Northrop Grumman Operations Manager 3 in Aurora, Colorado

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The Remote Sensing Mission Enterprise (RSME) Operating Unit (OU) at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as an Operations Manager based out of Aurora, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

The successful candidate will report to the Director of the Remote Sensing Mission Enterprise (RSME) Operating Unit (OU) and serve as a key member of the leadership team. This position's primary responsibility is ensuring the organizational effectiveness by providing leadership for the operations functions. Working with the management team, the position contributes to the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies and practices.

The successful candidate will be assisting the RSME Director in multiple activities, and as such, this position requires an understanding of the restricted customer community, program management skills, proven strategic planning and business execution capabilities, as well as the ability to work collaboratively across the enterprise.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Program Manager and Business Development Manager, assisting in the oversight of the new business pipeline, ensuring the vision and objectives are clearly defined and communicated in order to expand the business base to achieve long term sustainable growth and support program execution efforts to meet key milestones on schedule within budgeted cost.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish & maintain the OU business rhythm. Improve operational systems, processes and policies in support of the OU mission - includes management reporting, information flow and management, business development process and organizational planning

  • Closely coordinates with Engineering, Mission Assurance, Security, Information Technology, and Facilities to ensure efficient support of OU operations

  • Partner with the business development and business management teams to maximize investments. Manage NCTA and capital projects and support LRSP planning, and support proposal management activities

  • Support as needed: oversight of program execution; engage in helping resolve difficult challenges, review business activities, monitor program milestones and adherence to master plans and schedules

  • Chair and support the various internal and external program reviews throughout the organization

  • Provide programmatic and organizational leadership to all levels of the organization

  • Excellent communication skills; verbal, briefing and writing skills.

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

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Our Responsibility . At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and at least 6 years progressive technical and programmatic experience in an engineering environment. Non Degreed candidates with 4 additional years of professional exempt experience will be considered.

  • Current TS/SCI Clearances

  • Understanding of technical, cost, schedule impacts on a program and be able to adjudicate at a PRAs, ECP signoffs, and assess the technical impacts

  • Understanding of business development and capture strategies including proposal management

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • 5 years of experience in program management or business development positions

  • Demonstrated leadership ability

  • Experience in organizational effectiveness and operations implementing best practices

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style

  • Excels at operating in a fast pace, diverse environment

  • Previous Business Development and Capture Management experience

  • Work in close partnership with all functional areas to achieve the operating unit goals

  • Ability to look at situations from systems point of view with desire for continuous business growth

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your package will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Additional benefits

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

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.