Manager Programs 3 - Advanced Communication Apertures OUBaltimore, MD

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Northrop Grumman's Missions System Sector (NGMS) is looking for a Manager, Programs Level 3 , to support the Advanced Communication Apertures Operating Unit (OU) in Baltimore, MD . The Advanced Communication Apertures OU is a growing OU in the Networked Information Solutions (NIS) Division with several new business opportunities in High Band Multi Function Aperture cutting-edge technology programs spanning development to production, while operating in a challenging and fast-paced environment to bring needed capability to the War Fighter.

What You'll Get to Do:

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.

Program Managers are responsible for leading all phases of the program life cycle from inception (proposal development) through startup, execution, and completion (contract closeout). 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.)

  • Managing suppliers to meet program objectives.

  • 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.

  • Functional responsibility of direct reports.

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Experience leading the performance of contracts greater than $10M annually and proven performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account manager.

  • Experience working in the Program Management Communications or Aerospace market.

  • Must possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with all levels of management and individual contributors.

  • Ability to travel domestically as required.

  • Strong personal verbal and written communications skills.

  • U.S. citizenship.

  • Active US DoD Secret Clearance (adjudicated within the last 5 years) and the ability to qualify for access to Special Access Programs (SAPs) prior to starting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active US DoD Top Secret clearance and the ability to qualify for access to Special Access Programs (SAPs).

  • Prior experience leading sensor system, technology, hardware/software development or production programs, operations management, knowledge of RF system products, capabilities and enabling technologies.

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering with ten year's experience supporting Department of Defense (DoD) and/or Government contracts.

  • Prior experience with execution of small to large, multi-year contracts (CPIF, FPIF, FFP, IRAD, and/or CRAD programs).

  • Prior experience with Earned Value Management (EVM) and MS Project.

  • Familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR).

  • Sr Proposal Management with the ability to oversee and facilitate the proposal process.

  • Ability to identify, select and manage subcontract and supply chain elements of program management.

Salary Range: $172,500 - $258,700

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.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.