Manager Programs 2 Rocket Center, WV

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.

Program Manager II


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today. Northrop Grumman is searching for a Program Manager 2 to work at its ABL facility located in Rocket Center, WV. In support of the Long-Range Precision Fires Market Segment, the primary objective will be the delivery of all contractual requirements within cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements and creating customer intimacy to support strategies and actions. The individual will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals.

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.

Summary and related Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute all aspects of contracted program. The PM has complete responsibility for successfully managing all technical, financial, contractual and schedule aspects of multiple programs.

  • Has P&L responsibility for assigned programs.

  • Leads a cross functional team of associates with a wide range of skill sets, ensuring roles and responsibilities of all team members are well understood and executed.

  • Provide overall leadership to program team and ensure technical compliance.

  • Acts as customer interface for program activities.

  • Leads program review sessions with the customer to address cost, schedule and technical performance.

  • Develops and manages performance metrics on assigned program to drive continuous improvement.

  • Identifies and executes plans to mitigate program risks.

  • Ensures program-wide focus on safety, reliability, cost and schedule, and Quality.

  • Develops strong customer relationships and cultivates customer intimacy while acting as the primary customer interface for Northrop Grumman

  • Leads the planning and execution of follow-on proposals and other business development activities.

  • Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes

  • Develops and delivers presentations to customers, management, and other program stakeholders

  • Performs risk and opportunity management

  • Will manage a large-scale tooling and equipment production ramp effort in support the market segment's growth objectives

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and minimum of 7 years of related work experience.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing mid to large size programs or similar work experience.

  • Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to independently organize work, prioritize tasks and manage multiple and changing priorities

  • Ability to travel (

  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams and develop customer relationships

  • Must be a US Citizen and have the ability to obtain a secret clearance

  • Experience with executing manufacturing contracts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Direct work experience with Department of Defense Government and Major Prime Contractors (Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing)

  • Experience with USG FAR and DFAR regulations

  • Previous Profit and Loss responsibility

  • Active security clearance

  • Experience managing both CPFF and FFP contract types with profit and loss responsibility

  • Earned Value Management and/or Cost Account Management

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and scale a successful manufacturing production rate increase

Salary Range: $127,700 - $191,500

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

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