iReturn (Return to Work) Program Manager- Beavercreek, OH Beavercreek, OH

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.

This position will be located in Beavercreek, OH

We are seeking experienced and motivated professionals who are looking to return to the workforce after a career break of a minimum of 2 years for various professional roles within multiple disciplines including but not limited to: Technical, non-Technical, Engineering and Administrative.

The Northrop Grumman iReturn program provides experienced professionals with internal support, mentors, and connections with other iReturn employees to transition back to a full-time career in one of several fields at Northrop Grumman through training, professional development, and networking opportunities. This "Returnship" program focuses on providing you with a seamless transition back into the workforce.

You will be responsible for co-leading a team that supports our US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) customers with the business and technical execution of the Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III Program. The DPA Title III Program provides broad statutory authority to ensure the timely availability of essential domestic industrial resources to support national defense and homeland security requirements through the use of highly tailored economic incentives. The program is executed through the careful selection and implementation of projects designed to mitigate critical shortfalls in primarily the domestic defense industry.

Northrop Grumman's Sustainment and Industrial Base Solutions (SIBS) Department is seeking a Program Manager 1 to work at its offices located in Beavercreek, OH. (Remote/hybrid work arrangements considered.) 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. This position entails traditional supervisory, line management duties.

What We Offer

We give you opportunities to transform technology and create a better future, by delivering products by Defining Possible. As a global leader in innovation and new technology, we foster a collaborative, supportive, and exciting environment where the brightest minds in the world come together to achieve exceptional results.

For more information on the program and additional open positions please use the below link to the iReturn website. Please return to this site throughout the year as new openings will be posted as they become available and apply to those best meeting your career field and location.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Directs all phases of programs from inception through completion. Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of company programs or subsystems of major programs.

  • Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes.

  • Coordinates the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets, and financial terms/conditions of contract.

  • Acts as primary customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance.

  • Develops new business or expands the product line offering with the customer.

  • Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies program problems, and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications.

  • Manages subcontractor actions and performance.

  • Develops and manages performance metrics on assigned programs to drive continuous improvement.

  • Develops and delivers presentations to customers, management, and other program stakeholders.

  • Performs Risk and Opportunity Management.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Career Break of at least two (2) years

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) / Advanced Business Degree

  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant Project Management or Business Analyst work experience

  • Ability to obtain/maintain access to work at our Beavercreek, OH location

  • Ability to obtain/maintain military base access

  • Ability to travel, as required. Up to 10% travel is anticipated

  • Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

  • Critical thinking and logical reasoning skills with the ability to solve issues and predict potential programmatic and technical risks

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple and changing priorities

  • Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain/maintain a US Government issued Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Engineering, Technical, or Business undergraduate degree

  • 3-5 or more years of work experience in either manufacturing industry or with the DoD procurement community

  • Familiarity and experience with DoD acquisition processes and Science & Technology planning processes

  • Demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal

  • Demonstrated commitment to meet customer needs by building strong relationships

  • Experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account manager

  • The ability to apply knowledge, insights and understanding of business and financial concepts, tools and processes to the benefit of program decisions, actions, and performance

Salary Range: $112,000 - $168,000

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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