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SDS- Division Director of Operations 2

Requisition ID: R10110781

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Roy, UT, 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, 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Division Director of Operations for the Strategic Deterrent Systems Division.  This individual will be based in Roy, UT, reporting directly to the SDS Division General Manager as part of the Executive Leadership team. 

The candidate must understand Division objectives, ensure all activities are aligned with these objectives, and support efficient execution to achieve these objectives. This requires the ability to process large amounts of information, synthesizing, and integrating to meet various leadership team needs. This role is uniquely positioned to have insight into operations across all aspects of our business to include strategy, financials, program execution, staffing, business operating rhythms, and reporting.

This role leads direct reports and functional support team members in areas such as Program and Process Excellence, facilities and space planning, oversight of capital and NCTA expenditures and project management and integration.  He/she will set strategy and priorities and ensure tactical plans are implemented in line with Division and programmatic goals across the portfolio.  The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels, including executive leadership.  

This leadership role reports to the Director of Operations with responsibilities including the following:

The selected candidate will provide a breadth of leadership as outlined below:

Division Operations / Sector and Corporate Coordination

  • Acts in partnership with the Division General Manager by identifying and addressing opportunities to improve company, division, and program performance.
  • Leads and manages Sector Reviews with the Corporate office.
  • Produces and integrates materials to address data requests, reviews, and Division/sector/corporate reporting, across a variety of initiatives.
  • Establishes and strategically reviews the operating rhythm for the Division General Manager and SP Executive Leadership Team.
  • Development, support and deployment of project management and integration team members in support of BU/Program requirements

Program Excellence & Integration 

  • Ensure the implementation and enforcement of program management processes across all Division programs/activities.
  • Development and execution of Division Rhythm (Staff Meetings, Financial Reviews, Talent Reviews, Program Reviews, DFRs, Division Distribution Lists, etc.).
  • Metrics and Sector/Corporate reporting and compliance with directed templates.

Site Operations

  • Responsible for facilities planning and management across multiple Division-owned and leased locations. Inclusive of responsibility for Environmental Health and Safety and maintenance.
  • Division lead for sustainability, inclusive of reporting and collaboration with Sector.
  • Oversight of performance against Division Capital and NCTA budgets.
  • Infrastructure requirements including offices, labs, SCIFs, offsite locations.

Workforce Integration & Employee Experience

  • Oversee onboarding and welcoming of talent from pre-hire through their time with Northrop Grumman. Includes leadership of both the Employee Experience and Division Hiring Operations teams.
  • Manage the framework, process, and common reporting of Division staffing demand and fulfillment

The selected candidate will have:

  • Proven ability to prioritize and complete competing priorities and projects within critical deadlines. 
  • Demonstrated ability to build and foster effective relationships with others, including ability to interact effectively with senior level management.
  • Demonstrated ability to respect confidentiality and safeguard sensitive information.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills, as well as project management, analytical, planning, and presentation skills are required.

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 minimum of 10+ years of experience. Including 3 years in program or project management leadership.
  • Must have ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance and Special Program Access.
  • Ability to travel up to 35% of time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current TS/SCI clearance. 
  • Demonstrated adaptability and ability to work in ambiguity.
  • Program and/or capture experience preferred.
  • High energy, strategic thinker with demonstrated ability to operate at both a strategic and a hands-on level, as needed.
  • Strong data analytic capability and attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Highly advanced Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint skills.


Salary Range: $211,500 USD - $317,300 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.