Program Manager, RIO F35 (Manager3) Redondo 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 is seeking a Manager 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals on our F-35 program. This leadership opportunity is located in Redondo Beach, California.

This senior manager is responsible of overall F-35 Risks, Issues, and Opportunity (RIO) Management process implementation, execution, and training. This manager will integrate all Risks, Issues, and Opportunities cross three operating units (Production, Development and Sustainment), International Programs, and Functions on F-35 program. RIO manager will adjudicate potential conflicts handling ownerships of risk handling, guide the Program RIO Process throughout the entire life cycle from identification, implementation, to realization or retirement. The RIO Manager will interface with multiple disciplines including internal Program Management, IPT Leaders, functional leaders, and Chief Engineering Office.

Candidate will be responsible for all Risk, Issue and Opportunity (RIO) Management Processes and work all aspects of RIO management at the Program Level.

  • Owns overall quality and validity of all program vetted Risks/Issues/Opportunities,

  • Performs independent assessment all aspects of technical, cost, and schedule impacts of risks, issues, and opportunities,

  • Works collaboratively with risk owners and associated CAMs to meet risk mitigation and opportunity development commitments,

  • Provides horizontal and vertical integration of the RIO SOW for each of the operating units and IPTs

  • Executes a proactive risk identification process and to understand and evaluate new affordability opportunities and developments

  • Ensure adherence/compliance of program RIO process against corporate and sector procedures

  • Verify and support all aspects of corporate, sector and DCMA audits on the risk, issues, and opportunities process

  • Maintains and responsible of the Risks, Issues, and Opportunity management plan,

  • Troubleshoot and administrative management of the program-selected RIO tool,

  • Develop and deliver F-35 Risks, Issues, and Opportunity training as required

  • Act as primary contact for all program RIO activities, including leadership reviews and customer reviews

  • Lead program wide monthly review boards for Risks, Issues and Opportunity

  • Be the thought leader and provide guidance / advises for all RIO related activities

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. 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.

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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree and 10 years (or Bachelor of Science in STEM and 9 years) of related experience as defined below, OR a Master's degree and 8 years (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, program management, engineering, capture efforts, and/or business management related functions.

  • Experience with risk, issue, and opportunity development

  • Knowledge of Project Management principles and experience utilizing them professionally. (managing projects, scheduling, budget)

  • Must have at least 5 years formal Leadership experience in a People Leadership role

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and influence project team relationships

  • Experience of familiarity with aircraft production, supply chain, engineering, software development, and product support

  • F-35 Program Familiarity

  • Program Integration and Risk Management experience

  • Proficient in AS Sector Tracking Risk, Issues, and Opportunity (TRIO) Tool

Salary Range: $176,100 - $264,100

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.

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.