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Principal Project Management- Active Secret DoD Required

Requisition ID: R10091659

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Melbourne, FL, 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: 3

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Project Management for Global Operations (OPM) located in Melbourne, FL.

This is an individual contributor, non-manager role with no direct reports.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • The candidate will collaborate closely with Engineering and other key functional disciplines towards the goal of efficiently assessing and releasing engineering drawings in support of Production and Assembly of the Air Vehicle.
  • The candidate shall plan, prepare, issue and control production schedules and coordinate with Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Chain to ensure a controlled flow of approved materials timed to meet production requirements. In addition, candidate shall negotiate engineering drawing release schedules and manage production change incorporation plans to effectively mitigate assembly disruption. 
  • The candidate shall advise management of the status of work in progress, material availability and potential production constraints to ensure that personnel, equipment, materials and services are provided to support master production schedule, shop load and inventory requirements.
  • The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels.
  • Support the manufacturing operations team by recommending/developing/re-engineering visibility reports or tools to translate information into graphs and charts 
  • Develops optimized scheduling tools and aligns SAP/MRP systems with an executable plan given various capacity constraints
  • Possess analytical and problem-solving skills necessary for quickly developing recommendations based on quantitative and qualitative data from many different types of sources 
  • Utilize various toolsets for data mining/data analysis 
  • Analyzes lead times, queue times, work-in-process, cycle times, and throughput to meet customer demand most effectively and efficiently
  • Identify patterns and higher-level information from all the data sources through use of tools and application programming 
  • Builds scalable and sustainable models to optimize product flow, while incorporating cost, schedule, and resource constraints
  • Explore/Develop new technologies or approaches to data mining and interpretation 
  • Communicates requirements planning and systems framework with IT, ERP, business analytics, and data science teams
  • Drive the collection of new data and the refinement of existing data sources  
  • Creates new metrics and data visualizations to monitor shop floor performance
  • Draw conclusions based on data findings and relay actionable recommendations to leadership
  • Provide support to the manufacturing floor by working proactively with cross-functional teams to understand frontline problems and implement cost-saving solutions.
  • Utilize various Continuous Improvement tools to analyze shop floor practices and processes for opportunities to minimize scrap, reduce cost, increase capacity and optimize schedule.
  • Work with frontline leadership to assess current state reality and define future state possibilities
  • Provide tactics and training to frontline leaders and shop floor personnel to improve the current state and facilitate value generation
  • Conduct studies and generate metrics pertaining to efficiency, cycle times, work-in-progress, manpower, cost performance, and product delivery.
  • Partner with manufacturing management to develop and track recovery plans that instill confidence within program management and customers
  • Apply systems thinking in the development of metrics to improve product flow from the release of raw materials through product delivery.
  • Provide capacity planning, rate tool analyses, and facility layouts to ensure the ongoing success of composite operations. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 6 years of experience OR Master’s Degree with 4 years of experience in Global Supply Chain, Project Management, Program Integration, or Business Management.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tool suite; the ability to create, manage, and manipulate the tools, especially PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
  • Knowledge of Project Management principles and experience utilizing them professionally.
  • Experience in analyzing large quantities of data to determine KPIs/performance metric reporting and analysis
  • Current and active DoD Secret clearance (last investigation completed within last six years).
  • Ability to obtain Special Program Access within a reasonable amount of time as required by the business

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Special Program Access
  • Prior experience working with complex databases SAP, Oracle, SQL relational etc
  • Experience in or knowledge of a manufacturing environment
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams in a manufacturing or business environment
  • At least 1 year of demonstrated experience leading project teams
  • Experience with shop floor control systems
  • Experience/certifications in lean/process improvement
  • Experience with manpower planning.
  • Experience interfacing with suppliers and leadership.
  • Experience with schedule creation and briefing

Salary Range: $74,600 USD - $111,800 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

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.