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Northrop Grumman Program Manager 2 in Brigham City, Utah

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

NG Space Systems - Propulsion Systems is currently seeking a Program Manager 2 for our GBSD Program Leadership team supporting the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program in our Propulsion Systems Business Unit at our Promontory, UT campus.

Role description & Responsibilities:

The GBSD Implementation Program Manager will be supporting the development, manufacturing and test of two new medium-class solid propulsion rocket motors (SRM) in support of the Northrop Grumman Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) prime contract. Position includes providing support and leadership to matrixed and multi-disciplined teams. Emphasis is on SRM development effort execution, working with the program team leadership and team members to execute design, procurement, and manufacturing activities at Propulsion Systems. Emphasis over the next 18 months will also focus on transition of the GBSD case fabrication process from Clearfield to Promontory. This position includes interfacing with VSET (Value Stream Element Team) leads and shares accountability for safety, quality, schedule, cost and technical execution. This manager will assist the GBSD Program Execution Manager by removing roadblocks and providing extra focus in areas of need. Responsibilities will also include management of the Prognostic Health Monitoring (PHM) and sample accelerated aging activities. Management of proposal and contract change order activities will also be required. The position is located primarily in Northern Utah at our Promontory campus as part of the NG GBSD Program Office leadership team. Travel to Clearfield and Bacchus plants will be required on an as-needed basis.

Job Duties:

Program Execution

• Execute programs successfully by managing risk, safety, quality, schedule, technology and cost

• Continuously drive for results and challenge the status quo

• Have the capacity to understand people issues impacting the business

• Have proven ability to influence others

• Strategic thinking to successfully complete the program to the requirements, within cost and on-time

• Recognize and resolve issues impacting the program

Company-Customer Interface

• Represent Propulsion Systems as a business unit and Northrop Grumman as a company

• Service the customer (executing the program and resolving issues in accordance with business objectives, strategy, legal requirements, regulations, contract terms, and company policies)

• Balance the interests of the customer, Propulsion Systems and employees

Program Team Management

• Assist the Program Execution manager in the management of the program team (to include coaching team members, resolving conflict, reviewing performance, and initiating corrective actions, if necessary)

• Lead a multi-discipline, multi-faceted team to successful performance

• Direct the performance of program functions (such as contract, finance, and operations) as needed in execution of program tasks

• Possess the proven ability to provide verbal and written information clearly, succinctly, and persuasively

• Set role and performance expectations, and provide ongoing feedback and performance appraisals

• Support the program plan to meet critical milestones

• Manage master program plans and schedules (identifying and assessing risks, and initiating necessary corrective action)

• Understand how to work with VSET leads to achieve program goals

• Understand NGC Propulsion Systems Division systems to track work progress and tear down roadblocks to keep program moving forward

Schedule Management

• Understanding of the program IMS and how that interfaces with operations to meet critical milestones

• Support performance to the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) and critical milestones

• Ensure that the programs/projects are on schedule to the program milestones

Financial Performance

• Manage budgets and update monthly performance review for program leadership and the customer

• Present performance to management

• Forecast financial performance

• Work with VSET CAMs to meet program cost goals

Contract Structure & Pricing

• Assist in contract negotiations, endorse final price and contract terms and help resolve contract issues as needed

• Facilitate generation of contract change estimates and proposals in response to customer and program needs

Technical Performance

• Drive technical excellence (by setting program standards, working closely with technical team, balancing risk, and delivering performance)

Business Development

• Execute successfully to develop Propulsion System's image of delivering on-time and on-cost

• Leverage existing scope to expand to and win new content


Experience Requirements:

• Five (5) plus years' experience in leading organizations with multiple disciplines

• Demonstrated experience leading cross-functional teams to achieve single objective

• Successfully managed $5M+ in sales annually

Skills & Qualifications:

• A thorough knowledge of solid rocket motor and stage design, development, and manufacture at our Promontory, UT campus

• In-depth understanding of customer requirements, both technically and financially, to ensure customer needs are met

• Relevant experience at various levels of responsibility

• Successfully managed $10M - $50M in sales annually (preferred)


• Bachelors in technical degree like engineering, chemistry, physics, etc. (preferred) or Business

• Masters Degree or PhD in Engineering, Finance or Business Administration is a plus

Candidate must have the ability to obtain a Security Clearance.

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Job Category : Program Management