Program Manager 1Plymouth, MN

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Northrop Grumman's Weapons Systems Division is looking for a Manager, Programs Level I to support the Armament Systems/Ammunition organization/business unit located in Plymouth, MN.

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.

Northrop Grumman's Armament Systems business unit is looking for a Manager, Programs Level 1 to support its established Advanced Ammunition Portfolio. This portfolio consists of Airburst, Proximity, Guided and Advanced Ammunition Technology programs. The primary responsibility of this Program Manager position will be the execution of complex development and production programs across the Advanced Ammunition products. The individual will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals including technical requirements, cost performance, schedule performance, and customer satisfaction.

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 and include, but are not limited to:

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

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

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

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

  • Measuring and reporting program performance.

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

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

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

  • Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work and other associated program management artifacts.

  • Identification, distribution, tracking, and completion of program requirements.

  • Establishment and management of the program and subordinate baselines.

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

  • Identifying, allocating and managing program resources, including workforce planning.

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

  • Managing suppliers to meet program objectives.

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

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

  • Development and adherence to master plans and schedules.

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Our position emphasizes skills first and requires 10 years of experience. Will consider a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years or Master's Degree and 4 years of experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries.

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

  • Demonstrated financial management skills/knowledge including development and control of program budgets, schedules, and the ability to recognize and capture program changes.

  • Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office products (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret clearance.

  • Able to travel both international and domestically.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or related technical field

  • Working experience supporting US Govt contracts

  • Experience leading new product development and/or EMD programs

  • Prior experience with large or medium caliber military armaments, or related systems including development, transition to production, and production experience

  • Experience with Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC) and/or Other Transaction Agreements (OTA) process, proposals, and contracts

  • Demonstrated history of effective and productive customer relationship with US Govt.

  • Experience with International Direct Commercial Sale (DCS) proposals/contracts

Salary Range: $117,600 - $176,400

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.