • A background in and understanding of manufacturing processes, technologies and programs
  • Experience in proposals, BU/OU business development, acquisitions and associated customer interactions
  • Product transition from development to production methodology and implementation Knowledge & experience in Manufacturing and Supply Chain as well as a strong customer domain knowledge
  • Experience supporting cross-sector initiatives and/or programs
  • Work that crosses typical organizational, site, sector boundaries and that consolidates, transfers manufacturing operations
  • Continuous improvement and problem solving tools and techniques 
  • Facility optimization experience

Salary Range: $139,000 USD - $208,400 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.