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Director Multiple Functions 2/Operating Unit Director and Site Lead

Requisition ID: R10103491

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top 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.

Northrop Grumman’s Navigation, Targeting and Survivability (NTS) Division has an immediate opening for an Operating Unit Director and Site Lead of our Amherst facility.  This position will be located in Buffalo, NY, requiring travel to other Northrop Grumman facilities, customer, and supplier sites as needed.  The site consists of approximately 300 employees to include engineering, manufacturing, and Program Management Office.  It is a matrixed environment that reports into our Rolling Meadows, IL facility.  The position reports directly to the Electronic Warfare & Targeting Business Unit VP.  The site leader will oversee all facets of the site including but not limited to program execution, safety, security, maintenance, and all other work that ensures the safety, sustainment, and growth of the facility.  The site leader will also be responsible to maintain overall site culture, ethics, and morale, ensuring active ERG leadership and participation, and conducting quarterly site all hands meetings

As the Amherst Systems Director, 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.  The successful candidate must be proactive and execution-oriented in his/her approach toward business development & program execution.  He/she must have a strong understanding of Business Development Operations & Program Execution to ensure that institutional discipline is achieved and is persistent within the organization.  He/she must be capable of broad, strategic thinking with respect to emerging customer needs, competitive positioning, and requisite capabilities, with the ability to guide the organization toward the strategic and tactical actions necessary to optimize growth for the business.  In doing so, the director will develop and execute growth strategies, manage the new business pipeline, identify new business opportunities, establish pursuit priorities, and support the development of successful capture plans.  In parallel, the director will need to oversee the successful execution of a number of challenging development programs and coach his/her team of program managers where necessary to instill a strong culture of disciplined program execution.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 15 years of program/project management executing and/or growing a diverse new business pipeline in the defense sector
  • Profit and loss leadership of an operating unit with diverse production and development programs.
  • Lead a diverse team of functional and program direct reports in developing and executing the vision and business strategy to achieve and exceed growth and overall financial objectives.
  • Demonstrated expertise in customer shaping and engagement strategies.
  • 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.
  • Ability to obtain a TOP SECRET / SCI clearance.
  • Must be a US citizen.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business administration or and advanced technical or national security strategy field.
  • Site leadership experience in a matrixed environment
  • 10 years of program/project management executing and/or growing a diverse new business pipeline in the defense sector
  • 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: $167,400 USD - $251,000 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.