Manager Programs 2 - Microelectronics Design & Applications OrgAnnapolis Junction, MD

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Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems' (NGMS) Microelectronics Center is seeking a Deputy Program Manager 2 to support the Microelectronics Design and Applications (MDA) organization in Annapolis Junction, MD or Linthicum, MD. This position will report to the Director of Advanced Compute Programs and support daily execution of a superconducting computing program. This position will be responsible for overseeing program schedule and financial performance and reporting, Labor Category classification, technical execution, and working with customers to ensure successful program execution. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional technical expertise and collaborative people skills with the proven ability to work within a technically dynamic, high-growth, and fast-paced operating unit.

What You'll Get to Do:

Program Managers are responsible for leading all phases of the program life cycle from inception (proposal development) through startup, execution, and completion (contract closeout). The primary objective will be the delivery of all contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements and creating customer intimacy to support value creation strategies and actions. The individual will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals.

Primary responsibilities are the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of company programs or subsystems and include, but are not limited to:

  • Cultivating customer relationships and intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community

  • Developing new business opportunities through long term strategic planning, capture planning, and development of proposals and business plans

  • Establishing a program organization that effectively addresses customer requirements and incorporates the necessary internal and external sub-organizations

  • Leading and directing cross-functional Integrated Program Teams (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives

  • Measuring and reporting program performance

  • Delivering presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders

  • Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, specifications, operating budgets, schedule milestones, and key terms and conditions.

  • Establishing design concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test.

  • Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work

  • Identification, distribution, tracking, and completion of program requirements

  • Establishment and management of the program and subordinate baselines

  • Development and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost & schedule control methodologies and tools

  • Identifying, allocating and managing program resources, including workforce planning

  • Managing Government/customer supplied property or information (GFE, CFE, etc.)

  • Adherence to all internal processes, policies, and applicable industry standards

  • Ensuring program team understands and adheres to contract scope, and manages change through control board activities

  • Development and adherence to master plans and schedules

  • Conducting thorough risk & opportunity management practices including identification, mitigation and realization

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 9 years, Master's Degree and 7 years', or a PhD and 4 years of Program Management experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries.

  • Experience leading the performance of technical 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.

  • Ability to travel approximately 10% of the time.

  • Willingness/ability to obtain and maintain a Project Management Professional (PMP), FAC-P/PM Mid-Level, or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level 2 certification in Program Management within one year of starting in the position.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI Security Clearance with Full-Scope Polygraph after starting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 10 years of Program Management, or Master's and 8 years' of Program Management experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries.

  • Active Project Management Professional (PMP), FAC-P/PM Mid-Level, or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level 2 certification in Program Management with one year of starting in position.

  • Active Top Secret / SCI Security Clearance with Full-Scope Polygrap h.

  • Experience as CAM and/or past profit/loss accountability.

  • Experience with Labor Category Mapping for Level of Effort (LOE)contracts.

  • Experience in cost and schedule controls, including IMS management and experience with Earned Value Management (EVM).

  • Knowledge of Northrop Grumman internal processes, procedures, and organization.

  • Conducting risk & opportunity management practices including identification, mitigation and realization.

  • Direct experience in managing multi-task contracts and subcontracts of various types and complexity, as well as experience in leading a multi-vendor environment is required.

  • Demonstrated experience recognizing and responding to executive and stakeholder goals and rapidly develop outcomes supporting sector objectives.

  • Experience with geographically diverse program teams.

Salary Range: $145,000 - $227,900

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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