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Director Programs 1

Requisition ID: R10088317

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Rolling Meadows, IL, 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Mission System’s Navigation, Targeting and Survivability (NTS) Division has an immediate opening for a Program Director 1 for our Restricted Portfolio of EO programs within our Targeting Systems Operating Unit. This position will be located at our Rolling Meadows, IL facility, requiring travel to other Northrop Grumman facilities, customer, and supplier sites as needed. This position reports directly to the Targeting Systems Operating Unit Director and will be a full-time onsite position.

As the portfolio lead for restricted EO programs, the director will be tasked with ensuring successful execution of existing programs, as well as the strategic pursuit of new business opportunities to grow the business portfolio. In addition, the director will be responsible for the management and people leadership of a team of program managers leading the various programs and pursuits in the portfolio. This is a leadership position with daily executive interactions, and the successful candidate must display consistent impeccable judgment and embody Northrop Grumman leadership behaviors. The successful candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels, including executive leadership.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience executing and/or growing a diverse business pipeline in the defense sector
  • Demonstrated expertise in customer shaping and engagement strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience leading restricted programs and working with restricted customers.
  • Current relationships within the customer community spanning the DoD and Prime Contractors.
  • Demonstrated program execution expertise.
  • Ability to build and lead a program management team with a vision for success and capable of delegating responsibilities to the appropriate team members.
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills.
  • Current SECRET clearance with ability to obtain a TOP SECRET / SCI clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business administration and/or advanced technical or national security strategy field.
  • Relevant experience developing advanced EO Systems including Research & Development (R&D), Engineering Manufacturing Development (EMD), and Low Rate of Production (LRIP) phases.
  • Familiarization with Targeting Systems used in warfighting today.
  • Demonstrated success in capturing new business in current and adjacent markets.
  • Demonstration experience leading a team of program managers.
  • Knowledge of Northrop Grumman internal processes, procedures, and organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to present strategies to a variety of customer and internal executive audiences.
  • Current TOP SECRET / SCI clearance.

Salary Range: $194,800 USD - $292,200 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.