Manager Programs 2Commerce, CA

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.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future and have a lot of 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP), Payload and Ground Systems Division has an opening for a a Program Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Commerce, CA facility.

Overview

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

Primary responsibilities:

  • Manage cost, schedule, and technical performance of company programs or subsystems

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

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

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

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

  • Measure and report program performance

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

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

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

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

  • Identify, distribute, track, and complete program requirements

  • Establish and manage the program and subordinate baselines

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

  • Identify, allocate and manage program resources, including workforce planning

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

  • Manage suppliers to meet program objectives.

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

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

  • Develop and adhere to master plans and schedules

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

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • 2 years of 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

  • 2 years of demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

  • Proven analytical, technical, strategic and problem-solving skills

  • Advanced MS Office Suite and MS Project skills

  • US Citizenship is a requirement for employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or master's degree

  • PMP Certification

Salary Range: $143,500 - $215,300

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 most positions.