Manager Mission Assurance 2Huntsville, AL

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 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 the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field, or an industry thought leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a Manager, Mission Assurance 2 located in Huntsville, AL .

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Support and Mentor team members by promoting professional development, fostering a collaborative environment, and endorsing ethical conduct

  • Participate in program planning and execution, to include the design and implementation of program quality plans tailored to the appropriate phase of the program, customer requirements and overall trends or risk profiles

  • Ensure the Quality/Mission Assurance, Manufacturing, and Engineering processes are consistent with industry standards (e.g.: AS9100, AS9145 and ISO 9001.)

  • Engage team members and drive effective Root Cause and Corrective Actions (RCCA) employing the appropriate quality tools (ex.: fishbone diagrams, Fault Tree analysis, 5-why analysis, etc.)

  • Track and own all metrics related to program quality, provide inputs for monthly reporting as well as presenting quality results to program leadership

  • Drive improvements within the business to reduce defects and streamline quality processes

  • Actively monitor non-conformances and corrective actions to ensure timely and effective dispositions of corrective action responses

  • Functional planning, personnel management, and budgeting activity

  • Champion Lean Agile and Digital Transformation initiatives

The selected candidate must be a collaborative and effective leader with the ability to influence at all levels and must have demonstrated leadership skills leading multi-function and technical working groups while directly contributing to programs and proposals. The candidate must have a track record in mentoring and developing the skill sets of their teams, and driving change across organizations with successful, quantified business results. The candidate must be able to establish strong, collaborative, working relationships with Operations (Manufacturing, Global Supply Chain, and Engineering,) business leaders and customer quality representatives.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 9 years of experience; Master's with 7 years of experience, PhD with 4 years of experience.

  • Mission Assurance, Quality Assurance, Systems Engineering, Manufacturing, and/or Program Management experience.

  • 5 years of Leadership experience

  • Extensive Root Cause and Corrective Action experience

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

  • Working knowledge of ISO 9000 and AS9100 quality management systems

  • Must have an Active Interim Department of Defense Secret clearance

  • Must be able to work onsite in Huntsville, Alabama

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience as a Quality Manager or a similar Mission Assurance role

  • AS9145/PPAP Experience

  • Lean Agile and/or Six Sigma certification and experience

  • Experience interfacing with customer and government agencies.

  • Material Review Board Experience

Salary Range: $131,800 - $197,600

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.