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DMS Management Program Manager

Requisition ID: R10087760

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: San Diego, CA, 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
  • 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.


Join Northrop Grumman Mission Systems and be a part of the team that solve some of the world’s most complex technical challenges.  The Communication, Navigation, and Identification (CNI) Operating Unit is seeking a Manager Programs 1 to join their team in San Diego, CA.

What You’ll get to Do:

  • Direct all phases of program life-cycle inception through completion.
  • Have responsibility for the product quality, cost, schedule and technical performance of all contracted activities.
  • Oversees the preparation of proposals, business plans and financial terms/conditions of contract.
  • Participates in the negotiation of contracts and contract changes.
  • Acts as primary customer contact.
  • Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies program problems and develops/implements solutions.
  • Directs the work of employees assigned to business area and oversees the work performed by suppliers.
  • Responsible for meeting/exceeding the financial commitments.
  • The selected individual must be capable of providing strategic direction and oversight to align with the roadmap.
  • Cultivating customer relationships and intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community
  • Measuring and reporting program performance
  • Delivering presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders
  • Identifying, allocating and managing program resources, including workforce planning
  • Managing Government/customer supplied property or information (GFE)
  • Candidate will be responsible to perform full spectrum of Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) management tasks to ensure DMSMS risk areas are identified, and design influence is asserted to reduce and/ or remove obsolescence. Ability to develop/maintain an obsolescence bill of material, provide health screening, identify issues, perform obsolescence forecasting, lifetime buy/bridge buy quantity calculations, issue resolution development (through research and work with Engineering on the development of design solutions that align with the DMSMS roadmap) and issue management through solution implementation.  
  • Candidate will demonstrate a complete understanding and wide application of technical principle, theories, and concepts relative to DMSMS and life cycle management. Candidate will demonstrate general knowledge of aircraft and/or aircraft subsystem development, and familiarity with supplier management. Applicant is expected to work independently to provide innovative technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.
  • Candidate will create, analyze, and produce DMSMS technology roadmaps, impact, and issue reports and present data to stakeholders, customers, and upper management.  Applicant will be expected to maintain close coordination with several integrated product teams, provide detailed status to program leadership, participate in DMSMS management technical interchange meetings, as required.   
  • Propose and execute Last Time Buy purchases ahead of OEM deadlines to protect future CNI Production and Sustainment demands

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years, or Master’s and 3 years’ experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries
  • 4 additional years experience in lieu of education
  • 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 be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • SAP – for inventory management
  • Electrical Engineering background
  • Experience in engineering, supplier management, or program management
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

Salary Range: $123,200 USD - $184,800 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.