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Northrop Grumman Mgr Programs 3 - Deputy Program Manager in Huntsville, Alabama

Northrop Grumman is an industry leader in missile defense with an extensive record of successful performance. To meet DOD's priorities regarding the evolving ballistic missile threat, Northrop Grumman harnesses the disruptive force of digital transformation and applies innovative software-driven and hardware-enabled solutions into new and existing warfighter systems to deliver decisive advantage. With decades of experience as the prime contractor/strategic partner on mission-critical missile defense programs that secure the homeland and defend our allies, Northrop Grumman is a premier provider of reliable, secure and affordable transformational missile defense solutions. NG is a strategic partner on the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program.

This position is a direct report to the GMD Program Director. As a critical member of the GMD Program Management team, the Deputy Program Manager will chair/support the Program Control Board (PCB) which reviews/approves internal risks and opportunities, Management Reserve requests. The Deputy Program Manager will support Cost Variance Reviews, participate in the development of Sales/Awards forecasting, review/approve planning directives and review change proposals. This position will also closely track Award Fee Criteria and scoring per CLIN. In addition, duties include assisting in Supplier Management reviews for SAMs assessments, Statement of Work reviews, technical evaluation reviews and Supplier award fee criteria. The selected candidate will serve as the backup to the Program Director with leadership and 1Team collaboration responsibilities across various functional organizations.

Additional responsibilities include:

Support contract negotiations. Works closely with the Change Management team in the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract. Work closely with NG functional organizations supporting GMD. Acts as a customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance when the Program Director is not available. Develop solutions for new contract business or expand the product line with the customer.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and 10 years hands-on experience

Current DoD Secret clearance and ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance.

Understanding of technical, cost, schedule impacts on a program and ability to support PRAs, customer management reviews, ECP signoffs

Be effective in customer relations, expectation management, building coalitions, negotiations, mentoring senior staff and keeping the program sold with program counterparts.

Have excellent interpersonal skills, written communication and presentations skills, including the ability to clearly and succinctly communicate complex concepts, issues and status to senior company and government leadership

Ability to work in a highly dynamic team environment

Possess all the fundamental attributes of sound program management

Preferred Qualifications:

Understanding of business development and capture strategies

Missile Defense Agency (MDA) experience

Experience in sales/awards forecasting

Proposal development and Proposal negotiations experience

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.

Job Category : Program Management