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Manager Project Management (M3) – Sector Strategy & Technology Office, Defense Systems Sector

Requisition ID: R10100846

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: McLean, VA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

The Chief of Staff for the Office of the Sector Strategy & Technology Office will report to the Strategic Operations Director and will be responsible for ensuring that the Strategy & Technology Vice President and their team’s deliverables are being executed in alignment with sector strategies and priorities. 

Regular travel between DS locations in McLean, VA and other DS locations will be required. The Chief of Staff works with leaders across the organization to facilitate the dissemination of information and expedite the implementation of strategic initiatives across the sector. This position also manages the administrative and operational affairs of the Off Sector Strategy & Technology Office and is a member of the Sector Strategy & Technology Leadership Team. 


The Chief of Staff is responsible for a broad range of sector internal operations: 

• Drives execution of strategic initiatives and tasks initiated by the Sector Strategy & Technology VP working with cross-functional teams and business leaders across the organization. 

• Establishes and strategically reviews the operating rhythm for the Sector Strategy & Technology VP and their leadership team. 

• Establishes agenda and coordinates preparation for leadership team meetings, events, and other key sector meetings. 

• Prepares and manages content development and monthly reporting of the Sector Operating Objectives (SOOs) and non-financial metrics. 

• Is the focal point for communication and collaboration for the sector and division/functional operations functions. Facilitates division engagement and reviews with sector leadership. 

• Shadows the Sector Strategy & Technology VP in major meetings and events, reviewing the agenda and the pre-and post-interactions to ensure successful outcomes. 

• Anticipates and manages the materials, data and presentation needs for upcoming meetings and events. 

• Partners with communications and other leaders to ensure the Sector Strategy & Technology VP is prepared for all speaking engagements (both internal and external).  

• Briefs the Sector Strategy & Technology VP on key issues, challenges and decisions made at meetings. Supports the Sector Strategy & Technology VP in cultivation of relationships with strategic partners and other stakeholders. 

• Participates in planning and coordination of Sector Strategy & Technology VP travel to DS sites, domestic and international.  

• Leads internal special projects as requested by the Sector Strategy & Technology VP, to include activities such as: establishing and leading a cross-functional team, developing and monitoring objectives, and facilitating broader communication across sector employees as appropriate. 


Basic Qualifications:  

  • ·Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 7 + years of experience. 
  • Ability to travel up to 25% and flexibility in day-to-day work location around Virginia. 
  • Ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance. 
  • Must be able to work onsite in McLean, Virginia.


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • A minimum of 3 + years of project management experience and 3 or more years of technical experience preferred.
  •  High energy strategic thinker with demonstrated ability to operate at both a strategic and a hands-on level as needed. 
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks and projects within critical deadlines. 
  • Strong data analytic capability and attention to detail and accuracy. 
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills, as well as project management, analytical, planning, and presentation skills are required. 
  • 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. 
  • Highly advanced Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint skills. 

Salary Range: $145,500 USD - $218,300 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.