F-35 Manager Programs 2Redondo Beach, 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for F-35 Manager Programs 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Program Management organization. This leadership role is an onsite opportunity located in Redondo Beach, CA .

The Program Manager 2 will be responsible for managing a subset of the F-35 Support Equipment portfolio in the acquisition of fleet support equipment in all phases of program life cycle; proposal development, negotiation, startup, execution, and completion (contract closeout). This individual will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals. 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.

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you so. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement, and respond vigorously to change.

Key Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities are included but not limited to:

  • Managing cost, schedule, and technical performance of portfolio subset

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

  • Leading cross-function Integrated Program Teams (IPTs) to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives

  • Managing suppliers to meet program and customer objectives

  • Measuring and reporting program performance

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

  • Drive common process improvements within scope of business to improve supplier and program performance

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree and 10 years of related experience as defined below OR a Masters degree and 8 years of related experience as defined below

  • OR Bachelor of Science in STEM and 9 years of related experience as defined below

  • OR Master of Science in STEM and 7 years of related experience as defined below

  • Related experience includes professional and/or military experience to include a background in project management, quality, program management, business management, global supply chain, engineering, contracts management capture efforts, and/or business management related functions

  • Previous experience leading and managing teams

  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management

  • Must have experience in fleet readiness or overseeing maintainers on carriers or military bases

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduated from Weapons School (TOPGUN/USAFWS/MAWTS-1)or Test Pilot School (Navy, Air Force or Empire Test Pilot School)

  • TACAIR pilot experience in Navy Strike Fighter Aircraft (F-35 or F/A-18E/F, E/A-18G) or Air Force Fighter Aircraft (F-22, F-35, F15 OR F16)

  • Knowledge of supplier management and/or experience with supporting, leading Supplier Management teams

  • Experience managing suppliers and/or subcontracts

  • Familiarity with agile FAI requirements

  • Strong understanding of technical, cost and schedule impacts on a program

  • Ability to apply knowledge of business and financial concepts to the benefit of program decisions and performance

  • Ability to travel approximately 15% of the time

Salary Range: $151,900 - $227,900

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.